Animals Asia Rescues Bear Named Paddington From Cruel Bile Farm in Vietnam

Animals Asia Rescues Bear Named Paddington From Cruel Bile Farm in Vietnam

Animals Asia, an animal welfare charity, saved Paddington the Asian black bear from a bile farm last week. When the organization first learned about Paddington through the Forest Protection Department in Nam Dinh, Vietnam, they knew they needed to save her. The Forest Protection Department told the organization that an officer had spotted Paddington stuck […]

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Trafficked: Kidnapped chimps, jailed rhino horn traffickers, and seized donkey parts

Trafficked: Kidnapped chimps, jailed rhino horn traffickers, and seized donkey parts

LUBUMBASHI Democratic Republic of Congo Three chimpanzees have been kidnapped and are being held for ransom after intruders broke into a primate sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Franck Chantereau, founder of the J.A.C.K. Primate Rehabilitation Centre, says the kidnappers got into the 7-hectare (17-acre) facility in the southern city of Lubumbashi at around 3 […]

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Big data monitoring tool aims to catch up to Indonesia’s booming online bird trade

Big data monitoring tool aims to catch up to Indonesia’s booming online bird trade

JAKARTA — Researchers in Indonesia have harnessed the power of big data to monitor the flourishing online trade in songbirds, proposing it as a critical conservation tool in the absence of any other platform to crack down on trafficking. The researchers, from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), developed their “Support Vector Machine,” or […]

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Southeast Asia’s big cats like their prey rare — as in really elusive

Southeast Asia’s big cats like their prey rare — as in really elusive

Tigers and clouded leopards are two of Southeast Asia’s most threatened and enigmatic big cat species. With the numbers of both in sharp decline across the region, leaving their remaining populations small and fragmented, it’s unsurprising that scientists know very little about basic things — such as what they eat. But now, a new study […]

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‘Birds are messengers’, says BirdLife’s Patricia Zurita

‘Birds are messengers’, says BirdLife’s Patricia Zurita

Next month BirdLife International, a global partnership of 115 organizations working to protect birds and their habitats, will mark its 100th anniversary by holding the BirdLife World Congress in London. The event will bring together scientists, conservationists, and other stakeholders from around the world. BirdLife has a lot to celebrate on its 100th birthday. It […]

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Family of Nine Spider Monkeys Rescued from Illegal Zoo and Returned to Rainforest

Family of Nine Spider Monkeys Rescued from Illegal Zoo and Returned to Rainforest

A family of nine spider monkeys, including two babies, were saved from an illegal zoo and returned to their natural home, the rainforest. With help from Animal Defenders International (ADI), Taricaya Ecological Reserve, Peru’s Wildlife Department, and SERFOR, the monkeys were rescued from the zoo in eastern Peru and returned to the wild. The monkeys […]

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