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Disappearing oceanic whitetip shark warrant listing as 'threatened' on the US Endangered Species Act

Archived, 14 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

London, U K - The oceanic whitetip shark's declining status in the wild warrants listing as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, an arm of the federal government has determined.

The shark is found around the world, mostly in open water, and ...

Exotic pets could be banned in South Carolina

Archived, 14 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Only five U.S. states, including South Carolina, currently allow residents to keep exotic animals, like lions and tigers and bears, as pets. Last month I wrote about the United Arab Emirates banning exotic pets and wondered if it would inspire any of ...

Britain could become first country in world to ban sale of ivory antiques

Archived, 14 days ago From telegraph.co.uk 

London, U K - Britain could become first country in the world to ban sale of ivory antiques as MPs debate whether to further restrict items to prevent poaching.

In September, the government announced plans to prohibit the sale of ivory which is less ...

SCI Foundation, HOPE, African delegates meet for anti-poaching discussion

Archived, 14 days ago From ammoland.com 

Manasquan, NEW JERSEY - On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, SCI Foundations’s Matt Lewis, The Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants COO Catherine E. Semcer and officials from wildlife conservation organizations in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda met for an open-ended di ...

Stepnoy saiga populations hopeful to rise with successful rutting season

Archived, 14 days ago From ifaw.org 

Yarmouth Port, MASSACHUSETTS - Winter is a very important season of preparation for saiga antelopes. The cold weather kicks off rutting season for male saiga antelopes.

Every year, at the end of November and beginning of December, male saiga antelopes gather and pre ...

Animal welfare groups urge Nepal to rethink amendment to Wildlife Protection Act allowing farming of wildlife

Archived, 14 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Leading wildlife charities including Humane Society International, The Jane Goodall Institute Nepal, Wildlife Impact, World Animal Protection and a dozen other organizations have written to the Nepal government expressing their deep concern about an ...

These two states are working to end wild animal performances

Archived, 16 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - The recent announcement that Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus will close forever was a huge win for animals and their advocates, but other traveling circuses in the U.S. continue to use wild animals as performers.

Now animal advoc ...

Protected zones offer refuge for Cambodia’s endangered ibises

Archived, 16 days ago From birdlife.org 

Cambridge, U K - In a process that has been six years in the making, the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen, has approved plans to divide Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary’s 250,000 hectares of land into four different zones, with added protection for areas that are signif ...

29 countries urge EU, UK to ban ivory trade

Archived, 16 days ago From the-star.co.ke 

Nairobi, KENYA - Twenty-nine African Elephant Coalition members have urged the European Union and the UK to permanently ban the external and domestic ivory trade.

This comes after China announced late last year it will end processing and trade in ivory ...

Recently rescued orangutan, Bonya, starts baby school

Archived, 16 days ago From internationalanimalrescue.org 

Uckfield, U K - A baby orangutan rescued by our team in Indonesia has just completed her time in quarantine and started baby school. Boyna was rescued from AIR Hitam Hilir Village, Kendawangan District, Ketapang Regency.

She is a female orangutan of a ...

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