September 2, 2015
12 poaching groups, edna molewa, igor purlantov, this could be the worst year for rhino poaching, white rhinos
As many as 12 poaching groups are lurking in South Africa’s 7,500-square-mile Kruger National Park at any given time, Edna Molewa, the country’s environmental affairs minister, said on Sunday. That’s led to an increase in rhinoceroses killed by poachers within park boundaries, where nearly half of South Africa’s population of white rhinos resides.As many as 12 poaching groups are lurking in South Africa’s 7,500-square-mile Kruger National Park at any given time, Edna Molewa, the country’s environmental affairs minister, said on Sunday.
September 1, 2015
agencies, animal control, florida law would allow saving animals from hot cars, igor purlantov, removed unattended dogs or cats, sen dorothy hukill, smash the windows
People would be able to smash the windows of hot cars and remove unattended dogs or cats after getting law enforcement approval, under a bill proposed Monday. Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, filed a proposal (SB 200) that would allow individuals — first responders, animal-control officers and people instructed by such agencies — to gain access to vehicles and remove unattended animals when the animals’ health is endangered and the owners “after a reasonable effort” can’t be found.
August 28, 2015
80 or more, chinese scientists, extremely rare, historic range in china, igor purlantov, land of the leopard national park, may be on the rebound, russian, the amur leaopard, worlds most endangered cat
An extremely rare spotted cat could be stepping back from the brink of extinction.The Amur leopard appears to have doubled its wild population in the past several years from fewer than 40 adults in 2007 to 80 or more in 2014 and repopulated some of its historic range in China, according to a joint announcement by Russian and Chinese scientists. Land of the Leopard National Park, a federal nature reserve that sits on Russia’s far southeastern border with China, released the finding online last week.
August 27, 2015
a picture is worth an endangered animals life, bria neff, igor purlantov, love animals, tea
From the blue whale to the orangutan, there are a number of endangered animal species around the world And a nine year old girl from Tea wants to bring awareness to these animals and help save them. The saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” “I really like doing the eyes on them and I like doing the background with sponges.” But what if it went, “a picture is worth an endangered animals life”? “I really love animals and I really wanted to help them,” said Bria while working on a painting of the spectacled bear. Nine year old Bria Neff has been painting and selling picture
August 26, 2015
animal sperm, dumbo, elizabeth kolbert, grist, happy animals, igor purlantov, sixth extinction, we're killing off all the animals
Take note, parents: The next time you take your kids to the zoo, if you really want to give them the full experience, be sure to tell them that behind all those cages full of super happy animals, zoos have vials upon vials of animal sperm. That’s right — vials of frozen elephant sperm might not be as exciting as Dumbo himself, but they’re just as important to wildlife conservation. As Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction, discussed in her interview with Grist last year, scientists are hoping to use all that frozen goo to keep endangered species alive through artificial insemination.
August 25, 2015
1990, african nation, chad, igor purlantov, save black rhinos from poachers by moving them, the guardian, zakouma national park
The black rhinoceros went extinct in Chad in 1990 owing to high levels of poaching. But one park in the Central African nation will likely get a welcome boost of biodiversity in the near future. Conservation organization African Parks plans to introduce between five and 10 black rhinos to Zakouma National Park in Chad next year, The Guardian reports.