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US senate takes up illegal wildlife trade

US senate takes up illegal wildlife trade | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee has held a hearing on the growing poaching crisis in Africa.

 

In his eloquent remarks opening the hearing, entitled “Ivory and Insecurity: The Global Implications of Poaching in Africa”, Chairman John Kerry, made clear the crisis is a serious one with far-reaching consequences.

 

“Poaching is not just a security threat in Africa,” warned Senator Kerry. “It’s also a menace to developing economies, and it thrives where governance is weakest. Poachers with heavy weapons are a danger to lightly armed rangers and civilians as well as the animals they target.”

 

http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?204947/US-senate-takes-up-illegal-wildlife-trade 

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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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Thailand's drive against illegal ivory trade bolstered by forensic tools

Thailand's drive against illegal ivory trade bolstered by forensic tools | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Bangkok, Thailand, 23rd February 2015—Ivory traffickers be warned: the Thai authorities have a powerful forensic tool in the country’s drive to detect ivory of illegal origin entering its markets and ensure domestic traders are complying with new laws.

A collaborative project between Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, has trialed forensic DNA examination of ivory products to assess the origin of elephant ivory products commonly available in local markets. ...

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Birds at risk from 'rampant' poaching on Chilika Lagoon

Birds at risk from 'rampant' poaching on Chilika Lagoon | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
According to Chilika Divisional Forest Officer Bikash Ranjan Das, about 20 poachers have been arrested from areas surrounding the lake in the last five months.
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Shark Poaching Boat Sunk By Indonesian Government

Shark Poaching Boat Sunk By Indonesian Government | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
A large Vietnamese ship containing two tons of drying shark fins or more was sunk by the Indonesian government. The ship had been illegally collecting a tremendous number of sharks to get their fin...
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Extinction threat to Manas rhinos

Extinction threat to Manas rhinos | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The rhino population in Manas National Park faces the threat of extinction in the next two to three decades if effective management steps are not taken, a specialist group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has warned.
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Mozambique jails policeman for releasing poachers

Mozambique's Central Office for the Fight against Corruption (GCCC) has said a police officer attached to the border services in the southern province of G
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US Unveils Anti-Poaching Strategy

US Unveils Anti-Poaching Strategy | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

The U.S. government has unveiled its strategy to fight the illegal wildlife trade. President Obama says wildlife trafficking undermines security, while decimating iconic animal populations.

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Record jail sentence for serval poacher

Record jail sentence for serval poacher | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Wildlife criminals received a stark warning when Malawi's Kasungu magistrates handed out a record sentence recently.
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Looks like this is heading in the right direction!

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Sea Shepherd Successfully Shuts Down Illegal Fishing

Sea Shepherd Successfully Shuts Down Illegal Fishing Operations of the Thunder and Confiscates Illegal Fishing GearSea Shepherd Successfully Shuts Down Illegal Fishing Operations of the Thunder and Confiscates Illegal Fishing Gear...

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Buddhist Monks Investigated for Tiger Trafficking and Abuse

Buddhist Monks Investigated for Tiger Trafficking and Abuse | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

The Tiger Temple is famous for letting tourists cuddle with the big cats.

 

Oficials have seized more than 100 tigers from a Buddhist temple in western Thailand and are investigating whether the monks have illegally traded in the big cats.

 

Photos from the “Tiger Temple” abound on the Internet because it has famously made a point of using the big cats to attract tourists “who pet, cuddle and pose for selfies with the big cats,” reported The Guardian....

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Terrorist groups fuel rise in violent elephant poaching in central Africa

Terrorist groups fuel rise in violent elephant poaching in central Africa | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Animal poaching is a on a dangerous and violent rise across the central African region as extremist groups like the Lord’s Resistance Army and Al Shabaab are slaughter animals such as Elephants and selling their ivory tusks to boost their arsenal.
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The ivory mafia: How a high-profile trial could lay bare the workings of deadly African criminal gangs

The ivory mafia: How a high-profile trial could lay bare the workings of deadly African criminal gangs | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Poaching kingpin's trial set to open, as region's jumbos stare at extinction.
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3 Resilient Elephants Who Survived Poaching Attempts

3 Resilient Elephants Who Survived Poaching Attempts | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
These elephants survived poaching attempts thanks to the dedication of their rescuers. Unfortunately, many more elephants fall victim to poaching every day.
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Love a bit of good news.

Many thanks to the rescuers.

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Elephants trained to sniff bombs, poachers and landmines in South Africa

Elephants trained to sniff bombs, poachers and landmines in South Africa | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

And then afterwards, just like sniffer dogs, they're rewarded with a treat. Read more about how elephants are being trained in the art of "bio-detection"...

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Joshua bryson's curator insight, February 27, 1:54 AM

A very interesting article will it work probably not elephants are just to big and poachers usually hunt the elephants i mean elephants are a massive target and there wanted for there tusks while dogs are a small fast target that can take someone down faster than an elephant also dogs are loyal and easier to take care of while elephants require a ton of food and space will elephants take the place of dogs no but will they help find explosives and poachers definitely that's all I have to say today.

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EXCLUSIVE: Obama acts on wildlife after Prince William’s plea

EXCLUSIVE: Obama acts on wildlife after Prince William’s plea | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
PRESIDENT OBAMA has declared war on wildlife traffickers after meeting Prince William and hearing his impassioned plea to stamp out the illegal trade.
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Uganda to revise laws against wildlife trading

Uganda to revise laws against wildlife trading | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda is set to revise laws that deter the trade in wildlife products.

According to Grace Mbabazi Aulo, the acting Director of Tourism at the Ministry of Tourism, there are ongoing efforts to revise laws to provide for stiffer penalties for the offenders....

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Poachers' live wire trap kills two girls?

A live electric wire allegedly kept by poachers to catch wild animals resulted in the death of two girls at Shanigakunta village in the Agency mandal of Mangapeta in Warangal district late on Saturday night.
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Not only is the wildlife at risk, so are domestic animals and now even children!

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Poacher who killed ‘20’ rhinos nabbed

Poacher who killed ‘20’ rhinos nabbed | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has made public a notorious poacher who reportedly killed 20 one-horned...
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Illegal poachers of Australian wildlife to be fined up to 750,000 USD

Illegal poachers of dugongs and turtles in northern Australia now face fines up to 750,000 U.S. dollars as the federal government shores up its protection of endangered species.
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Academy Award Winning Actor Jared Leto Becomes WWF Global Ambassador

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 11 /CSRwire/ - WWF today announced Academy Award-winning actor, musician and director Jared Leto as a WWF Global Ambassador, focusing on the most urgent, pressing issues facing our planet. To start, Mr. Leto will bring attention to wildlife crime – a pivotal issue for WWF and the U.S. government. Today marks the one year anniversary of President Obama’s National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking....

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US, Germany provide Equipment, Training for Tanzania Rangers

US, Germany provide Equipment, Training for Tanzania Rangers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Government officials from the United States and Germany attended a media event to present new field equipment to Tanzania rangers at the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania on Jan. 21, 2015.
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Thirteen tiger nations from Malaysia to Russia to set up anti-poaching network

Thirteen tiger nations from Malaysia to Russia to set up anti-poaching network | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
KATHMANDU (AFP) - Thirteen countries which are home to the world's dwindling population of wild tigers Friday agreed to establish an intelligence-sharing network to fight traffickers, concluding an anti-poaching conference in Kathmandu.
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Rampant poaching devastating for Asia

Asian countries need to sharply ramp up collaboration on intelligence and enforcement to combat the escalating global illegal trade in wildlife and forest produce estimated at between US$50 billion (S$67 billion) and US$150 billion a year.The impact of runaway wildlife poaching has been devastating for Asia, which is losing its biodiversity, delegates heard at a symposium, Towards Zero Poaching in Asia, involving experts and officials from 13 Asian countries.
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Ivory collectors now eyeing carved hornbill casques

Ivory collectors now eyeing carved hornbill casques | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Growing demand for hornbill ivory threatening the majestic birds.

 

WHILE the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn is well-documented, less well known is the trafficking of another product derived from a critically endangered species – the carved beaks of helmeted hornbills....

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Shifting commodity! Not good... not good at all.

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A dozen elephants killed by poachers in northern Cameroon

A dozen elephants killed by poachers in northern Cameroon | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Ten elephants have been found dead in Bouba Ndjida Park, in northern Cameroon, a routine patrol by the Rapid Response Battalion (BIR) which was deployed la
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How Poachers Tried to Smuggle Tons of Elephant Ivory and Pangolin Scales out of Africa

How Poachers Tried to Smuggle Tons of Elephant Ivory and Pangolin Scales out of Africa | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Ugandan wildlife authorities uncover boxes of animal parts that would fetch millions of dollars on the black market.
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