Article and photos from hienalouca.com These heart-warming young orangutans have been reintroduced into the wild after enduring the horrors of the illegal pet trade. In the past couple of years, Leo, Aruna, Cut Iuwes and Ully were confiscated from the wildlife trade and brought to the Orangutan Reintroduction Centre of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP), in Jantho, Aceh province, Indonesia. At the time of their confiscation, Leo had a terrible skin disease which affected almost his whole body, while Aruna was extremely malnourished and dehydrated. As shown in the pictures and video taken by photographer, Sutanta Aditya, the youngsters have since undergone extensive medical treatment at the SOCP’s Quarantine

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Article and photos from hienalouca.com Palm oil is responsible for the destruction of vast swathes of forestry and is being used in products from a wide range of companies. Food giant Mondelez, which provides palm oil for Cadbury chocolate bars, Ritz crackers and Oreo biscuits, has been named as the worst offender by a Greenpeace report. The damning report found that supplying palm oil to the snacking behemoth has come at the expense of 173,000 acres (70,000 hectares) of rainforest since 2016. Extreme deforestation has pushed local wildlife into tiny corners of their habitat and has forced many species, including the critically endangered orangutans, towards the ‘brink of extinction’, Greenpeace claims. According to the report, twelve brands are using palm oil from 20 suppliers that are all all

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“Phalaenopsis /ˌfælɪˈnɒpsɪs/ Blume (1825), commonly known as moth orchids,[2] is a genus of about seventy species of orchids in the family orchid. Orchids in this genus are monopodial epiphytes or lithophytes with long, coarse roots, short, leafy stems and long-lasting, flat flowers arranged in a flowering stem that often branches near the end. Orchids in this genus are native to India, China, Southeast Asia, New Guinea and Australia with the majority in Indonesia and the Philippines.” wikipedia These are […]

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DALIAN CONFERENCE, PART TWO. The 11th Asia for Animals conference, which took place in Dalian, China, brought together hundreds of delegates from all fields of animal protection, rescue, and advocacy. Focused on how laws can be used creatively to protect nonhuman animals, speakers talked about their successes and challenges, their hopes and their aims. Attendees […]

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Elias Nanau | Post Courier | October 18, 2019 The Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) has assured that the waters around the Basamuk area in Madang are safe and free of toxic contamination. CEPA officials gave the assurance yesterday following tests and conclusion of water samples tested at the Australian Laboratory Services in Brisbane. […]

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This 8 July 2018 video says about itself: All Crocodile Species Crocodiles (subfamily Crocodylinae) or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodylinae, all of whose members are considered true crocodiles, is classified as a biological subfamily. A broader sense of the term crocodile, […]

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