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Following the Animal Poaching Trail in Africa and the World
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India: "Take no prisoners" approach to poachers

India: "Take no prisoners" approach to poachers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

The anti-poaching policy at the Kaziranga National Park—home to endangered rhinos and Bengal tigers—allows for shooting poachers on-sight....

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Wall of the Dead - Elephants Remembered

Wall of the Dead - Elephants Remembered | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
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Such senseless loss! Thank you for what you do to save the rest Big Life.

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Poachers make 2012 a deadly year for Africa's rhinos, elephants

Poachers make 2012 a deadly year for Africa's rhinos, elephants | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Africa's biggest animals were poached in near record numbers in 2012, with surging demand for horn and ivory from Asia driving the slaughter of rhinos and elephants.
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Tokay gecko new target of poachers in northeast India

It’s not only big animals like tigers, rhinos and elephants that are being poached.
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When Is Owning Ivory Legal?

In some cases it remains legal to own ivory.

 

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https://www.michaelkaneslightshipbaskets.com/ivory-laws.html ;

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Zambia: Wildlife Authority nabs three poachers

ZAWA prosecutions officer based at Kaoma Evans Mushimbalume confirmed the incident yesterday and identified the trio as Charles Kapenda, 38, Muti Chinyemba, 25, both of Kalamba in  Chief Mutondo’s chiefdom and Katanda Katanda, 51, of Kaado in Nkeyema.


Mr Mushimbalume said the trio was apprehended in the Kafue National Park on Monday and was found with sable dried game meat weighing about 20 kilogrammes. Also on them was dried game meat weighing 2kgs.
“The trio was also found with one shotgun serial number 55988 without the firearms licence,” he said. 


Mr Mushimbalume said the trio has since been charged with three counts of unlawful possession of Government trophy without authority from ZAWA, illegal entering into the Kafue National Park and being in possession of a shotgun without a firearm licence. 


He said they are remanded at Kaoma Police Station.
Mr Mushimbalume appealed to poachers in Luampa, Kaoma and Nkeyema to desist from such vices as the law will ‘visit anyone found wanting’.

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New York Tightens Ivory Rules

New York Tightens Ivory Rules

ALBANY—In an effort to shutter the U.S. as a modern elephant graveyard, New York regulators are now demanding more proof that intricately carved artwork and fine white jewelry abide by state law.

In New York, it is illegal to sell ivory from elephants killed after 1978. The state is now requiring retailers and wholesalers licensed to sell older ivory to show detaile...d provenance of all their pieces.

Wildlife groups say African poachers, including militias and armed gangs, accelerated the lucrative slaughter to about 30,000 elephants last year.

Investigators over the past two years have confiscated two tons of ivory that passed through New York City, considered a primary black market supporting the slaughter of the world's largest land mammals.
Full story at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323984704578207880565357390.html

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The Ins and Outs of Owning Ivory... DON'T DO IT!

The Ins and Outs of Owning Ivory... DON'T DO IT! | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
A brief guide to the complicated subject of importing, owning, and selling elephant ivory.
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Albeit still legal to buy ivory in the USA please don't do it!

Buying requires killing elephants. This year thousands of elephants have been brutally killed by organized poaching gangs.

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Alleged Round Island walrus poachers charged by feds

Alleged Round Island walrus poachers charged by feds | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Just the tusks: two men who killed a walrus in a spray of bullets and took only the tusks from the animal now face a handful of federal charges on top of state court convictions.
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Now if only poachers in Africa were dealt with in this manner!

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In Gabon, Lure of Ivory Is Hard for Many to Resist

OYEM, Gabon — This lush country, often called a “forest republic,” used to stand proudly apart from its shaky neighbors, like the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic, tropical disaster zones where state failure, rebel marauders and loose weapons conspired to spell doom for endangered wildlife....

 

... as the price of ivory keeps going up, hitting levels too high for many people to resist, Gabon’s elephants are getting slaughtered by poachers from across the borders and within the rain forests, proof that just about nowhere in Africa are elephants safe.

 

In the past several years, 10,000 elephants in Gabon have been wiped out, some picked off by impoverished hunters creeping around the jungle with rusty shotguns and willing to be paid in sacks of salt, others mowed down en masse by criminal gangs that slice off the dead elephants’ faces with chain saws.

 

Gabon’s jails are filling up with small-time poachers and ivory traffickers, destitute men and women like Therese Medza, a village hairdresser arrested a few months ago for selling 45 pounds of tusks.... 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/27/world/africa/in-gabon-lure-of-ivory-proves-hard-to-resist.html?_r=5&

 

 

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We keep catching the pawns :(

Must improve intel to get at the crime bosses.... somehow!

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Cameroon army to take on machine-gun-toting elephant poachers

Cameroon army to take on machine-gun-toting elephant poachers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
BOUBA NDJIDA NATIONAL PARK, Cameroon - The welcome committee for Cameroon's Bouba Ndjida National Park, a former safari tourism destination, would not look out of place on a battlefield.
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5 suspected poachers held in Nellai - TOI Mobile | The Times of India Mobile Site

Thirukarangudi police arrested five persons, who were carrying two double-barrel guns without license, from Thirukurungudi near Nanguneri in Tirunelveli district. Police suspected that the men were poachers on a hunting trip in Thirukarangudi forest.
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ELEPHANTS EXPORTED TO CHINA

We have received a very disturbing report that on the 25th November 2012, 4 elephants were exported to Bejing. The elephants were transported by road, a trip that took 12 hours from Hwange to Harare Airport where they were loaded onto an Air Emirates aeroplane and flown to Dubai. This flight took 10 hours and from Dubai, they are allegedly being flown to Bejing.

The total weight of the elephants was 3,9 tons which implies they were very young and the handling was done by AGS. The fact that these elephants are juveniles indicates that they are being taken away from their mothers and family units are therefore being destroyed. It is further reported that another 14 elephants are being held in a boma in Hwange, also awaiting exportation in January 2013. It is said that the final destinations of the elephants are 2 zoos in China.

We are very concerned because we believe this constitutes cruelty to animals. Some elephants do not survive the stress caused by such long trips, not to mention the fact that the ones that do survive will be subjected to a life of captivity in a Chinese zoo.

It is a well known fact that Zimbabwe has a serious poaching problem and to compound that, live animals are also being sent out of the country.

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Top 10 Lucrative Crimes

Top 10 Lucrative Crimes | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Crime does not pay, so the old saying goes, but take a look at the top ten crimes in the world today and the amounts involved and you have to admit why some...

 

10 Human Organ Trafficking

09 Gold

08 Lumber

07 Art Theft

06 WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

05 Illicit Oil

04 Illegal Fishing

03 Human Trafficking

02 Counterfeiting

01 Drugs

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Poaching turning into a game of life and death on Cannock Chase

The woman trying to battle a huge rise in the numbers of deer being shot by poachers at a Midland beauty spot has revealed she has been targeted by death threats.

 

Faye Burton heads up the Staffordshire Rural Policing Liaison Group (RPLG) which acts as the eyes and ears of the police to tackle wildlife crime in the countryside.



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Patrolling a way to beat poachers

Patrolling a way to beat poachers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
LIFELINE: More people entering forests will boost efforts to conserve elephants
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211 Parrots Rescued from Poachers in Paraguay

211 Parrots Rescued from Poachers in Paraguay | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Police in Paraguay arrested 211 parrots snagged by poachers in the country's dense jungle.
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Tigers Resurgent in Thailand, India, and Russia As Poachers Surrender Legal Loopholes

Tigers Resurgent in Thailand, India, and Russia As Poachers Surrender Legal Loopholes | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
As low as 3,200 tigers roam in the wild in 2012, but the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that the endangered animal is making a comeback in Asia.
Wildlife Margrit's insight:

This is good news. However, the demand for tiger bones and tiger skins must still be curbed.

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Elephant Ivory Trade Ban

While African elephants have been hunted for several centuries, the exploitation of elephant herds on a massive scale began in the 1970s. Organized gangs of poachers used automatic weapons, profited from government corruption, and laundered tons of elephant tusks through several African countries to destinations in Eastern and Western countries. Threatened with extinction, the elephant is theoretically protected from international trade by their listing on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) since 1989. The enforcement of this ban, the level of compliance adhered to by CITES Parties, the response of non-CITES members, as well as the policy question as to how trade "interventions" best serve the environmental objective of species preservation, are all key concerns of this dispute. 

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One time poacher become wildlife protector in Kenya

One time poacher become wildlife protector in Kenya | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
In Kenya, people are so eager to protect their wildlife — and the tourism dollars that safaris bring — that civilians are risking their lives to confront poaching gangs.
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Former poacher become wildlife protector because he was educated and learned the true value of the wildlife for him and his country.... love it!

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LRA poaching ivory as Kony hunt intensifies

LRA poaching ivory as Kony hunt intensifies | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS AFP - Lords Resistance Army rebels are killing elephants for ivory to raise cash as an international hunt for their leader intensifies, diplomats and activists said Tuesday.While nations believe they have LRA chief Joseph Kony on the...
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How do we shut them down? Online Ivory Traders

How do we shut them down? Online Ivory Traders | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
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How can we shut down online wildlife traffickers?

Your help needed to stop the buying. 

 

Folks like these

http://www.boonetrading.com/ DON'T BUY FROM THEM PLEASE

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Sue Woolley's comment, January 1, 2013 11:13 AM
we need a hand book doing with the story of Dr fowld fight to save rhino ....just a little booklet with info on ...flood the markets with them ...will look into this ...
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Beloved little albino deer killed by poachers

Beloved little albino deer killed by poachers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The neighbors in this Warrick County, Ind. community loved watching Ebley, a delightful albino button buck. They watched as he pranced and played. They watche
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Easy game for poachers

Easy game for poachers | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
GRAVE CONCERN: 100 points along East-West Highway for illegal hunters to enter Belum, Temenggor forests
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Conservation Police on lookout for deer poachers during holidays

Conservation Police on lookout for deer poachers during holidays | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Conservation police say the holidays, when many folks are off work, seems to coincide with an increase in deer poaching.
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