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February 19, 2018

Animal News

PM approves establishment of Migratory Birds Endowment Fund

ISLAMABAD,  (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has approved the establishment of Migratory Birds Endowment Fund. This fund will help conservation of habitat of migratory  birds including Hou bara bustard in Pakistan, a statement issued by the PM’s Media Cell here on Friday said. The prime minister has also approved rules of the fund, which have been notified by

African elephant population tumbles due to poaching

By Ed Stoddard | JOHANNESBURG Africa’s elephant population fell around 20 percent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a report on Sunday. Switzerland-based IUCN is regarded as the most authoritative source on wild fauna populations and the report’s release at

780 tortoises released in the lake on the court order

WWF and Wild Life Department Sindh unfoiled the attempt to smuggle 780 tortoises of a rare breed from a foreign gang. They have been released in the Kalar lake adjacent of river Indus. These tortoises were illegally captured from the different areas of the Sindh with the intention to smuggle outside Pakistan. The total cost

Protesters demand FedEx to stop shipping shark fins

The message is clear — environmental activists want FedEx to stop shipping shark fins. They’re a delicacy in Chinese cuisine, but their trade kills an estimated 70 million sharks a year. Activists hope to put pressure on the courier after its competitor UPS put a ban last year. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HONG KONG SHARK FOUNDATION, APPLE

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