Reactions to Sea Shepherd’s withdrawal from direct combat on the Southern Ocean have been mixed, with some whale protection advocates praising the group’s history of activism and others criticizing its methods as counterproductive.
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Elephants in Borneo may soon disappear because of habitat destruction and fragmentation, driven by plantation agencies, palm oil developers and logging industries.
It’s International Orangutan Day today, and events have been organised around the world to raise awareness about the plight of the now critically endangered primate.
Koalas continue to die in their thousands as their habitat disappears, and they are killed by dogs, in car hits, and in bushfires.
In this age of extinctions, governments love to trumpet any rare or unique findings of species. Publicity can generate support to prevent species from becoming extinct, but it may also backfire when publicity incites the interest of poachers and betrays details of a species’ location.
Increasingly large patches of tropical forest are being lost worldwide as governments and corporations clear more land to make way for industrial-scale agriculture, a Duke University study shows.
For the first time ever, a fishmonger in Australia has been convicted of cruelty toward a lobster. Pain responses are well documented in crabs, crayfish, and prawns, and certain arthropods are now known to be highly intelligent.
AfA calls on Indonesia to end the use of animals as photo props and in performances in zoos and safari parks
Asia for Animals calls on the government of Indonesia to join the international movement against the use and abuse of animals in performances and as photo props, and to take strong and immediate action to put an end to such exploitation.
Asia for Animals calls on the government of Indonesia to join the international movement against the use and abuse of animals in performances, and to pass and enforce laws ending animal shows in captive wildlife facilities.
Asia for Animals calls on Sriwijaya Air to stop transporting dolphins on behalf of dolphin circus operators, and show opposition to the continued exploitation of dolphins within the Indonesian entertainment industry.
At least 600 species of animals and plants are threatened by extinction in Tasmania. The Tasmanian Land Conservancy uses Avenza’s PDF Maps app to track and monitor populations of endangered species.
Animal protection groups in Indonesia receive tens of reports every month about animal cruelty in parks throughout the country. All because the government entrusts the wrong people to control zoos: an association which is in fact active in animal trade and exploitation.