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The Genesis Awards are awarded annually to individuals in the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works which raise public awareness of animal issues.
Europe's largest mammal, the bison, is slowly returning from the brink of extinction after a series of successful breeding programmes as Rob Cameron in the Czech Republic found out. I do not think the man from the ministry liked journalists very much. Certainly he seemed less than impressed with us as we clambered from the sweaty confines of our car.
Baby sloths are completely irresistible. Perhaps it's because their faces are shaped in a permanent smile. Or maybe it's because they love to hug -- stuffed animals, trees, other sloths, people. It could simply be their signature comical slowness. And orphan baby sloths?
Ranging from tiny poison dart frogs to the Chinese giant salamander ( Andrias davidianus ), the diverse class of creatures known as Amphibia is the most threatened group of vertebrates on the planet. Habitat loss, disease and climate change have caused some species to vanish without a trace in a single breeding season; however, the status of many of the world's amphibians is currently unknown due to limited and outdated research. The Search for Lost Frogs, launched in August 2010 by Conservation International (CI) and the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG), with support from Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), sought to document the survival status and whereabouts of threatened amphibian species not seen in over a decade.
After months of scouring remote forests in Borneo , researchers spotted three rainbow toads up a tree, snapping the first-ever photographs of this elusive amphibian species that hadn't been seen for 87 years, scientists announced July 13. Skip to next paragraph Subscribe Today to the Monitor
For centuries, China has raised dogs, cats and other animals for food and for use in traditional medicines. But as the country grows in affluence, social attitudes are changing. Pet ownership, once condemned by the Communist Party as bourgeois, is flourishing. And with no animal welfare laws except for wild animals, growing numbers of Chinese are using blogs, websites and the streets to protest against the mistreatment of animals.
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Five years ago, NFL superstar Michael Vick admitted to running a dogfighting operation.
I. Introduction: What is Dogfighting? Dog fightinag is an insidious underground organized crime that deserves much legal and political scrutiny.