Bali’s drugged, smuggled orangutan headed back to the wild
22 December 2019 | 4:41 pm
Conservation authorities in Bali roll out a big fruit plate for fuzzy haired Bon Bon as he gets set to be transported to a conservation centre in Sumatra -- one of just two places where the critically endangered species is found in the wild. The baby orangutan was drugged by a Russian trafficker in a failed bid to smuggle it out of Bali.
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Ten orangutans have been airlifted back to their natural habitat on Indonesia's Borneo island, in the first release of the apes into the wild for a year due to the dangers of coronavirus infection. A group of 10 apes -- shuttled inside transport cages encased in netting -- took to the air this month to avoid days-long land and sea routes that could expose them to coronavirus.
13 Apr 2021
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24 Apr 2021
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26 Jun 2021
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15 Aug 2021
Young wildlife vet Constantinos Antoniou, known in his country and among animal lovers as the "Birdman of Cyprus", passionately takes care of hundreds of wounded or sick wild birds every year before releasing them back to their natural habitat.
30 Jul 2021
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5 Oct 2021
The wild boars root through Rome's rotting rubbish, as furious residents cry foul: there are political fortunes at stake in Italy's mayoral elections this weekend, but in the Eternal City garbage is the biggest talking point. From the capital to Milan, Naples and Bologna, voters head to the urns Sunday and Monday for ballots being closely watched as a test ahead of the general election in 2023.
9 Oct 2021
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22 Nov 2021
Lawmakers in France have approved new animal rights legislation making it illegal to purchase, breed or sell wild animals for traveling circuses.
20 Dec 2021
In Thailand, cohabitation between humans and wild elephants is increasingly difficult, as the animals seek to expand their habitat. At least 20 people were killed by elephants last year. Meanwhile, out of fear or revenge for the damage to their crops, a dozen elephants are killed by humans in the country each year. But one NGO is trying to put an end to these incidents. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's James Vasina.
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2 Mar 2022
Located on the border with Switzerland, France's Jura region is a wild open land, a paradise for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Only a few hardy souls come to attempt the Grande Traversée, a hiking-skiing route more than 100 kilometres long.
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