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  • Bush seeks to gut endangered species protections in final weeks

    Bush seeks to gut endangered species protections in final weeks
    The Bush Administration is expected to publish rules that relax protections for endangered species ahead of tomorrow's deadline in order for them to take effect immediately, reports the Associated Press.
  • Photos of living gremlin discovered in Indonesia

    Photos of living gremlin discovered in Indonesia
    Scientists have rediscovered a long-lost species of primate on a remote island in Indonesia. Conducting a survey of Mount Rore Katimbo in Lore Lindu National Park on the island of Sulawesi, a team led by Sharon Gursky-Doyen of Texas A&M University captured three pygmy tarsiers, a tiny species of primate that was last collected in 1921 and was assumed to be extinct until 2000 when two scientists studying rats accidently trapped and killed an individual. Gursky-Doyen's team spent two months using 276 mist nets to capture the gremlin-like creatures so they could be fitted with radio collars and tracked. One other individual was spotted but eluded capture.
  • Studying world's rarest penguin leads to the discovery of a new species

    Studying world's rarest penguin leads to the discovery of a new species
    Researching one of the world's most endangered penguins in New Zealand, the yellow-eyed penguin, has led to a remarkable discovery. DNA from 500-year-old penguin fossils has shown that the country was once home to not just one penguin species, but two. The DNA has resurrected an unknown extinct penguin, which researchers have named the Waitaha Penguin.
  • Cheetah conservationist awarded for renewable energy product that helps wildlife

    Cheetah conservationist awarded for renewable energy product that helps wildlife
    Dr. Laurie Marker, founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), has been awarded $50,000 by the Tech Museum of Innovation for her organization's Bushblok program which uses a high-pressure extrusion process to convert invasive, habitat-destroying bush into a clean-burning fuel log. Bushblok provides an alternative to products such as firewood, coal, lump charcoal and charcoal briquettes that are costly or result in environmental harm.
  • Caspian seal numbers plummet 90%

    Caspian seal numbers plummet 90%
    Caspian Seal populations have declined 90% in the past 100 years, prompting the IUCN to switch their designation from Vulnerable to Endangered.
 
 
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  • Find ?The One? in Time for Valentine?s Day

    Find ?The One? in Time for Valentine?s Day
    Tweet Are you looking for love, warmth, and companionship this Valentine’s Day? If you long for someone special to love, Best Friends can help make that happen. The animal advocacy organization has a network of shelters in the United States and, with the Hallmark Channel, is running a promotion February 1–15 to help you find […]
  • Plundering Eden, Part Three: Andean Bears and Jaguars

    Plundering Eden, Part Three: Andean Bears and Jaguars
    Tweet by Johnna Flahive This article on wildlife trafficking in Latin America is the third and final installment in a series. Part One can be found here. Part Two is here. Our thanks again to the author for this eye-opening and informative series. Overview Throughout South America’s biologically rich terrains, trappers illegally hunt some of […]
  • Exposing Suffering Caused by Wildlife Tourism

    Exposing Suffering Caused by Wildlife Tourism
    ?As well as the cruelty to animals, there is also the very real danger to tourists, as we saw earlier this week with the very sad death of British tourist, Gareth Crowe, in Thailand.?
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society
    Tweet — Each week the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) sends out an e-mail Legislative Alert, which tells subscribers about current actions they can take to help animals. NAVS is a national, not-for-profit educational organization incorporated in the State of Illinois. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect, and justice for animals through educational programs based on respected […]
  • Ag-Gag: Outlawing Voices Who Speak for the Voiceless

    Ag-Gag: Outlawing Voices Who Speak for the Voiceless
    Numerous investigations within the animal agriculture industry have exposed a pattern and practice of animal cruelty and workplace violations. In response, and at the behest of the industry, eight states have passed laws that essentially criminalize whistleblowing and undercover activism, making it illegal to record and disseminate photographs or footage taken in agricultural operations. These are the ?Ag-Gag? laws.