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Proceeds from sale of world's most expensive six-pack donated to help endangered wildlife

A special limited edition collection of the new Stella Artois Nobilis beer has sold for $15,000CDN making it the world's mostexpensive six-pack.

China’s Turtles, Emblems of a Crisis (New York Times)

A link to the original article on the New York Times, can be found here.

Unnoticed and unappreciated for five decades, a large female turtle with a stained, leathery shell is now a precious commodity in this city's decaying zoo. She is fed a special diet of raw meat. Her small pool has been encased with bulletproof glass. A surveillance camera monitors her movements. A guard is posted at night.

The agenda is simple: The turtle must not die.

Chinese snooker sensation Ding Junhui supports wildlife conservation by filming message

Ding Junhui was in town to film a public service announcement (PSA), in his capacity as WildAid's ambassador.

Chinese prodigy Ding has loved animals since he was a child, particularly dolphins, and wants to promote the idea of protecting wildlife, to reach more people. In his PSA, Ding appeals to the audience to protect endangered animals through the message, 'When the buying stops, the killing can too'.

New Report Reveals Human Activities Threaten Survival of Sharks Worldwide

Sharks have thrived in the world's oceans for more than 400 million years, but a comprehensive new report released today by Oceana and WildAid reveals that the world's shark populations have been devastated by human activities. The new report, entitled "End of the Line," shows how the global demand for shark products, and in particular shark fin soup, has prompted gruesome and wasteful fishing practices that could effectively lead to their extinction.

Bo Derek: We all must battle wildlife traffickers

Editor's note: Bo Derek is an actress who starred in the movie "10." Most recently, she starred in the series "Fashion House." She is also an activist working extensively to raise awareness of the costs of wildlife trafficking. She submitted this commentary to CNN's Larry King Live.

When I first visited the Galapagos Islands Marine Reserve, I expected to see an untouched paradise. While it is still beautiful to the naked eye, behind the scenes, all is not well. While there, I learned that the famous sharks of the Galapagos were under siege for their fins.

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