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Rhino poaching declines in SA in 2016

Archived, 12 days ago From news24.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Rhino poaching in South Africa is on the decline while elephant poaching has shown an increase in 2016, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has announced.

In the period of January until August 31, a total of 458 poached rhino ca ...

‘Nosey’s Law’ approved by Senate committee

Archived, 12 days ago From njtoday.net 

Rahway, NEW JERSEY - Legislation sponsored by Senator Raymond Lesniak that would help prevent the abusive treatment of circus animals – specifically, the cruel and inhumane treatment of an African elephant at fairs and circuses in New Jersey – was approved by a Senate co ...

Rare Alpine flower in Northern California moves toward Endangered Species Act protection

Archived, 12 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and allies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the Lassics lupine, an imperiled pink alpine wildflower, may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. I ...

Ban on domestic ivory trade passes at international summit

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Nations and environmental groups have agreed to shut down the domestic ivory trade, despite the resolution nearly being derailed by objections from countries including Japan and South Africa.

Following three days of political maneuveri ...

Doutzen Kroes and Leonardo DiCaprio campaign against elephant poaching during New York fashion week

Archived, 13 days ago From wmagazine.com 

New York, NEW YORK - “Linda called me, and when Linda calls, we run,” said Naomi Campbell, finishing up her cigarette on the rooftop deck of the Standard’s East Village Penthouse on Saturday night. She was explaining how “the trinity” – Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and C ...

Feds to confine red wolves in North Carolina to federal lands, find new reintroduction sites

Archived, 13 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Sending a mixed message for the future of red wolves, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today it will confine red wolf recovery to just federal lands in Dare County, but will identify new sites for wolf introductions and double the number ...

Tiffany & Co. X ECF: A call to save the elephants

Archived, 13 days ago From pagesdigital.com 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - An elephant never forgets, they say, but as Tiffany & Co. points out, we humans have. We’ve forgotten about these beloved animals. Believe it or not, people still find it acceptable to traffic and poach elephants for ivory, killing 30,000 of these ge ...

Return of the snow leopard brings hope to remote Afghan region

Archived, 13 days ago From cbsnews.com 

New York, NEW YORK - In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink and given hope to one of the poorest and most isolated communities on earth.

The leopards range across t ...

Lawsuit launched to protect West Coast whales from dying in nets

Archived, 13 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect endangered whales from mile-long drift gillnets and strings of sablefish pots off the West Coast. After two years of record reports of whales e ...

US soldiers team with Tanzania rangers to combat poaching

Archived, 13 days ago From army.mil 

Arlington County, VIRGINIA - The African elephant can be as tall as 14 feet, weigh more than 15,000 pounds, and live up to 70 years. The already formidable animal's sharp tusks can grow as long as 10 feet, which serve as additional insurance against any would-be predators.

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