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No good vibrations for Beach Boys, split by hunting concert

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the co-founders of The Beach Boys has joined a boycott of his own music to protest it being used by another band member at an animal hunting convention. Brian ...

Judge: 'Filthy' zoo must give up animals; Zoo appeals

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland zoo where five endangered animals died was ordered by a judge to send its remaining big cats to a sanctuary. Tri-State Zoological Park in...

Indonesia nabs 2 suspected smugglers of leopard, lion cubs

PEKANBARU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Sunday that they have arrested two men suspected of being part of a ring that poaches and trades in endangered animals and seized from them several l...

Endangered green sea turtle found dead on North Taiwan beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Experts confirmed a turtle which was found dead on a beach in New Taipei City’s Sanzhi District was an endangered green sea turtle, the eighth such casualty in the a...

2 leopard cat kittens found in W. Taiwan gutter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man rescued two Taiwanese leopard cat kittens found trapped in a gutter by the side of a road in western Taiwan's Miaoli County on Monday (Sept. 23). While walkin...

Upcoming events in Taipei: August 16-30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Apart from the many exhibitions, festivals, and performances introduced last week (most are still ongoing), there is also an array of one-day events coming up in the secon...

India's tiger population rises to nearly 3,000 animals

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's tiger population has grown to nearly 3,000, making the country one of the safest habitats for the endangered animals. Prime Minister Narendra Modi says it's ...

Rare bird spotted on Taiwan's Matsu Islands

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Chinese crested tern (Thalasseus bernsteini), a rare bird on the brink of extinction, has been spotted again this year on the Taiwan-held Matsu Islands -- its original habitat -- r...

House backs bill to target wildlife trafficking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill that allows the State Department to offer financial rewards for information leading to the arrest or conviction of wildlife traffickers who target endan...

Thousands of endangered animals seized in customs operation

PARIS (AP) — A global joint-operation against wildlife smuggling has resulted in the seizure of thousands of endangered animals and huge quantities of ivory. The World Customs Organi...

Chinese woman busted for stomping on sea turtle nest in Miami, Fla.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese woman was arrested on Saturday morning (June 15) for stabbing at and stomping on an endangered sea turtle's nest. Yaqun Lu, 41, was witnessed using a wooden st...

Snorkeler busted for stomping on endangered sea turtle in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A snorkeler was arrested on Monday (June 10) for stomping on an endangered green sea turtle on an island in the far south of Taiwan, announced the Southern Branch of the Coast ...

Thai tycoon gets additional year in prison in poaching case

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai construction tycoon has been sentenced to an additional one year in prison for bribing a park ranger in relation to a high-profile case of poaching endangered animals in a wildli...

Bill to protect Taiwan's leopard cats nixed by Miaoli County Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese conservationists are furious after the Miaoli County Council rejected a bill to protect the endangered leopard cat (石虎) by a vote of 9 to 25, reported Up Media. In...

4 ways to be a good traveler in the age of overtourism

In Paris, the Louvre Museum closed for a day this week because workers said the crowds were too big to handle. In the Himalayas, climbers at Mount Everest are concerned that the peak has gotten too cr...