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Wildlife SOS celebrates Raju the elephant's first year of freedom and asks Americans to help the thousands of captive and abused elephants in India

Archived, 4 days ago From einnews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - On a mission to protect endangered and threatened animals, Wildlife SOS celebrates the one-year anniversary of Raju the elephant's freedom. A gentle giant, standing nearly 11 feet tall and weighing 7,400 lbs., Raju, an Asian elephant, had spent his e ...

Jumbos get the royal treatment

Archived, 4 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Elephants in the country, fast losing their right to safe passage, received assistance from royal quarters on Tuesday with Prince Charles offering to help secure jumbo corridors in the northeast and elsewhere in the country.

The Prince ...

Would-be rhino poacher caught before he had a chance to kill

Archived, 5 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - It brought me immense pleasure to tell you about the apprehension of the first two fugitives from Interpol’s Most Wanted Environmental List which first launched in October 2014.

Similar arrests have taken place since, including the arr ...

Big reserve expansion gives tigers a boost in India

Archived, 5 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A hundred years ago, there were thirteen times as many tigers in the world as there are today, ranging from Turkey across the Eurasian continent to the eastern coast of Russia. The 13 countries that contain the world’s last tigers today - a mere, 2,5 ...

RSPCA takes almost 150 animals and birds from Canberra home

Archived, 5 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - The RSPCA removed almost 150 animals and birds, including quails and poultry, after they were found in overcrowded conditions at a home in Banks last week.

Thirteen of the 147 animals and birds had to be euthanised immediately, the RSP ...

Walking Dead’ star leads campaign for ‘Pit Bull’ fair treatment

Archived, 5 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - In an effort to dispel the negative myths of “pit bulls”, Animal Farm Foundation is spurring a campaign for the dog owners to come together.

“Pit bull” owners are encouraged to submit photos with their dog to show not only their passio ...

Africa’s vultures are collapsing to extinction

Archived, 5 days ago From voices.nationalgeographic.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Among members of the public, I describe myself as a conservationist, or more typically my response is, “I study birds.”

Among my conservation colleagues, I have to go a step further—”I study vultures”—to which the near-unanimous reply ...

Brazil steps forward on animal welfare

Archived, 5 days ago From blog.humanesociety.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Sao Paolo, the largest city in Brazil and in all of the western hemisphere, and a financial and cultural center of South America, has banned the sale of foie gras and the fur products from animals farmed solely for their fur, in yet another victory f ...

Monarch butterfly populations went down 80% in 21 years

Archived, 6 days ago From zmescience.com 

Bucharest, ROMANIA - A new study has found that monarch butterfly populations have dwindled at alarming rates in the past couple of decades, dropping on average by 80%. In the forests of Mexico, they went down by as much as 90%

The monarch butterfly (Danau ...

‘Lonely’ dolphin rescued from Shallow Channel

Archived, 6 days ago From dailyexaminer.com.au 

Grafton, AUSTRALIA - Following a day long rescue effort from several organisations the stranded bottlenose dolphin affectionately named 'Lonely' has been freed from Shallow Channel.

The dolphin, along with its suspected mother, was spotted in Shallow Chann ...

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