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Prized pigeons fetch high prices at famed Turkish auction

Prized pigeons fetch high prices at famed Turkish auction

In a country where the minimum wage is about 1,400 Liras ($367) a month, enthusiasts regularly easily spend hundreds of dollars for one bird

Comment(s)1/15/2017

Greek Cypriot volunteers struggle to feed soaring cat population

Greek Cypriot volunteers struggle to feed soaring cat population

Animal lovers in Cyprus are battling to care for a soaring stray cat population after austerity measures in Greek Cyprus caused cuts to a state sterilization program

Comment(s)1/1/2017

Bodrum’s ‘Golden gang’ loses father

Bodrum’s ‘Golden gang’ loses father

Şenol Özbakan, a former ship skipper who lived in a minibus with 12 abandoned golden retriever and Rottweiler dogs that he adopted in the western province of Muğla’s Bodrum district, has died of multiple organ failure at the age of 56

Comment(s)1/11/2017

Baby orangutan entertains visitors to Czech zoo

Baby orangutan entertains visitors to Czech zoo

A three-week-old baby orangutan charmed crowds at a Czech zoo on one of its first public outings, clinging tight to its mother and attempting a few clumsy climbs.

Comment(s)1/4/2017

Raised for meat, dogs head for new homes

Raised for meat, dogs head for new homes

The consumption of dog meat is on the decline in South Korea, as dogs become increasingly popular as pets. Some campaigners are now working to put dogs up for adoption in the US

Comment(s)1/11/2017

Race to save the cheetah as extinction threat revealed

Race to save the cheetah as extinction threat revealed

Lounging in the shade of a tree, Heathcliff the cheetah oozes sleek grace and power, but he is captive behind a wire fence -- perhaps the only way that cheetahs will exist in a few decades’ time.

Comment(s)1/1/2017

Turkey’s first sperm bank for goats founded

Turkey’s first sperm bank for goats founded

Turkey’s first sperm bank for goats has been founded in the capital Ankara in order to protect the species of the Ankara goat.

Comment(s)1/10/2017

Bosnian ‘minehunter’ dogs saving lives across the world

Bosnian ‘minehunter’ dogs saving lives across the world

Drawing on a tragic history of war and conflict, a Sarajevo training center sends mine-hunting dogs to troubled spots across the world

Comment(s)12/31/2016

Shopping habits hurting endangered species

Shopping habits hurting endangered species

A new study reveals which nations’ consumers drive species loss most – from iPhones to Ikea furniture

Comment(s)1/6/2017

Man fined for illegally selling bats in Turkey's Muğla

Man fined for illegally selling bats in Turkey's Muğla

A man in the Fethiye district of the Aegean province of Muğla has been fined to 3,731 Turkish liras (roughly $1,060) for illegally selling bats

Comment(s)12/26/2016

Endangered ducks making comeback in Ankara

Endangered ducks making comeback in Ankara

The number of white-headed ducks, an endangered species, increased last year compared to 2015 in the Manyas Bird Paradise in Ankara, reaching 7,064, according to officials.

Comment(s)1/4/2017

Officials crack down on illegal hunters

Officials crack down on illegal hunters

The Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry has launched new efforts to prevent hunters from illegally harming wildlife

Comment(s)12/26/2016

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