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South African Court Rules Against Rhino Horn Moratorium
Offbeat  (tags: south african court, rhino horn moratorium, rhinos, animals, bizarre, environment, humans, wildlife )

Lone
- 2 days ago - ifaw.org
The bottom line is that this ruling not only sets another dangerous precedent in South African law, but also sends a very dangerous message that it is okay to trade in rhino horn, albeit domestically, when rhinos need all the protection they can get
Trump Proposes Wall to Protect His Ireland Golf Course From Rising Seas
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, environment, ethics, interesting, society, unusual )

Kathy
- 2 days ago - oregonlive.com
Donald Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland.
Lady Spiders Demand Gifts From Their Gentleman Callers âEUR" or Else They Eat Them
Offbeat  (tags: lady spiders, spiders, eaten alive, animals, bizarre, environment, interesting, wildlife )

Lone
- 3 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Look, if any of these male nursery web spiders out there want to get busy and perpetuate their lineage, they better not show up empty-handed. Because they could get eaten. Alive.
The Most Beautiful Places in California
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, pictures, photos, environment, travel, mountains, ocean, culture, usa, off-beat )

Connie
- 4 days ago - cntraveler.com
Today I am taking an armchair vacation! Enjoy!
Saudi Arabia Officials Undergo Training in Detecting Illegal Wildlife
Offbeat  (tags: training, Saudi Arabia, animals, environment, humans, wildlife )

Lone
- 7 days ago - ifaw.org
The training was a mix of presentations and interactive exercises, and participants expressed their interest in attending further training sessions organized by IFAW and SWA in all entry points (airports, marine ports and terrestrials)
Why Drones Make Elephants Go Berserk
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, drones, animals, environment, interesting, unusual, wildlife )

Lone
- 8 days ago - theatlantic.com
The elephants noticed the drones, which hovered anywhere from 25 feet to 300 feet above them. And it wasnâEUR(TM)t just that the elephants noticed them; in many cases, the elephants were clearly agitated. Some of them took off running.
Tiger Skin, Bones Seized in Doon, 4 Poachers Held
Offbeat  (tags: tiger skins, adult tiger, international poachers, animals, crime, environment, society )

Lone
- 9 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The STF team seized the 11-ft-long and 5-ft-wide skin of the adult tiger from the possession of the four men, who are believed to be part of an international gang of poachers.
Scare as Elephant Charges at Curious Onlookers in Meru
Offbeat  (tags: elephant, curious onlookers, meru, animals, bizarre, environment, humans, wildlife )

Lone
- 9 days ago - nation.co.ke
Excited motorists and pedestrians were Sunday evening forced to run for dear life after an elephant charged at them.
PHOTOS - Kasha
Offbeat  (tags: kasha, wildcat sanctuary, bengal, animals, cats, environment, humans, pictures, wildlife, world )

Lone
- 9 days ago - wildcatsanctuary.org
A small non-profit cat rescue contacted The Wildcat Sanctuary asking us if we would accept Kasha, an F1 Bengal, into our sanctuary.
Minamata Disease Continues Devastation After 60 Years
Offbeat  (tags: environment, destruction, water, Minamata, Japan, minamata disease, habitatdestruction )

Naoko
- 10 days ago - the-japan-news.com
First diagnosed in people who consumed seafood contaminated by methylmercury discharged from Chisso Corp.'s Minamata plant. The disease damages the central nervous system, causing such symptoms as sensory disturbance and visual field constriction.
ABQ Animal Welfare: It Is Legal to Break Into Car to Save Animal, But Be Cautious
Offbeat  (tags: ABQ Animal welfare, animals trapped in hot cars, animals, dogs, environment, pets )

Lone
- 10 days ago - kob.com
Albuquerque Animal Welfare Corporal Iris Goddard says she and her fellow officers are responding to as many as 10 calls a day for animals trapped in hot cars.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Support Tennessee Wilderness and Protect Our Wildlife and Outdoor Heritage
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, environment, GoodNews, government, green, ecosystems, protection, trees )

Cal
- 10 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
For the fourth time in eight years, Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker have introduced the Tennessee Wilderness Act, a common-sense piece of legislation that would forever safeguard wild places in the Cherokee National Forest.
Global Wild Tiger Numbers Rise for the First Time
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, numbers increasing, wildlife, protection, environment )

Cher
- 11 days ago - wwf.org.uk
For the first time in conservation history, the terrible decline in global tiger numbers has been reversed, and there are now close to 3,900 tigers in the wild.
 

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