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Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016

Dhaka - Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations agreed Tuesday to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats are left and improve policies to protect them.

Huge, venomous new jellyfish found off of Australian coast

With huge spiders and deadly snakes nature in Australia is already a bit unforgiving. Keesingia gigas is the name of a new type of jellyfish which is adding to the danger with venomous stings.

Wastewater turned into tap water thanks to man-made wetlands

Technology keeps healthy water continuously flowing between Dallas and Houston in Texas with the help of nature and human ingenuity.

Indians celebrate Nag Panchami the snake festival

Nag Panchami, a festival of the worship of snakes in India, is being celebrated on August 1. Devotees traditionally offer prayers to idols of snakes and in many cases live snakes as well.

Goat brigade released to fight poison ivy in Boston

Boston - City officials brought in goats to clean up large patches of poison ivy scattered about Hyde Park. According to reports the animals are fast, clean and efficient in removing these and are not hurt by the ivy at all.

Iraq War Veteran receives government citation for therapy ducks

West Lafayette - Veterans deal with post-war integration in many ways. Veteran Darin Welker handled it by taking care of 14 ducks which he used for therapeutic purposes. After a citation he worries his animals will be taken away.

Ugandan officer takes down 'aggressive' tortoise with gunshot

Reports of a police officer shooting a tortoise are circulating on environmental sites. This may herald an unexpected wave of focus on Ugandan animal abuses.

Bear killed after returning for 2nd break-in

Vancouver - Two bears broke in to a West Vancouver home on Tuesday morning searching for food. Police were called to the home and shooed the bears away. One of the bears returned later that day and was shot and killed.

Woman banned from zoo after trying to feed cookies to lions

Memphis - A woman was recently banned from the Memphis zoo after exhibiting some strange behavior. Fortunately she was caught before she could endanger herself or the lions.

Video: Drunken handler releases furious bull into crowd

One thing everyone likes to do during a bullfight is drink. However the man keeping the crowd safe apparently had too much when he set the bull loose on a crowd of men, women and children.

Study: The Manitoban treasure trove

Winnipeg - Around $117 billion in carbon offsets is no small amount of money for just about anyone. The forest regions of Manitoba may just be worth that to those who can acquire the rights.

Poachers kill famed giant Kenyan elephant

Nairobi - One of Africa's largest elephants has died after being shot by poachers using poisoned arrows in Kenya, wildlife officials revealed as they mourned on Saturday the loss of an "old friend.

Video: Unknown sea creature devours massive shark

Scientists had tracked a healthy and massive shark in the waters around Australia. They were terribly shocked when their tracking device showed up on an Australian shoreline.

World Cup raises poaching concerns

According to some recent reports locals around the World Cup are raising extra money from tourists. Unfortunately they are doing so by capturing animals and exhibiting them in their homes.

Highly toxic rodent poisons to be pulled from U.S. market

A group of highly toxic rodent poisons linked to the death of wildlife will be removed from U.S. stores, the manufacturer said.

Poaching could wipe out Tanzanian elephants in 7 years: group

Dar Es Salaam - Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania's elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists told a conference Friday.

The Neptune Memorial Reef: a reef where you can stay forever

America's Neptune Society is known as a reputable cremation provider for when those dear to us pass away. Since 2007, however, customers have also had the option of having their ashes scattered on the seabed — on an artificial reef.

Gunmen attack Belgian head of African gorilla reserve

Goma - Unidentified armed men on Tuesday critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa's oldest wildlife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said.

Photo Essay: Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area Special

Creston - One of the biggest secrets of British Columbia's interior is a plethora of walking trails to see close-up the natural wildlife in a setting that stresses conservation.

Chinese man covered with 460,000 bees for honey stunt

Beijing - A Chinese beekeeper covered his semi-naked body in more than 460,000 bees for a publicity stunt aimed at selling more of his honey, he told AFP Thursday, using a technique known as "bee bearding.

Otter terrorizes patrons at fast food restaurant

The patrons of Skippy's Fast Food in Alesund, Norway, were horrified last week when a wounded otter made its way into the establishment.

Japan retailer Rakuten slammed over ivory and whale meat products

London - Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is the world's largest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products, an environmental campaign group said Tuesday, saying that running the advertisements was akin to arming poachers.The Environmental I...

Cameraman recounts death of 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin

Sydney - The cameraman who witnessed the death of Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin on Monday revealed a stingray stabbed at him "hundreds of times" and his final words were "I'm dying."The television personality and conservationist, who became world-fa...

Ancient beasts roam Spain's wilderness

Aldeia Da Ponte - In an oak wood spanning the border of Spain and Portugal, an ancient sight unfolds: wild horses, not saddled or shoed, but roaming free as they did centuries ago.Farming has declined in Spain, leaving the countryside deserted, conservationists say.

Was the British badger cull worth it?

Government-commissioned analyses, not yet officially released, suggest that the UK badger culls that began last year were ineffective and inhumane.

Op-Ed: Reflections on zoos and euthanasia

The slaughter of giraffe Marius at a Copenhagen zoo has prompted interest in just how many healthy animals are actually slaughtered by zoos in Europe and worldwide. It seems numbers are unknown, however scientific thought is that slaughters are necessary

India city on alert for prowling leopard

Meerut - A northern Indian city stayed on alert on Tuesday after a wild leopard strayed into a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block, officials said.Authorities had closed schools, colleges and markets on Monday in Meerut, 60 kilometres (37 miles) northeast...

Leopard on loose in Indian city triggers panic

Meerut - A leopard sparked panic in a north Indian city when it strayed inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block before evading captors, an official said Monday.Authorities closed schools in Meerut, 60 kilometres (37 miles) northeast of the Indian cap...

US bans commercial ivory trade

Washington - The United States banned the domestic trade of elephant ivory as part of a new drive to help African countries stem the rising threat to wildlife from poachers.The White House administrative action prohibits all commercial imports of African elephant i...

Tiny Oregon Chub is the first fish taken off the endangered list

Corvallis - A small Oregon backwater minnow has been taken off the endangered list and takes its place as the first fish to ever do so, announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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A male moose takes a rest in a field during a light rain shower.
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