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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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  • Helping From a Distance

    Helping From a Distance
    IFAW works under a stranding agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which permits us to rescue legally protected marine mammals including dolphins, whales, seals and porpoises.
  • 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 […]
  • Captive Big Cats: Now You See Them, Soon (We Hope) You Won?t

    Captive Big Cats: Now You See Them, Soon (We Hope) You Won?t
    Late last month, the Animal Legal Defense Fund partnered with Keepers of the Wild, a big cat sanctuary in Arizona, to formally urge Las Vegas magician Dirk Arthur to retire the big cats used in his Wild Magic show. In a letter, ALDF reiterated its offer ?to help rehome these cats and ensure that they have the retirement they deserve after years of performing.? With SeaWorld?s recent announcement of its intention to discontinue using captive orcas in its shows, and alongside the imminent final use of elephants in Ringling Brothers? circuses, now would seem a fine time for Mr. Arthur to transition to cat-less magic.
  • Serious Harm to Wildlife at Chernobyl and Fukushima

    Serious Harm to Wildlife at Chernobyl and Fukushima
    Tweet by Timothy A. Mousseau, University of South Carolina The largest nuclear disaster in history occurred 30 years ago at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what was then the Soviet Union. The meltdown, explosions and nuclear fire that burned for 10 days injected enormous quantities of radioactivity into the atmosphere and contaminated vast areas […]
  • Animal Advocacy in a Globalized World

    Animal Advocacy in a Globalized World
    Tweet Maximizing Impact for Farmed Animals by Ken Swensen The global forces that promote the expansion of meat consumption and factory farming are growing more powerful every year. Their power crosses national boundaries, so the problem can no longer be addressed solely at the national level. Factory farming must now be viewed as a global […]