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Almost 50 years after being completely wiped off due to reckless poaching, six black rhinos finally returned to the Central African nation of Chad. Two male and four female rhinos were airlifted on Thursday from South Africa to Zakouma National Park in Chad. According to the WWF, black rhino numbers dramatically dropped 98 percent between 1960-1995 mainly […]

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The critically endangered totoaba bass is poached regularly in the Gulf of California, to be sold in Asian markets. Just like shark fins and rhino horns, their swim bladders are used for medicinal purposes in Asia. A Sea Shepherd vessel M/V SHARPIE recently came across one such illegal fishing gear where the crew noticed live […]

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The fake ad on Craiglist read: “Free exotic animals. We’re a sanctuary going out of business. Go around back and help yourself.” Now someone did just that and stole a total of 36 exotic animals from the We Care Wildlife Sanctuary in Miami, Florida. Seven ring-tailed lemurs, five marmosets, four monkeys, seven birds, and 13 tortoises worth […]

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Environmental activists have long blamed large scale deforestation leading to loss of habitat for sharp decline in orangutan populations in Borneo. A 16-year survey by researchers has shockingly revealed that over 100,000 orangutans have perished since 1999. While deforestation continues to be the main culprit, the research also revealed that animals were “disappearing” from areas that […]

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As the population of the magnificent Cheetahs dips in southern Africa, scientists want the animal to be uplisted to ‘endangered’ from ‘vulnerable’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. The study revealed that only 3,577 adult cheetahs remain in southern Africa. This estimate is 11 percent lower than the IUCN’s current […]

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A budget ski resort in Bulgaria is about to expand into Pirin National Park, one of Europe’s best preserved homes for large mammals like bears and wolves, and could lead to commercial logging affecting about 60% of the park. UNESCO believes the move could seriously affect the World Heritage property and its buffer zone. Katerina Rakovska, […]

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