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Destroying blood ivory message loud and clear

Archived, 13 days ago From dailynews.lk 

Colombo, SRI LANKA - Destroying the largest consignment of blood ivory confiscated by the Customs would send the right message to illegal fauna and flora racketeers loud and clear: "Sri Lanka does not tolerate smuggling rackets". Wildlife activists and protection authori ...

Rescuing Borneo’s threatened orangutans

Archived, 13 days ago From sunjournal.com 

Lewiston, MAINE - In a dense strip of peat swamp jungle along the banks of Mangkutub River in the heart of Borneo, a conservationist aims his tranquilizer rifle at an orangutan high in a tree and fires two darts.

The giant, red-haired primate slides dow ...

Neil on mission elephant

Archived, 13 days ago From tribuneindia.com 

Chandigarh, INDIA - With two back-to-back hits, Neil Nitin Mukesh is once again back in the track. The actor now wants to draw attention towards cruelty against animals, of abused elephants, which are used for tourist joyrides.

The actor is an active memb ...

Greenpeace and WWF give conditional support to commercial whaling plan

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Plans to overturn the 25-year old global ban on commercial whaling in return for reducing the numbers of whales killed each year were in confusion today with governments and groups divided.

The 88 countries who are members of the Inter ...

South Africa rhino poaching numbers fall

Archived, 15 days ago From citizentv.co.ke 

Nairobi, KENYA - The number of rhinos poached for their horns in South Africa fell in 2015, the first decline since 2007, due to the higher rate of policing in national parks, the justice minister said on Thursday.

Poaching rates had surged from 83 in ...

WWF supports bid to re-instate ban on rhino horn trade

Archived, 15 days ago From sabc.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - The World Wild Life Fund (WWF) has lent its support to Environmental Minister Edna Molewa's bid to have a ban in local trade in rhino horn re-instated.

Molewa will petition the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to appeal a court order ...

Kaley Cuoco speaks out against horse slaughter

Archived, 15 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - Actress and animal lover Kaley Cuoco is speaking out against horse slaughter and is urging her fans to do the same.

“The Big Bang Theory” actress took to her Instagram and posted a photo of herself hugging a horse along with the captio ...

Malayan tiger on the brink

Archived, 15 days ago From malaysiakini.com 

Petaling Jaya, MALAYSIA - WWF-Malaysia applauds the Department of Wildlife and National Parks on the successful seizure of a poached tiger in Terengganu. Acting on a tip-off, the tiger was found in the bathroom of a house chopped up into four parts, with the internal organs a ...

Three U.S. zoos team up to save rare Borneo elephants

Archived, 15 days ago From theexaminer.com 

Denver, COLORADO - Three U.S. zoos announced a new agreement Jan. 21, 2016, with Borneo-based wildlife organizations to protect the endangered Borneo pygmy elephant. The first partnership of its kind, the effort will provide support for solutions to the frequent and so ...

PETA sues over chimpanzee held in solitary confinement for 17 years

Archived, 16 days ago From peta.org 

Norfolk, VIRGINIA - PETA and concerned citizens have filed a lawsuit against the Wilmer, Alabama-based Mobile Zoo alleging that its treatment of the chimpanzee Joe—who is isolated in a tiny, decrepit enclosure and has been harassed by visitors—violates the Endangered Sp ...

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