Tag Archives: endangered species

SEVEN REASONS WHY RHINO HORN TRADE SHOULD BE LEGALISED…

1. Legal trade will give the consumer the option of buying the product from a legal, ethical, controlled source This will play a role in hindering the black market There will be no need for rhinos to be killed (legally … Continue reading

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1,800 POUNDS OF DOLPHINE MEAT SEIZED FROM TWO PEOPLE IN TAIWAN…

Taiwan coastguards said on Thursday they have arrested two people and seized  1,800 pounds of dolphin meat as the island steps up efforts to protect  endangered animals. The raid on the couple’s home in southern Yunlin county on Tuesday came … Continue reading

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IVORY TUSKS DISGUISED AS CHOCOLATES

SOUTH AFRICANS INVOLVED, HOPE THEY SIT FOR YEARS. The Macau Customs  Service seized 583 elephant tusks, weighing 34 kilograms, with a market  value of MOP580,000. Two South African tourists were intercepted  yesterday after travelling to Macau from Hong Kong Airport. … Continue reading

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HOW DID THE WHITE TIGER GET ITS WHITE COAT?

The reason why the white tiger has a white coat is caused by a single change in a known pigment gene, a new study finds. Facts About White Tigers White tigers have a dark brown or a reddish brown strip … Continue reading

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TRAPPED WHALE SHARK – GETS 2ND CHANCE AT LIFE

Fishermen in the Sonmiani Bay have successfully released a juvenile whale shark trapped in their fishing nets. A tuna gillnet operating along the Balochistan coast caught the 3.5 metre whale shark accidentally. The captain of the vessel, Muhammad Ismail, a … Continue reading

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THIS IS SICK – £100m TRADE IN ENDANGERED ANIMALS AND BODY PARTS

Customs officers have seized 100,000 items included lions’ paws and gorilla  feet, elephant ivory and a snow leopard and a whole polar bear skin Seized: Polar bear skin Drug gangs are making a new fortune – by smuggling body parts … Continue reading

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WESTERN SWAMP TURTLE – HAS BECOME PART OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST

Interesting Fact:  The western swamp turtle is the only turtle species that digs its nest with its front legs rather than its back ones. The Western Swame Turtle is the most endangered reptile in Australia, where it is found only in … Continue reading

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REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS

Did you know . . . Snakes like boas and rattlesnakes have heat sensing organs on their faces to detect warm-blooded prey. Many salamanders have no lungs at all and rely on breathing completely through their skin. Even though reptiles … Continue reading

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STRANGE ENDANGERED PRIMATES

The illegal pet trade’s demand for cute-looking primates is devastating Indonesia’s population of slow lorises. But they are not the only endangered primates you may never have heard of that are already under threat of extinction. “Lorises look like cute … Continue reading

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STOP THE CRUELTY IN THE SURABAYA ZOO – INDONESIA

 ZOO’S IN INDONESIA ARE CRUEL AND ABUSIVE TO ANIMALS The animals of the Surabaya Zoo in Indonesia have been deliberately neglected and abused, and many have starved to death due to the internal conflict of the Surabaya Government and new owners … Continue reading

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