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Lemurs could be extinct in wild within 25 years say experts

Archived, 8 days ago From ibtimes.co.uk 

London, U K - Madagascan lemurs could become extinct in the wild within 25 years if their natural environment continues to be degraded, experts have warned.

There are 106 species of lemurs, Madagascar's only primates, almost all of them in severe pe ...

Plight of the pangolin

Archived, 8 days ago From thestatesman.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Trying to save wild animals is like putting a finger into a dam that is leaking blood. You can stop one species from being decimated for a little while but some other hole opens up somewhere else. As in the case of the Indian pangolin, which none of ...

Singer Kesha supports #BeCrueltyFree

Archived, 8 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - Pop star Kesha is the latest celebrity to lend her support to Humane Society’s International (HSI) campaign #BeCrueltyFree.

In a statement, Kesha said: “Once I was educated about the hidden cruelties that lurk behind some cosmetic prod ...

Lions to be reintroduced to Rwanda after 15-year absence following genocide

Archived, 8 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Seven lions in South Africa are to be tranquillised, placed in steel crates and loaded on to a charter flight to Rwanda on Monday, restoring the predator to the east African country after a 15-year absence.

Cattle herders poisoned Rwan ...

Drones, satellites and technology fight poaching in SA

Archived, 8 days ago From businesstech.co.za 

Lyttelton, SOUTH AFRICA - In 2014, 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa for their horns, which end up in Asia as supposed cures for a variety of ailments. An estimated 30,000 African elephants were slaughtered last year for their tusks to be turned into trinkets.
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To save big cats from extinction, scientists say we need to redefine ‘tiger’

Archived, 9 days ago From washingtonpost.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Fewer than 4,000 tigers roam across the Asian continent today, compared to about 100,000 a century ago. But researchers are proposing a new way to protect the big cats: redefine them.

The proposal, published this week in Science Advanc ...

Investigation exposes the real price of a luxury alligator bag

Archived, 10 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - An undercover investigation has offered a ghastly look into the true price being paid by reptiles who are factory farmed and killed simply to be turned into luxury fashion accessories.

While we focus a lot on the cruelty and senselessn ...

Bill to protect companion animals from unscrupulous animal dealers

Archived, 10 days ago From awionline.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) welcomes the reintroduction by Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Christopher Smith (R-NJ) of the Pet Safety and Protection Act (H.R. 2849). In order to protect companion animals from illegal sale for use in labor ...

Huge operation rescues 13 tortured bears from hellish lives as prisoners

Archived, 10 days ago From express.co.uk 

London, U K - The bears were plucked to freedom from their grim cages by the charity after being held captive for years while their bile ducts were drained for quack medicines.

Thousands of bears have perished over the years so their bodies could b ...

Ministry to start ‘Save Turtles’ drive

Archived, 11 days ago From thepeninsulaqatar.com 

Doha, Qatar - With the start of the turtle hatching season in Qatar, the Ministry of Environment is launching a campaign to protect and conserve the turtle population in the Qatari waters.

The ‘Save Turtles’ campaign will focus on the Hawksbill spec ...

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