Author Archive for Jen R

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International Elephant Foundation to Aid Conservation in Africa and Asia

The International Elephant Foundation (IEF), a non-profit dedicated to the well being and preservation of elephant species, has announced a $225,000 contribution to be dispersed over 19 conservation projects in 2012.

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Stem Cell Researchers Aren’t Just Monkeying Around Anymore

Stem cell research has made a leap forward with the birth of three little monkeys.

Researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center used early-stage stem cells from four-cell embryos to create genetically mixed or chimeric embryos.

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Elephants, Never Forget

The International Fund for Animal Welfare has announced this year’s Animal Action education program, “Elephants, Never Forget.” And they have some celebrity help, this year; actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio will act as the global ambassador for the program.

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June 8th is World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is June 8th and this year, we are all encouraged to “wear blue and tell two,” to help raise awareness of ocean conservation.