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Key Smuggler in Major Wildlife Trafficking Operation Busted - Wildlife Alliance

ecently the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) acted on a long running investigation involving the illegal transportation of wildlife from outlying provinces to Phnom Penh....
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Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it?
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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WILDLIFE: FWS agents hunt traffickers in 'different kind of jungle'

WILDLIFE: FWS agents hunt traffickers in 'different kind of jungle' | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
ELIZABETH, N.J. -- The short drive between the Fish and Wildlife Service office at the seaport here to New York City is a gritty maze of snarled highways, railroad tracks and airstrips. Business comes first here. Nature is an afterthought -- except for FWS officers. While African savannas and Amazon swamps are a world away, the nation's third-largest port is the front line of the agency's crusade against the $20-billion-and-growing illegal wildlife trade.
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Indian officials seize tiger skin, arrest four

Indian officials seize tiger skin, arrest four | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Forest officials in the south Indian state of Telangana have arrested four individuals who were trying to sell a tiger skin.
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After Ivory Poachers Tore Apart Her Family, We Are Helping Her Build a New One

After Ivory Poachers Tore Apart Her Family, We Are Helping Her Build a New One | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Every day, ivory poachers tear apart elephant families for their tusks. But for young elephants who are still reliant on their mothers for milk, a mother lost to poaching can mean a death sentence too......
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A touching story of an elephant calf rescue... Roi.

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Apps add high-tech tools to fight wildlife crime

New apps used by customs and law enforcement officials proving useful....

 

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Prince William attacks China over 'ignorant craving' for ivory

Prince William attacks China over 'ignorant craving' for ivory | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Prince William is to launch a fierce attack on China’s ivory industry and the “ignorant craving” for supposed cures and trinkets, saying this is fuelling the slaughter of elephants and other animals by poachers.
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Chinese Wildlife Traders Find a Home Online

Chinese Wildlife Traders Find a Home Online | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Social media and online forums are increasingly being used in China as platforms to help wildlife sellers and buyers find each other, posing new challenges for law enforcement.
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Ivory Ban’s Effects on Collectors, Museums, Musicians and the Art Trade

Ivory Ban’s Effects on Collectors, Museums, Musicians and the Art Trade | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, in response to concerns that poaching of African elephants is rapidly driving the species to extinction, the U.S. federal government tightened restrictions on the import, export, tr
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Africa: Organized Crime Threatens Elephant Herds

The illegal killing of elephants for their ivory is now at "critically high levels" in Africa with increased involvement by organized crime groups, leading to their possible extinction in parts of the continent, the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said today.
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Tanzania to impose tougher penalties against wildlife poachers

Tanzania is seeking reviewing wildlife legislation to impose stiffer regulations and penalties against wildlife poachers and ivory smugglers, a senior government official said on Saturday.


Lazaro Nyalandu, Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, disclosed the new development in Arusha when speaking alongside the ongoing regional summit on stopping wildlife crime and advancing wildlife conservation....

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Nearly 2,000 suspected poachers have been arrested in Tanzania and some of their cases are in different country’s courts.


Poachers kill an estimated 30 elephants every day in Tanzania, or about 850 every month. 

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If the Wildlife Disappears so do the Tourists

If the Wildlife Disappears so do the Tourists | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Africa for eons has attracted explorers, hunters and today tourists because of its wildlife. If the wildlife disappears so do the tourists.
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UN: Protecting Wildlife Backbone of Economic Development

UN: Protecting Wildlife Backbone of Economic Development | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Protecting natural resources is the backbone of socio-economic development in any country, tourism stakeholders have said. 

 Commenting on the importance of wildlife and natural resources management at the regional summit in Arusha over the weekend, UN Resident Coordinator in Tanzania, Alvaro Rodriguez said that poaching poses serious threat to the country’s tourism. ...
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Elephant Poachers give Moz cops the slip or where they let go?

Elephant Poachers give Moz cops the slip or where they let go? | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Two alleged elephant poachers in Mozambique escaped from a police station while awaiting trial, undermining efforts to implement a new anti-poaching law in the southern African country, a conservation group said this week....

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Trade in wild cat parts thriving on Chinese border

YANGON (DPA) - The illegal trade in tiger and other wild cat parts from Myanmar into China has grown, a survey said Monday, while the same trade into Thailand has diminished.In Tachilek on the Myanmar-Thailand border, shops selling wild cat parts including tiger and leopard skins and skulls, fell from 35 in2000, to just six in 2013, UK-based wildlife NGO Traffic said in apress release.

"However in Mong La, at the China border, such shops more than trebled from six in 2006, to 21 in 2014. Mong La caters almost entirely to customers from China," Traffic said....
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Wildlife poaching has a huge impact on Africa, but our leaders are silent

Wildlife poaching has a huge impact on Africa, but our leaders are silent | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The illegal ivory trade feeds terrorism and drains Africa of some of its greatest assets. Why aren’t politicians more outspoken about protecting elephants?
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PHOTOS: A Toothfish Poaching Ship Is Being Pursued Through Pack Ice In The Antarctic

PHOTOS: A Toothfish Poaching Ship Is Being Pursued Through Pack Ice In The Antarctic | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
A poacher fishing vessel, known to regularly change names and countries of registration to try to confuse authorities, is being pursued across wild Antarctic seas by the environment group Sea Shepherd.
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Illegal Trade in Wild Cats to China Up, to Thailand Down: Report

Illegal Trade in Wild Cats to China Up, to Thailand Down: Report | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Illegal trade in Tigers and other wild cat parts from Burma into China is growing in Mong La, while the trade into Thailand through Tachilek falls.
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South Africa: U.S. Embassy Helps Fight Rhino Poaching, Illegal Trade

The US State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs has donated a trailer containing surveillance and investigative equipment to help the Free State fight the illegal trade in fauna and flora, as well as rhino poaching.
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Have you seen these 9 environmental fugitives?

Have you seen these 9 environmental fugitives? | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Interpol is calling on the public to help it find fugitives wanted for illegal logging, poaching and other crimes against nature.
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Sea Shepherd ship to take on Patagonian toothfish poachers

Sea Shepherd ship to take on Patagonian toothfish poachers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd activists have left Hobart bound for the Southern Ocean in a bid to stop Patagonian toothfish poaching.
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Symposium on wildlife crime – call for abstracts

Symposium on wildlife crime – call for abstracts | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The symposium aims to evaluate whether and under what circumstances community-based interventions are likely to achieve success in combating current patterns of illegal use and trade of wildlife (both plants and animals). Outputs from the meeting will be presented at the inter-governmental Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Botswana in March 2015.
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Wildlife groups post $15,000 reward to catch wolf poacher after female killed

Wildlife groups post $15,000 reward to catch wolf poacher after female killed | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
An alliance of wildlife groups, including the Woodland Park Zoo, are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons who killed a breeding female wolf in the state's Teanaway wolf pack.

The dead wolf was discovered in the Salmon la Sac area, n
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Here Is The Picture That Brought Down An Entire Poaching Ring (Photo)

Here Is The Picture That Brought Down An Entire Poaching Ring (Photo) | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

A Facebook photo helped lead Nevada game wardens to a poaching ring.

 

In June of 2013, the Nevada Department of Wildlife received a tip about the photo, which featured a man posing with a dead mule deer slung over his shoulder near Hiko, Nev. It was clear that the photo wasn’t taken during the fall hunting season, and authorities launched a 16-month investigation....

 


 

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Another photo leads to good things...

Did you read about the lion cubs that got rescued because Linda spotted a suspicious photo on FB and acted?

http://www.nikela.org/rescued-luckiest-lion-cubs-cach/ ;

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New 42 new Troop members for Anti-wildlife crime

New 42 new Troop members for Anti-wildlife crime | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

The journey against poaching should be for everyone, we have lost more than what we can repair back to our motherland, Every single breathe we make, we should recall they is an Elephant, rhino, or any wildlife needs our help. Stand for them Now....

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Zimbabwe: Anti-Poaching Efforts Under Pressure From Corruption

POLICE in Dete recently arrested two suspects on allegations of killing three elephants by cyanide poisoning. However, the real kingpins behind wildlife gangs remain untouchable, even after previous convictions, due to alleged corruption within the justice system.
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India: Bears killed for Sex Organs

India: Bears killed for Sex Organs | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
According to the government, on an average 4 to 5 sloth bears are killed by poachers every year for sourcing their reproductive organs and gall bladders which are the key ingredients of aphrodisiacs in Chinese medicine.
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