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Algerian conservationists sighted the near-extinct big cat in the Ahaggar National Park following a months-long research and imaging project.

A French-Iranian academic who has been imprisoned in Iran since last year has been admitted to hospital, her lawyer confirmed.

Jailed Iranian ecologist 'sexually assaulted, forced to imitate animals'

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Jailed Iranian ecologist 'sexually assaulted, forced to imitate animals'

Niloufar Bayani, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence, said Iranian authorities threatened her with death and rape, while also forcing her to make animal noises.

Iran court upholds 'fabricated' espionage charges against environmentalists: HRW

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Iran court upholds 'fabricated' espionage charges against environmentalists: HRW

Iran's appeals court has upheld prison sentences for wildlife conservationists on spurious espionage charges, but even the highest levels of ...

Iran jails six wildlife conservationists after tracking <em>species</em>

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Iran jails six wildlife conservationists after tracking species

Iran has jailed a number of academics and conservationists in the country.

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Iraq protesters bring lions to fight riot police dogs

A young Iraqi man has brought a fearsome lion to a protest upon hearing that security forces would use dogs against protesters, going viral on social media.

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Saudi hunters' bird massacre sparks outrage in Morocco

Local Moroccans were left outraged after Saudi hunters 'massacred' thousands of game birds in violation of the North African country's hunting ...

Austin Bodetti

Oman blazes trail for environmentalism in the Arab world

As desertification and other environmental issues threaten the heart of the Middle East, Oman has an opportunity to act as a role model for its ...

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Lebanon rescues Siberian tiger cubs en route to Syria

An animal rights group in Lebanon is caring for three dehydrated, maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs that were rescued on their way to a zoo in ...

Ark of <em>endangered</em> <em>species</em> on the brink in Yemen

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Ark of endangered species on the brink in Yemen

With Taiz wracked by conflict animals in the city's zoo, including rare species of lion, leopard, and tiger, face starvation. ...

Martin Armstrong

Shoot the bustard: UAE royals under fire during love-hunt

A convoy carrying members of the UAE royal family has come under fire while hunting the rare Houbara bustard during a Safari trip in Pakistan's ...

Chimpanzee smuggled to Iraq finds refuge in Kenya

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Chimpanzee smuggled to Iraq finds refuge in Kenya

Manno the chimp was trafficked to the Kurdish city of Dohuk three years ago, part of a "proliferation" of ape trafficking from Africa to the ...

Video of tigers frolicking on Dubai beach goes viral

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Video of tigers frolicking on Dubai beach goes viral

A peculiar video clip showing five tigers playing in waters not far from Dubai's famous Burj al-Arab have emerged on social media over the ...

The Jordan gazelle massacre

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The Jordan gazelle massacre

Ten gazelles in Jordan have been shot dead by hunters and paraded in front of cameras. The incident has caused outrage in the country who want ...

Palestine mountain gazelle officially an <em>endangered</em> <em>species</em>

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Palestine mountain gazelle officially an endangered species

The famed Palestine mountain gazelle has been added to the list of endangered species after population numbers dropped to ...

Paul McLoughlin

Born to be wild: the Arabian oryx's sad demise

During the 1960s, the oryx, a symbol of the Arabian Peninsula, were annihilated by hunters. A project to reintroduce oryx was launched, but their struggle against human interest met failure.

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