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7 high-tech tools to make poaching extinct

7 high-tech tools to make poaching extinct | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Technology isn't just helping the bad guys. Conservationists are using different types of technology to protect endangered animals.
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Drones are top of the list.

Learn more about Peter Milton's Air Ranger to stop rhino poachers

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Spotlight on Species - The Elephant

Spotlight on Species - The Elephant | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

All of July we will focus on the Elephant by sharing facts, photos and videos about this majestic animal.

Here are some Elephant Facts you may not know!

Thanks to Anneth for this great infographic

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You may be supporting drug dealers by buying exotic pets

You may be supporting drug dealers by buying exotic pets | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Illegal trade in wildlife also linked to arms drugs and human trafficking says International Fund for Animal Welfare
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Kenyan, Tanzanian rangers trained on ivory detection

NAIROBI, July 24 (Xinhua) -- African conservation firm said Friday rangers from Kenya and Tanzanian wildlife agencies have completed a two-month intensive training on how to detect ivory hidden in vehicles, buildings and luggage.

 

The training organized by Africa Wildlife Foundation (AWF) will see the detection dog teams from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Tanzania's Wildlife Division be deployed to Port of Mombasa and Port of Dar es Salaam, where they will aid both countries in disrupting the flow of illegal ivory smuggled to markets abroad....

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Namibia Says No to Destroying Its Huge Ivory and Rhino Horn Stockpile

Namibia Says No to Destroying Its Huge Ivory and Rhino Horn Stockpile | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

By Adam Cruise Pohamba Shifeta, Namibia’s Minister of Environment and Tourism, said the country will not destroy its stockpile of ivory and rhino horns... 

 

Shifeta expects Namibia to make a windfall if the CITES-enforced international bans on trading ivory and rhino horn are lifted.

 

“We will get a lot of money, and the proceeds will go to state coffers to alleviate poverty,” he said...

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Adam Welz, African rep or WildAid says...

 

"If countries are allowed to sell their stockpiles of rhino horn and ivory, it “will undo all the hard work to reduce demand that WildAid have been conducting in China and other Asian countries over the past two years.”

 

That hard work centers on a consumer-awareness campaign involving celebrities like Hollywood film stars Jackie Chan and Leonardo diCaprio.

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Elephant freed from snare after 2 years - Africa Geographic

Elephant freed from snare after 2 years - Africa Geographic | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
A 35 year old elephant in northern Zimbabwe gets nicknamed 'Lucky' after finally having a snare removed from its leg.
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U.S. Steps Up Fight Against Poaching and Wildlife Trafficking

U.S. Steps Up Fight Against Poaching and Wildlife Trafficking | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Congress, the President, and several states are responding to African wildlife crisis with new actions.
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The Impact of Elephant Poaching is Greater Than We think

The Impact of Elephant Poaching is Greater Than We think | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Chady an outspoken naturalist and educator who cares about his country and believes the next generation is key to curbing elephant poaching.
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Thousands of Critically Endangered Palawan Forest Turtles seized

Thousands of Critically Endangered Palawan Forest Turtles seized | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Over 4,400 turtles were seized last week in Palawan © Katala Foundation Inc. Puerto Princ...
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Indonesia arrests man selling protected eagles on Facebook

Indonesia arrests man selling protected eagles on Facebook | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
AFPJAKARTAIndonesian police posing as wildlife buyers have arrested a suspected trafficker for selling protected eagles on Facebook, an official said Wednesday.Acting on a tip-off, authorities in Indonesia’s second-largest city of Surabaya swooped on the man’s home on Monday, where they
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Rescued endangered tortoises quarantined in Perth Zoo

Rescued endangered tortoises quarantined in Perth Zoo | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Fourteen critically endangered tortoises destined for the illegal wildlife trade have been rescued and are now in quarantine at Perth Zoo.
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Nambian Government condemns Botswana for shooting their people 'poachers'

GOVERNMENT yesterday condemned the random shooting of Namibian citizens suspected of being poachers at the Botswana border, saying the authorities in that country are too quick to pull the trigger.
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Uganda: Poachers face 20-year jail sentence

Uganda: Poachers face 20-year jail sentence | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
While poverty is often cited as the main driver of wildlife crime, a new report has revealed that poaching and trafficking of elephant ivory and rhino horn are driven by wealth.
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Why We Should Really Save Africa's Elephants

Why We Should Really Save Africa's Elephants | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

The sad thing is why we even need to ask the question and why this iconic specie Africa’s elephant requires saving.


Both ecological reasons as well as very personal ones are reported in this article. ..


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Canine Cops Target Ivory Smugglers in Africa

Canine Cops Target Ivory Smugglers in Africa | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
An international team of police dogs will try to protect elephants by guarding ports and border crossings in Tanzania and Kenya.
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Obama in Kenya: What the President Can Do This Weekend to Help End Poaching

Obama in Kenya: What the President Can Do This Weekend to Help End Poaching | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Nobody is better at combating illegal wildlife trade than the U.S. Here’s how it can stem the crisis. 

 

The streets of Nairobi, Kenya, have been repaved, painted, and planted with flowers in anticipation of President Barack Obama’s visit this weekend. While in the country of his father’s birth, the president will appear at the 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit, where he will discuss job opportunities with investors, business owners, and African leaders. He will also hold a press conference with President Uhuru Kenyatta and, later, address the Kenyan people, using the opportunities to speak about economic growth and development, security, and religious extremism in the region.

 

Obama is also expected to discuss a topic that ties all those others together: wildlife trafficking. Half of Africa’s elephants have been killed over the past 10 years to feed demand, chiefly in Asia, for ivory. Rhino poaching, which was nearly nonexistent nine years ago, was up 21 percent in South Africa in 2014. More than a million pangolins have been poached from Africa and Asia over the past decade. Criminal gangs and terrorist groups funded by the illegal trade threaten the stability of Kenya and other African countries....

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Pushing Ivory Out of Africa: A Case Study from the Field

Pushing Ivory Out of Africa: A Case Study from the Field | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
This case study takes data directly from the field collected by Global Eye and Elephant Action League assets who infiltrated four elephant poaching and ivory trafficking networks in East Africa.
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Wildlife Trafficking of Species Great and Small

Wildlife Trafficking of Species Great and Small | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The pangolin is the most trafficked mammal in the world, with an estimated 960,000 having been taken from the wild and illegaly traded in the last decade.
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India: Government Plans New Force to Prevent Forest, Wildlife Crimes

 Puducherry government has plans to set up a force to prevent crimes relating to wildlife, forest and illegal trade, revealed Forest Minister T Thiagarajan here on Thursday....

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VIDEO - Wildlife Poaching: 4 Reasons Why You Should Care About the Issue

VIDEO - Wildlife Poaching: 4 Reasons Why You Should Care About the Issue | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
When most think of poaching, they picture violence that affect animals worlds away, but the consequences reach beyond herds of elephants in Africa.
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When the buying stops - the killing can too starring Ed Norton - YouTube

Actor and renowned conservationist Edward Norton joins our public awareness campaign against the elephant ivory trade. For more: www.awf.org/sayno.
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Why is the African Elephant's Survival in Jeopardy?

Why is the African Elephant's Survival in Jeopardy? | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The illegal ivory trade is not the only reason the iconic African Elephant populations are declining at alarming rates. Many thanks to Alba for the article and to Warner for this stunning infographic. #elephant #LuvWildlife
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Push to revise conservation law as Indonesians post wildlife crimes to Facebook

Push to revise conservation law as Indonesians post wildlife crimes to Facebook | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The Indonesian government has promised to crack down on the growing number of people showing off dead or abused endangered animals on social media. In February, for example, residents of the Sumatran village of Sibide posted pictures to Facebook of themselves posing with a dead Sumatran tiger, whose dwindling population in the wild amounts to no more than a few hundred. Similar cases abound and have been widely condemned in the country.
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India: Three held for poaching leopard

Three persons were arrested by forest personnel on charges of poaching a leopard in Chandragiri reserve forest under Rarsingi range in Odisha's Ganjam district, officials said today.
A country-made loaded gun, three mobile phones and a knife along
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Mozambique lion numbers 'grow as elephants get poached'

Mozambique lion numbers 'grow as elephants get poached' | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Lion numbers at Mozambique's largest game reserve have risen - partly because they feed on elephants killed by poachers, a conservationist says.
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Tiny Newborn Rhino Refuses To Give Up After Losing His Mom

Tiny Newborn Rhino Refuses To Give Up After Losing His Mom | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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Look Who's Involved in Elephant Ivory Trafficking

Look Who's Involved in Elephant Ivory Trafficking | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Inforgraphic thanks to Nikela Volunteer Joyce Chen.

 

"When it comes to trafficking rhino, elephant, and tiger parts the biggest players are China, Kenya, India, Vietnam, South Africa and Thailand, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Examining news media reports aggregated by HealthMap: Wildlife Trade, researchers were able to pinpoint the most important countries (called 'nodes') for exporting, moving and importing illegal wildlife parts worldwide." 

Read more: http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0616-hance-healthmap-wildlife-trade.html#ixzz3fJeMqE98

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If you thought the U.S. rose above wildlife crime... think again!

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