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Federal judge orders immediate trial to protect endangered lions at Iowa zoo

Archived, 6 days ago From aldf.org 

Cotati, CALIFORNIA - Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund persuaded a federal judge to permit a veterinarian from The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, to make an immediate inspection of two African lions at the Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester, Iowa.

Illegal ivory trade in Vietnam threatens Africa’s elephants

Archived, 6 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - Wildlife organization Save The Elephants on Tuesday decried thriving illegal ivory trade in Vietnam which it said is a threat to Africa’s elephants.

In a study released in Nairobi, Save The Elephants said no other country is known to b ...

This Arrow actor needs your help in saving animals

Archived, 6 days ago From star2.com 

Petaling Jaya, MALAYSIA - When Paul Blackthorne is not acting, he travels halfway around the world to save wildlife, particularly elephants and rhinos from being poached. This is how the 47-year-old ended up in Vietnam recently.

“I was heading to South Africa, ...

Mexico bans night fishing, gillnets for vaquita porpoise

Archived, 7 days ago From stltoday.com 

St. Louis, MISSOURI - Mexican authorities are banning night fishing and gill nets in an area inhabited by the endangered vaquita marina porpoise in the upper Gulf of California.

The national fisheries commission said fishermen in the protected area of the ...

Lebanon gives teeth to big cat protection efforts

Archived, 7 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The death of a baby lion cub kept as a pet in Lebanon has inspired a major government-backed campaign to halt mistreatment and trafficking of big cats in the country.

One-year-old Queen was severely malnourished and had broken two of h ...

Zambian poacher slapped with 10-year jail

Archived, 7 days ago From newsday.co.zw 

Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE - A Zambian national yesterday appeared at the Masvingo Magistrates Court where he was slapped with a 10-year jail term for rhino poaching and illegal possession of a firearm.

Jason Chisango (57) was sentenced to one year in prison for p ...

Sigourney Weaver is to be honored with a wildlife award

Archived, 7 days ago From irishexaminer.com 

Blackpool, U K - Sigourney Weaver has been named the 2016 recipient of the Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award.

The honour was announced by the Indianapolis Zoo on Tuesday.

The 66-year-old portrayed primatologist Dian Fossey ...

Amitabh Bachchan's Mission Tiger to save the big cat

Archived, 7 days ago From thehansindia.com 

Hyderabad, INDIA - "I shall give my best to help the forest department conserve and save the tigers in this state's forests and reserves", It was earlier stated by the Legend of Indian Cinema, Amitabh Bachchan.

To the same context, the makers of 'Mission ...

Mobile app launched to help stop wildlife trafficking

Archived, 7 days ago From thejakartapost.com 

Jakarta, INDONESIA - A mobile application that could help the public to rescue endangered animals from being trafficked has been released in Indonesia, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world yet also home to many endangered animals.

Currently, I ...

Oklahoma City Zoo contributions aid conservation

Archived, 7 days ago From newsok.com 

Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA - The Oklahoma City Zoo's conservation efforts have raised $270,000 during the last fiscal year, the zoo reported Wednesday.

The zoo has earmarked those funds to support both local and global conservation efforts. The money was raised th ...

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