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No deal on huge Antarctic marine reserves

A bad news for the future of Antarctica:  International talks on establishing huge marine reserves in Antarctica have failed to reach a consensus… BBC News explains in its article: Russia blocked attempts by western countries to set up the protected areas in the Ross Sea and...

Rhino Rescue: The Dream Team Saving the Animals Poachers Leave Behind

We are very concerned about the escalating elephant and rhino poaching, how their horns are hacked off with chainsaws and machetes, causing an agonizing death. In a recent article publishied on TakePart, Richard Conniff (author of The Species Seekers:  Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit...

Chimpanzees May Finally Gain Full Protection under the Endangered Species Act

A victory? Maybe. John R. Platt writes about a long-in-place loophole that exempted captive-bred chimpanzees from the full protections of the Endangered Species Act; itmay finally be closed, Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), announced on June 11. The federal...

How Joseph Kony Funds His Army

On April, Amnesty USA wrote: ‘Joseph Kony Was Here’. From our Top Stories: While international justice has seen many milestones over the last months, including the surrender of “The Terminator” Bosco Ntaganda, one of the most well known fugitives from the International...

11 elephants poached in Tsavo, Women’s Rights in Libya, Kony can be stopped

11 elephants poached in Tsavo, Women’s Rights in Libya, Kony can be stopped

Our weekly round-up of must-read stories you might have missed. In focus this week: Eleven elephants have been killed in the Tsavo conservation in the past two weeks; Libyan authorities should seize a historic opportunity to promote and protect women’s rights as the country transitions...

Polar Bear Trophy Hunters: Kill Now, Get Permission Later

In an article by David Kirby published on TakePart, we learn that despite being a threatened species, some still view polar bears as a means for a carpet… Most people don’t know it, but polar bears are officially classified as marine mammals, and as such are included under the...

U.S. trains dogs to sniff out wildlife traffickers

This article by Russell McLendon, published on Mother Nature Network website, provides details on the first graduating class of ‘wildlife detector dogs’ that will soon be stationed at ports around the U.S., part of a growing effort to stem the illegal trade of flora and fauna....

Surveys quantify loss of elephants in Africa

If you thought the killing of elephants to feed international ivory markets was old story, you were wrong. In fact, it’s the contrary and the worldwide ban on the ivory trade doesn’t stop the killings as the illegal trade in ivory grows. James Gorman wrote in an article...

Sea Shepherd: defending the integrity of the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary

Paul Watson is the founder and president of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He recently wrote an article published on The Guardian website: I don’t think that there is a more isolated, more remote, or more forbidding place on this planet than where we find ourselves at this...




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