Local / U.S. News / Virginia

Virginia Beach SPCA wildlife program suspended

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ wildlife rehabilitation program has been temporarily suspended for allegedly violating reporting guidelines related to bald eagles. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2rPfGbN ) that according to the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, SPCA employee Cara Stutzman didn’t immediately tell … Continue reading

Advertisement

Protest targets rail line over Kenya’s oldest wildlife park
Africa / International News / Science

Protest targets rail line over Kenya’s oldest wildlife park

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Angry protesters marched in Kenya’s capital on Friday against plans to build an elevated railway line over the country’s oldest national park, saying the project will threaten wildlife that includes lions, leopards and giraffes. The Chinese project would cross six kilometers of Nairobi National Park. Dozens of conservationists and others carried … Continue reading

Feds: Remove 3 California foxes from endangered species list
Health / National

Feds: Remove 3 California foxes from endangered species list

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal wildlife officials recommended Friday that three fox subspecies native to California’s Channel Islands be removed from the endangered species, saying their populations have made an historic recovery. The foxes on islands lying just off the state’s southern coast were once on the brink of extinction. “We’ve been able to stop … Continue reading

Conservationists rally in South Africa, other countries
Africa / International News

Conservationists rally in South Africa, other countries

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A vehicle carrying a rhino sculpture led anti-poaching marchers in Johannesburg on Saturday. Kenya’s environment minister joined conservationists at a similar rally in Nairobi, the capital. In London, activists in elephant costumes demanded an end to the ivory trade. The demonstrations were part of what organizers called a “global march” for rhinos … Continue reading

Zimbabwe: 14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning
Africa / International News

Zimbabwe: 14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Fourteen elephants were poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe in three separate incidents, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said Tuesday. Three elephants were killed in Matusadona National Park in the Kariba area in northern Zimbabwe and 11 more pachyderms … Continue reading