Two endangered black-footed ferrets cloned from frozen tissue samples

Two endangered black-footed ferrets cloned from frozen tissue samples

Article written by Gloria Oladipo Originally published by The Guardian (Apr 18, 2024) Noreen and Antonia, born last May, are among first cloned offspring of a native endangered species in North America Two more black-footed ferrets have been successfully cloned in an attempt to save the endangered species, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced. […]

Give today, and we will MATCH your donation.

Give today, and we will MATCH your donation.

Today, we are imploring you to consider the plight of fragile, helpless flying foxes in Seychelles – animals with bodies barely bigger than your palm – who are maligned, hunted, ripped from their families, and needlessly slaughtered for gruesome “traditional” foods. Flying foxes need YOU today – and if you help right away, your gift […]

GOOD NEWS UPDATE: Giraffe relocation success!

GOOD NEWS UPDATE: Giraffe relocation success!

Article written by Shannon Edwards Remember the four giraffes living in unsuitable conditions on a small piece of land in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province? We have an update you’ve been waiting for!  Last week, little calf Mallow was successfully relocated to a beautiful private game reserve nearby. Thanks to your generosity, we covered the […]

Hedgehogs are in terrible trouble.

Hedgehogs are in terrible trouble.

With fewer and fewer safe spaces for hedgehogs in Attica, Greece, their habitats are disappearing before their eyes. They are in terrible and increasing danger. These small, helpless creatures, weighing no more than 2.2 pounds (one kilogram), are battling in rural and urban areas outside Athens. They cannot withstand the effects of climate change, rampant habitat […]

Developers in England will be forced to create habitats for wildlife—here’s how it works

Developers in England will be forced to create habitats for wildlife—here's how it works

Article written by Natalie Duffus and Sophus zu Ermgassen Originally published by Phys.org (Feb 16, 2024) England’s new environmental policy, biodiversity net gain, went live on February 12. Most new developments—everything from a few houses to large solar farms or new roads and railways—will now have to provide a 10% net gain in biodiversity, maintained […]

Greenland losing 30m tonnes of ice an hour, study reveals

Greenland losing 30m tonnes of ice an hour, study reveals

Article written by Damian Carrington Originally published by The Guardian (Thu, Jan 17, 2024) Total is 20% higher than thought and may have implications for collapse of globally important north Atlantic ocean currents The Greenland ice cap is losing an average of 30m tonnes of ice an hour due to the climate crisis, a study […]

‘Astounding’ ocean temperatures in 2023 intensified extreme weather, data shows

‘Astounding’ ocean temperatures in 2023 intensified extreme weather, data shows

Adapted from article written by Damian Carrington Originally published by The Guardian (Thu, Jan 11, 2024) Record levels of heat were absorbed last year by Earth’s seas, which have been warming year-on-year for the past decade “Astounding” ocean temperatures in 2023 supercharged “freak” weather around the world as the climate crisis continued to intensify, new […]

Brazilian semi-arid biome could lose over 90% of mammal species by 2060

Brazilian semi-arid biome could lose over 90% of mammal species by 2060

Article written by André Julião Originally published by Phys.org (Thu, Jan 11, 2023) The foreseeable effects of climate change on the Caatinga, the semi-arid shrubland and thorn forest biome in Brazil’s Northeast region, will be catastrophic for most terrestrial mammal species that live there. A study reported in the journal Global Change Biology by researchers in Brazil affiliated with […]

Birds of prey in Africa experiencing population collapse, study finds

Birds of prey in Africa experiencing population collapse, study finds

Article written by Patrick Greenfield Originally published by The Guardian (Thu, Jan 04, 2024) Several species have vanished across swathes of the continent – and scientists say their disappearance holds unknown risks for humans Africa’s birds of prey have experienced a widespread population collapse that risks unforeseen consequences for humans, according to a new study. […]

Wildfire emergency for animals in Australia!

Wildfire emergency for animals in Australia!

Matty, a joey of just a few months old, has lost his entire family in horrendous wildfires sweeping parts of Australia. Credit: Express Animal Rescue and Rehab His feet, hands, and belly were badly burnt. He is the sole survivor of a troop of roughly 80 kangaroos who were trapped and burnt to death in […]

Thousands of threatened pangolins dying on electric fences, meant to protect animals!

Thousands of threatened pangolins dying on electric fences, meant to protect animals!

Deadly electric fences erected through pangolins’ natural habitats in South Africa claim up to 2,000 pangolin lives every year. Credit: Wes Kus On The Line Pangolins are already hurtling toward extinction. There is a simple and effective solution, and we need your help today to implement it. Pangolins in South Africa are unwittingly colliding with […]

Number of species at risk of extinction doubles to 2 million, says study

Number of species at risk of extinction doubles to 2 million, says study

Adapted from the article written by Phoebe Weston Originally published by The Guardian (Wed, 8 Nov, 2023) New research on insects – without which the planet would not survive – shows a higher proportion are at risk of disappearing Two million species are at risk of extinction, a figure that is double previous UN estimates, […]

Kenyans get tree-planting holiday to plant 100 million seedlings

Kenyans get tree-planting holiday to plant 100 million seedlings

Adapted from the article written by Basillioh Rukanga Originally published by bbc.com (Mon, 13 Nov, 2023) Kenyans have been given a special holiday to plant 100 million trees as part of the government’s goal to plant 15 billion trees in 10 years. The holiday allows “each and every Kenyan to own the initiative”, according to […]

City of Cape Town taken to court over proposed road that threatens endangered toads

City of Cape Town taken to court over proposed road that threatens endangered toads

Adapted from the article written by Kristin Engel Originally published by Daily Maverick (Thu, 9 Nov, 2023) Shouts of ‘Don’t turn our wetland into a wasteland!’ were heard outside the high court in Cape Town on Wednesday ahead of a court action that spotlights the difficulties of balancing urban wildlife conservation with mobility and housing developments […]

Saving elephants one jumbo at a time.

Saving elephants one jumbo at a time.

Fishan, an African elephant bull, has survived unimaginable horror and hardship in his 35-year life – and now, a terrible fracture threatens it all… Credit: HERD Fishan has defied all odds to survive 35 years through violent human conflict and poaching that killed his mother. We CANNOT let a leg fracture be the end of […]

World Lemur Day highlights the plight of Madagascar’s critically endangered primates

World Lemur Day highlights the plight of Madagascar’s critically endangered primates

Today is World Lemur Day but tragically, there is little to celebrate. Lemurs – endemic to Madagascar and some of the world’s oldest living primates – are under terrible and constant threat. Climate change, habitat destruction and the illegal trade in bushmeat and exotic pets is rapidly driving their populations to extinction. Madagascar is home […]

Flame retardant pollution threatens wildlife on all continents, research finds

Flame retardant pollution threatens wildlife on all continents, research finds

Article written by Tom Perkins Originally published by The Guardian (Wed, 18 Oct, 2023) More than 100 species, from frogs to killer whales, contaminated with long-lasting chemicals with serious health effects More than a hundred species of wildlife found across every continent are contaminated with highly toxic flame retardants, and the pollution is probably responsible […]

21 species removed from US Endangered Species Act after going extinct

21 species removed from US Endangered Species Act after going extinct

Article written by Gloria Oladipo Originally published by The Guardian (Tue, 17 Oct, 2023) Wildlife advocacy groups stress ‘permanent’ consequences of failing to address biodiversity and climate About 21 species have been removed from the US Endangered Species Act (ESA) after going extinct in a move conservationists are calling a wake-up call. The US Fish […]

Critical pangolin sanctuary UNDER WATER.

Critical pangolin sanctuary UNDER WATER.

This is an URGENT PLEA FOR HELP for pangolins! Last week, our partner in Lagos, Nigeria, was flooded by freak torrential rains that swept through the sanctuary, completely wrecking it. We have been appealing for your help in rebuilding this sanctuary for critically endangered and vulnerable animals, including infant pangolins and their mothers rescued from […]

Wild animals decimated as GREECE BURNS AGAIN!

Wild animals decimated as GREECE BURNS AGAIN!

Firefighters in Greece continue to battle blazes that “cannot be contained” as the country burns into a fresh week. Fire is devouring vast swathes of the country fuelled by gale-force winds and dry summer conditions. Credit: AngelosTzortzinis_AFP Animals continue to be in danger of burning to death right now. The fire has destroyed 77,000 hectares […]

🆘 DEADLIEST US FIRE in OVER A CENTURY 🆘 Animals NEED YOU NOW!

🆘 DEADLIEST US FIRE in OVER A CENTURY 🆘 Animals NEED YOU NOW!

The catastrophic wildfires in Maui are the deadliest wildfires in modern U.S. history and animals are in deadly peril because of them. A tortoise rescued from the fires. Credit: Maui Humane Society Wild animals lost their homes, their sources of food, and even their lives. PLEASE help us rescue surviving animals who are burnt, dehydrated, […]

Baby flying foxes need YOU!

Baby flying foxes need YOU!

Frodo, the baby flying fox, weighed less than a bar of chocolate when he was found orphaned on the island of Mahé in Seychelles. At just a few days old and 72 grams (2.5 ounces), he was helpless without his mother, but they had become separated. Credit: Protect Paradise Tragically, Frodo and his mother were […]

HURRY! Animal wildfire victims in Greece need HELP!

HURRY! Animal wildfire victims in Greece need HELP!

Thousands of people have fled infernos on the island of Rhodes in Greece as wildfires sweep the country for a seventh day. Crete is expected to go up in flames next and the fires near Athens can reignite at any time The week-long blazes, fueled by various factors, including the longest heatwave in the country’s […]

These 2-day-old serval kittens survived a horror crash.

serval kitten

Recently, while rescuing two serval kittens from a sugarcane fire in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, the FreeME Wildlife (FMW) team was involved in a horrific head-on vehicle collision. They were taking the three-day-old kittens to their base for observation and treatment when an oncoming vehicle hit their van head-on. Credit: FreeMe Wildlife Miraculously, in the […]

Intensive farming is biggest cause of bird decline in Europe, study says

Intensive farming is biggest cause of bird decline in Europe, study says

Article written by Damien Gayle Originally published by The Guardian (Mon, May 15, 2023) Use of pesticides and fertilisers identified as most significant factor behind loss of 550 million birds from skies The use of pesticides and fertilisers in intensive agriculture is the biggest cause of the dwindling number of birds in the UK and […]

Zimbabwe’s World Heritage Site, Mana Pools, targeted for oil exploration

Zimbabwe’s World Heritage Site, Mana Pools, targeted for oil exploration

The Zimbabwean government has announced plans for a mining exploration at Mana Pools – a designated World Heritage Site, reports News Day. This according to a notice in the Zimbabwean Government Gazette, as well as the permanent secretary of the Mines and Mining Development Ministry, Pfungwa Kunaka, who announced that Shalom Mining Corporation Private Limited […]

Africa’s painted dog are racing to extinction. Please help them.

Africa's painted dog are racing to extinction. Please help them.

Africa’s painted dogs are among the most endangered mammals in the world. Half a million of these extraordinary predators once roamed African plains – but now, there are fewer than 7,000 left in the wild. They are facing the very real threat of extinction. The biggest threat to painted dog populations was once lions – […]

Hundreds of Lynx to be Slaughtered in Sweden Following Largest Ever Wolf Cull

Hundreds of Lynx to be Slaughtered in Sweden Following Largest Ever Wolf Cull

Conservationists have condemned Sweden’s issuing of lynx hunting licenses, branding the cull “trophy hunting”, reports The Guardian. This as hunters barely conceal their ‘excitement’ over the cull. The country has issued licenses to hunters to kill a total of 201, just weeks after dozens of wolves were killed in Sweden’s largest wolf cull in modern […]

Drakensberg Boys Choir sing for the survival of vultures

Drakensberg Boys Choir sing for the survival of vultures

There are many initiatives in place to help bolster conservation efforts for vultures – some of the world’s most maligned and misunderstood creatures. But certainly, one of the more distinctive ones is a recent collaboration to highlight their plight… through song! South Africa’s Drakensberg Boys Choir has joined forces with singer George Philippart and endangered […]

Critically important vultures are being ruthlessly poisoned and pushed to EXTINCTION.

Critically important vultures are being ruthlessly poisoned and pushed to EXTINCTION.

Vultures are perilously close to extinction. If they die out, the consequences for human life will be catastrophic. We need to pay attention to this rapidly dwindling species right now because our health and perhaps our very survival is at stake. Credit: VulPro Tragically, maligned and often misunderstood vultures are given little support because of […]

Unique Madagascan Mammals on Fast Track to Extinction

Unique Madagascan Mammals on Fast Track to Extinction

Over 20 million years of evolutionary history could be wiped from the face of the earth if action is not taken now to stop Madagascar’s unique mammals going extinct, according to a new study published in Nature Communications journal. Species at risk include the threatened ring-tailed lemur and the aye-aye, a nocturnal primate native to […]

Brian Davies obituary (1935 – 2022)

Brian Davies obituary (1935 – 2022)

Brian Davies – 4 February 1935 – 27 December 2022 Brian Davies, world-renowned animal welfare activist, has died. He was 87. To the general public, Davies will be most remembered for his success in ending the baby whitecoat seal slaughter in Canada in the 1960s, and for donating £1-million to the British Labour Party election […]

Animal Populations Experience Average Decline of Almost 70% Since 1970

Animal Populations Experience Average Decline of Almost 70% Since 1970

Wildlife populations have plummeted by an average of 69% in less than 50 years, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) biennial Living Planet report. Scientists believe the planet is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction, largely driven by humans. As human beings continue to destroy forests, […]

Typically thought of as “bad guys”, vultures (who are heading towards EXTINCTION) are actually quite the opposite – they play a crucial role in stopping the spread of deadly diseases!

Typically thought of as “bad guys”, vultures (who are heading towards EXTINCTION) are actually quite the opposite - they play a crucial role in stopping the spread of deadly diseases!

We have told you before about the critical situation for vultures and why it is so important to save them. Today, vultures really need your help. Without help, extinction looms with catastrophic consequences for man and animals. Image: Vulpro Vultures get a bad rap, often associated with death and morbid situations. Unfortunately for them, they […]

It’s a GIRAFFE calf!

It’s a GIRAFFE calf!

In June, we told you about three adult giraffes living on a totally unsuitable piece of land in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The land is a smallholding, strewn with junk and far too close to humans. The giraffes were starving due to a lack of sufficient vegetation and riddled with disease-causing ticks. Two newborn calves […]

Important Update: Giraffe Relocation in South Africa

Animal Survival International is persevering in its efforts to relocate three adult giraffes

CAPTION: Animal Survival International is persevering in its efforts to relocate three adult giraffes to a more suitable environment as their present surroundings are littered with dangerous junk.  Recently, we told you about three adult giraffes living in unsuitable conditions on a small piece of land in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. They are riddled […]

Loggers Close In on DRC’s Yangambi Man and Biosphere Reserve

Ngazi is home to okapi (also known as the “forest giraffe”)

Timber transport roads are planned for 2024 in the Ngazi forest, an ecological haven connected to the famed Yangambi Man and Biosphere Reserve in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Ngazi is home to okapi (also known as the “forest giraffe”), chimpanzees, pangolins and the Afrormosia tree – an endangered hardwood traded in global […]

Three wild giraffes MUST BE MOVED IMMEDIATELY. Two CALVES have already DIED!

Three wild giraffes MUST BE MOVED IMMEDIATELY. Two CALVES have already DIED!

On a small piece of land in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, three adult giraffes (one who lost her calf) live in a totally unsuitable and unsustainable desperate situation. They are riddled with ticks and facing the prospect of starving to death. The giraffes need to be moved to a more suitable area – and FAST! […]

Breaking News: Polar Bear Shot Dead in Canada, Where Only 16,000 Remain

Two polar bears in Canada

A polar bear was fatally shot last week by Canadian authorities after it was spotted wondering near the town of Madeleine-Centre in Quebec. This is the first time the apex Arctic predator has strayed so far south from its natural habitat. Quebec’s wildlife protection agency was ill-equipped to deal with the 650-pound (295-kilo) mammal and, […]