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Giraffes face 'silent extinction' due to hunting, conservationists say

Archived, 13 days ago From weather.com 

Atlanta, GEORGIA - Two years after being listed as a vulnerable species, giraffes are now threatened by what conservationists are calling a "silent extinction."

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), only 97,562 of the wo ...

Groundbreaking elephant collar can sense when poachers are shooting

Archived, 13 days ago From ladyfreethinker.org 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Thanks to a bit of fresh technology, enforcement officials will soon have a powerful new tool in their arsenal to catch poachers.

The tool is called WIPER. It consists of a sensor to detect when a weapon is fired using wireless nodes t ...

China joins Namibia and Zimbabwe in efforts to curb illegal wildlife trade

Archived, 14 days ago From traffic.org 

Cambridge, U K - More than 160 local Chinese nationals from State-owned enterprises, private businesses and residential communities attended the workshops held in Windhoek and Harare respectively. Local NGOs and both local and international media were also present. T ...

Star gives to rhino initiative

Archived, 14 days ago From heraldlive.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - World-renowned singer Katherine Jenkins donated her fee from a private function at the weekend in England to the Port Elizabeth based Wilderness Foundation Global.

The classical singer and OBE recipient was singing at a private Jaguar ...

Endangered vaquita marina porpoise could be extinct by 2018

Archived, 14 days ago From thedailystar.net 

Dhaka, BANGLADESH - The vaquita marina, a tiny porpoise native to Mexico, could be extinct by next year if urgent action including a ban on gillnets is not taken, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature warned.

Fewer than 30 of the rare mammals (Phocoena sinus ...

PETA Germany shuts down Germany’s last chimpanzee show

Archived, 14 days ago From peta.org 

Norfolk, VIRGINIA - Animal advocates in Germany are saying “Auf Wiedersehen” to the abusive chimpanzee act—the last of its kind—at the Schwaben Park amusement park in Baden-Württemberg. After a PETA Germany campaign that included meetings with park owners, local authori ...

Two arrested for rhino horn smuggling at Hong Kong airport

Archived, 14 days ago From news24.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Hong Kong government website revealed two separate incidents of illegal rhino horn seizures at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), on Friday and Saturday.

According to the Hong Kong authorities, a 46-year-old male passenger was ...

Humane Society International, other wildlife protection groups fight to stop export of young wild-caught elephants from Namibia to Dubai zoo

Archived, 14 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Humane Society International and other wildlife conservation and animal welfare groups are fighting to prevent five young elephants (ages of four to eight) from being sent to a zoo in the United Arab Emirates from a privately owned game farms in Nami ...

PETA science consortium donates $400K in animal-free test equipment

Archived, 14 days ago From eurekalert.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Today, the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. announced that it is providing equipment to laboratories working on human-relevant methods to replace the use of animals in inhalation testing. Valued at more than $400,000, VITROCELL Systems inha ...

Japan tightens wildlife trade regulations

Archived, 17 days ago From traffic.org 

Cambridge, U K - Late last month, Japan’s Diet (Parliament) passed revised legislation tightening regulations on domestic wildlife trade, including those governing ivory trade.

Under the revised LCES[1] law, ivory trading businesses are now required to ...

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