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Illegal ivory trade funds al-Shabaab's terrorist attacks

Illegal ivory trade funds al-Shabaab's terrorist attacks | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Al-Shabaab, the Somali Islamist group that killed dozens of people last month in a bloody four-day siege of the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, is deriving funds for its terror campaigns from elephant poaching in Kenya and elsewhere, activists claim...

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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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Born Free USA applauds Sen. Adam Ebbin for introducing ban on ivory, rhino horn trade

Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, commends Virginia Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30) for introducing S.B. 1215, which seeks to eliminate the trade in ivory and rhinoceros horn in the state of Virginia.
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New Jersey Man Gets Prison Term for Smuggling Narwhal Tusks

A New Jersey man accused of smuggling tusks from protected narwhals into the United States was sentenced Monday to nearly three years in prison for conspiracy, smuggling and money laundering. Andrew Zarauskas, 61, of Union, New Jersey, was accused of buying more than 30 tusks over nearly...
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Can Big Data Save the Last of India’s Wild Tigers?

Can Big Data Save the Last of India’s Wild Tigers? | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Analyzing 25,000 individual observations, wildlife managers in India find clues to help stop tiger poachers in their tracks.
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California Cracks Down on the Ivory and Rhino Horn Trades

California Cracks Down on the Ivory and Rhino Horn Trades | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
To protect elephants and rhinos from the poaching crisis, California lawmakers have introduced legislation that would crack down on the ivory and rhino horn trade in the state.
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UK Legal advice line: landowners’ vicarious liability for wildlife crimes

The offence of criminal vicarious liability for certain wildlife offences has been enshrined in Scots Law since its introduction in January 2012.

Late last year, for the first time, an estate owner from Galloway was found guilty of four offences for the illegal actions of an employee....

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Move to ban display of wildlife trophies in social media

Move to ban display of wildlife trophies in social media | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

 Flaunting of images of hunted wildlife and wildlife trophies in social media sites may land one in trouble.

 

Taking note of instances of some social media users flaunting pictures of wildlife articles and trophies, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has decided to discourage the trend as it fears it would encourage hunting and promote illegal wildlife trade....

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Deaths due to electric fencing aiding poachers

Deaths due to electric fencing aiding poachers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Deaths due to electric fencing aiding poachers - Shocking fact: Court observed poaching has been resorted by drawing lines from the high tension power lines running over wildlife sanctuaries to electrocute wildlife
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7 reasons to think twice before visiting Thailand’s “Tiger Temple”

7 reasons to think twice before visiting Thailand’s “Tiger Temple” | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

WAT PHA LUANG TA BUA — better known among travelers as “Tiger Temple” — is probably the most controversial temple in Southeast Asia.

 

You’ve probably seen pictures of people posing next to a majestic tiger, bravely holding up a tiger’s tail and grinning proudly, or perhaps even shoving a baby bottle filled with formula down a tiger cub’s mouth. Obviously great shots for Facebook.

 

However, I’m here to tell you those photos come at a steep price. In August of 2013, I volunteered to work at Tiger Temple for 30 days. I left after 18.

 

Here’s why... read on

http://matadornetwork.com/change/7-reasons-think-twice-visiting-thailands-tiger-temple/ ;

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Trafficking great ape body parts in Cameroon

Trafficking great ape body parts in Cameroon | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
New trade in lucrative ape skulls and bones stokes fears of annihilation of wild gorilla and chimpanzee populations.
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For all those who Protect Wildlife

For all those who Protect Wildlife | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

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May 2015 be the year.......... for us to save our Rhinos!!!!

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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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Wildlife Group: Zim police arrest five pangolin poachers

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested five pangolin poachers in two separate incidents, a conservation group said on Wednesday.
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Kenya arrests 2 suspected elephant poachers

Kenya arrests 2 suspected elephant poachers.

 

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Monday arrested two suspected poachers with six elephant tusks in Narok County, northwest Kenya....

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Illegal poaching cases on the rise in Singapore

Illegal poaching cases on the rise in Singapore | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE - Cases of illegal poaching in Singapore's parks and nature reserves appear to be on the rise, with the National Parks Board (NParks) handing out 273 notices of offences for it in 2014, up from just 106 notices in 2012.
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Wildlife crime prints 'breakthrough'

Wildlife crime prints 'breakthrough' | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Scientists say they have made a forensic breakthrough in the fight against wildlife crime.

 

A team from Dundee has been able to recover fingerprints from the feathers of birds of prey, which are under threat from illegal poisoning, shooting and trapping...

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Alleged Kenya poaching boss denied bail

Alleged Kenya poaching boss denied bail | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Feisal Mohammed Ali  

Mombasa, Kenya---A court in Kenya on Friday denied bail to a suspected ivory trafficking ringleader, after the prosecution argued his release would be a major blow to the fight against rampant poaching..

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Ivory products pulled from fourth major Hong Kong retailer

Ivory products pulled from fourth major Hong Kong retailer | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
North Point department store becomes fourth big retailer to stop selling elephant products
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Nigeria: Reviving Depleted Wildlife Parks and Zoos in Nigeria

About 20 years ago, the country's zoological gardens and parks ranked among the best in the Africa continent...

 

With inadequate funding, a family of four lions that should feed on a fat ram once a day are being fed on two kilograms of beef in a zoo. The result, as expected, had been gradual starvation and finally, death to such carnivores.

 

The managements of the parks have not been able to replace some of the aging and dead animals, leading to empty cages in many zoological gardens across the country....

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Laos Implicated in High-Value Illegal Wildlife Seizures

Laos Implicated in High-Value Illegal Wildlife Seizures | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
An international group wants authorities to step up monitoring at major points of entry.
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Should Elephant, Rhino, Wildlife Poachers Be Shot on Sight?

Should Elephant, Rhino, Wildlife Poachers Be Shot on Sight? | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
"The reality is that when you shoot dead a poacher, you shoot dead your most important source of information."
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Endangered Giraffe Rescued From Poacher's Snare - YouTube

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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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