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Recent rescue of 14 slow lorises shows what the illegal pet trade really looks like

Archived, 15 days ago From onegreenplanet.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Javan Slow lorises are among the unfortunate animals who can be found on the critically endangered species list. Why is this? Well, they often fall prey to poachers and traders who attempt to sell them for profit.

Recently, the Interna ...

Kenyan wildlife campaigners kick off long walk to save elephants

Archived, 15 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - Wildlife campaigners in Kenya on Saturday embarked on a 617 kilometers walk that will cover nine counties to raise awareness on threats to elephants and other iconic mammals.

Speaking at the flagging off ceremony for the walk that will ...

Anti-poaching efforts get into higher gear

Archived, 15 days ago From eturbonews.com 

Haleiwa, HAWAII - Tanzania’s law enforcement, tasked with the protection of wildlife and the fight against poaching, is increasingly becoming assertive again in Tanzania, having gained newfound confidence that the country’s new political leadership is supporting them ...

Saving Africa's only native penguin species

Archived, 15 days ago From birdlife.org 

Cambridge, U K - Penguin: the word elicits images of snowy landscapes, icebergs and tightly huddled groups of penguins bracing the harshest of elements. One penguin species that bucks this cold climate trend is the hardy African Penguin Spheniscus demersus, found onl ...

Upzip and donate your fur trim for a good cause, says PETA

Archived, 15 days ago From thestreet.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - As chilly temperatures give way to sunny T-shirt weather, the ever-busy animal rights group PETA has a proposal for you.

As part of its Clean Your Closet—And Clear Your Conscience campaign, it asks you to go through your winter closet ...

Illegal shark fins found aboard foreign fishing vessels

Archived, 15 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels during a joint surveillance conducted by Greenpeace and Guinean fishery authorities. One of the vessels also had illegally altered fishing nets on board, while a third Chinese vessel was ...

New IUCN programme to help carnivores and humans coexist across Africa

Archived, 16 days ago From iucn.org 

Gland, SWITZERLAND - The new programme aims primarily to halt the decline of lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs and Ethiopian wolves, increasingly threatened by poaching, habitat fragmentation and human encroachment on wild habitats. Made possible by funding from the ...

New animal foster database headed by actress Alison Eastwood could help end pet homelessness!

Archived, 16 days ago From onegreenplanet.org 

New York, NEW YORK - The pet homelessness crisis in the U.S. and throughout the world shows no signs of abating any time soon. It is estimated that 70 million cats and dogs are currently living on the streets in towns and cities across the U.S., with an estimated six to ...

Mexican government stands in solidarity with Sea Shepherd against illegal poachers

Archived, 16 days ago From military-technologies.net 

Warsaw, POLAND - Thanks to a swift response by the Mexican government, a potentially dangerous confrontation by hostile fisherman towards Sea Shepherd was averted on Thursday March 30.

A temporary restraining order issued against the fisherman on March ...

Campaign launched to stop mobile petting zoo coming to town

Archived, 16 days ago From echo-news.co.uk 

Basildon, U K - A Campaign has been launched to stop a mobile petting zoo coming to Leigh.

Animal charity Southend Animal Aid isn’t happy with Leigh Town Council’s plans for Easter Monday.

J&C Party Pets is set to bring baby rabbits, bo ...

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