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Connecticut, New York consider bans on trophy hunting

Archived, 12 days ago From wshu.org 

Fairfield, CONNECTICUT - The killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe last year by a Minnesota dentist brought a lot of attention to the idea of trophy hunting. Washington is the only state that bans some hunters from bringing their trophies into the country. Now four other sta ...

Freed from a bile farm – is this the happiest bear ever?

Archived, 12 days ago From animalsasia.org 

Hanoi, VIETNAM - Rescued in September last year on the same day as six other bears, Tuffy’s paws have hardly hit the ground since arriving at Animals Asia's Vietnam sanctuary.

The vet team has been working hard to rehabilitate him after years of having ...

Circus elephants to make final appearances in WV

Archived, 12 days ago From wvgazettemail.com 

Charleston - This week will be the last chance for city residents to experience the famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephant acts.

Charleston is one of the final stops the Asian elephants will make before the circus’ parent company, Feld ...

Rapid response: the highly trained defence force saving Kenya's elephants

Archived, 13 days ago From independent.co.uk 

London, U K - Every year 30-40,000 elephants are killed to supply ivory to illegal markets in Asia. In 2012, the Laikipia-Samburu Ecosystem, located in north central Kenya and considered one of East Africa's most spectacular wildernesses, became one of the worst h ...

Angola announces major push against ivory trade

Archived, 13 days ago From china.org.cn 

Beijing, CHINA - Angola today announced a major push against the ivory trade, pledging to close one of the largest domestic ivory markets in the world and implement tougher border and screening controls.

The Southern African nation also promised to ful ...

Sea Shepherd announces the destruction of an illegal Antarctic fishing fleet

Archived, 13 days ago From inverse.com 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - In a video released today, the anti-poaching and marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd announced it has effectively shut down illegal fishing in Antarctica. The claim comes on the flippered heals of a two year campaign called Operation Icefis ...

Elephant rides to freedom after 53 years of abuse in the circus

Archived, 13 days ago From thedodo.com 

New York, NEW YORK - After 53 years of being forced to perform in a circus, Rhea the elephant has finally been rescued.

Most likely torn from her family at a very young age, her life as a young elephant was spent "being beaten into submission, punished reg ...

President Obama wants to protect wildlife from cruel killing methods, but trophy hunters aren’t happy about it

Archived, 13 days ago From alternet.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed changes to protect wolves, bears and other native carnivores on Alaska’s 16 National Wildlife Refuges, which encompass over 76 million acres. Currently, wolves, wolverines, black and brown bears an ...

New drive to squash rhino poaching

Archived, 14 days ago From iol.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - As part of ongoing anti-poaching efforts in the Kruger National Park, rangers have embarked on a DNA extraction and profiling drive.

It’s not as easy as it sounds, because each of the park’s rhinos has to be tracked, darted, then rehab ...

Malawi president and foreign envoys join anti-poaching campaign

Archived, 14 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - Malawi President Peter Mutharika has launched two video clips in which he stars with over 15 foreign ambassadors to the country spreading anti-wildlife crime messages.

The video clips are part of the on-going "Stop Wildlife Crime Campa ...

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Yellowstone bears need your help

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Grizzly bear numbers in the Greater Yellowstone area have improved since the animals were first protected in 1975, but the be ...

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Action: Stop Deforestation

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Two years ago this month, officials in Flint, Michigan, flipped the switch on the faulty new water system that led to the tra ...

The vaquita could go extinct this year as totoaba poaching continues to increase

Action: Save Our Oceans

China’s demand for swim bladders from a giant Mexican fish called the totoaba is putting the species at risk. It’s also pushi ...

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