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Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks at the Partnership Meeting on Wildlife Trafficking

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks at the Partnership Meeting on Wildlife Trafficking at the U.S. Department of State in Washing...
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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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Idaho Fish and Game uses K-9 unit to catch poachers

Idaho Fish and Game uses K-9 unit to catch poachers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Idaho tries K-9 pilot program to help game wardens
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Failing to grasp dire consequences of Africa's wildlife trade

Failing to grasp dire consequences of Africa's wildlife trade | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
As a conservation biologist from Hong Kong doing research in Central Africa, I am often asked a question some find surprising: "Will Hong Kong and China work to save the wildlife here?"...
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How killing off wildlife causes social chaos and why it must be stopped

How killing off wildlife causes social chaos and why it must be stopped | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The decline of wildlife can cause hunger and unemployment and, consequently, fuel increased crime and political instability, report researchers.
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Although I'm in because my primary love is wildlife the battle against trafficking is about so much more...

“We are not just losing species; we are losing children, breaking apart communities, and fostering crime. This makes wildlife conservation a more important job than it ever has been.”

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Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Alex Hofford reports on the elephant skin, giant flying squirrels and Tibetan antilope horns sold in the lawless border areas
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When the buying stops, the killing can too

When the buying stops, the killing can too | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

IF you are an avid follower of nature-oriented television channels, you would have heard the tagline: “When the buying stops, the killing can too.”

 

Reiterating this was Dr Ronald Orenstein, who recently presented a talk entitled ‘Ivory, Horn and Blood’ in Kuching.

 

During his presentation, which was organised by the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre and the Kuching branch of the Malaysian Nature Society, Orenstein enlightened the audience on a very little known crime – poaching....



Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/07/27/when-the-buying-stops-the-killing-can-too/#ixzz38mBsjYLJ

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Tanzania: Poachers kill two elephants despite resumption of anti-poaching efforts

Tanzania: Poachers kill two elephants despite resumption of anti-poaching efforts | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Poachers have gunned down two elephants and plucked out their tusks at Udzungwa Game Reserve in Kilombero District, Morogoro Region

The grisly incident took place on Saturday despite the government’s decision to resume the anti-poaching operation in June this year after being suspended in November 2013. Speaking to journalists here yesterday, Morogoro Regional Police Commander, Leonard Paulo, said the poachers  also uprooted the tusks of the elephants. “Shortly after gunning down the tuskers and removing the tusks, police in collaboration with wananchi started hunting the poachers only to find the two dead elephants and four tusks hidden in a bush within the game reserve. The tusks were still fresh – with blood oozing,” he told the media....
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Endangered sea turtle rescued from poachers in Costa Rica

San Jose, Jul 25 (EFE).- Police rescued a leatherback sea turtle from the vehicle of poachers who planned to sell the animal for its meat, Costa Rica's Security Ministry said.
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The Link Between Vanishing Wildlife and Child Slavery and Terrorism

The Link Between Vanishing Wildlife and Child Slavery and Terrorism | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
A new report says poaching is financing terrorist groups, while disappearing fish stocks are spurring violent crime.
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Wildlife Trafficking: Entrenched in the Crime, Conflict, and Terror Nexus

Wildlife Trafficking: Entrenched in the Crime, Conflict, and Terror Nexus | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Once the domain of organised crime syndicates, the illicit wildlife trade is increasingly becoming a major source of income for non-state armed groups. Will the fusion of armed groups and criminal enterprise fuel conflicts indefinitely?
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Residents concerned that poachers are targeting egrets and herons

Residents concerned that poachers are targeting egrets and herons | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
THE presence of migratory birds in two residential areas in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor has got some residents worried that the birds have become the target of poachers.
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Can drones tackle wildlife poaching?

Can drones tackle wildlife poaching? | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife poachers is the dream of many conservationists in Africa.


That dream is closer to becoming a reality thanks to rapid advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or drone, technology.

 

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a Kenyan 90,000-acre reserve specialising in protecting white and black rhinos, has teamed up with San Francisco-based tech company Airware, which specialises in drone autopilot systems.

 

"With the blessing of the Kenya Wildlife Service we did 10 days of testing," Robert Breare, Ol Pejeta's chief commercial officer, told the BBC...


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Bushmeat Trade Now Bigger Than Elephant Poaching in Kenya

Bushmeat Trade Now Bigger Than Elephant Poaching in Kenya | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Trade in illegal bush meat may cripple the ailing tourism sector if not immediately checked, a report by task force on wildlife security warns.
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New Zealand: Alleged poachers deny 'jurisdiction'

Two men facing poaching charges refuse to enter pleas, saying they did not recognise the court's jurisdiction.
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Kenya : Poachers now turn to spearing to avoid detection

Poachers are now using traditional methods such as spearing as opposed to shooting to avoid detection by security agents, Kenya Wildlife Service Director William Kiprono has revealed.
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Elephant poachers penetrate South African borders again

Elephant poachers penetrate South African borders again | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

A second elephant has been butchered for its tusks by poachers in Parfuri, northern Kruger National Park, 10km in from the Mozambican and Zimbabwean borders. SANParks officials discovered the two day old carcass with its tusks hacked out yesterday morning. No further details regarding the age or sex of the elephant were available and no suspects have as yet been arrested in connection with the crime....

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Earlier this year during our Africa Wildlife Tour several wildlife conservationists predicted that it was on the horizon.... elephant poaching in the Kruger. Well, it seems the day has dawned!

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Discussing Wildlife Trafficking at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Discussing Wildlife Trafficking at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

What is the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit?
It’s the largest engagement a U.S. president has ever had with African leaders and governments. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will bring together 50 heads of state, along with a range of U.S. and African civil society and business leaders, to discuss the future of Africa.

 

What issues will the Summit address?
The summit leader sessions will focus on topics such as trade and investment, peace and regional stability, and good governance. The signature events will address issues such as civil society, women’s empowerment, global health, resilience and food security, and wildlife trafficking....

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33-million-shilling ivory haul seized in Nairobi

Customs officials at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport intercepted 260 kilogrammes of ivory valued at 33.8 million shillings ($385,185) bound for Kuala Lampur, Malaysia on Friday (July 25th), Kenya's The Standard reported....

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KWS Rangers kill poacher next to the 45-year-old elephant he had killed in Tsavo

KWS Rangers kill poacher next to the 45-year-old elephant he had killed in Tsavo | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Kenya Wildlife Service rangers have killed one suspected poacher and recovered four elephant tusks  in Tsavo West National Park.  
Five other poachers fled leaving behind an M16 rifle, two AK47 magazines, an axe, three saucepans and six five litre water jerry cans.  


The poachers had already killed a 45-year-old elephant near the water pan and were in the process of removing its tusks....  

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Lush Cosmetics funding project to fight pangolin trade

Sandakan: Lush Cosmetics, a company known for its hand-made cosmetics and tough stance on animal testing for cosmetics, is currently funding a project in Sabah to fight the Sunda pangolin trade.
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Cheetahs Are Being Wiped Out, and Selfies Are to Blame

Cheetahs Are Being Wiped Out, and Selfies Are to Blame | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
A report says men in the Middle East are illegally buying the fast feline as status symbols.
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Japanese Internet Company Wanted for Selling Ivory Products

Japanese Internet Company Wanted for Selling Ivory Products | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
A Japanese-based Internet company is wanted by several international organizations for selling ivory products, seemingly backing the illegal poaching of African elephants, according to reports.
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Poachers fined after being caught on camera

Poachers fined after being caught on camera | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
TWO men who were caught on camera walking across farmland with dogs have been fined.
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How to save both elephants and the ivory trade

How to save both elephants and the ivory trade | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Because of British currency restrictions enacted just before World War II, my father had to come up with an innovative way of getting his cash out of England when, fearing a German invasion, we immigrated to the United States. He settled on silver. Before leaving, he purchased all the Georgian silver objects he could find, with the idea of selling them once the family reached America.
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Sales Of Animal Body Parts Can Be More Lucrative Than Cocaine

Sales Of Animal Body Parts Can Be More Lucrative Than Cocaine | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The global trade in illegal wildlife is now estimated to be valued at $10 billion per year. TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, compiled a chart of the street value of animal parts, to show how demand is pushing some species to the brink of extinction.
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Illegal wildlife trade along the Burma-China border - in pictures

Illegal wildlife trade along the Burma-China border - in pictures | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The town of Mong-La in Burma's Shan state, close to the border with China, is at the crossroads of illegal wildlife trade routes from India, Burma, Laos and Thailand
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