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Candy-dropping drones bring hope for endangered ferrets

Archived, 13 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Wildlife officials are working on a creative plan to help give endangered black-footed ferrets a much-needed boost.

The plan? Using a drone, shoot candy-like treats that are laced with a vaccine for the plague.

Black-foo ...

Local SPCA chapter aims to send more dogs to forever homes this summer

Archived, 14 days ago From everythinglubbock.com 

Lubbock, TEXAS - No one wants to be out in the blistering West Texas heat a minute longer than they have to be, but for neglected pets and strays, they don't really have a choice.

It's a busy time for animal shelters this time of year, and the South P ...

Campaign launched to end dog meat trade in India

Archived, 14 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Shocking video footage of dogs being killed for meat in Nagaland, India has been newly released by Humane Society International/India as the animal protection group launches a major new campaign to end India’s brutal and illegal dog meat trade. HSI/I ...

Bergen County takes step toward banning circuses

Archived, 14 days ago From northjersey.com 

Woodland Park, NEW JERSEY - Bergen County freeholders moved for a ban on exotic or wild animal shows on county property with a unanimous vote to introduce an ordinance Wednesday night.

“It was a long hard fight but we made it happen,” Freeholder Joan Voss told a ...

KZN intensifies war against rhino poachers ‘stealing our precious assets'

Archived, 14 days ago From timeslive.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport‚ Community Safety and Liaison‚ Mxolisi Kaunda‚ has committed the provincial government to intensifying the war against rhino poachers‚ saying they are stealing “our precious assets”.

MEC Kaunda made this ...

Half a million people urge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not to abandon red wolves

Archived, 14 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - A petition including nearly half a million signatures was delivered to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today, urging the agency to fulfill its legal duty under the Endangered Species Act to recover the critically endangered red wolf. The petition ...

A new snow leopard population estimate has scientists on edge

Archived, 15 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - A new estimate of the global population of snow leopards—a rare big cat thought to prowl about 1.2 million square miles of remote, rugged mountain terrain across 12 Central Asian nations—would appear to be an uncommon bit of good news for wildlife co ...

Technology takes on Africa’s poaching crisis

Archived, 15 days ago From chronicle.co.zw 

Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE - As with too many of Africa’s iconic animals, rhinoceroses are in danger of extinction.

There are just over 29,000 rhinos living in the wild today globally. Scattered across Asia and Africa, the world’s largest rhino population is found ...

Hollywood stars demand Costco stop selling Faroe Islands’ salmon

Archived, 15 days ago From ecowatch.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is asking big-box retailer Costco to stop its purchase and sale of salmon exported from the Faroe Islands until the Faroes bring the brutal and archaic mass slaughter of pilot whales and other cetaceans, known as the ...

Tanzania seized $2 million worth of elephant ivory in June - police

Archived, 15 days ago From uk.reuters.com 

London, U K - Tanzanian police said on Tuesday it had seized elephant ivory worth more than $2 million (1.5 million pounds) and arrested nine suspected smugglers in June in an operation supported by Interpol and police forces in the region.

Poaching ...

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