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Group of Mexican fishermen detained for poaching

Archived, 2 days ago From krgv.com 

Weslaco, TEXAS - The U.S. Coast Guard detained a group of Mexican fishermen, after a chase on the waters near South Padre Island.

A helicopter crew spotted the Mexican fishing boat on Sunday. It was 22 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico maritime board.

Whale sharks finally receive international protection

Archived, 2 days ago From redorbit.com 

Nashville, TENNESSEE - The largest fish swimming in the world’s oceans have at last received international protection from the international tuna purse seine fishing industry in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO).

Whale sharks can weigh as much as 40,000 pounds ...

Rhino horn seller busted

Archived, 2 days ago From ewn.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - A man has been arrested for trying to sell a rhino horn in Johannesburg.

It's believed the suspect was planning to sell the horn to a potential client who did not show up.

The 33-year-old man was apprehended yesterday in ...

Uganda seizes massive ivory, pangolin haul

Archived, 2 days ago From 3news.co.nz 

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - Ugandan wildlife officers have seized a huge haul of elephant ivory and pangolin scales, representing the deaths of hundreds of endangered animals, police say.

More than 700 kilograms of ivory - worth almost US$1.5 million (NZ$2.01 mil ...

8 poachers nabbed in Pilibhit with tiger meat, bones, teeth

Archived, 2 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - A joint team of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) New Delhi, Pilibhit forest department and special task force has arrested eight poachers here, including six on Sunday, and recovered tiger bones, teeth and parts from them. Efforts are on to trace ...

Namibia courts to deny bail to rhino poachers, Minister says

Archived, 2 days ago From businessweek.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Namibia is to crack down on illegal rhino and elephant poaching and the country’s courts will deny bail to suspects, Environment and Tourism Minister Uahekua Herunga said.

“We say enough is enough. Illegal hunting of our rhinos and ele ...

Rare European duck doing twice as well in protected areas

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - A rare European duck whose habitat is changing because of global warming is doing twice as well in conservation areas protected by the EU, research has shown.

But more needs to be done to safeguard the smew, a seldom seen but striking ...

Women on trial after horses suffered from rain scold and a deformed hoof

Archived, 3 days ago From thenorthernecho.co.uk 

Darlington, U K - Two women have gone on trial for alleged animal welfare offences after horses in their care were found suffering from rain scold and lice.

Pamela Brown, 60 has denied four offences of failing to ensure an animal’s welfare and two charg ...

PETA hands out $1,000 of vegan wings from Green, invites all to high-tech virtual reality experience for Super Bowl

Archived, 3 days ago From bizjournals.com 

Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals handed out $1,000 of free vegan wings Monday and invited all to experience its "I,Chicken" high-tech virtual reality.

The goal was to show the plight of a slaughtered chicken used to make up ...

Bond set for woman accused of killing a puppy at airport

Archived, 3 days ago From nbcneb.com 

Hastings, NEBRASKA - The Florida woman accused of killing a puppy at Central Nebraska Regional Airport has met with a judge and been given a $10,000 bond.

On Thursday, Cynthia Anderson attempted to board a plane at Central Nebraska Regional Airport back to ...

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