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Olympic mascot calls attention to snow leopards' plight

When the 2014 Winter Olympics kick off next month in the Russian city of Sochi, attention will focus on thousands of elite athletes, scores of broadcasters and three cuddly animal mascots, including the appealing - but endangered ...

Jan 28, 2014
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Video: Endangered turtles hatch at the Prospect Park Zoo

Five Chinese big-headed turtles (Platysternon megacephalum) have hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo. Hatched in November, this is the first time the species has successfully reproduced at a zoo ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Myanmar critical for hoolock gibbon conservation

A comprehensive conservation status review of hoolock gibbons in Myanmar has been published by Fauna & Fauna International (FFI), People Resources and Conservation Foundation (PRCF) and Biodiversity and Nature ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Shocking recording of elephant slaughter

The Wildlife Conservation Society released a powerful video today that features shocking audio of an elephant being shot and killed by ivory poachers in Central Africa. The video is part of WCS's 96 Elephants campaign – ...

Nov 21, 2013
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