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Authorities catch kingpin responsible for killing 20 rhinos

Archived, 8 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - With the aid of Interpol, authorities have arrested the leader of a rhino poaching gang responsible for killing a 20 Indian rhinoceros in Nepal. Last month, authorities nabbed Raj Kumar Praja in Malaysia where he had been evading capture for two year ...

Pack of scientists urges congress to leave wolves, ESA alone

Archived, 8 days ago From blog.humanesociety.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Today, more than 50 world-renowned wildlife biologists and scientists, many of whom have devoted their entire professional careers toward understanding the social and biological issues surrounding wolves in North America, sent a letter to Congress ur ...

Vulture survives poisoning; goes back to wild

Archived, 8 days ago From assamtimes.org 

Assam, INDIA - A Himalayan Griffon vulture literally came back from the dead to live a new life in the wild, thanks to the never-say-die attitude of the dedicated team at the IFAW- WTI run Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC).

...

Sea lions struggle along the California coast

Archived, 8 days ago From kpbs.org 

San Diego, CALIFORNIA - Federal officials said they've rescued more than 940 sea lion pups along the California coast since the first of the year.

All those rescues are putting a strain on wildlife rescue organizations.

About 220 sea lion pups ...

Heads roll in NSW greyhound racing

Archived, 8 days ago From au.news.yahoo.com 

Perth, AUSTRALIA - The shocking revelations of live baiting aired on ABC's Four Corners this week have rocked the industry with NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant vowing to uncover how the "horrifying" practice had occurred.

"This is an industry that is curre ...

PETA urges USDA action against wildlife refuge

Archived, 8 days ago From courier-journal.com 

Louisville, KENTUCKY - The animal-rights group PETA is continuing its push for federal regulators to take action against Tim Stark, a Charlestown man who has run the nonprofit organization Wildlife in Need on his property since 1999.

In a Wednesday letter to ...

Zimbabwe elephant population dwindles amid threat from poachers

Archived, 8 days ago From chicagotribune.com 

Chicago, ILLINOIS - Elephants are under threat from poachers in Zimbabwe, where the population has plummeted in the wildlife sanctuaries and hunting reserves that are home to most of the animals, according to a conservation group.

The number of elephants ...

Swan poisoned by lead rescued from frozen river

Archived, 8 days ago From minnesota.cbslocal.com 

Minneapolis, MINNESOTA - A group of people came together to rescue a sick swan from the ice — and it’s all captured on video.

The swan had been seen stuck in the ice since earlier this week, and it was showing signs of lead poisoning.

A group of ...

3 plants we are losing to poachers … yes, plant poaching exists!

Archived, 8 days ago From onegreenplanet.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Poaching is one of the leading causes of population decline in numerous endangered species of animals. Rhino are being hunted to extinction for their horns, elephants for their tusks, and tigers for their pelts. Though poaching animals is sadly a ver ...

Two suspected poachers held

Archived, 8 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Forest officials probing the seizure of tiger bones have learnt that the tigress in question was poached in the forests on the outskirts of Chandrapur. Meanwhile, two suspects were rounded up on Wednesday in separate raids in connection with the poac ...

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