Petition: Brutal Footage Released of Training Practices Used to Break the Spirits of Baby Elephants to Entertain Tourists

Petition: Brutal Footage Released of Training Practices Used to Break the Spirits of Baby Elephants to Entertain Tourists

World Animal Protection released footage of an elephant training process called “the crush.” In this method, baby elephants are exploited to make them submissive to tourists. Baby and adult elephants are used in entertainment around the world, including giving rides to tourists or performing tricks. “The Crush” is designed to break animals spirits, and according […]

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Ground-feeding birds in Southeast Asia may be going extinct outside protected areas

Ground-feeding birds in Southeast Asia may be going extinct outside protected areas

Nature reserves in large parts of Southeast Asia may be the last strongholds for charismatic ground-feeding birds such as quails, partridges and pheasants, together called galliforms, according to a recent study in Conservation Letters. Researchers estimate that five species of galliforms no longer survive outside protected areas in Sundaland, a region comprising the Malay Peninsula […]

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POLL: Should the Fish and Wildlife Service protect giraffes as an endangered species?

POLL: Should the Fish and Wildlife Service protect giraffes as an endangered species?

Animal advocacy and conservation organizations are taking the Trump administration to court for failing to protect giraffes who are suffering from what’s been dubbed a “silent extinction.” Although they might be one of the most easily recognizable and beloved animals on earth, giraffes have been quietly disappearing at an alarming rate. Since the mid-1980s, their […]

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Hunting, agriculture driving rapid decline of jaguars in South America’s Gran Chaco

Hunting, agriculture driving rapid decline of jaguars in South America’s Gran Chaco

New research finds that one-third of critical jaguar habitat in the Gran Chaco, South America’s largest tropical dry forest, has been lost since the mid-1980s. According to the study, led by researchers at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin) and published in the journal Diversity and Distributions this week, deforestation driven by agricultural expansion — mainly […]

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