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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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  • The USDA Is Standing By While a Global Crisis Looms

    The USDA Is Standing By While a Global Crisis Looms
    A global health crisis fueled by the greed of factory farming conglomerates and their allies in Congress is looming. It?s not climate change or heart disease, but the public health nightmare of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
  • Stranded Animals: Unsupervised Help May Do More Harm than Good

    Stranded Animals: Unsupervised Help May Do More Harm than Good
    Tweet by Kristen Patchett, IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research, Stranding Coordinator Our thanks to the author and the International Fund for Animal Welfare for permission to republish this post, which first appeared on their site on Aug. 19, 2016. The advice Patchett gives is tailored for people on the Massachusetts coast, but the general […]
  • Trump?s Ag A-Team of Animal Protection Haters

    Trump?s Ag A-Team of Animal Protection Haters
    Donald Trump?s newly announced Agricultural Advisory Committee is a veritable rogues gallery of anti-animal crusaders. The group boasts a wealthy funder of an anti-animal super PAC, politicians who sponsored state ?ag-gag? measures and opposed the most modest animal welfare bills, and leaders of the factory farming industry. It?s an unmistakable signal from the Trump campaign that he will be an opponent of animal welfare?a show of overt hostility toward the cause of animal protection that raises serious concerns for the humane movement about a potential Trump administration.
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society
    Tweet –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 on respected ethical […]
  • Trumps Stump for the Walter Palmer Vote

    Trumps Stump for the Walter Palmer Vote
    Tweet by Michael Markarian — Our thanks to Michael Markarian for permission to republish this post, which