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How grassroots work to end bear bile farming is helping Vietnam stop the cruelty for good

Archived, 10 days ago From onegreenplanet.org 

New York, NEW YORK - The village of Phung Thuong on the outskirts of Hanoi is notorious for bear bile farming, but things are changing for the better.

On a rainy Saturday in September, over 200 pensioners and around 30 children are gathered in the communal ...

World wildlife talks end with tighter conservation rules

Archived, 11 days ago From en.prothom-alo.com 

Dhaka, BANGLADESH - A global conference on wildlife trade wrapped up on Tuesday after adopting a slew of decisions to curb rampant trafficking of threatened species such as sharks and pangolins.

Officials and conservationists meeting under the Convention ...

4 poachers arrested with tiger parts, peafowl inside Kanha Reserve

Archived, 11 days ago From ndtv.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Four suspected poachers have been arrested with body parts of a tiger and a peafowl from Garhi village in the buffer zone of Kanha Tiger Reserve near Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, an official said on Sunday.

"On a tip-off, Kunwar ...

Two tonnes of ivory seized in Vietnam

Archived, 11 days ago From en.prothom-alo.com 

Dhaka, BANGLADESH - Around two tonnes of ivory hidden in a timber shipment from Mozambique has been seized in Vietnam, customs authorities said Friday, the second large haul of the illegally-trafficked product in a week.

Although ivory trade is banned in ...

Pacific bluefin tuna one step closer to Endangered Species Act protection

Archived, 11 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - In the face of staggering declines, Endangered Species Act protection may be warranted for Pacific bluefin tuna, the National Marine Fisheries Service said today. The announcement, in response to a petition from conservation groups earlier this year, ...

Abandoned research animals get new lease on life

Archived, 11 days ago From opposingviews.com 

Burlington, MASSACHUSETTS - More than 60 chimpanzees abandoned in Liberia by the New York Blood Center are on a path to living at a suitable long-term sanctuary thanks to a new grant.

The Richardson Center for Global Engagement earmarked a wildlife grant for The ...

Protesters gather to demand that SeaWorld ‘send Corky home’

Archived, 11 days ago From peta.org 

Norfolk, VIRGINIA - Led by a giant “orca,” PETA members descended on SeaWorld San Diego with signs urging, “SeaWorld: Send Corky Home!” The action was the first protest in PETA’s new “Free Corky” campaign, which calls for the longest-held captive orca in the world to be ...

Romania announces ban on trophy hunting of bears, wolves and wildcats

Archived, 13 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - On Tuesday, Romania’s government banned trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wildcats.

Following protests by environmental groups, the Ministry of Environment announced that it had cancelled an order that would have allowed ...

UK joins fight against poaching in East Africa

Archived, 13 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - To counter the booming illicit trade in wildlife, 28 analysts from East Africa have trained in building intelligence and capacity to tackle wildlife crimes.

The training, supported by the UK government, comes on the coattails of Britai ...

US passes wildlife trafficking act

Archived, 13 days ago From ifaw.org 

Yarmouth Port, MASSACHUSETTS - The United States Senate passed the END Wildlife Trafficking Act, a bipartisan bill that aims to tackle one of the most pressing environmental issues we face.

Strengthening our own laws puts the US in a great position to ask other coun ...

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