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Now that The Cove - the documentary about dolphin slaughtering in Japan - has officially rolled out to most U.S. cities, people's awareness about dolphins' precarious position on this planet has risen to new levels. Films like this are incredible in that they can literally shock viewers into action...
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Taiji Town: Ground Zero for the World’s Largest Dolphin Slaughter Taiji is a small fishing village located on the southern part of the Japanese archipelago at the tip of the peninsula that extends into the Pacific Ocean. This is where the practice of driving dolphins into shallow water and slaught...
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All over the world more than 10,000 animal species are in danger. Some are in danger because their homes are being destroyed. Many are in danger because people hunt them. Among these are the manatees. Manatees are gentle creatures that some call Sea Cows. Their Falling Numbers!!Florida Manatees ar...
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A Singaporean couple has tied the knot in a shark-infested tank to highlight the plight of the animals which die to fulfill the increasing Chinese taste for shark-fin soup. "We wanted to do something different and help raise consciousness of the environment," said the bride, Juliana Khoo, after she...
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1. Support international shark fisheries’ management and conservation efforts. 2. Contact your local government representative. Demand that shark management and conservation efforts become a priority. 3. Support organizations, like Project AWARE, which are engaged in ocean conservation efforts. 4...
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With Shark Week beginning on August 2 right around the corner and the Shark Conservation Act of 2009 on the legislative table, shark conservation has been at the center of many ocean advocacy groups. Including Oceana, the largest international organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation, who...
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Joel ReynoldsDirector of NRDC's Urban Program, the Marine Mammal Protection and So. California Ecosystem projects, Santa Monica, CAPosted July 13, 2009 in Reviving the World's Oceans , Saving Wildlife and Wild PlacesIn yesterday's New York Times Magazine ("Watching Whales Watch Us"), author Charles...
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By Brandon KeimFebruary 24, 2009Rather than relying on warm, fuzzy feelings to protect animals, conservationists suggest appealing to something more reliable: greed. By selling financial contracts pegged to species health, the government could create a market in the future of threatened animals, ma...
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By Alexis MadrigaMaybe there really isn’t anything that you can’t buy online.Endangered animals, including chimps, marmosets and leopard cubs, are being bought and sold online, according to a new report. Over six one-week observation periods earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welf...
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This is serious stuff, bats are dying from a fungus called white nose syndrome. Congressional members from 13 states in the US as asking the Obama administration for emergency funding to keep bats alive. A half million have already died. The bats are a vital link in the ecosystem as they feed on bu...
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Please join hundreds of wildlife advocates who are walking to support our native animals on Sunday, May 3 at Zuma Beach, Malibu. The money raised from CWC Walk on the Wild Side® will go directly to funding the free services and programs CWC provides, including paramedic rescue and rehabilitation fo...
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20-03-2009 A new report based on 40 years of data analysed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, state government wildlife agencies, and non-governmental organizations including Audubon (BirdLife in the USA), shows that birds are sending an important and troubling message a...
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Amidst worldwide protest and controversy, Canada’s shameful annual massacre of 300,000 baby harp seals began today. Mass killings are underway in the Saint Lawrence Gulf and will soon expand to Newfoundland. Canada’s seal hunt (if you can call bludgeoning defenseless baby animals to death “hunting”)...
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KYOTO (Japan) - THAI monkeys have been observed showing their young how to floss - proof that primates teach offspring to use tools, a Japanese researcher says. 'I was surprised because teaching techniques on using tools properly to a third party are said to be an activity carried out only by human...
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By Laura Tull Stingrays are fascinating animals, brought to the attention of the media by a true accident with the death of Steve Irwin, and by recent discoveries of Giant Stingray's in Thailand. Though related to the sharks they are not as aggressive and are not prone to attack humans. They are ne...
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Tiny songbirds such as martins and thrushes migrate as much as 311 miles a day according to the first study by biologists tracking such birds in their annual winter migration and back. One industrious martin flew 4,660!!!!!!!!!! miles from the Amazon basin to Pennsylvania. Bridget Stutchbury York U...
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Scientists find new creatures of Australian deep reported, Sydney (AFP) Jan 18, 2009 A joint US-Australian team spent a month in deep waters off the coast of the southern island of Tasmania to "search for life deeper than any previous voyage in Australian waters," lead researcher Ron Thresher said....
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The Canadian government is being sued by environmentalists demanding they use the countries' Species at Risk Act to protect killer whales off British Columbia. Ecojustice, on behalf of 8 environmental groups recently filed the suit to force officials to use the legislation to safequard the habitat o...
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About 4 out of 10 freshwater fish species in North America are in peril according to major study by Canadian, US and Mexican scientists. See The Associated Press, Seth Borenstein, The Denver Post, 9 11 08 for more. When will we get it, waterways are not toilets. Pollution kills and hurts the econom...
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Wildlife-Conservation Society and Republic of Congo said new census counted 125,000 newly discovered gorillas. Western lowland gorillas were believed to have been reduced by 50% due to hunting and disease. Primatologists in Edinburgh, Scotland warn that nearly half of the world's 634 types of prima...
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