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Peru investigates killing of endangered Humboldt penguins

Peruvian authorities announced an investigation Tuesday into the killing of five penguins found slashed to death at a center for endangered species. The remains of the rare Humboldt penguins — two adults and three pups — were scattered in two bloody pools of water. Prosecutor Karin Padilla told reporters the…

France will increase penalties for ivory traders

President Francois Hollande said Thursday France would increase fines for illegal trading in ivory and endangered animal species. Speaking at a round table on poaching that gathered French and African leaders, Hollande said he had asked Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to ramp up action against trafficking in imperilled species and…

Brewers and vintners brace for climate change

Today’s suds are an endangered species, says Willy Blackmore, food editor for TakePart. (Photo: Cafe Bink, Carefree, Arizona.)So are the grapes and wines of the 20th century. Blackmore relates the phenomena to the power of climate change. The geography…  …

Conservationists descend on Thailand as wildlife conference kicks off

Global conservationists will converge in Bangkok for the start of key endangered species talks on Sunday, as host Thailand faces pressure to curb rampant ivory smuggling through its territory. The plight of elephants and rhinos — threatened by poaching networks driven by insatiable demand for tusks and horn from Asian…

Santorum: Endangered Species Act puts ‘critters above people’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says the federal government has gone too far in trying to protect endangered species by putting “critters above people.” At the Gulf Coast Energy Summit in Biloxi, Mississippi on Monday, the candidate was asked how he would balance the need for environmental protection with the…

Panda bears frolic in rare Scottish blizzard

Video has emerged from Sky News showing several panda bears frolicking in snowy conditions in Scotland. It’s a rare and delightful appearance of the endangered species, as they climb up a tree and provide a few somersaults as well. Watch the video below. WATCH: Video from Sky News, which was…

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