Actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s conservation foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to the World Wildlife Fund to help Nepal increase its tiger population. This donation will be used used for an initiative to double the number of tigers in Nepal by 2022 – the next Chinese year of the tiger.
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2 of South Korea largest airlines, Korean Air and Asiana, announced they decided to ban shark fin from their cargo flights as part of a growing global campaign against the Asian delicacy.
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Last week the Wildlife Conservation Society announced that the Republic of Congo has declared a new national park that will protect a few threatened species. including a core population of western lowland gorillas, a critically endangered species.
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The mayor of Newark, NJ, Cory Booker, rescued a freezing dog that was out in the cold of New Jersy after a reporter tweeted about the dog. The mayor called the owner who was out of town and didnt know that his dog went outside to the cold.
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Last week the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced significant progress for tigers in three key landscapes across the big cat’s range due to better law enforcement, protection of additional habitat, and strong government partnerships.
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Like many cities in the USA and Canada, also White Rock, BC is now banning the sale, possession and distribution of shark fin products.
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The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced last week that officials in Madagascar have created the island’s biggest protected wildlife park. Named Makira Natural Park, the area, which is larger than the state of Rhode Island, provides a habitat for the highest diversity of lemurs on the planet.
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Last week, 4 rare sand kittens,which considered extinct in Israel, were born at the Ramat Gan safari near Tel Aviv. All kittens are healthy.
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This week we received 2 stories from Tove Elise Hansen from Norway.
The first story is about 3 young men who walked along a shoreline. They saw this little lamb in the water so they climbed down and rescue it.
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The other story is about a family dog that rescues his owner and the owner’s son after falling into the river. The kid is played on the shore, but slipped on the wet stones and fell into the river. The father jumped in after him, but the current is so strong that he is exhausted after a few minutes and he is unable to swim back to shore.
The dog named Karo jumped in and swam to them, the owner grabs the collar and the dog drags them back to shore.
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