Browsing All posts tagged under »endangered«

Under my umbrella ella ella….video helps to fuel pet trade

March 16, 2011

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All this week the Northerner has complained about how expensive dental treatment is in this country. He’s gone to several surgeries and one troublesome tooth could cost him as much as £1,700 to have treatment on. Price aside, none of us, myself included like going to the dentist. Maybe it’s the preempted fear of pain […]

Nénette – Paris zoo’s oldest Madame

February 14, 2011

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She’s an ageing red-head, who’s had three “husbands” and four kids, but Nénette’s life is far from fulfilled. Unlike most Parisian women her age, she is not a lady of leisure, she is in fact a prisoner in her own home. The 40-year orangutan is the subject of the latest documentary by Nicolas Philibert, famed for […]

Criminal gangs cash in on primate smuggling through Egypt

February 1, 2011

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Over the weekend a meeting held by conservationists from the UK and America took place at Chester Zoo. The event organised by Fauna and Flora International (FFI) North-West group, highlighted growing concerns that the number of endangered species being smuggled out of Africa, in particular primates, are being trafficked by international criminal gangs already involved […]

Body parts seized in Gabon

January 20, 2011

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If you had asked me two years ago where Gabon was, I probably would have struggled to pin point its exact whereabouts in Africa on a map. Now, it’s a different story and I know only too well where this West African nation lies and sadly today, it’s made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. […]