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An unlikely alliance forms to save whales from deadly entanglements

Archived, 6 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - An unusual coalition of lobster fishers, marine scientists, and rope manufacturers is banding together to save the whales—and catch more lobsters.

The idea is to come up with buoy lines to mark submerged lobster traps that will break l ...

Real-life “Tarzan” Lee White is on a mission to protect Gabon’s forest elephants

Archived, 6 days ago From voices.nationalgeographic.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Most people are familiar with author Edgar Rice Burrough’s character—the orphan boy raised by apes who grew up to become lord of the jungle. However, few may know that much of the upcoming adventure film was shot on location in Gabon, a French-speaki ...

Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia

Archived, 6 days ago From satprnews.com 

Warsaw, POLAND - Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The ivory tusks and pieces weighed 2,800 pounds and were confiscated at Juba International Airport in South Suda ...

Rare moth faces extinction at its last site in England

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The dark bordered beauty moth is heading towards extinction at its last site in England, new research has found.

The tiny, rare insect is now found only on Strensall Common, an area of protected lowland heath near York, having been los ...

California makes new move to ban orca captivity

Archived, 7 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - The California State Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban orca captivity for “display, performance, or entertainment purposes,” a move that activists hope will inspire similar actions in other states.

Legislators ...

Whale rescued by Cape Cod research team

Archived, 7 days ago From patch.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - A 60-foot fin whale tangled in fishing gear was cut free by rescuers in Stellwagen Bank Wednesday.

The rescue team from the nonprofit Center for Coastal Studies in Provicetown used a grappling hook to free the whale, which is an endang ...

IAR’s team in West Borneo cares for baby orangutan with a bullet lodged in his shoulder

Archived, 7 days ago From internationalanimalrescue.org 

Uckfield, U K - IAR’s team in Ketapang is caring for a baby orangutan with a bullet lodged in his right shoulder. Staff at the centre believe he was wounded when his mother was shot and probably killed.

The little ape is also suffering from such sever ...

Bob Barker urges CBS to make Zoo changes

Archived, 7 days ago From ew.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Bob Barker says the price is too high for CBS’ Zoo.

The former The Price Is Right host and longtime animal activist sent CBS Television Studios a letter Thursday asking that the production cease using live animals in its animals-run-am ...

Helping dogs and cats in South America

Archived, 7 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - HSI began working in Guyana in 2014 because the only animal shelter in the country was taking in litter after litter of kittens and puppies and, overwhelmed by the sheer number of them, being forced to euthanize most.

We developed a pr ...

Palau joins regional initiative to protect sharks

Archived, 7 days ago From radionz.co.nz 

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - Palau has become the latest Pacific country to join a regional conservation initiative to protect shark and ray species in its waters.

Other countries in the region who have backed the Pacific Shark Heritage Programme by the World Wild ...

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Coral bleaching gets worse, shows no signs of stopping

Action: Climate Change

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed that coral bleaching will continue through 2017.
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One year after Cecil’s death, lions face bigger threats than hunting

Action: Wildlife Conservation

It was the shot heard around the world. On July 1, 2015, American dentist Walter Palmer earned global notoriety after he hunt ...

South Sudan forest cover shrinks by 1.5 per cent annually

Action: Stop Deforestation

South Sudan’s forests, currently covering 33 percent of its total land area, shrink by 1.5 percent annually due to logging an ...

Air pollution linked to 6.5 million deaths a year, study says

Action: Stop Pollution

Air pollution contributes to about 6.5 million deaths each year, the International Energy Agency warned in a report released ...

Tell the Feds: Don't let big oil harm Cook Inlet's beluga whales

Action: Save Our Oceans

Critically endangered Cook Inlet belugas are facing a significant new threat: the first large, multistage frack in Cook Inlet ...

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