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Lion-killer Maasai turn wildlife warriors to save old enemy

Archived, 12 days ago From cnn.com 

Atlanta, GEORGIA - The Maasai have roamed Tanzania since time immemorial. Cattle in tow, the East African pastoralists have circled the land looking for fresh grass, co-existing with nature for as long as anyone can remember.

But nature is not always kin ...

Conservationists, netizens call for better protection of pangolin as outrage builds over official banquet

Archived, 12 days ago From globaltimes.cn 

Beijing, CHINA - Outrage is building among Chinese netizens over reports that government officials served State-protected pangolins to guests for dinner, with many calling for heavy punishments for those involved and for better protection of the endangered animal. < ...

39 dogs removed from Oneida County animal rescue

Archived, 12 days ago From stevenspointjournal.com 

Stevens Point, WISCONSIN - Thirty-nine dogs were found in need of medical attention after being rescued from It Matters To One Animal Rescue in northern Wisconsin.

Past volunteers, employees and people who had adopted or considered adopting dogs from the center ...

Saker falcons making a return in Bulgaria thanks to UAE funding

Archived, 12 days ago From thenational.ae 

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - With the help of UAE funding, conservationists are increasing Saker falcon numbers in Bulgaria.

The species was once abundant in the southeastern European country but is now almost extinct. The bird is also important to the UAE’s herit ...

'Pregnant PETA Protesters' demand SeaWorld free killer whales

Archived, 12 days ago From kens5.com 

San Antonio, TEXAS - Protestors with the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, took to the streets of San Antonio on Tuesday, demanding that SeaWorld release the last pregnant orca in captivity at the amusement park.

Takara, the ...

WWF calls for fishing ban to save last of vaquita porpoises

Archived, 13 days ago From seattletimes.com 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - The World Wildlife Fund on Monday called for a complete ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting an international committee of experts has determined that fewer than 30 of the critically endangered mammals probably remain in the ...

South Sudan officially joins African-led initiative to protect elephants

Archived, 13 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - South Sudan has signed the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), CEO of Stop Ivory John Stephenson said on Monday.

The world's youngest nation is the 15th African elephant range State to join the initiative.

"By signing ...

Mexico City enacts one of the most animal-friendly constitutions in the Americas

Archived, 13 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Humane Society International is celebrating the far reaching animal protection language found in Mexico City’s formally enacted new constitution, noting that it is one of the most animal-friendly constitutional texts in the Americas.

A ...

Court jails Zambezi elephant poachers

Archived, 13 days ago From namibian.com.na 

Windhoek, NAMIBIA - The poaching of four elephants in a national park in the Zambezi region more than three years ago has landed three men with prison terms ranging from nearly five years to almost eight years.

The three men – former police officer Sustag ...

Revellers turn their backs on cruelty of Vietnam pig festival

Archived, 13 days ago From animalsasia.org 

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong - Animals Asia investigators estimate that numbers dropped by around a third this year as government demanded an end to the cruelty while local authorities were keen to ensure it remained as part of the festival.

The pressure has meant n ...

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