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…of reasons Ted Nugent belongs in a padded cell.

 

Nugent has settled with federal prosecutors for illegally killing a black bear in Alaska.

 

Activist and musician Ted Nugent has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors admitting he illegally shot and transported black bear in Southeast Alaska two years ago, according to the agreement.....

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Following the Animal Poaching Trail in Africa and the World
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What Exactly is Animal Poaching? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa

What Exactly is Animal Poaching? | Nikela: Funding Wildlife Conservation & Education to Save Wildlife in Africa | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Part 2 in the Nikela Series on Animal Poaching, and what its doing to endangered species, rhino, leopards, and primates in South Africa.

 

The most comprehensive understanding of animal poaching and its impact on wildlife was found in Mike Cadman’s, “Consuming Wild Life...

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Endangered Apes Victimized by Animal Trafficking

Endangered Apes Victimized by Animal Trafficking | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The Great Apes, chimps, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans, are all endangered species exploited for illegal animal trade. But what about CITES?
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Tiger parts found on highway

Tiger parts found on highway | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
PHATTHALUNG — Suspected wildlife traffickers dumped three bags of tiger parts and fled on the Asian Highway on Tuesday when they came across a police checkpoint where they could have been arrested, police said.
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Scotland: Police on trail of 'pearl poachers' targeting Highland river

Scotland: Police on trail of 'pearl poachers' targeting Highland river | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
POACHERS trageting a critically endangered species on a Highland river are being targeted by police and bailiffs as part of a new crackdown.
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Newfoundland: Investigations lead to charges for salmon poaching

Four people have been charged with various offences related to illegal salmon fishing in central Newfoundland.
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Obama Urged to Sanction Mozambique over Elephant, Rhino Poaching

Obama Urged to Sanction Mozambique over Elephant, Rhino Poaching | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON, Jul 2 2014 (IPS) - Environmentalists are formally urging President Barack Obama to enact trade sanctions on Mozambique over the country’s alleged chronic facilitation of elephant and rhinoceros poaching through broad swathes of southern Africa.

 

Investigators say substantial evidence exists of Mozambique’s failure to abide by international conventions against wildlife trafficking, including to back up allegations of state complicity....

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Let Freedom Ring for All Living Beings, Rhino, Elephant, Lion

Let Freedom Ring for All Living Beings, Rhino, Elephant, Lion | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
In the USA the Fourth of July is a celebration of FREEDOM. May we find ways to free all living beings incl rhino, elephant, lion to live in nature.
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Elephant tusks confiscated in Kavango

WINDHOEK- The Ministry of Environment and Tourism officials in the Kavango East Region over the weekend confiscated six elephant tusks suspected to have been poached in the Bwabwata National Park.


A game warden in Kavango East, who refused to be named, said six poachers have since Friday been arrested in connection with the incident.... 

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A Local Economy Solution to Africa's Poaching Problem

A Local Economy Solution to Africa's Poaching Problem | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Communities that enjoy the economic benefits of wildlife tourism don’t harbor poachers.
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Wildlife Patrols Save Elephants in N. Tanzania

Wildlife Patrols Save Elephants in N. Tanzania | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

The number of elephants has been increasing in the vast wilderness stretching over 500-km borderline, separating Tanzania and Kenya, according to wildlife officials.

Head of Enduimet Wildlife Management Area, in Longido District, Komolo Simeli said on Friday that elephants and other wild animals have started replenishing in the wilderness where Wildlife Management Areas in Longido, West-Kilimanjaro and Engaresero (Lake Natron) operate....

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Stop Poachers from Poisoning Vultures

Stop Poachers from Poisoning Vultures | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Vultures are being poisoned because they alert game rangers to the presence of poachers. The decline of these scavengers fuels the spread of deadly disease. Urge officials to invest more resources into stopping this brutal slaughter.
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Global environmental crime amounts to $213 billion: UN report

Global environmental crime amounts to $213 billion: UN report | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The money finances criminal, militia and terrorist groups, threatening the security of several nations
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Old Cellphones Become Poaching Detector in Real Time

Old Cellphones Become Poaching Detector in Real Time | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Old cellphones could become the key to stopping rainforest tree poaching in real time, detecting chainsaw frequencies and relaying to authorities in Central Africa....

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Poachers Are Killing Thousands of African Vultures to Hide Evidence of Their Crimes

Poachers Are Killing Thousands of African Vultures to Hide Evidence of Their Crimes | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The scavengers show where to find illegally killed wildlife. Now they face extinction, with dire consequences for humans.
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Yao Ming meets with US Sec State Kerry to continue fight to end wildlife trafficking

Yao Ming meets with US Sec State Kerry to continue fight to end wildlife trafficking | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

BEIJING (AP) — Yao Ming is putting on the full-court press against wildlife trafficking....

 

Joining him Wednesday was U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in Beijing for this year's "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" with China. The U.S. and China are top destinations for wildlife trafficking...

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Tiger skin trader Lala granted bail in Delhi

NAGPUR: In a setback to the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Delhi, notorious tiger skin and body parts trader Naresh Lala, who was arrested with 18kg tiger bones in September last, was granted bail by a Tis Hazari Court on Thursday.

WCCB, is a statutory multidisciplinary body established under the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF), to combat organized wildlife crime in the country. Lala, who is also facing trial in Nagpur for his role in trafficking five tiger skins from here, was on Thursday granted bail by Shail Jain, special judge, Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS)....

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Turtle troubles: undercover officers after poachers and smugglers

Turtle troubles: undercover officers after poachers and smugglers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

The meeting of strangers in a parking lot looks like a typical undercover bust until the dealer reaches for his Tupperware container.

 

Inside is a northern map turtle and before the turtle snatcher can tuck more than $100 into his pocket, he’s being arrested.

 

If it was a rarer turtle, he’d have wanted a trade, maybe a couple of endangered snakes. And that could tip off undercover officers to a larger black market poaching or smuggling operation warranting more surveillance or a joint investigation with U.S. officials.

 

Whether it’s a poacher involved in the illegal pet trade or a cottager unwittingly snatching an endangered turtle, these are the types of scenarios undercover officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources have confronted as they stepped up their enforcement in the last decade....

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'Slavery' driving apes to extinction as multi-million dollar illegal trade prospers: conservationists

'Slavery' driving apes to extinction as multi-million dollar illegal trade prospers: conservationists | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Thousands of great apes are killed or trafficked into "slavery" each year in a multi-million dollar illegal trade that is driving some of man's closest relatives towards extinction, conservationists said on Tuesday.
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Rhino to Elephant Poaching Prompts Namibia to Deploy Army Unit

Namibia has deployed soldiers to combat the threat posed by poachers to elephants and the world’s largest population of black rhino in national parks that stretch along the country’s borders with Angola and Botswana.
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Nigeria pushes for adoption of resolution on illegal trade in wildlife

WorldStage Newsonline-- The Federal Government of Nigeria has called for the adoption of a resolution on illegal trade in wildlife at the United Nations General Assembly billed to hold later in the year.
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Sharks killed by Mexican poachers off Padre Island

A U.S. Coast Guard airplane crew spotted 65 dead sharks entangled in about a mile of nylon gillnetting 20 miles offshore of South Padre Island.
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UN chief 'adopts' lion cub to support efforts against wildlife trafficking

UN chief 'adopts' lion cub to support efforts against wildlife trafficking | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today adopted a lion cub in Nairobi National Park as a sign of support for efforts against the trafficking of animals around the world, following a week of high-level United Nations discussions on the environment.
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Commercial drones: Catch poachers, shoot videos, deliver pizza

Commercial drones: Catch poachers, shoot videos, deliver pizza | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Mumbai: It sounds pretty shocking but yes you can actually buy an unmanned aerial vehicle or drone at Chandni Chowk in Delhi for the price of a smartphone, however, the civil aviation is yet to issue strict guidelines its use.


A Mumbai-base pizza outlet claimed to use an unmanned drone to execute a delivery by taking the aerial route in May this year.

The claims created quite a buzz, but to our disappointment it was fake and the video was a promotional gimmick by the owners. ...

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China’s Blood Ivory Bazaar

China’s Blood Ivory Bazaar | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Beijing claims to oppose the illicit traffic in the tusks of elephants butchered by poachers. In fact, it’s created a booming market.
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Listen: The World in Two Minutes: Wildlife Trafficking and More

Listen: The World in Two Minutes: Wildlife Trafficking and More | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Today we turn to the issue of illicit wildlife trading. Think elephant poachers, illegal woodcutting, or in the Horn of Africa, coal smuggling. All of this was highlighted in a new report this week from the U.N. and INTERPOL.


Christian Nellemann heads the U.N. Environment Programme’s rapid response unit, and was the lead author of that report....

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Scorpion: New device to trap a poacher used in New Zealand

Scorpion: New device to trap a poacher used in New Zealand | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Police are catching illegal deer hunters with the sting of a man-made scorpion.
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