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Shark fin soup demand has put the fish at risk

Archived, 7 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - The National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday classified as endangered and threatened four distinct populations of a shark species whose fins are favored as an ingredient in shark fin soup. The agency said it's listing scalloped hammerhead sharks ...

Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter euthanasia numbers on the decline

Archived, 7 days ago From KTRE  

Pollok, TEXAS - The summer months typically mean more animals coming into Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter and with the current euthanasia rate at 62 percent that means many of those animals will be on death row.

Although the percentage seems high the Ea ...

Wildlife officials rescue baby dolphin stuck on beach

Archived, 7 days ago From Herald-Mail Media  

Denver, COLORADO - A baby dolphin was rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on the 4th of July, and their efforts were captured on video.

Beachgoers spotted the four-foot mammal struggling near the shore of Redington Beach afte ...

Florida panthers rebound as wildlife service offers ranchers payment plan

Archived, 7 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - The endangered Florida panther, running out of room to prowl as its numbers rebound, may find its best chance at survival is a program to pay distrustful ranchers to protect what remains of its habitat.

The payment plan proposed by the ...

Dog’s 1,000 mile charity walk

Archived, 7 days ago From Derbyshire Times 

Chesterfield, U K - Madge the wonder dog has successfully walked over 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats for three worthy causes.

The barking-mad Border Collie led her owners Ian and Jane Marsden, of Bakewell, across the full length of the UK fo ...

Stop the control freaks who want to capture England's wild beavers

Archived, 7 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - British people love wildlife, but the government, yet again, seems determined to show that it hates it.

An opinion poll in Scotland found that 86% of respondents were in favour of reintroducing the beaver. As most people seem to unders ...

New Hampshire Humane Society receives 6,000 pounds of donated pet food

Archived, 7 days ago From Concord Monitor  

Concord, NEW HAMPSHIRE - After receiving 6,000 pounds of donated pet food last week, the New Hampshire Humane Society Pet Food Pantry in Laconia will be able to offer many low-income cat and dog owners across the state a wide selection of free food.

Marylee Go ...

Wounded peregrine falcon off to a flying start after recovery

Archived, 7 days ago From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  

Milwaukee, WISCONSIN - In late June, Wisconsin is full of birds itching to fly.

Never before, though, has one been more ready than the 11/2-pound feathered rocket held by Scott Diehl.

"You're a feisty one, Madame X," Diehl says, rotating his g ...

Whales are engineers of ocean ecosystems

Archived, 8 days ago From Times of India 

New Delhi, INDIA - Whales have a powerful and positive influence on the function of oceans, global carbon storage, and the health of commercial fisheries, a new study suggests.

"For a long time, whales have been considered too rare to make much of a diff ...

Animal adoption services work together on kitten adopt-a-thon

Archived, 8 days ago From WWSB ABC 7  

Sarasota, FLORIDA - It's the peak of kitten season, and area animal shelters are filling up with the felines. In some cases, it's the most they've ever seen. So this weekend, there's a special adoption event unlike many of the ones we've seen before.

It s ...

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Glaciers in Tibetan Plateau shrinking rapidly

Action: Climate Change

Glaciers in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, home to several Himalayan rivers, have been shrunk by 15 per cent in the past three de ...

Kenya Awarded for Efforts Against Poaching

Action: Wildlife Conservation

China, Kenya and the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) have been awarded Certificates of Commendation for collaborative effo ...

APP won't acquire companies that continue to destroy forests

Action: Stop Deforestation

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) will not acquire companies that continue to destroy forests, according to a new procedure for associa ...

China deploys drones to combat illegal polluters

Action: Stop Pollution

Chinese officials have announced the government is turning to unmanned aerial drones to help fight pollution.


Greenpeace Canada poll shows consumers want marine reserves

Action: Save Our Oceans

The majority of Canadians’ want marine reserves created, according to a poll conducted by Greenpeace Canada.

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