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Can Jackie Chan Combat Rhino Poaching?
In an effort to combat the illegal trade in rhino horn a communication campaign aimed at Chinese and Vietnamese audiences was launched today featuring popular Chinese film star and martial artist Jackie Chan. STAR POWER Chan’s influence was demonstrated recently by his association with a campaign to save sharks. It resulted in an 18% drop in the consumption of shark fin soup in China. Chan is particularly popular in Vietnam, a region largely responsible for the recent escalation in r...
Brave Lioness Takes On Croc To Protect Cubs
Scanning the surface of the water, her amber eyes alight upon a threat to her pride – a deadly crocodile lurking in the river that the family of lions must cross. The fiercely protective lioness did not hesitate, leaping into the water and grappling with the reptile to allow the rest of the pride to cross the river in safety.
Top 10 Deadly Attacks
Man killed by his pet tiger 66 year old Norman Buwalda from Ontario was mauled to death by his 300 kg pet tiger. He was the chairman of the Canadian Exotic Animal Owner's Association, and actively fought for the right to keep dangerous big cats as pets. In June 2004 a 10 year old boy was seriously injured at Buwalda's home when a pet Siberian tiger mauled the child during a photo opportunity. Concerned neighbours campaigned for a new bylaw which prohibited people from keeping exotic pe...
The Kenyan parliament has recently passed a new bill that states that anyone found killing or facilitating the killing of any one of the big five will be convicted of a capital offence. Essentially, this Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill calls for a life sentence as punishment for poachers.
Couple Used Tiger Charity
A woman claims money for a charity set up by her and her estranged husband to save Chinese tigers was used to fund their extravagant lifestyle, as she takes her claim for her share of their wealth to the High Court.