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Ahead of CITES wildlife trade conference, HSI warns leaders “it’s do or die” for iconic elephants, rhinos, lions, pangolins, sharks, rays, and many other wild plants and animals

Archived, 6 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Wildlife experts at Humane Society International warn that decisions taken at the upcoming CITES international wildlife trade meeting, could be ‘do or die’ for some of the world’s most iconic and threatened wild species such as African elephant, rhin ...

Iconic Hawaiian bird proposed for Endangered Species Act protection

Archived, 6 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - In response to a 2010 petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed protection for the ‘i‘iwi as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. This bird, a bright-scarlet, nectar-feeding ...

Bell 407GT helicopter used to tackle rhino poachers in South Africa

Archived, 7 days ago From helicopterinvestor.com 

Reigate, U K - Charity Rhino911 will operate a Bell 407GT in an attempt to curb the problem of illegal Rhino poaching in South Africa.

The non-profit organization established by Fred Hees, President of BBM Inc. in cooperation with Heli Africa Wildlif ...

Senate passes bill to combat wildlife trafficking

Archived, 7 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

London, U K - The Senate has approved a bill to boost efforts to combat illegal wildlife poaching and trafficking, a growing problem worldwide with an estimated cost of up to $10 billion a year.

The measure is aimed at protecting a variety of animal ...

Vietnam to beef up fight against illegal wildlife trade

Archived, 7 days ago From e.vnexpress.net 

Hanoi, VIETNAM - In what appears to be a response to the threat of trade sanctions for failing to clamp down on the illegal trade in rhino horns, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for prioritizing enforcement at all levels to combat the trafficking of wild a ...

Wildlife enforcers mobilize to try to save elephants

Archived, 7 days ago From denverpost.com 

Denver, COLORADO - African elephants could go extinct within 12 years, the latest survey shows — an accelerating decline reflected in a grim trend here at the U.S. government’s warehouse for confiscated animal parts: the size of tusks is shrinking.

Key a ...

Victory! Seiyo, Japan abolishes pig rodeos

Archived, 7 days ago From petaasia.com 

Hong Kong, Hong Kong - The pig rodeo competition has been held at Seiyo’s Okuchi no Umi Carnival in Japan for the past 25 years.

However, after PETA sent a letter to the Japanese government—along with countless public protests and petitions, including one b ...

Wildlife park offers new home to “world’s saddest” polar bear trapped in Chinese mall

Archived, 7 days ago From animalsasia.org 

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong - A tragic polar bear trapped in a mall in Guangzhou China has been offered a new home after his heartbreaking plight made worldwide headlines.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster, England — is making this public offer to Grandview in G ...

Landmark protections designated for whale habitats thanks to the collaborative efforts of conservationists

Archived, 9 days ago From us.whales.org 

Plymouth, MASSACHUSETTS - Today’s historic announcement by President Obama to create the first Marine National Monument in the Atlantic Ocean is the second time this year where protections for whale habitats on the US east coast have been established. Nearly 5,000 square mil ...

European Parliament votes to set EU priorities for protection of endangered and threatened wildlife

Archived, 9 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strong Resolution on the European Union’s strategic priorities for the protection of endangered and threatened wildlife species from international trade. The plenary vote came as ...

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