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A recent increase in winter mortality in Atlantic puffins could be due to worsening conditions within the North Sea, according to new findings published in the scientific journal Marine Biology. The study used geo-location technology to track puffins from the Isle of May National Nature Reserve, hom...
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This month, conservationists in the Czech Republic and Kenya launchedan audacious bid to save one of the world's rarest animals: thenorthern white rhinoceros. Four of the last eight known northern whitesin the world, two male and two female, were packed into wooden cratesand sent from a Czech zoo to...
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Time may be running out for orangutans living in the rainforests of Sumatra, it has been warned. According to the Jakarta Post, the "auburn haired" creatures may be facing extinction as they can now only be found in the north of Sumatra and Aceh, areas which are both being hit by deforestation. T...
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The name “orangutan” literally translates into English as “man of the forest”. It comes from Malay and Bahasa Indonesian orang (man) and hutan (forest). Orangutans are extremely intelligent creatures who clearly have the ability to reason and think. Their similarity to us is uncanny. Baby orangutan...
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Great Whites Could Go Extinct Before Tigers Two of the world's most famous carnivores are now under the microscope for being perilously close to extinction. One of them, the tiger, has gotten plenty of PR recently, along with the frightening revelation that the entire species could be on the brink ...
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The sluggish recovery of the southern sea otter of California, a threatened population on the Endangered Species list, appears to have stalled once again. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists say the latest 3-year running average (2,813 sea otters) was 0.5-percent lower than last year, the firs...
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But you can’t stop something so terrible from happening if you don’t know about it or know why you should even care. An estimated 100,000,000 sharks were killed last year – primarily for their fins. Indeed, their populations are down to critical levels and they are still being fished out of the oce...
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No-kill researchers sail to study Antarctic whales Researchers set sail from New Zealand on Tuesday to study whales off Antarctica without killing them - an open challenge to Japan's killing of up to 1,000 whales a year in the name of science. By RAY LILLEYAssociated Press WriterWELLINGTON, New Ze...
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By Donald Liebenson-Special to the TribuneNovember 13, 2009 A sibling drama is playing out in the replicated rain forest treetops of Brookfield Zoo's Tropic World exhibit: Denda, a 7-year-old orangutan, is snacking on a clump of alfalfa, and his toddler sister, Kekasih, wants what he's having. But ...
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In Japan, fishermen round up and slaughter hundreds and even thousands of dolphins and other small whales each year. In the small fishing village of Taiji, entire schools of dolphins are driven into a hidden cove after a prolonged chase. Once trapped inside the cove, the fishermen kill the dolphins...
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The howls echoing through Griffith Park today are coming from joggers, parents and nannies -- not coyotes. Park visitors are angry with wildlife officials' decision to trap and shoot coyotes in the 4,210-acre mountain park. Trackers were called in to trap and shoot the animals after two people repo...
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New Zealand and Australia claim they have created a way to do scientific research on whales without killing them. This is in response to Japan's major whaling operations that kill up to 1,000 whales per year. More information can be found at the environment section of The NZHerald.
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From: Julian Ryall, Telegraph UK An animal rights campaigner who trained dolphins for the 1960s television series Flipper has managed to disrupt the first two days of the annual dolphin hunt in the Japanese town of Taiji, but accepts that as soon as he leaves the fishermen will resume the killing. ...
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More than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered every year in a cove in Taiji, Japan. Their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food, often times labeled as whale meat. Courageous documentary filmmakers infiltrated the heavily guarded cove to uncover the truth ab...
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Now that The Cove - the documentary about dolphin slaughtering in Japan - has officially rolled out to most U.S. cities, people's awareness about dolphins' precarious position on this planet has risen to new levels. Films like this are incredible in that they can literally shock viewers into action...
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Taiji Town: Ground Zero for the World’s Largest Dolphin Slaughter Taiji is a small fishing village located on the southern part of the Japanese archipelago at the tip of the peninsula that extends into the Pacific Ocean. This is where the practice of driving dolphins into shallow water and slaught...
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All over the world more than 10,000 animal species are in danger. Some are in danger because their homes are being destroyed. Many are in danger because people hunt them. Among these are the manatees. Manatees are gentle creatures that some call Sea Cows. Their Falling Numbers!!Florida Manatees ar...
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A Singaporean couple has tied the knot in a shark-infested tank to highlight the plight of the animals which die to fulfill the increasing Chinese taste for shark-fin soup. "We wanted to do something different and help raise consciousness of the environment," said the bride, Juliana Khoo, after she...
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1. Support international shark fisheries’ management and conservation efforts. 2. Contact your local government representative. Demand that shark management and conservation efforts become a priority. 3. Support organizations, like Project AWARE, which are engaged in ocean conservation efforts. 4...
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With Shark Week beginning on August 2 right around the corner and the Shark Conservation Act of 2009 on the legislative table, shark conservation has been at the center of many ocean advocacy groups. Including Oceana, the largest international organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation, who...
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