EmpireState building highlights endangered animalsSource BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33750711
New York's famed Empire State Building hosted new guests on Saturday night as images of endangered animals were flashed across its facade.
The unique display, on one of the world's most recognisable structures, was aimed at sparking conversations about mass extinction.
Pictures of snow leopards, tigers and various sea creatures were shown.
A 350ft (106m) image of Cecil, the famous lion killed in Zimbabwe earlier this month, also appeared.
Organisers said the event was a "first-of-its-kind" live video projection.
It drew huge crowds of spectators, who stopped to gaze at the display and capture their own pictures.
In all 160 species were shown, including marine mammals, insects, and even the shadow of King Kong climbing up the building.
The eight-minute sessions were repeated every 15 minutes from 21:00 to 24:00 local time (01:00 to 04:00 GMT) and were visible from almost 20 blocks away.
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Protecting endangered species a 'great moral causeSource BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-26156296
"The human race and everything in the world will be poorer for ever" if elephants, rhinos or tigers become extinct, William Hague has said.
The foreign secretary was speaking to BBC Radio 5 live ahead of a conference in London aiming to boost enforcement of the law and curb demand in the trade of endangered species products.
The summit could be a "turning point" in this "great moral cause", he said.
But ultimately an "African-led solution" was needed, Mr Hague added.
The government says the aim of the conference, which will focus on elephants, rhinos and tigers, is to secure a commitment from world leaders to take urgent action to tackle the illegal wildlife trade.
It will also seek ways to support "sustainable livelihoods" for people who stand to lose out financially if the fight against poaching is successful.
Mr Hague said: "It matters to many human beings, including me, that these endangered species are protected, are saved, f
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