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World's Largest Marine Protected Area Declared in Antarctica
Offbeat  (tags: marine life, protected, environmental, Antarctica )

- 934 days ago -
Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area (MPA).
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Offbeat  (tags: Tasmanian Tiger, protected, Tasmania, Hobart, zoo, Australia )

- 1043 days ago -
It was 80 years ago today that TasmaniaâEUR(TM)s governor declared the Thylacine, commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger, was to become a protected species - following mass killings of their species
Rare Shark Related to Great White Caught Off Dorset Coast
Offbeat  (tags: rare, shark, england, uk, protected, porbeagle shark )

- 1303 days ago -
The two-metre long female porbeagle shark was caught just 300m off Chesil Cove, near Weymouth, last weekend.
Monkeys Are Secretly Subjected to Unjustified and Harmful Lab Tests, Campaigners Warn
Offbeat  (tags: Monkeys, primates, animal testing, protected )

- 1323 days ago -
Leading animal rights organisation says primates are being given unncecesary tests that make a mockery of their protected status.
Sea Turtles Protected in Puerto Rico
Offbeat  (tags: Puerto Rico, sea turtles, law, leatherback, protected )

- 1679 days ago -
Puerto Rico's governor signed a law to protect an area known as the Northeast Ecological Corridor, a U.S. nesting site for the world's largest endangered turtle species, the leatherback turtle.
A Win for Whale Sharks
Offbeat  (tags: Western Australia, Perth, whale sharks, win, protected )

- 1692 days ago -
WA's iconic whale sharks will get greater protection amid concerns about the number of the endangered animals killed illegally overseas.
Orphan Elephants - Orphans No More
Offbeat  (tags: orphan elephants, protected, david sheldrick wildlife trust, elephants rescued, sanctuary )

- 2833 days ago -
Along the northern rim of Kenya's Nairobi National Park, a mysterious array of brightly colored wool blankets can be seen draped over the gnarled branches of some of the forest's upwardly braiding croton trees.
Endangered Puerto Rican Parrot on the Rise
Offbeat  (tags: Birds, Amazon, parrot, Puerto Rico, protected )

- 2856 days ago -
Puerto Rican parrots gather on a branch inside a fly cage at El Yunque National Forest protected habitat in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. The parrots are one of about 34 Amazon parrots' species found in the Americas.
Billie's Chain Is Off!
Offbeat  (tags: billie, freedom, elephant sanctuary, ex circus elephant, safe, protected )

- 2928 days ago -
After 5 years here at the Elephant Sanctuary, Billie is finally free of the chains that tied her to her former life as a circus elephant. In February of 2006 at the age of 53, Billie became the twenty-first resident of The Elephant Sanctuary in
A Rare Visit to Elephant Heaven
Offbeat  (tags: ex abused elephants, elephant sanctuary, haven, safe, protected )

- 2928 days ago -
There is the sound of trumpets in these hills. But as we rattle down gravel back roads an hour southwest of Nashville, their source proves elusive. "You lookin' for them elephants? Good luck with that," a Tennessee state trooper says with laugh,
Tigers Hang Onto Protection By Their Claws
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, protected, stop tiger trade, conservationalists, cites )

- 3345 days ago -
Despite rapidly dwindling numbers of wild tigers, no greater protection was afforded to them at Cites but conservationalists signed relief when it was reaffirmed that countries not be allowed to breed tigers for trade.
Bald Eagle Soars to U.S. Comeback
Offbeat  (tags: bald eagles, returning, US comeback, survival, protected )

- 3347 days ago -
On a clear, cool fall morning, a bald eagle swoops in from its perch on a cliff overlooking Trinity Lake in Northern California. With grace and speed, the eagle flies low over the water and snatches a bass any fisherman would be happy to catch. Chased
Experiment to Test Killing 1 Owl to Help Another
Offbeat  (tags: barred owls, spotted owl, protected, killed, experiments )

- 3447 days ago -
Scientists want to determine if killing the aggressive barred owl that has invaded old growth forests of the Northwest would help the protected spotted owl. Federal biologists are doing a formal study to decide whether to do the experiment, and laying

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