Former Oklahoma City Zoo Staffer Pleads Guilty in Trafficking Endangered Galapagos Tortoises

A former Oklahoma City Zoo employee plead guilty to trafficking stolen endangered Galapagos tortoise hatchlings, according to federal prosecutors Thursday.  Joshua Taylor Lucas has been ordered to pay $32,500 in restitution to the Oklahoma City Zoo after pleading guilty to …

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Ten Rescued Orangutans Released into the Wild in Indonesia

An Indonesian conservation organization has returned ten orangutans into the wild in Borneo after they were rescued from captivity. The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation, together with the Central and East Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agencies (BKSDA), used helicopters to …

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New Road Threatens Critically Endangered Saiga Antelope in Kazakhstan

The construction of a new road in Kazakhstan has caused concerns for conservationists who say that this could threaten the endangered saiga antelopes. Conservationists say that the 1,273-km highway which will connect central and western Kazakhstan, should be redirected, as …

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