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Dear Family and Friends, On the 8th of January 2011, I will be taking on the challenge of volunteering to help save the Leatherback Sea Turtles in Costa Rica, the largest sea turtle in the world. I will be joining scientist and other volunteers to help end the devastating effects that plague the Le...
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Dolphins and whales have a long gestation period – about 11 months and they can nurture their young for years. They are not prolific breeders. The Southern Atlantic Blue Whale has yet to recover from the devastation wrought on that species by rampant over-fishing. Out of perhaps 311,000 Antarctic Bl...
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  WASHINGTON — Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States commend a bipartisan group of 17 United States Senators for joining on a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to require the U.S. delegation to the International Whaling Commission to vote to uphold...
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Does anyone know if there is a website or if I could make a website for people to donate, to help send me to Australia or other countries to do volunteer work? Its like 3-4 thousand for a two week to months trip depending on where you go.
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So it favorite Animals week, which I may be stretching animals to the insect kingdom, but for today this guy is my favorite. This is a Luna Moth and to some degree they're quite rare. Humans rarely see the moth because they fly at night. They also have become endangered as a result of pollution and ...
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Just a century ago, more than 1 million chimpanzees roamed the African forests. Today, scientists figure there are perhaps as few as 300,000 chimpanzees left. Without concerted action, the possibility of zero chimpanzees in the wild – indeed, a world in which remaining forests and savannas are virt...
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A recent increase in winter mortality in Atlantic puffins could be due to worsening conditions within the North Sea, according to new findings published in the scientific journal Marine Biology. The study used geo-location technology to track puffins from the Isle of May National Nature Reserve, hom...
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This month, conservationists in the Czech Republic and Kenya launchedan audacious bid to save one of the world's rarest animals: thenorthern white rhinoceros. Four of the last eight known northern whitesin the world, two male and two female, were packed into wooden cratesand sent from a Czech zoo to...
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Time may be running out for orangutans living in the rainforests of Sumatra, it has been warned. According to the Jakarta Post, the "auburn haired" creatures may be facing extinction as they can now only be found in the north of Sumatra and Aceh, areas which are both being hit by deforestation. T...
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The name “orangutan” literally translates into English as “man of the forest”. It comes from Malay and Bahasa Indonesian orang (man) and hutan (forest). Orangutans are extremely intelligent creatures who clearly have the ability to reason and think. Their similarity to us is uncanny. Baby orangutan...
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Great Whites Could Go Extinct Before Tigers Two of the world's most famous carnivores are now under the microscope for being perilously close to extinction. One of them, the tiger, has gotten plenty of PR recently, along with the frightening revelation that the entire species could be on the brink ...
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The sluggish recovery of the southern sea otter of California, a threatened population on the Endangered Species list, appears to have stalled once again. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists say the latest 3-year running average (2,813 sea otters) was 0.5-percent lower than last year, the firs...
Number of southern sea otters counted during spring surveys, plotted as 3-year running averages
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But you can’t stop something so terrible from happening if you don’t know about it or know why you should even care. An estimated 100,000,000 sharks were killed last year – primarily for their fins. Indeed, their populations are down to critical levels and they are still being fished out of the oce...
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No-kill researchers sail to study Antarctic whales Researchers set sail from New Zealand on Tuesday to study whales off Antarctica without killing them - an open challenge to Japan's killing of up to 1,000 whales a year in the name of science. By RAY LILLEYAssociated Press WriterWELLINGTON, New Ze...
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By Donald Liebenson-Special to the TribuneNovember 13, 2009 A sibling drama is playing out in the replicated rain forest treetops of Brookfield Zoo's Tropic World exhibit: Denda, a 7-year-old orangutan, is snacking on a clump of alfalfa, and his toddler sister, Kekasih, wants what he's having. But ...
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In Japan, fishermen round up and slaughter hundreds and even thousands of dolphins and other small whales each year. In the small fishing village of Taiji, entire schools of dolphins are driven into a hidden cove after a prolonged chase. Once trapped inside the cove, the fishermen kill the dolphins...
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The howls echoing through Griffith Park today are coming from joggers, parents and nannies -- not coyotes. Park visitors are angry with wildlife officials' decision to trap and shoot coyotes in the 4,210-acre mountain park. Trackers were called in to trap and shoot the animals after two people repo...
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New Zealand and Australia claim they have created a way to do scientific research on whales without killing them. This is in response to Japan's major whaling operations that kill up to 1,000 whales per year. More information can be found at the environment section of The NZHerald.
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From: Julian Ryall, Telegraph UK An animal rights campaigner who trained dolphins for the 1960s television series Flipper has managed to disrupt the first two days of the annual dolphin hunt in the Japanese town of Taiji, but accepts that as soon as he leaves the fishermen will resume the killing. ...
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More than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered every year in a cove in Taiji, Japan. Their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food, often times labeled as whale meat. Courageous documentary filmmakers infiltrated the heavily guarded cove to uncover the truth ab...
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