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.
Wildlife Margrit's insight:
Not only is the wildlife at risk, so are domestic animals and now even children!
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....
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.
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.
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....
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. ...
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.
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...
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....
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.
The number of animals poached in Utah has increased by more than 30 percent over the past two years, according to state wildlife officials. Authorities say that more than 1,287 animals were killed illegally last ...
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