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Thai elephant polo tournament triggers animal rights row

DAMNING video footage has marred a controversial charity polo event involving elephants in Thailand, with activists calling for it to be shut down. Held in the capital Bangkok from March 8 to 11, the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament styles itself as a fundraiser for elephant welfare programs and other …

Vultures avoid Portugal because of carrion ban – BBC News

Portugal’s policy of destroying animal carcasses is endangering its vulture population. New research shows a trend of vultures avoiding Portugal in favour of Spain, it’s reported. Researchers from Portugal and Spain tagged 71 carrion birds for three years, and noticed that only 13 of them ventured into Portugal over that …

Thai mogul summoned for poaching endangered leopard

THAI police have summoned the president of the Italian-Thai Development Ltd (ITD) construction company for additional questioning regarding the poaching of endangered species in a wildlife conservation area. Premchai Karnasuta, 63, is the son of Chaiyuth Karnasuta who co-founded ITD, one of the largest construction companies in Thailand. ITD has …

Photo of the day

One month-old endangered Bornean Orang Utan sleeps on his mother named Miri in Singapore. The Singapore Zoo is renowned for its efforts in promoting and educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation through its educational programs and breeding of endangered species. via Photos of the day 03/06 – …