El Paso Animal Services says strep zoo and distemper cleared from shelter

El Paso, Texas (CBS4) — El Paso Animal Services said they were able to “clear distemper and strep zoo” from its shelter. The City of El Paso Animals Services reported that it had an outbreak back in February. The outbreak also caused Animal Services to move to an emergency-only admissions schedule until further notice, which […]

How a future animal welfare facility will improve the life of pets at the shelter

Built in the 1950s, the Abilene Animal Shelter was never meant for animals to stay for extended periods of time. The kennels are small, it’s loud, and it’s hard to keep clean. “If you can just imagine, it’s absorbed 70 plus years of waste at this point,” said Andrea Robison, the board president for All […]

Royal Commission for AlUla’s scientific best practices enable its largest animal reintroduction

Oryx, ibex and two gazelle species returning to native habitat in three nature reserves Growth in numbers indicates progress of protected areas in the AlUla region of north-west Saudi Arabia AlUla, Saudi Arabia: The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), building on the successful earlier reintroductions of native species into their ancestral habitat in north-west Saudi […]

One Health Joint Plan of Action to address health threats to humans, animals, plants and environment

Geneva, Nairobi, Paris and Rome, 17 October 2022 – Today, a new One Health Joint Plan of Action was launched by the Quadripartite – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as […]

Gas Drilling Is Disrupting Animal Migration

In general, it’s surprising how little ecologists know about why large animals choose their migration paths. The motivations for moving are obvious, and include things like food, water, and a safe place to raise young. But how herds or animals learn their routes is a major debate. Evolution plays some role. There are signs of […]

Give legal rights to animals, trees and rivers, say experts | Environment

Granting legal rights and protections to non-human entities such as animals, trees and rivers is essential if countries are to tackle climate breakdown and biodiversity loss, experts have said. The authors of a report titled Law in the Emerging Bio Age say legal frameworks have a key part to play in governing human interactions with […]

Why are Vultures so important to Humans and the Environment?

Vultures provide vital ecosystem services in our natural, agricultural, and rural environments. The important role they play in the cycling of nutrients through the highly-efficient disposal of organic waste from the environment is of utmost importance to human health and environmental integrity.  Vultures are the only obligate scavengers that feed in such large numbers, and […]

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