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Thailand to crush 2 tons of illegal ivory

Archived, 6 days ago From bangkok.coconuts.co 

Bangkok, THAILAND - Thailand, one of the largest ivory markets in the world, is set to crush more than two tons of confiscated illegal ivory on August 26.

A total of 1,206 kilograms of ivory tusks and trinkets, seized by the Customs Department, were weigh ...

Bears from former Honesdale zoo moved to sanctuary in Colorado

Archived, 6 days ago From thetimes-tribune.com 

Scranton, PENNSYLVANIA - Fifi, Bruno, Pocahontas and Marsha have spent their entire lives in small, concrete cages in Wayne County, unable even to hibernate in the dilapidated dog houses that served as their makeshift dens.

Now after a rescue effort, the four ...

Rescued bear cubs taking next steps on their way to release

Archived, 6 days ago From ifaw.org 

Yarmouth Port, MASSACHUSETTS - I recently had the opportunity to visit IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Centre (OBRC) in Russia with UK media to highlight the great work of the project which rescues and successfully rehabilitates around 12 orphaned brown bears each year.

A ...

IFAW leads team to rescue entangled whale in Iceland

Archived, 7 days ago From ifaw.org 

Yarmouth Port, MASSACHUSETTS - Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Faxaflói Bay, the most popular whale watching destination in Europe.

Crews and passengers were worried for the injured and ...

Elephants’ sale to Japanese zoo opposed

Archived, 7 days ago From phnompenhpost.com 

Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - A campaign has been launched to prevent the sale of two elephants by the Kampot Zoo to a zoo in Japan, with campaigners saying the move would be unsuitable and unnecessary when relocation within Cambodia is possible.

According to Eleph ...

Refuge provides home for nicotine-hooked bears, bald lion

Archived, 7 days ago From mitchellrepublic.com 

Mitchell, SOUTH DAKOTA - Jumanji's whiskers twitched as he sized up his visitors beyond the fence. Seconds later he leapt toward them, ears back, yellow eyes narrowed, fangs bared.

"He thought that was fun," said Pat Craig, founder of The Wild Animal Sanctuary ...

Two tons of ivory seized in Vietnam

Archived, 7 days ago From ntnews.com.au 

Darwin, AUSTRALIA - The estimated $US4.4 million ($A6.03 million) worth of ivory was disguised as logs and hidden within a shipment of timber from Nigeria.

The cargo was posted to the same company listed as the receiver for nearly a ton of elephant tusks ...

Monarch butterfly rescue effort gets $20 million boost

Archived, 7 days ago From thenextdigit.com 

Houston, TEXAS - The United States Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday announced an initiative to raise $20 million to bring the Monarch Butterfly population back from the brink. Conservationists are interested in this cause as the species of butterfly is considere ...

Ellen DeGeneres: ‘Fish should be in the ocean’

Archived, 7 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - Ellen DeGeneres stressed the importance of ocean preservation.

DeGeneres, an animal lover and vegan, says she wants viewers to realize that fish belong in the oceans, and not in a fish bowl.

“I think that fish should be ...

Scottish town cuts links with Faroes over cruel whale hunts

Archived, 7 days ago From us.whales.org 

Plymouth, MASSACHUSETTS - A Scottish town has severed its links with the Faroes in protest at the annual whale and dolphin hunts that take place on the islands.

Wick, in Caithness, has been twinned with Klaksvik (the second largest town on the Faroe Islands) fo ...

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