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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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  • Fostering Military Pets to Help Armed Service Members

    Fostering Military Pets to Help Armed Service Members
    Tweet by Lorraine Murray On this day to remember the members of the U.S. armed services who have lost their lives in active military service, we present our annual Memorial Day post on Advocacy for Animals. We highlight herein a number of organizations that help U.S. soldiers, sailors, and Marines by finding temporary homes for […]
  • When a Forever Home IS a Home

    When a Forever Home IS a Home
    Tweet An Inspiring Farm Animal Adoption Tale by Susie Coston, National Shelter Director for Farm Sanctuary — Our thanks to Farm Sanctuary for permission to excerpt this post, which first appeared on their site blog on May 26, 2016. You can read the full piece, which includes two other stories of farm-animal adoption, at their […]
  • 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 a “Take Action Thursday” email 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 […]
  • TSCA Reform Could Save Millions of Animal Lives

    TSCA Reform Could Save Millions of Animal Lives
    Included in the new Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act is unprecedented language that could save hundreds of thousands of rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, and other animals from suffering and dying in laboratory experiments in the very short term to test industrial chemicals, including those found in common household products.
  • A War Won by a Bear

    A War Won by a Bear
    Tweet The Great Bear Rainforest Act and the “Panda” of British Columbia by Richard Pallardy The Kermode bear of British Columbia may not be able to forget about its worries and its strife quite yet, but thanks to the decades-long efforts of environmentalists and First Nations advocacy groups, it’s now got the bare necessities of […]