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Monday, June 11 marked the first national day of no kill in animal shelters in the USA, and, according to Animal Ark and the No Kill Advocacy Center, the event organizers, between 7,000 and 9,000 animals were saved that day because of it. For the event, called Just One Day, 766 animal welfare organ...
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by Susmita Baral It’s been almost a year since Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa banned shark fishing in the Honduran Caribbean and recently, to demonstrate his commitment to his ban, Lobo Sosa set 144 pounds of illegally harvested shark fins on fire that were confiscated in Western Honduras. H...
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By Jeremy Hance Following research linking neonicotinoid pesticides to the decline in bee populations, France has announced it plans to ban Cruiser OSR, an insecticide produced by Sygenta. Recent studies, including one in France, have shown that neonicotinoid pesticides likely hurt bees' ability to...
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877 dolphins and 1,200 pelicans have washed up on Peruvian beaches since February for unexplained reasons! The Peruvian Ministry of Health has warmed people to stay away from Pacific beaches because this crisis in continuing and they are trying to determine the cause. Denver Post Wire - May 7, 2012
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  The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) has just announced Sumatra's first ever successful sentence of an illegal orangutan owner and trader in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The seven-month prison sentence is only the third for In...
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ISLAMABAD: A British scientist arrived in Karachi on Friday to examine and record the details of the 11-metre long whale shark that was towed by local fishermen to the Karachi Fish Harbour from the open sea earlier this week.   He is being accompanied by a documentary production team to tape ...
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SEATTLE (CN) - Animal-rights activists claim an orca is being held in an "inadequate tank" in the Miami Seaquarium. They sued the National Marine Fisheries Service for excluding captive killer whales from listing under the Endangered Species Act.     The Animal Legal Defense...
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    A 600-square-metre bachelor pad at Werribee Open Range Zoo is now home to three male western lowland gorillas: silverback Motaba and two of his sons, Yakini and Ganyeka. The trio were relocated from Melbourne Zoo to one of the largest gorilla homes in the world and, in the coming ...
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  : As 2010 closed, it was announced that a new outpost of one of the word’s most endangered marine mammals, the Mediterranean monk seal, had been located. The seals were once widely distributed in the Mediterranean, Black and adjacent seas. Today their distribution is widespread but fragment...
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  Of all the remarkable species that inhabit the Amazon river basin, few are as iconic or as threatened as Amazon river dolphins. For decades, the pinkish hued dolphins have been targeted by fishermen who view the skilled aquatic hunters as competitors for food -- leading to thousands o...
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Due to global warming, plant and animal species are shifting their natural habitats towards the north at a faster rate, reveals a survey of over 2,000 species. The survey, a four-decade-long analysis of various species across Europe, North and South America and Malaysia, revealed that organisms...
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Humans hate change, and they hate moving to suit someone else’s agenda—that’s why politicians avoid projects that require eminent domain. Animals and plants don’t deal particularly well with change, either. They’ve adapted to live in a certain types of places, after all. But the massive amount of ca...
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As I was researching the most endangered mammals, I came across the top 10 mammals that are the most endangered. I found these mammals on IUCN.org (International Union for Conservation for Nature). This organization finds solutions to different environment challenges. The first endangered mammal is ...
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The government has undertaken an action plan for saving the Royal Bengal Tigers of the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forests, a top forest official said on Friday.   "The Tk 276 crore Tiger Action Plan would be implemented as part of strengthening regional co-operation for wildli...
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According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) there are many endangered species all over the world and some more than others. The IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. The most critically endangered types ...
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Thanks to the vigilant eye of camera traps stationed high in Afghanistan's remote northeast mountains, researchers have uncovered exciting news: A population of endangered snow leopards, one of the most elusive big cats on the planet, is thriving in the region. The big cats live among the dramatic ...
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Poachers have killed a mountain gorilla at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The area conservation manager, Mr Pontius Ezuma, said the 12-year-old black-back gorilla died last week of injuries it sustained after it was speared on the chest by unknown poachers at Biyumba in Kanyonza Sub-coun...
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I enjoy a good steak. Also chicken, fish, and the occasional pork or lamp chop. Red meat in moderation, to be sure, and not enough fish, but I’m moving in the “right” direction on these matters. I have respect and appreciation for vegetarians, or vegans, but it is not a path I choose. The model I wa...
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  Humpback whales hold the record for the longest migrations in the mammalian world. Now, researchers have found that the paths they follow on those migrations are astonishingly precise - an observation that raises more questions than answers about how they navigate on their lengthy treks. ...
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  A large number of dead whales have been found around Greenland and authorities are scratching their heads as to why. Now it has come to light that such a spate of sudden deaths may not be unprecedented. KNR reported at the end of March that hunters from Attu had found eight dead great whale...
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