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Proposed Chinese law to recognize animal welfare for first time

This handout photo taken on January 2012 and released by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries on February 13, 2014 shows a dead juvenile great white shark that was killed in Sussex Inlet, south of Sydney. An Australian man has been fined 16,000 USD (18000 AUSD) for killing a juvenile great white shark by ramming it with his boat then beating it to death with a metal pole, officials said on February 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / New South Wales Department of Primary Industries

The first draft of the law on the protection of wildlife has been revised, in which animal welfare has been recognized for the first time in China, reported thepaper.cn on Tuesday.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cebu biology graduates insist killing endangered birds necessary

Endangered Black Shama (Copsychus cebuensis) also known as “Siloy.” CDN/TONEE DESPOJO

Biology graduates of Cebu Normal University (CNU) on Tuesday insisted that killing the Black Shama birds was necessary to understand the diet of the endangered bird species.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Canadian nabbed with 51 turtles in his pants

A small box turtle crosses the road. AFP FILE PHOTO

A Canadian has been caught at the US-Canada border with 51 live turtles stuffed in his pants in what American authorities claimed was an elaborate reptile smuggling operation.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ultra-rare crocs survive in Palawan’s ‘Noah’s Ark’

A local tourist getting a hands on experience with a baby crocodile at the Crocodile Farm, a wildlife rescue and conservation center in Puerto Princesa, in Palawan. AFP

A chorus of chirps filled the room as one of the Philippines’ top crocodile breeders checked on his wards in an overcrowded ‘Noah’s Ark’ for one of the world’s most endangered animals.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Philippine hawk eagle shot dead in Albay

LULLABY IN BIRDLAND This white and fluffy Pinsker’s hawk-eagle chick is the first of its species bred and hatched in captivity at the Philippine Eagle Foundation in Davao City. Its sex will be known only within the next five years. It’s classified “valuable” because its small population is rapidly decreasing. Superimposed at right is its mother hawk-eagle who goes by the code name FAMSG captured in Maguindanao.  Photo courtesy of Philippine Eagle Foundation

A juvenile Philippine hawk eagle was shot by a still unidentified gunman in a forest in Sto. Domingo town in Albay and died later despite efforts of environment experts to revive it.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »