Facebook video shows orangutan defending forest against bulldozer

Dramatic footage released last week by an animal welfare group shows a wild orangutan trying in vain to fight off destruction of its rainforest habitat in Borneo. The video, filmed in 2013 but posted on Facebook on June 5th for World Environment Day by International Animal Rescue (IAR), was shot in Sungai Putri, a tract […]

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Raccoon released into wild after successful skyscraper climb

A daredevil raccoon that became an online sensation when it spent almost 20 nail-biting hours scaling a 25-storey office tower in Minnesota has been safely rescued and released back into the wild after making it to the top of the building unscathed. The animal’s ascent on the outside of the UBS building in downtown St […]

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Pilot Whale Dies After Eating 80 Plastic Bags in Thailand

In another tragedy for marine mammals who are being increasingly harmed by our trash, a pilot whale has died in Thailand after consuming a shocking amount of plastic debris. He was found days ago in a canal near the border of Malaysia clearly in need of help. Rescuers used buoys to keep him afloat and […]

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Climate Change Caused One of the Biggest Seabird Die-Offs Yet

In 2014 scientists and beachgoers began finding west coast shores littered with thousands of small bodies. Their tragic discoveries would turn into what would become one of the largest seabird die-offs recorded yet, and now scientists have linked the cause to climate change. The birds who were washing up were Cassin’s Auklets, a portly little […]

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The Bees and the Birds

United States, Vermont, 1962, Springtime. Walking through the forests, all seemed to be in order, except for one startling peculiarity: the air was still. No birds flew amongst the trees and without them, their songs were gone as well. This unnerving detail was not localised to Vermont. Birds were vanishing from ecosystems all across North […]

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More than 100 wedge-tailed eagles found dead on Victorian farm

More than 100 wedge-tailed eagles have been found on a farm in eastern Victoria, prompting a criminal investigation. Officers from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) found the carcasses on a property at Tubbut, which is on the edge of the Snowy River national park near the New South Wales border in […]

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Owner of South African hunting company indicted by US prosecutors over illegal elephant hunt

The owner of a trophy hunting business in South Africa has been indicted by prosecutors with the United States Department of Justice for violating the Endangered Species Act and the Lacey Act. Prosecutors in the US state of Colorado have alleged that Hanno van Rensburg, a South African national and owner of Authentic African Adventures, […]

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Welcome to our “NEW LOOK” website

This morning when you open your newsletter and click on an article, you may be surprised to find our “NEW LOOK” website. Our “NEW LOOK” website has been 6 months in the making and has three main advantages: Strikingly larger images in both the content and the banner for better visual impact. Light, open structure […]

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Success! Cruel Fox Cub Murderers Prosecuted in UK

It’s a sickening spectacle: An undercover video filmed in 2016 revealed that members of the UK’s South Herefordshire Hunt repeatedly threw live fox cubs into dog kennels. The secret footage appears to show live fox cubs being delivered one by one to the Hunt’s kennels. In the video, the hungry dogs can be heard baying. […]

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Hunters are wiping out hornbills in Ghana’s forests

Hunting for meat consumption and the bushmeat trade is threatening several species of hornbills in Ghana, in some cases leading to their complete disappearance, according to a recent study. Ecologist Lars H. Holbech of the University of Ghana said hunters had shifted their focus from the large mammals, now rare in many parts of the […]

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