After months of rehabilitation, SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team returned a total of 16 sea turtles to their ocean home this week. Of these sea turtles, 15 were rescued Dec. 14, 2012, off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass., as part of a massive rescue of animals suffering from cold stress.
Animals in need around the world will benefit from more than $1.1 million in grants awarded this year by the non-profit SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Since its inception, the Fund has granted more than $9 million to protect wildlife and wild places.
A threatened Pacific green sea turtle has a second chance at life thanks to the efforts of members of the public, staff at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and SeaWorld San Diego—and even the U.S. Navy.
Even though the illegal wildlife trade still poses a huge threat to many species – the Wildlife Alliance has taken on the mission of coming to the aid of these victimized animals. Over 10 years ago, the organization’s rescue and enforcement unit began investigating suspected perpetrators of wildlife crime – and rescuing animals from the clutches of these lawbreakers. Rescued animals that are healthy and able to survive in the wild are immediately released in appropriate habitats, but tho
The widespread hunting and illegal trade of wildlife in Vietnam is a major threat to many species - fortunately the Education for Vietnam organization (ENV) is fighting back for animals. The northern border of the country is often used by smugglers to supply Chinese consumer markets with wildlife such as pangolins, freshwater turtles, snakes, and monitor lizards sourced from other Asian countries. Also popular through this “back-door” delivery system are shipments of elephant ivory from Africa, tigers