Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it?
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Ivory trader fined just £1,375 for selling whale and dolphin bone

Ivory trader fined just £1,375 for selling whale and dolphin bone | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
A Battersea man has been fined just £1,375 despite admitting to illegally trading ivory, whale and dolphin bone and marine turtle shell online. Detectives from the Met Police's Wildlife Crime Unit began investigating Alick Brown, 30, from Worfield Street, Battersea, in May 2012 after Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) raised concerns about two companies. The companies, Arctic Antiques and Ice Antiques, were being run by Brown under an assumed name and traded on eBay.
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Siam Poulsen (Lucas)'s curator insight, January 29, 2014 4:12 AM

Alick Brown had to pay only 1,375 for illegaly tradng ivory, whale and dolphin bone and marine turtle shell online.  Doesn't illegal mean that you have serious consequences or you could possibly go to jail for it? 

Alick traded all these illegal items on Ebay, which amazes me because shouldn't Ebay have some sort of security chekc on what their customers are selling online.  

Siam Poulsen (Lucas)'s curator insight, February 2, 2014 3:49 AM

This Battersea man killed innocent animals and illegaly traded ivory, whale and dolphin bounce amd marin turltle shell online.  He should have been fined way more than how much he was.  HE traded them on Ebay which should have a security check which chekcs what their cuztomers are selling online.  I thought that doing something illegal had serious consequences, not just a fine of 1,375 piunds.  I thought that you could potentially go to jail, or be fined a lot mroe than that.  I am surpirsed how easy this man got away. 

Julia Connor's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:55 PM

This is a joke!! How are we supposed to stop people dealing in ivory and other animal bone when they have so much to gain and so little to lose WHEN they are caught! 

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Protesters lock horns with China over ivory as campaigners look into buyers

Protesters lock horns with China over ivory as campaigners look into buyers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when a “Save the Rhino” advert was enough. Only about 25,000 rhinos are left in the wild, and thanks to poaching the species is critically endangered.
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Japan whale poachers running out of steam – ‘The Nisshin Maru has resigned itself as unable to outrun the determination of the Sea Shepherd Fleet’

Japan whale poachers running out of steam – ‘The Nisshin Maru has resigned itself as unable to outrun the determination of the Sea Shepherd Fleet’ | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
25 January 2014 (SSCS) – The Japanese whaling fleet has abandoned its plans to out-run the Sea Shepherd Fleet, with its factory vessel, the Nisshin Maru, slowing down to 12 knots after a 36 hour chase at full speed. At approximately 1300 AEDT today, the Nisshin Maru, flanked by the harpoon vessels, Yushin Maru and Yushin Maru No. 2, reduced its speed and changed course for due west. The Sea Shepherd Fleet now surrounds the whale poachers, with The Bob Barker six nautical miles ahead of the whalers, The Steve Irwin six nautical miles to the eastern side of the poachers, and The Sam Simon approaching from the south.
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New York State Hearing Shows Ivory Crisis Should Be Everyone's Concern

New York State Hearing Shows Ivory Crisis Should Be Everyone's Concern | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
That campaign, based on the number of African elephants killed daily in 2012 due to poaching, is aimed at educating the public about ivory trade and consumption.
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Leaders From Around the World Unite to End Poaching

Leaders From Around the World Unite to End Poaching | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The poaching of protected animals continues to be an alarmingly real threat to species survival. 2013 set annual record highs for rhino poaching deaths. Statistics show that one rhino is killed every 11 hours.
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European Parliament Resolves to Get Tough on Wildlife Crime [VIDEO]

European Parliament Resolves to Get Tough on Wildlife Crime [VIDEO] | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
A resolution by the European Parliament calls for tougher penalties for wildlife crimes and more training for law enforcement officials to combat the trafficking of illegal items such as elephant ivory and rhino horn.
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Pacific Trade Deal “Backtracking” on Environment Safeguards

Pacific Trade Deal “Backtracking” on Environment Safeguards | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
An accord that would be the largest trade agreement ever negotiated appears to be rolling back environmental safeguards that have been a key part of U.S.-l
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Without a Grassroots Conservation Effort, Enforcement and Anti-Poaching Measures Set to Fail

Without a Grassroots Conservation Effort, Enforcement and Anti-Poaching Measures Set to Fail | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The record amount of funding being committed to anti-poaching initiatives and other fights against wildlife crime is not enough to save the animals unless bold new grassroots conservation strategies are implemented in the communities surrounded by the endangered animals, according to a pair of UK researchers. Pictured are dehorned rhinos at the Kruger national park in Mpumalanga province September 16, 2011. The rhinos were dehorned by a veterinary surgeon to prevent poaching. South Africa loses hundreds of rhinos a year to illegal horn trade as high demand for rhino horn in the illegal market triggers an unprecedented poaching crisis. (Photo : REUTERS/Ilya Kachaev
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Leaders From Around the World Unite to End Poaching

Leaders From Around the World Unite to End Poaching | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The poaching of protected animals continues to be an alarmingly real threat to species survival. 2013 set annual record highs for rhino poaching deaths. Statistics show that one rhino is killed every 11 hours.
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Cyanide poaching: Pair acquitted

Cyanide poaching: Pair acquitted | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
BULAWAYO - Two suspected elephant poachers in the on-going cyanide saga that saw more than 100 elephants at the Hwange National Park being killed last year have been acquitted.
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Indonesia police nab illegal wildlife traffickers in sting operation

Indonesia police nab illegal wildlife traffickers in sting operation | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Police in Indonesia’s Aceh province have arrested two wildlife trafficking suspects allegedly behind five tiger poaching rings operating in the forests of northern Sumatra.
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VIDEO: The Impact of the Ivory Trade on Elephants

How much do you know about the ivory trade? This is our first informational video, together with our partners WildAid and African Wildlife Foundation, on the...
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WATCH: Navy SEAL Evades a Drone on 'Lone Target'

WATCH: Navy SEAL Evades a Drone on 'Lone Target' | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Are the world-renowned organizations famous for their tracking skills and ability to hunt down any target a match for Joel Lambert?

 

With Lone Target, Discovery takes us on a real-life man hunt, following former Navy SEAL Joel Lambert as he tries to outrun, outwit and outlast some of the most respected law enforcement tracking teams in the world. It's a game of patience, skill, luck and determination when you're up against The US Army Phantom Recon Unit, Poland's Straz Graniczna Border Patrol and the South African International Anti-Poaching Foundation...


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Let's get these guys, and more like them involved and those poachers won't have a chance at getting at rhino and elephant.

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End the terror of ivory trade as trafficking becomes global security problem

End the terror of ivory trade as trafficking becomes global security problem | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Terrorist organizations are turning to wildlife trafficking for money. It's a global problem. Transnational criminal syndicates, terrorist organizations and Islamic extremists are increasingly turning to wildlife trafficking to bankroll their operations. Specifically, elephant and rhinoceros ivory accounts for an increasing share of the budget of Somali militant groups and al-Qaeda affiliates. So far, the White House and international agencies have failed to effectively address this emerging threat.
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Drones to protect Uganda wildlife

KAMPALA, Uganda – The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has said it will start using spy drones as one of the measures to curb the increasing levels of poaching in its national parks. Dr. Andrew Sseguya the UWA Executive Director told Media Owners and Editors in Kampala that they intend to take up the measure before the end of the year. “The new plan we have is zero tolerance to poaching. We launched a tourism intelligence unit to curb poaching which I can report is doing very well. Very soon we shall use spy drones to protect our parks from poachers,” said Sseguya. He said the drones will be able to capture images/footage of poachers while in the act, for further review. “We can have one drone with all the necessary equipment including spying cameras,” he said.
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Wildlife Body nudges Hong Kong to destroy Its Ivory Stock

Wildlife Body nudges Hong Kong to destroy Its Ivory Stock | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Hong Kong, Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), African Wildlife Foundation, United States, Kenya, Gabon, Philippines, elephants, ivory
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2 Suspected Poachers Shot Dead in Kenya

2 Suspected Poachers Shot Dead in Kenya | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Two suspected poachers were shot dead by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) intelligence team in conjunction with the General Service Unit (GSU) at Solio r...
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Tanzania gets new Tourism Minister

TANZANIA (eTN) - In his newly-reshuffled cabinet, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete announced on Sunday morning that he has appointed Mr. Lazaro ...
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Opinion: China's Ivory Crush Is Important First Step

Opinion: China's Ivory Crush Is Important First Step | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
China is the latest country to publicize wildlife law enforcement by destroying illegal elephant ivory, but the crush needs to be backed up with action.
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China joining the crush. What is it now... up to four nations destroying their "futures" stock?
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Wildlife numbers drop by 70% in Kenya's Mara region

Wildlife numbers drop by 70% in Kenya's Mara region | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The Masai Mara reserve in Kenya has seen the wildlife population decline dramatically by 70% over the past three decades, according to a new report
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Tell Congress To Fight Wildlife Trafficking - The Petition Site

Tell Congress To Fight Wildlife Trafficking - The Petition Site | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
“Send a quick note to your members of Congress to help protect elephants and other animals.”
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Robots shaped like African animals join the fight against poachers

Robots shaped like African animals join the fight against poachers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
In a future Serengeti, illegal poaching continues to deplete the wildlife population, but conservationists have extraordinary new tools to protect endangered animals: robots that take the forms of those animals to blend in with the wildlife and...
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Uganda ponders new wildlife law as elephant poaching numbers drop

Uganda ponders new wildlife law as elephant poaching numbers drop | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

KAMPALA, Uganda - (eTN) Uganda, unlike most of her East African neighbours, has a success story to tell when it comes to protecting the elephant which are found in several of the 10 national parks across the country.

 

According to recent comments made by Charles Tumwesigye, a senior official at the Uganda Wildlife Authority, reported poaching cases in 2013 dropped to just 11, down from 25 in 2012, largely as a result of substantially improved intelligence gathering and surveillance methods introduced to the UWA ranger force...

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Heartrending Wildlife Trafficking deep in Ecuador's rain forest

Heartrending Wildlife Trafficking deep in Ecuador's rain forest | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

A reporter follows the lucrative, illicit and heartrending trade in stolen wild animals deep into Ecuador's rain forest.

 

alighted on the upright trunk of a dead palm tree. In the green shadows, the scarlet macaws were dazzling; they might as well have been shot from flamethrowers. One slipped into a hole in the tree, then popped its head out and touched beaks with its mate, whose long red tail pressed against the trunk. The birds eyed us suspiciously...

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/wildlife-trafficking-149079896/#ixzz2q0oTsttj ;

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