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ACTION ALERT: Tell DOW Chemicals to Assume Responsibility for World's Worst Industrial Disaster! PLEASE SIGN !
World  (tags: industrial disaster, tragedy, deaths, clean up, bhopal gas leak, humans )

Simone
- 1269 days ago - forcechange.com
The 1984 Bhopal gas leak, a tragedy considered one of the worst industrial disasters in the world, has too soon been forgotten. On the night of December 2, 1984, a toxic gas leak from the Union Carbide pesticide plant, a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical
Illegal Bear Bile Trade Rampant in Asia
World  (tags: studies, illegal bear bile trade, thriving, poachers, tragedy, asia )

Simone
- 1475 days ago - traffic.org
Poaching and illegal trade of bears, driven largely by the demand for bile, used in traditional medicine and folk remedies continues unabated across Asia on a large scale, a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, has found.
20% of World's Species Are Threatened
World  (tags: extinction, humans, destroyers, habitat, wildlife, killed, disappearing, tragedy )

Simone
- 1661 days ago - wildlifeextra.com.au
The most comprehensive assessment of the world's vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched
Just Six Tigers Left in Palamau Tiger Reserve
World  (tags: india, tragedy, palamau tiger reserve, sighting, six tigers )

Simone
- 1667 days ago - thehindu.com
The Palamau Tiger Reserve in Jharkhand is a perfect example of official apathy towards India's national animal. The reserve, which boasted of 42 tigers in 2003, has just six left now, as per the 2009 tiger census.
ACTION ALERT: 18 Days to Tiger Summitt ! Save the Tigers ! PLEASE SIGN PETITION !
World  (tags: wordwide, tiger summitt, tigers, endangered, survival, disappearing, tragedy )

Simone
- 1669 days ago - support.wwf.org.uk
Your voice will be added to thousands from across the world who want to keep tigers in the wild. Tell the politicians you care and want strong commitments from them to protect and save the majestic tiger.
World's Largest Tiger Reserve Clearcut for Plantations
World  (tags: tragedy, world largest tiger reserve, destruction, planations, humans )

Simone
- 1704 days ago - ens-newswire.com
In August, Myanmar officials formally announced that the entire remote Hukawng Valley would be designated as a Protected Tiger Area. They trumpeted the creation of the world's largest tiger reserve in the valley in Kachin State, located in the
Only About 3,500 Tigers Are Keft in the Wild Worldwide
World  (tags: disaster, tragedy, worldwide, wild tigers, disappearing, extinction )

Simone
- 1711 days ago - freep.com
Instead of trying to safeguard vast, surrounding landscapes, conservationists must protect tiger populations in a few concentrated breeding grounds in Asia if they want to save the big cats from extinction, scientists said last week
TANZANIA COMMITTED TO SELLING IVORY STOCKS
World  (tags: tanzania, ivory stockpiles, selling, kenya, elephants, slaughtered, tragedy )

Simone
- 1840 days ago - goallover.org
On Thursday Tanzania affirmed its determination to sell its 90-tonne ivory stockpile in a rejection of a suggestion from Kenya that the country burn the ivory instead.
More Than Half of the World's Plants and Animals 'Facing Extinction'
World  (tags: tragedy, wild animals, plants, wordwide, disappearing, extinction )

Simone
- 1842 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
For decades, rare exotic species such as the tiger, panda and snow leopard have become symbols of the world's disappearing wildlife. But according to a new report, common animals are vanishing at an even more alarming rate.
Exxon Valdez Oil Disaster Still Affects Communities, Wildlife- PHOTOS
World  (tags: exxon valdez oil disaster, destruction, tragedy, communities, wildlife )

Simone
- 1849 days ago - smh.com.au
More than 20 years after the worst oil spill in US history, the shockwaves from the Exxon Valdez disaster continue to reverberate and could be a grim indicator of what lies in store for southern US states threatened by the Gulf of Mexico slick.
IWC Proposal Will Allow Commercial Whaling in Antarctic Ocean
World  (tags: whales, whaling commission, tragedy, commerical whaling, antarctic ocean )

Simone
- 1859 days ago - wildlifeextra.com.au
A new proposal announced by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) would, if adopted, for the first time in 25 years, endorse the killing of whales in their most precious feeding grounds, the Southern Oceans
Skeletal Children Sign of Crisis in Sudan
World  (tags: Sudan, hunger, food crisis, tragedy, children, elders, UN mission, WFP, Save the Children, Medair, help )

Marta
- 1874 days ago - cbsnews.com
The U.N. mission in Sudan is calling this dusty town of straw huts the "hungriest place on earth," and scenes of skeletal children and elderly people who are too weak to even walk tell of impending tragedy.
Whaling Countries: Iceland and Norway
World  (tags: tragedy, icleand, norway, whaling countries, commerical whaling cruelty, destruction )

Simone
- 1877 days ago - all-creatures.org
When one thinks of a whaling country, Japan comes to mind, however there are other less known countries who also allow whaling. While Japan hunts whale for "scientific research", countries like Norway and Iceland openly hunt for commercial purposes.
Efforts to Save Tiger Have 'Failed Miserably': CITES
World  (tags: CITES, UN wildlife trade body, tigers, extinction, protection failing, tragedy, reports, worldwide demise )

Simone
- 1899 days ago - google.com
Thirty-five years of efforts to save tigers in the wild have been "failed miserably" and the great cat is walking ever closer to extinction, the head of the UN's wildlife trade body warned on Monday. "If we use tiger numbers as a performance
Elephants - Ivory - and Organized Crime
World  (tags: tragedy, african elephants, international, organized crime, ivory trade, extinction, destruction )

Simone
- 1899 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Elephant numbers are imprecise, but what is not imprecise is that elephants are being poached for their tusks. Bill Conway's number of 625,000 African elephants in 1989 was stated earlier. Despite CITES and the international attention to dwindling Africa
 

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