Tom Regan on Endangered Species

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The rights view is not opposed to efforts to save endangered species. It only insists that we be clear about the reasons for doing so.

US Considers Removing Humpback Whales from the Endangered Species List

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Christian Science Monitor Calls for Endangered Species Hour

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I like this opinion piece from the Christian Science Monitor which calls for an "Endangered Species Hour." The Christian Science Monitor rightly points out that citizens and consumers need to get involved in endangered species protection, because at the CITES level, it's all about money and international politics. But jobs that depend on harvesting endangered species will quickly disappear if those species are not protected.

US a Hub for Eatin' Them Endangered Species

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Nepal is "Poachers Paradise"

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Gulf Coast Wildlife Threatened by Oil Spill

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"Thin Green Line" Surveys Wildlife Crime in UK

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Horror in Africa

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ivory africa military poaching elephants endangered speciesAfrican elephants being poached in unprecedented numbers. They are disappearing from the continent as the poachers become increasingly militarized. Full story here at the New York Times.

Chimpanzee Meat Sold In British Black Market

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chimpanzees UK bush meat primates endangered speciesDisgusting. Sometimes it's hard to read these stories. It makes one feel so helpless.

Mexican Male Caught Smuggling Titi Monkeys

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Sydney Morning Herald Spotlights Mountain Gorillas

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Polar Bears Keep "Threatened" Status

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A federal judge on Thursday upheld a 2008 decision to protect polar bears throughout their range as a “threatened” species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The polar bear was the first species added to the Endangered Species List due solely to the threat from global warming. polar bear us endangered speciesThis is good news. For the full story, here's the link to the Environmental News Network.

Cute Pictures from Mountain Gorilla Births in February

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virunga happy news primates mountain gorillas endangered speciesTwins born in February, a rare event! Here's the link to some cute pictures! Eerie how similar to humans they appear.

No Marine Animal Protection from CITES

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The opening line in this USA Today article says it all, "Every proposal to protect marine species at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species meeting in Doha, Qatar was voted down." Tags: CITES marine animals Japan china endangered species It's unfortunate, but true, thanks primarily to Japan and China.

More Arctic Species in Trouble

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are wreaking havoc on Arctic species. Tags: climate canada global warming endangered species arctic Global warming and climate change (aren't they one and the same thing?)

Malaysia is One of the Centers of Wildlife Trafficking

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Malaysia is a transit hub, a supply source, and a consumer hub for endangered wildlife. Tags: wildlife crime wildlife trafficking malaysia endangered species A deadly combination.

Humboldt Penguins in Chile Face Extinction

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rats chile extinction penguins endangered speciesFrom the Huffington Post. Invading rats with bodies up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) long have begun eating eggs and chicks, and some experts fear that unless the rats are eradicated, they could tip the Humboldt penguin toward extinction.

South African Caught Smuggling Live Crocodiles

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He was caught at an airport with about 70 live animals, including at least three different endangered species and eight inch-long Caiman crocodiles. Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife crime reptiles crocodile south africa endangered species The article says most are okay , but in varying stages of health. I don't know how these poor animals survive stuffed in luggage. Very cruel.

PETA Exposes Horrible Practice of Reptile Skinning

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Leopards Threatened by Extinction Too

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Asian Countries Score Another Victory Over Marine Animals

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Delegates to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) conference in Qatar voted down three of four proposals to protect sharks. China, by far the world’s largest consumer of the cartilaginous fish, for sharkfin soup, and Japan, which has battled to keep the convention from being extended to any marine species, led the opposition. Tags: CITES united nations marine animals Japan china endangered species

US Fish & Wildlife Only Accepting Snail Mail

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OK, so if you have a comment about the changes to the Endangered Species Act , you can ONLY snail mail or hand deliver your letter. Tags: us fish and wildlife endangered species No email or faxes. You only have 30 days to comment. And there will be no public hearing. That's just BS.

Newly Found Species Already Endangered

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Sharp Increase in Rhino Poaching

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Organized crime is also heavily involved in trafficking of rhino products and other endangered species'. Tags: organized crime wildlife crime Traditional Chinese Medicine poaching rhino endangered species It's the highest rate in 15 years, with an increasing market in Asian traditional medicines. This statement in the USA Today article says it all.

Interpol Makes Arrests in Tiger Smuggling

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A coordinated international law enforcement operation has led to the arrest of 25 individuals suspected of taking part in the illicit trade of tigers, one of the world's most endangered species. International collaboration in wildlife crime enforcement is critical to protecting species like tigers that are on the brink of extinction," said Fred O'Regan, President and Chief Executive Officer of IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare. From the PR Newswire.

Efforts to Rescue Lolita the Orca from Miami

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They sued the National Marine Fisheries Service for excluding captive killer whales from listing under the Endangered Species Act. The activists claim Lolita is being "kept in an inadequate tank, without companions of her own species or adequate protection from the sun.". captivity whales entertainment Orcas aquariums PETA endangered speciesRead the rest of the article in the Courthouse News Service.

Bush Proposes Penguin Protection, Hell Freezes Over

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The Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list six species of penguin as threatened species and one _ the African penguin _ as an endangered species. But it has denied protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act for three others _ including the emperor and northern rockhopper penguins, the stars of such popular movies as "March of the Penguins" and "Happy Feet.".Environmentalists Tags: bush penguins endangered species

Ringling Brother Accused of Violating ESA

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And they certainly have no right to use endangered species as performers. These are ENDANGERED species. of violating the Endangered Species Act when it uses bullhooks and chains to control its performing pachyderms. Tags: circuses us elephants endangered species Good. I don't care what anyone says, I can't stand circuses. We can't afford to waste any individual member, whether it be for entertainment or experimentation.

Illegal Puma Skin Sent to India

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Another Bird Species Goes Extinct

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The report has bad news for bird species all around, identifying 12.5 percent as being endangered. Tags: birds extinction endangered species This time, it's the Alaotra grebe from Madagascar, according to the 2010 IUCN Red List update for birds, by BirdLife International.

Thai Police Rescue Monkeys Bound for Restaurant

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Thai Highway Police in Sa Kaeo province have rescued 24 baby crab-eating monkeys, arresting a Thai driver and five undocumented Cambodians attempting to smuggle the endangered species to Cambodia, where they were destined for cooking pots in.Chinese specialty restaurants in Cambodia. Tags: cambodia bush meat china monkeys endangered species Just awful. Thank goodness these were rescued.

Oil to Hit US Shore Either this Sunday or Monday

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Mary Landrieu is Stupid

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Primate Parts Still Being Used for "Medicinal Purposes"

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"Year of the Tiger" Simply Means "Year of More Summits"

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Internet Exploits Cameroon's Primates

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Their ads claim that the primate comes with "veterinary health documents, a "permit" from CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and a year's health care guarantee. Just another threat to already endangered primates. Tags: wildlife crime wildlife trafficking africa primates endangered species cameroon

Central London Shop Raided for Illegal Wildlife Products

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Detectives seized 200 products believed to be made from endangered animals including musk deer, leopards and tigers. The raid took place on the day an amendment to the law controlling illegal trade in endangered species came into effect. Tags: wildlife crime UK wildlife trafficking Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers endangered species Not surprisingly, they raided a shop selling Chinese traditional medicines. From the Telegraph.

India Reaches Out to Neighbors to Save Tigers

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Obama's Rules Freeze May Help Wolves

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Wildlife conservationists say the freeze will delay and possibly prevent the removal of gray wolves from the federal endangered species list in Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, and also in portions of Washington, Oregon, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Tags: Obama wolves salazar endangered species Let's keep our fingers crossed.