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On Wednesday, Slash was on hand to help launch the Bob Irwin Wildlife Conservation Foundation at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia. Slash says he first met Bob, the father of the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin, a couple of years ago at a music festival. "He [Bob] brought some...
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Sharks are one of our planet's most misunderstood and maligned creatures, and the pressure from human activities on shark populations has been pushing some species of these fish toward extinction. An estimated one-third of shark species is under threat of extinction, millions of sharks are kill...
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Environmental groups have petitioned the federal government to list the declining population of great white sharks off the coast of California as an endangered species. The northeastern Pacific Ocean population of great whites is genetically distinct and in danger of extinction, according to the pe...
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Yaoundé, Cameroon — Six months after the killing of hundreds of elephants in a Cameroon national park, WWF today is releasing exclusive video material from the scene of the shocking event. The release comes on the eve of World Elephant Day on Sunday, August 12, 2012. WWF fears that soon this event m...
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by Richard Black The Australian minister for sustainability, environment, water, population and communities is due in Panama City for a couple of days to bang the drum for what has been his country's favourite environmental cause - whaling. But it might be a visit that no-one notices. When I cove...
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By International Fund for Animal Welfare With President Barack Obama declaring June "National Oceans Month," the sanctity of the marine ecosystem resonates around the globe. Reaffirming their commitment to the oceans and those that inhabit them, Representatives Bill Keating and Howard Berman have i...
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Early in the morning on Sunday, Simba rebels (Mai Mai) attacked the Institute in Congo for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) and headquarters for the Okapi Wildlife Reserve near the village of Epulu in the northeastern area of the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to the Okapi Conservation Pr...
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  Hidden high among the forested volcanoes of central Africa, the mountain gorilla was unknown to science until 1902, when two were first encountered by a German explorer -- and promptly killed. It set the tone for the relationship. For much of the time since, due to deforestation and poach...
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Six years after the Yangtze river dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer), or baiji, was declared "functionally extinct" by scientists, another marine mammal appears on the edge of extinction in China's hugely degraded Yangtze River. In less than two months, 32 Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorien...
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At some point in our lives most of us have been offered this advice: If you keep expectations low, you won't be disappointed. Photos by Michael E. EsteySmall, isolated wetlands like these produce 70 percent of the ducks in the critical prairie pothole region of North Dakota and South Dakota. Foll...
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World Bank launched a $36 million project on Sunday for conservation of endangered wildlife which has become extinct due to their illegal trade and unplanned development activities. Evden Eve NakliyatKayseri Evden Eve Nakliyatdizi izle “This will be a milestone in regional cooperation for wildlife ...
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  The chief of Phetchaburi's Kaeng Krachan district denied yesterday there was any need for Karen people to bribe officials, after a senior official's comment that Karen poachers were trying to smuggle elephants to get money to pay for identity cards.   Sutthipong Tanboonyasiridech di...
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When it comes to commercial whaling, things are rarely as simple as they seem. The fact that it continues, 30 years after the International Whaling Commission (IWC) voted for an indefinite moratorium, suggests that there has been some kind of failure on the part of environmentalists and other oppone...
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Puntung is a Sumatran rhino, one of roughly two hundred left in the world. Captured in a Borneo forest on Christmas Day, she is the latest addition to Malaysia's Borneo Rhino Sanctuary -- and experts say she may also be one of the last hopes for a species on the brink of extinction. Veterinarians ...
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Siku, a polar bear cub born in captivity in Denmark, has taken the Internet by storm. It's not a surprise, he's so cute! When Siku was born at the Scandinavian Wildlife Park November 22, 2011 his mother had not produced milk for three years. "Instead of leaving the cub to die we decided to try to ...
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Conservationists and wildlife officials in the Malaysian state of Sabah airlifted a young female Sumatran Rhinoceros — one of the world's most endangered animals — to an area of forest where she would encounter a potential partner, reports the Sabah Wildlife Department and Borneo Rhino Alliance. Sum...
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The United Mexican States are characterized by their diverse ecosystems, and are very rich in terms of their flora and fauna, while many of the organisms are endemic and exclusive to that zone. However, the inhabitants of these ecosystems are sometimes subject to neglect, excessive hunting and threa...
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  This shark's oddly shaped head is thought to be a mechanism to spread out its highly specialised sense organs, which amongst other things help it to detect electrical currents created by its prey. A useful skill to have when you have an entire ocean to scan for food!   Where am I fo...
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A comprehensive new study finds that orangutan populations in Indonesian Borneo are being diminished at unsustainable rates due to conflict with humans. The results suggest orangutans outside protected areas may be headed toward extinction. The study, published Friday in PLoS One, is based on 18 mo...
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  Hawaiian monk seals in a marine protected area are heading towards extinction, while those in a nearby unprotected area are thriving, according to new research.   Listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, the Hawaiian monk seal was persecuted in the past for its meat, hide and oi...
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