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How India's coastal waters are fast becoming a base for easy poaching

How India's coastal waters are fast becoming a base for easy poaching | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
After the trafficking of rhino horns, tiger skins and elephant tusks, the illegal trade of threatened marine species - especially sea horses for medicine and sea cucumbers for soup-- is emerging as the new wildlife crime.
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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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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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11 Ways Technology Stops Crime Against Endangered Animals

11 Ways Technology Stops Crime Against Endangered Animals | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
As wildlife smuggling networks get more sophisticated, so do methods to find them and shut them down.
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Wildlife Rangers Face Bigger Threats Than Poachers - Governments?

Wildlife Rangers Face Bigger Threats Than Poachers - Governments? | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
What governments don’t want us to know about their covert efforts to stop wildlife rangers instead of poachers.
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As Ebola fears return, Congo-Brazzaville steps up fight against illegal bushmeat

As Ebola fears return, Congo-Brazzaville steps up fight against illegal bushmeat | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
After infected wildlife was linked with Guinea’s ‘patient zero’, the authorities desperately try to control the region’s trade. The Daily Maverick reports
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US, Vietnam strengthen cooperation in wildlife protection

US, Vietnam strengthen cooperation in wildlife protection | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
 US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has said her visit to
Vietnam on June 29-July 1 aims to boost the US-Vietnam cooperation in
the fight against wildlife trafficking, including elephant, rhino, sea
tortoise, tiger, and pangolin.
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Operation FLYAWAY Cracks down on Wildlife Trafficking

Operation FLYAWAY Cracks down on Wildlife Trafficking | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Federal and state enforcement agencies announced the conclusion of a 10-day international effort of enhanced coordination and increased action against the illegal trafficking of wildlife that resulted in 25 seizures at airports and international mail facilities in Miami and Los Angeles.
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US, China Step Up Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking

US, China Step Up Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
U.S. and Chinese officials have met on the margins of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington to discuss ways to broaden cooperation in fighting illegal wildlife trafficking.

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Crime Museum Offers Drone Building Workshop

In recent years, many people have heard of “drones” being used in various places around the world. Yet many people are not quite sure what they are and their practical uses. The Crime Museum, in partnership with the Kashmir World Foundation, is giving visitors a hands-on approach to learning the important role drones play in illegal wildlife trafficking around the world....

 

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Trans-Pacific Partnership a chance to protect dwindling wildlife

Trans-Pacific Partnership a chance to protect dwindling wildlife | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Lost amid the noise surrounding the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been the fact that the deal's environment chapter can potentially help curb one of the severest transnational crimes: wildlife trafficking.
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WildAid Launches Major Elephant Campaign in Tanzania with Alikiba

WildAid Launches Major Elephant Campaign in Tanzania with Alikiba | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
WildAid launched a major campaign for Tanzania’s elephants and the severe poaching crisis in Dar es Salaam on June 18.
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Zimbabwe: afro-jazz artiste Reginald "Mr Regie" Murinda releases anti-Poaching Video

Upcoming afro-jazz artiste Reginald "Mr Regie" Murinda released a new video last Friday for his song "Stop Killing the Animals".
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This Russian man fights poachers to save a species

Russian antipoachers help save the endangered Siberian tigers from being killed by poachers.
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Global Raids Lead to 600 Seizures of Wildlife Contraband

A series of raids conducted across Asia, Africa and Europe resulted in more than 300 arrests and over 600 seizures of assorted wildlife contraband — from several tons of ivory and rhino horns to whale ribs and sea horses, authorities said Thursday. Law enforcement agencies from 62 countries...
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DNA From Elephant Dung, Tusks Reveals Poaching Hot Spots

DNA From Elephant Dung, Tusks Reveals Poaching Hot Spots | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Scientists trying to stop poachers are tracking seized ivory back to its source.
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Man selling eagles on Facebook arrested in Indonesia

Police in Indonesia’s second city of Surabaya, a hotbed of wildlife trafficking, seized 16 eagles of various types from a trafficker who was using Facebook to connect with potential customers. A tip alerted the authorities to the trafficker. They used the Internet to confirm his activities before moving to arrest him at his house in Surabaya’s Bubutan area.
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Prince Harry begins “dream job” as he travels to Africa

Prince Harry begins “dream job” as he travels to Africa | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
According to reports in People.com, Prince Harry has revealed that getting the chance to work alongside Dr Pete Morkel is a “dream”.
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Nets left by Chinese coral poachers damage sea

Fishing nets thought to have been left behind by Chinese fishing boats that engaged in illegal poaching of so-called jewelry coral in waters near Tokyo's remote Ogasawara Islands have become a major impediment for local fishermen. Fishhooks used by the fishermen frequently get snagged in the derelict fishing nets, but there is no way of knowing how many such nets litter the sea bottom at depths of 100 meters or more. The bountiful waters continue to suffer the consequences of illegal activities
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‘We have to understand how rhino poaching syndicates operate’

‘We have to understand how rhino poaching syndicates operate’ | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Mozambican conservationists have targeted syndicates poaching in SA and try to provide alternatives to crime.
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More than 1 million pangolins sold for food, medicine

More than 1 million pangolins sold for food, medicine | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Viet Nam hopes to co-operate with countries and international
organisations to protect endangered wildlife species, Deputy Minister of
Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan said at the First
Pangolin Range States Meeting in Da Nang yesterday.
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Police seize exotic animals in crackdown on wildlife smuggling

Police seize exotic animals in crackdown on wildlife smuggling | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
A staggering 300 seizures were made during a six-week operation by Border Force and UK police, including ivory ornaments, claws from black bears, threatened orchids and stuffed crocodiles.
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Watch a Ton of Ivory Get Crushed in NY's Times Square

The United States is the second largest market for ivory, trailing only China, and conservationists crushed a ton of it on Friday in the heart of New York City.
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Spotlight on Species Campaign to Save Endangered Wildllife

Spotlight on Species Campaign to Save Endangered Wildllife | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

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It started as an idea to get organized and ended up as a collaborative campaign, a Spotlight on Species.

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Global movement to protect elephants felt at Times Square Ivory Crush

Global movement to protect elephants felt at Times Square Ivory Crush | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Any time of day, the atmosphere in New York City’s Times Square is electric—never more so for me than this morning as I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare (
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Cayman: Poachers disturbed - Turtle rescued

Cayman: Poachers disturbed - Turtle rescued | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Poachers were disturbed in the act as they attempted to drag a 400-pound nesting turtle off a West Bay beach.The three men fled the area, leaving the turtle lying
on its back, after they were interrupted by a fisherman, out with his
dog, at around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
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Celebs get Involved in Tanzania: Poaching Steals from Us All

Celebs get Involved in Tanzania: Poaching Steals from Us All | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

DAR ES SALAAM — African Wildlife Foundation and WildAid, in partnership with Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, are launching a new public awareness campaign, one aimed at educating the Tanzanian public about the severe poaching crisis and building widespread support to protect elephants and other species from the illegal wildlife trade.

 

Tanzania has lost 60 percent of its elephants in the last five years, mainly because of poaching for ivory. Demand in China and other ivory consuming nations is fueling a black market in ivory, which has lead to the decimation of the East African country’s once thriving elephant herds. Only those criminals and corrupt individuals at the very top of the illegal ivory supply chain in Africa and Asia have benefited from this destruction and are reaping huge profits, while everyday Tanzanians are being robbed of their natural heritage...

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