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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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Big game poachers creating havoc among elephant populations in Tanzania

Big game poachers creating havoc among elephant populations in Tanzania | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
ACROSS Africa the illegal slaughter of elephants is accelerating at such a pace—recent estimates put the number killed at 100,000 in just three years—that it...
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US Under Secretary Novelli Travels to Africa to Discuss Wildlife Trafficking

US Under Secretary Novelli Travels to Africa to Discuss Wildlife Trafficking | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli will travel to Tanzania, Kenya, and South Africa, November 6-17....


In South Africa, Under Secretary Novelli will ... meet with the minister of environmental affairs, and present to South African authorities State Department-provided equipment to combat wildlife trafficking.

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“Traditional” Chinese medicine isn’t even a century old—and it’s killing wildlife

“Traditional” Chinese medicine isn’t even a century old—and it’s killing wildlife | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
“How Chairman Mao’s bogus medical system doomed tigers and other wildlife.”
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Tourism Is Important, But It’s Not the Only Reason to Save Elephants

Tourism Is Important, But It’s Not the Only Reason to Save Elephants | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Those who believe that ecological and moral grounds aren’t sufficient justification to protect elephants and other wildlife in Africa often tout tourism as the most important reason to do so....

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Pay off poachers, save wildlife?

In Namibia, the question of who owns the wildlife has often been fraught with difficulties.

In 1967 -- one year after the United Nations demanded South Africa leave Namibia -- the ruling South African apartheid government gave ownership of the local ...
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Like the concept except for the trophy hunting part.

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WildScan Species Identification App

WildScan Species Identification App | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
WildScan is a comprehensive species identification and response mobile application designed to combat wildlife trafficking. The application is designed to help frontline wildlife law enforcement agencies correctly identify, report and handle marine, freshwater and terrestrial animals caught in the illegal wildlife trade. WildScan places critical information on endangered species, provided by leading experts in many fields, at the fingertips of those who need it most.WildScan is available for free on Android devices and will have multiple language support available in 2015.
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Have an Android SMART phone?

Consider downloading this App and using it next time you visit a pet store or exotic animal/bird shop.

You might just help stop wildlife trafficking.

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Stricter law brings stiff sentence for abalone poacher

A repeat abalone poacher pleaded guilty to new charges this month, and this time, Wildlife Officer Pat Foy said, he faces landmark penalties. In 2013, with the abalone under siege in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, state wildlife officers made enforcing strict new laws, such as lower limits, a point of emphasis by putting up road checkpoints where every vehicle was stopped. Wildlife officers charged Nguyen with poaching abalone and selling them for personal profit, Foy said.
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Great Elephant Survey To Commence in Mozambique

Great Elephant Survey To Commence in Mozambique | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The Wildlife Conservation Society (http://www.wcs.org/) is partnering with the government of Mozambique, Paul G. Allen, and USAID (http://www.usaid.gov/) to conduct a national elephant survey to collect data essential to protecting Mozambique's highly threatened and diminishing savannah elephant population.
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Kathryn Bigelow’s PSA Targets Elephant Poachers

Kathryn Bigelow’s PSA Targets Elephant Poachers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow has directed her enormous talents to address a huge issue. Bigelow has made an effective and affecting three-minute PSA to support the cause of saving elephants in Sub-Sahan Africa, where poachers are slaughtering entire herds of the wonderful creatures for their ivory tusks — although international trade in ivory is universally illegal. Entitled Last Days, the PSA premieres at New York Film Festival on September 27 at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at NYC’s Lincoln Center...

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Report Reveals How Kenya Foils Poaching Networks

Kenya Wildlife Service increased surveillance at the port of Mombasa has been recognised in a new report.

 

The report, Out of Africa: Mapping the Global Trade in Illicit Elephant Ivory, by Born Free USA, has tabulated the global ivory supply chain figures says that the Mombasa port registered the most illegal ivory seizures worldwide in 2013-2014.

 

The volume of seized ivory replaced Dar Es Salaam port, which had the highest number of seizures globally....

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Military-grade radar network watching for oyster poachers

Military-grade radar network watching for oyster poachers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

In the 1860s, poachers struck at night, sometimes in black-painted ships with darkened sails, outlaws raiding protected oyster beds.

 

Today, cannons are out and military-grade radar is in to protect Chesapeake Bay oysters.


Radar towers and infrared cameras form a surveillance network fully implemented for the first time last oyster season, October to March. It will be watching again Wednesday when oyster season reopens for tonging and diving (dredging begins Nov. 3)....

 

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Pangolin smuggling: Chinese approach customs to release seized animal scales

Amid the wildlife departments’ failure to determine the locations at which pangolins are being poached and whose hands are behind the smuggling of the animals’ scales, two Chinese citizens have approached customs officials to release the scales seized five months back.

Pakistan Customs officials had confiscated 145 kg of pangolin scales from the luggage of two Chinese nationals — Luo-Ruiyuan and Ying — at Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad (BBIA) in April.  The pair was later allowed to leave the airport after clearing customs formalities. According to an estimate, the value of the seized scales is approximately $150 million in international markets...

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Aren't these the cutest little guys?

Hard to see how humans can be so heartless... boiling them alive!

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Sniffer dogs head to Africa to fight illegal ivory trade

Sniffer dogs head to Africa to fight illegal ivory trade | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
By the end of this week, a pair of ebony dogs from Montana will be hunting for ivory relics in Africa, joining the battle against illegal poaching and trafficking.
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Go dogs go!

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Kenya calls for joint efforts to save wildlife species

NAIROBI, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Thursday called for a collaborative approach among wildlife stakeholders in the fight against rampant poaching and illegal ivory trade....

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Nanjing Sends Meat that Meows to Guangzhou

Nanjing Sends Meat that Meows to Guangzhou | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
To support it culinary tradition of cat eating, Guangdong Province imports more than 1,000 cats each day kidnapped from all across China.
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Jone Zuazo Ibarra's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:43 AM

Activists denounced cats-trafficking in Guangzhou. In this activity, the principle of the 5 freedoms of animal welfare is disrupted; the immoral and careless transportation of these pets, and even more, the poaching of these kind of animals, wild and stray, have injuries and diseases that can be transmitted to humans through its consumption. Furthermore, the lack of regulation in animal practice in these countries leads to the consent of this activity being unfair and inhumane. Moreover, It is important to keep in mind that high demand for meat cat joing to uncontrolled traffic can cause health problems in the population. Personally, there is a legal emptyness on the aspects related to animal rights and badpractice which directly influences healthcare.

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Fujian poachers ravaging Japan’s coral

Fujian poachers ravaging Japan’s coral | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
XIAPU, China — Many of the Chinese fishing boats that poach scarce coral, dubbed “jewelry coral,” in waters around the Ogasawara Islands in Tokyo cast off from Xiapu County in Fujian Province, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
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Report Estimates Enormous Economic Value of Living Elephants

Report Estimates Enormous Economic Value of Living Elephants | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

When a young elephant dies at the hands of an ivory poacher, according to a recent report, the commercial loss to the tourism industry is more than $1.6 million–­–the amount the animal would have contributed to the economy had it lived a full and happy life...

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Is depletion of wildlife causing social conflict?

Decline in biodiversity is a source of social conflict rather than a symptom, according to a UC Berkeley report. Zoe Loftus-Farren elaborates the issue
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This confirms it...

"Obviously it is bad to be losing some of these species and impacting some of these populations, but it is much worse if we are losing these species…and on top of that, we are also seeing increased violence and increased social injustices like forced labour practices.” says Doug McCauley who participated in a recent study regarding resource depletion and its impact on social conflict. 

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Wildlife Trafficking: Who does it, allows it? - YouTube

Wildlife Trafficking: Who does it, allows it? - YouTube | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

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Travelers advised not to buy wildlife products while on holiday

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 2014 – Thousands of holidaymakers at Southeast Asia’s largest travel and tourism fair earlier this month secured not just great deals, but also important advice – don’t ruin your holiday by getting caught with a souvenir made from wildlife parts....

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Wildlife trafficking in focus at German UN event

Wildlife trafficking in focus at German UN event | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The German Foreign Minister and the President of Gabon will jointly chair a high-level luncheon today at the UN Headquarters in New York on “Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking.” The main goal of the event will be to gain momentum for action by the international community to combat poaching and wildlife trafficking.
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Germany picking up the torch... Way  to go....

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Sea Shepherd to Protect Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

Sea Shepherd to Protect Sea Turtles in Costa Rica | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The Latin American Sea Turtles Association asked for Sea Shepherd’s help in protecting green, hawksbill and leatherback sea turtles’ nests in Costa Rica.
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Australia: Illegal traders of dugong, turtle meat targeted

Australia: Illegal traders of dugong, turtle meat targeted | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

The Federal Government is warning anyone involved in the illegal trade of dugong and turtle meat that they will be caught.

 

The Government has allocated $5 million to a dugong and turtle protection plan that involves the Australian Federal Police (AFP),

 

Customs and Border Protection, and the Australian Crime Commission.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt said the Crime Commission has been given $2 million to investigate the illegal trade....

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Study finds 73 districts as tiger poaching hotspots

Nagpur: Poaching, prey depletion and habitat destruction have decimated the world's wild tiger population to fewer than 3,200. Poaching continues to be the key threat to tigers in India - home to more than half of the world's tigers, finds a latest study conducted by Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) and Snow Leopard Trust. The study identified 73 districts in central and south India as current crime hot spots.

The study - Tiger poaching and trafficking in India: Estimating rates of occurrence and detection over four decades - by wildlife biologist Koustubh Sharma and Belinda Wright, Tito Joseph, Nitin Desai of WPSI, attempts to ascertain the probability of occurrence of tiger crime and detection between 1972 and 2012 in the 605 districts of India....

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For the U.S., a New Challenge: Keeping Poachers Out of Newly Expanded Marine Reserve in the Pacific

For the U.S., a New Challenge: Keeping Poachers Out of Newly Expanded Marine Reserve in the Pacific | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has created the world's largest protected area. Now how will it police these waters?
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