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Saving the Lake Alaotra gentle lemur

Archived, 12 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Climb into a canoe at dawn, paddle into the reed beds of Madagascar’s largest wetland, and with luck you could see a unique primate: the Alaotra Gentle Lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis). Known locally as the bandro and described by Gerald Durrell as a “h ...

Lawsuit filed to protect Canada lynx from trapping deaths, injuries in Maine

Archived, 12 days ago From awionline.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Wildlife conservation and animal welfare organizations filed a lawsuit today against the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for allowing trappers in Maine to seriously injure and kill Canada lynx, a federally protected cat. Plaintiffs include the A ...

Apparel maker Patagonia stops buying Ovis 21 wool after PETA video

Archived, 12 days ago From news.yahoo.com 

Sunnyvale, CALIFORNIA - Outdoor clothing maker Patagonia said on Monday it has stopped buying wool from the Ovis 21 network of farms in Argentina after U.S. animal rights activists released video of workers there slashing and stabbing lambs with knives.

The f ...

Saving the orangutans habitat in Borneo

Archived, 12 days ago From freedistrict.com 

Bangkok, THAILAND - Orangutans have called the forests of Borneo home for millions of years, but today their forests are disappearing at alarming rates. The world’s last orangutans are fighting for their survival. August 19th, World Orangutan Day, marks a day to celebra ...

Whale saved from netting

Archived, 13 days ago From grapevine.is 

Reykjavík, ICELAND - A humpback whale that was discovered tangled in netting has been rescued, and is expected to make a full recovery.

RÚV reports that the whale was freed from the netting at about 11 o’clock this morning. Despite considerable entanglemen ...

Elephant skin may save rhino

Archived, 13 days ago From timeslive.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - iThemba, a rhino from KwaZulu-Natal, received a skin graft on Monday last week to treat a wound left by poachers as they hacked out her horn. The graft came from an elephant.

The female rhino was attacked two weeks ago. Poachers got aw ...

After surviving being kept as a pet, rescued orangutan Bujing enjoys some play time!

Archived, 13 days ago From onegreenplanet.org 

New York, NEW YORK - The amazing team of staff and volunteers at International Animal Rescue (IAR), who devote their lives to saving and rehabilitating endangered and at-risk animals, have done it again! Their latest YouTube video, above, shows the fantastic progress tha ...

Chinese anti-poaching crusader brings change to Kenya's Mara region

Archived, 13 days ago From gbooza.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - Zhuo Qiang founded Mara Conservation Fund (MCF) in 2011. His intent was to conserve the endangered carnivores in the wildlife rich Maasai Mara region in southwest Kenya.

Four years later, the Chinese continues to make steady progress t ...

SeaWorld announces ocean partnership

Archived, 13 days ago From orlandosentinel.com 

Orlando, FLORIDA - The nonprofit National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and SeaWorld Entertainment last week announced the creation of the Ocean Health Initiative, a new marine-conservation program designed to protect and restore coastal and marine habitats nationwide.< ...

The terrible plight of Indian elephants in Kerala’s secret jungle training camps

Archived, 13 days ago From en.dailypakistan.com.pk 

Lahore, PAKISTAN - Chained to the same spot for 20 years, these Asian elephants are being chained to tree stumps and beaten with metal sticks at temples in Kerala, southern India.

In Sunday edition of Daily Mail, Liz Jones shared the terrible plight of I ...

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