The Jane Goodall Act Could Make Groundbreaking Strides for Captive Wildlife in Canada

The Jane Goodall Act Could Make Groundbreaking Strides for Captive Wildlife in Canada

A recently introduced bill could become one of Canada’s strongest captive animal welfare laws – and it’s named after a conservation hero who has changed the hearts of millions through her work with primates. The Jane Goodall Act would ban the new captivity of great apes and elephants, ban performances by these animals and cetaceans, […]

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Petition: New Whale Species that Washed Ashore in Florida is Already Endangered

Petition: New Whale Species that Washed Ashore in Florida is Already Endangered

Scientists have identified a new species of whale—and they say it’s already endangered. LiveScience reports that in January 2019, the body of a whale washed ashore in the Florida Everglades. Scientists initially thought the whale was a subspecies of the Bryde’s whale called Rice’s whale. Bryde’s—pronounced “broodus”—is a baleen whale species in the same category […]

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Humans pushing North Atlantic right whale to extinction faster than believed

Humans pushing North Atlantic right whale to extinction faster than believed

Humans are killing the endangered North Atlantic right whale far faster than previously thought, and experts say the window to act is quickly closing. According to new modelling from the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium, only 356 of the whales remain in the world — a significant decline from the 409 logged last year. Of the remaining […]

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