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Sharks in the Soup, Says Conservation Group

A conservation group has warned that sharks could be extinct within a generation unless people lose their appetite for shark fin soup, Reuters reports.

WildAid today called on the Chinese government to act to protect several at-risk species - including Basking, Great White, and Hammerhead - which face increasing pressure as the country's taste for the soup grows with increased wealth.

Shah Rukh Champions the Cause of India’s Unsung Heroes - the Forest Guards

Forest guards risk their lives everyday, and many are seriously injured or die in the line of duty across India each year. Shah Rukh highlights the challenges faced by forest guards in protecting India's wildlife and forests, in an exclusive ACAP public service message.

"We can't be like him, but if we come together and stop buying products from endangered species, we can help him. When we all come together, we can do anything."- Shah Rukh Khan

Actress Kate Hudson Hair Care for a Cause

Hairstylist David Babaii and actress Kate Hudson have combined their passion for nature and beauty to create DAVID BABAII FOR WILDAID, an innovative new brand of professional haircare products and styling tools, with a percentage of the revenue from the line to benefit the global wildlife conservation organization WildAid.

World Governments Reject Tiger Farming and Trade; A Victory for Wild Tigers, Coalition Says

Tigers should not be bred for trade in their parts, governments gathered here said today, approving a decision to strengthen conservation of wild tigers.

“This was a major victory for wild tigers, which could be quickly wiped out by poaching if there is a legal market anywhere,” said Uttara Mendiratta of Wildlife Protection Society of India, on behalf of the 35 member organizations of the International Tiger Coalition.

Actor Advocates Animal Rights in Toronto

It's not unusual for animal-rights activists to visit the Ontario legislature, but yesterday's famous speaker had no problem attracting attention.

Actor and activist Bo Derek ignited some excitement at Queen's Park during a visit to speak about endangered and trafficked species and to promote the website Wildaid.org.

Politicians greeted Derek in the legislature and journalists rushed to an impromptu question-and-answer session with the former Playboy cover girl.

The 50-year-old actor, famed for her role in the movie 10, spoke about the illegal trade of animal parts.

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