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Battle lines drawn as Kenya seeks global ban on ivory trade

Archived, 4 days ago From the-star.co.ke 

Nairobi, KENYA - Countries opposed to Kenya's bid to have the global trade of ivory banned are spoiling for a fight ahead of the United Nation's meeting next month in South Africa.

The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on ...

Rescuers save elephant with deadly snare wrapped around her trunk

Archived, 5 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - The future could have been a lot different for a female elephant who was spotted with a wire snare embedded around her face had it not been for the vigilant efforts of rescuers who tracked her down to help.

The young female was first s ...

Vermont Wood Studios owner leads multinational effort to save Monarch butterflies

Archived, 5 days ago From woodworkingnetwork.com 

Cedar Rapids, IOWA - Vermont Wood Studios owner, Peggy Farabaugh, says she has partnered with two business owners in Mexico and Canada, to help save the habitat of the Monarch butterfly.

The tour is aimed at raising awareness of the endangered Monarch, ...

American Humane Rescue team and two 50-foot rescue vehicles rushing to help animals caught in historic Louisiana flooding

Archived, 5 days ago From americanhumane.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - American Humane’s renowned animal rescue team is rushing to the Baton Rouge area to help animal victims of the historic flooding, supported by two of the organization’s 50-foot rescue vehicles, which are traveling a combined 2,000 miles to the strick ...

Queensland shuts down 'inhumane' goat cull using poisoned dingoes

Archived, 5 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - An “inhumane” program that used surgically sterilised dingoes as a form of pest control for goats on a far north Queensland island has been shut down by the state government.

The Hinchinbrook shire council had decided to release dogs i ...

'World's worst zoo' in Gaza to shut as charity agrees deal to rescue stricken animals

Archived, 6 days ago From standard.co.uk 

London, U K - A zoo in Gaza dubbed the “worst in the world” will shut for good after a charity was given the green light to rescue its remaining animals.

The Khan Younis zoo was closed to the public in 2014 because of the Israel-Palestine conflict, ...

Orangutans face complete extinction within 10 years, animal rescue charity warns

Archived, 7 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - Orangutans will be extinct from the planet within 10 years unless action is taken to preserve forests in Indonesia and Malaysia where they live, a conservation charity has warned.

The Bornean orangutan was officially listed as critical ...

Protecting marine wildlife in an Ecuadorian sanctuary

Archived, 7 days ago From wildaid.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - WildAid is visiting Ecuador’s coastal marine protected areas (MPAs) this week, where we’ve been working for the past year and a half with Conservation International. One of these sites is Santa Elena MPA, the western-most point of Ecuador and home to ...

WWF to oppose global rhino and elephant trade at CITES meeting

Archived, 7 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Tuesday that it will oppose trade in the Big Five animals (elephants, rhinos, sharks, pangolins and tigers) at the upcoming Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference.

Water voles to be reintroduced to England's highest lake

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Britain’s endangered water voles will reach new heights when they are returned to Yorkshire’s Malham tarn for the first time in 50 years.

Around 100 water voles will be reintroduced on Friday to the National Trust estate in the Yorkshi ...

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