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China's Wild Panda Population Up Nearly 17 Percent
Offbeat  (tags: china, panda population, wildlife, protection )

Angela
- 2 days ago - msn.com
The investigation by the State Forestry Administration (SFA) found that by the end of 2013 China had 1,864 giant pandas alive in the wild, marking an increase of 268 individuals, or 16.8 percent.
China Bans Ivory Imports for a Year
Offbeat  (tags: china, bans, ivory, imports, year, poaching, elephants, rhinos, good news )

Scooby
- 5 days ago - belfasttelegraph.co.uk
China has imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports that took immediate effect amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory fuels poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants.
China Bans Ivory Imports for 1 Year to Protect Elephants
Offbeat  (tags: ban on ivory, elephants, china )

Angela
- 5 days ago - msn.com
China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports that took immediate effect Thursday amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fueled poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants.
The Most Popular Drink on Earth? From Moroccan Mint to Tibetan Yak Butter, Discover How Tea Is Served Around the World - and Why
Offbeat  (tags: tea, china, world, cultures, tibitean, drink )

Scooby
- 11 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Nearly 5,000 years after it was created by a Chinese Emperor, tea remains one of the worldâEUR(TM)s most popular beverages in the US, with tens of thousands of gallons of different iced varieties being consumed every year.
Rare Footage Shows Amur Tiger Family Playing in China
Offbeat  (tags: amur, tiger, china, footage, video, family )

Scooby
- 11 days ago - ibtimes.co.uk
Rare and stunning footage of an Amur tiger family filmed playing in China shows populations are finally returning after decades of conservation efforts.
China Tiger Farms Put Big Cats in the Jaws of Extinction
Offbeat  (tags: animals, tigers, farms, China )

Cher
- 16 days ago - news.yahoo.com
China's tiger farm industry says the trade in captive animals helps to relieve the pressure on wild felines, but wildlife groups argue it reduces the stigma around buying the animals or their body parts, and could create new markets for them.
Plea to Prince to Cancel Trip to Chinese Park... Where Animals Are Forced to Perform Degrading Tricks and Have Tusks Sawn Off
Offbeat  (tags: Prince William, elephant sanctuary, china, animal sanctuary )

Scooby
- 17 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Prince William was last night urged to cancel his visit to a wildlife park in China where elephants are forced to dance, play football and perform degrading circus tricks for crowds of tourists.
China Executes 'Mafia' Mining Billionaire Tycoon
Offbeat  (tags: billionaire, china, mining, murder, crime, mafia, Executed )

Angela
- 21 days ago - msn.com
China executed a mining billionaire tycoon and a handful of his accomplices this week for multiple murders. Liu Han, his younger brother Liu Wei, and three accomplices were condemned to death in May for "organizing and leading a mafia-style group," murder
The Pitiful Little Piggy Born With Terrible Deformities Including âEUR~a Face Like a Human's'
Offbeat  (tags: pig, born, human, face, china, sad news )

Scooby
- 22 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
The pitiful little piggy born with terrible deformities including âEUR~a face like a human's': Animal dies days after birth
China Is Breeding Tigers Like Cattle, and ItâEUR(TM)s a Billion Dollar Industry
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, tigers, farming, China )

Cher
- 31 days ago - greenerideal.com
ItâEUR(TM)s estimated that between 5,000 to 6,000 tigers are being farmed in China. Their bones are steeped in alcohol to make tiger bone wine, their skins are turned into rugs for ChinaâEUR(TM)s richest citizens, and their meat is sold for food.
Baby Elephant Is Rescued After Falling Down Empty Ditch at Chinese Nature Reserve
Offbeat  (tags: china, rescues, elephant calf, trapped, offbeat )

Scooby
- 40 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Police came bearing some basic tools to help it climb out of its temporary confinement which was approximately two-meteres deep.
Abducted Toddler Found 24 Years Later: Watch Child Trafficking Victim Meet Dad
Offbeat  (tags: child abduction, toddler, family, china )

Angela
- 43 days ago - examiner.com
An abducted toddler was found 24 years after he had been kidnapped and sold by child traffickers. This week, the toddler was reunited with his father and his younger sister. The video of the emotional reunion between father and son after 24 years is heart
Tiger and Wild Cat Trade From Myanmar to China Growing
Offbeat  (tags: Trade, Animals, Wild Cats, Tiger, Myanmar, China )

Ray
- 71 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The trade in tigers and other wild cat parts from Myanmar into China has grown in recent years, a new study based on two decades of survey data suggests.
Heartbreaking Pictures of a Terrified Circus Monkey Lay Bare China's Problem With Animal Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: circus, circuses, china, animals, animal welfare, animal cruelty, monkey )

Scooby
- 92 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Still chained to the tiny bicycle he is being forced to ride, a monkey cowers by a wall, shuddering as his trainer approaches wielding a whip.
Celebrity Bear Who Symbolised Fight Against Cruel Torture of Bile Farms Dies in Embrace With Women Who Rescued Him
Offbeat  (tags: Oliver, bear bile, farms, china, sad news )

Scooby
- 110 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A charismatic and inspirational moon bear who became a symbol of the animal welfare movement in China after surviving 30 years of captivity on a bile farm has died after beating overwhelming odds to live out the final years
 

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