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Chinese custom agents seize 68,000 pythons skins

Customs agents in Haikou, a city in China’s southern province of Hainan, confiscated 68,000 python skins, estimated to be worth $48 million.… Read More Chinese custom agents seize 68,000 pythons skins

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The last croak for Darwin’s frog

Deadly amphibian disease chytridiomycosis has caused the extinction of Darwin’s frogs, believe scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB), Chile.… Read More The last croak for Darwin’s frog

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Critically endangered species in Sumatra on the road to extinction

Some of the world’s most vulnerable creatures could be wiped out if a highway through the Haparan rainforest is approved.… Read More Critically endangered species in Sumatra on the road to extinction

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About 100 endangered pangolins rescued in Thailand

Highway police in Khon Kaen seized about 100 live pangolins hidden at the back of a pickup truck parked in a petrol station in Muang district on early Sunday morning.… Read More About 100 endangered pangolins rescued in Thailand

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Formosan clouded leopards declared extinct

For 13 years, researchers have been searching for the Formosan clouded leopard, but now that countless in-the-field observation hours and thousands of infrared cameras have turned up no sign of the rare species, scientists have arrived to a somber conclusion: clouded leopards there are extinct, and have likely been for decades.… Read More Formosan clouded leopards declared extinct

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Customs Police find entire tiger skeleton in Czech man’s car

A trafficker found with an entire tiger skeleton hidden in his car is facing three years in jail in Pardubice, Czech Republic.… Read More Customs Police find entire tiger skeleton in Czech man’s car

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Feeding live animals to tigers is China’s version of a success story!

Harbin Siberian Tiger Park in Northern China claims to be the world’s most successful centre for breeding Siberian tigers. It’s also where tourists can pay to have live animals fed to these tigers.… Read More Feeding live animals to tigers is China’s version of a success story!

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Nepal plans to cap wildlife growth to curb human-wildlife conflict

Officials in Nepal have said they will now have to put a cap on the growth of wildlife including endangered species like tigers and rhinos.… Read More Nepal plans to cap wildlife growth to curb human-wildlife conflict

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Is Palm Oil responsible for the deaths of 14 Pygmy Elephants?

When wildlife officials in Borneo first encountered this three-month-old pygmy elephant on January 25, he was surrounded by death. Four members of his herd lay on the ground around him, their bodies cold and bloody. The baby was nudging his dead mother with his trunk, trying to get her to rise and feed him.… Read More Is Palm Oil responsible for the deaths of 14 Pygmy Elephants?