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TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting VIDEO

TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING:  Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting  VIDEO | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

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                                          1. TROPHY HUNTING

           2. RECENT OUTRAGE AT CELEBRITY TROPHY HUNTING

                                         3. CANNED HUNTING

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                                                 OVERVIEW


A PHENOMENON CALLED 'SELECTIVE HARVESTING.A phenomenon called “selective harvesting” is often observed by conservationists who study trophy hunting. Trophy hunters value the biggest, strongest, large-horned animals which leaves a resulting population skewed toward smaller, weaker males and females. A domino effect ensues creating an adverse demographic change in the strength of the gene pool in the population ...Such selective harvesting can destabilize social structures and the dominance hierarchy and may cause loss of social knowledge, sexually selected infanticide, habitat changes among reproductive females, and changes in offspring sex ratio. A common feature of many of the reported mechanisms is that they ultimately depress recruitment and in some extreme cases even cause total reproductive collapse. ..Conservation Biology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.comhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2006.00591.x/abstract


TakePart. March 26, 2015
-▶  TWO ENDANGERED BLACK RHINOS JUST BECAME HUNTING TROPHIES, THANKS TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/26/us-gives-ok-hunter-kill-rhino


Reuters, March 26, 2015
-▶  U.S. GIVES APPROVAL FOR $350,000 RHINO HUNT SOLD AT TEXAS AUCTION http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/26/us-usa-rhino-texas-idUSKBN0MM2VL20150326


Africa Geographic Magazine Blog, January 23, 2014
-▶  KENYAN RANGER'S MOVING LETTER TO AMERICAN DALLAS SAFARI CLUB RHINO HUNT AUCTION http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/hunting/kenyan-rangers-moving-letter-to-american-rhino-hunter/


  Mongabay, January 13, 2014
▶   U.S. TROPHY HUNTERS AUCTION OFF LIFE OF CRITICALLY ENDANGERED BLACK RHINO http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0113-hance-black-rhino-auction.html


                                           RHINOS IN CRISIS

                              POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE

                      TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION

                                             http://sco.lt/7nvEiv



The Ecologist, March25, 2015
-▶  CANNED HUNTING IS NOT PROTECTING WILD LIONS! Two thirds of Africa's lions have been lost in 35 years, and would-be hunters are increasingly shooting captive, farmed and often tame lions in 'canned hunts'. Claims are that this helps to preserve wild lion populations - but Dominic Dyer fears the reverse is the case. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2806457/canned_hunting_is_not_protecting_wild_lions.html


-▶  AFRICAN SAVANNAH LOSES TWO-THIRDS OF ITS LIONS IN 50 YEARS http://sco.lt/8ZYM0v


EcoWatch, March 11, 2015
-▶  DAVID SUZUKI: HUNDREDS OF GRIZZLY BEARS WILL DIE IN BARBARIC TROPHY HUNT  http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/11/david-suzuki-grizzly-bears-trophy-hunt/


April 17, 2013 Global Post
-▶  TANZANIA TO EVICT MAASAI PEOPLE IN FAVOR OF FEE-PAYING TROPHY HUNTERS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130416/tanzania-maasai-evicted-land-dubai-ortello-business


                                     VIDEO - A CRIMINAL HORROR 5:50
                                           CANNED LION "HUNTING"

            SOUTH AFRICA'S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET  (UNCENSORED)

                    1,000 left in the wild, 8,000 bred for trophy hunting                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eDDm_XKL2Y


-▶  'CANNED HUNTING': LIONS BRED FOR PETTING AND SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/8ddstV @Nikela_Wildlife

Original Article: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/canned-hunting-lions-bred-for-slaughter/article4777813.ece


Global Times, January 22, 2015
 -▶ ZIMBABWE SAFARI HUNTING REVENUE FALLS 30 PCT DUE TO US BAN http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/903325.shtml#.VMMATAw8mcQ.twitter


Wildlife Extra News
TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

Zambia’s 2013 ban on hunting has been lifted, its Minister of Tourism and Arts, Jean Kapata, has announced. This means hunting wildlife, with the exception of big cats, is now legal across the 19 hunting blocks. Hunting elephants, though, will be allowed. This news comes at the same time as new research has revealed that an estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa were killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012 and elephant population numbers are declining by two per cent to three per cent a year. This effectively means that more of the animals are being killed than are being born. http://www.wildlifeextra.com


                                                        VIDEO

                                     Motherboard, August 15, 2014
 -▶ LEAKED VIDEO SHOWS EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH BIG GAME HUNTING
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/leaked-animal-abuse-video-shows-everything-thats-wrong-with-big-game-hunting


                                                        WATCH
                                                 CBS 60 Minutes

                                              November 30, 2014
THE LION WHISPERER, TOURISM AND THE CANNED HUNTING BUSINESS  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-lion-whisperer/


IOL Travel, December 15, 2014
 -▶ LION PARK'S CANNED HUNTING EXPOSED  http://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-news/lion-park-s-canned-hunting-expose-1.1795502


                                                           VIDEO
                                         CANNED HUNTING 10:54
                                                SBS Dateline Report
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TARThKHBtnI#t=14


                                                          VIDEO

                            Focusing On Wildlife, November 11, 2014
     THE GAME BIRD INDUSTRY: IT'S NOT A GAME.  IT'S A DISGRACE

Every year in Britain, around 40 million pheasants and partridges are mass-produced like commercial poultry so that they can be shot down by wealthy ‘guns’. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/the-gamebird-industry-its-not-a-game-its-a-disgrace/


                              MORE ON CANNED HUNTING BELOW

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                                                     1.

                                     TROPHY HUNTING


Reuters, March 26, 2015
-▶  U.S. GIVES APPROVAL FOR $350,000 RHINO HUNT SOLD AT TEXAS AUCTION http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/26/us-usa-rhino-texas-idUSKBN0MM2VL20150326


Africa Geographic Magazine Blog, January 23, 2014
-▶  KENYAN RANGER'S MOVING LETTER TO AMERICAN DALLAS SAFARI CLUB RHINO HUNT AUCTION http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/hunting/kenyan-rangers-moving-letter-to-american-rhino-hunter/


  Mongabay, January 13, 2014
▶   U.S. TROPHY HUNTERS AUCTION OFF LIFE OF CRITICALLY ENDANGERED BLACK RHINO http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0113-hance-black-rhino-auction.html


CBC News, December 11, 2013

-▶  ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP SHRINKING DUE TO TROPHY HUNTERS, STUDY SUGGESTS: Upsetting Ecosystems and Wildlife Food Chain  http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bighorn-sheep-shrinking-due-to-hunters-study-suggests-1.2459623


-▶  USA: TROPHY HUNTING: FOR THE LOVE OF BLOOD AND MONEY http://sco.lt/6R75BR


Focusing on Wildlife, September 26, 2014
 -▶ ZAMBIA ENDS TROPHY HUNTING BAN, ELEPHANTS NOW FAIR GAME http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/zambia-ends-trophy-hunting-ban-elephants-fair-game/


                                                    VIDEO

                   HuffingtonPost Politics, November 06, 2014
GUN LOBBYIST KILLS ELEPHANT IN NRA-SPONSORED NBC SPORTS SHOW  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/25/tony-makris-elephant_n_3989341.html


                                                     VIDEO REPORT
                                  PBS Newshour, October 27, 2014
          PROTECTING THE AFRICAN LION FROM TROPHY HUNTERS
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/protecting-african-lion-trophy-hunters/


Jan 13, 2013 - All Animal Rights

 -▶ GIRAFFE KILLING SPREES FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Family Fun.  The giraffe hunters who pay 10,000 pounds to shoot the gentle giants with gun and bows for sport.... http://allanimalrights.com/giraffe-killing-sprees-for-all-the-family/


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

DISTURBING MOOSE TROPHY HUNT CALLED "IMMORAL" BY HORRIFIED BYSTANDERS https://www.thedodo.com/hunters-moose-trophy-hunt-call-712238904.html

Summit Voice, April 20, 2015

 -▶  A (TROPHY ANIMAL) PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND (ANGRY, VIOLENT) WORDS http://animalblawg.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/a-trophy-animal-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-angry-violent-words/


Earth Touch News,
 -▶ SMALL CHANGE TO TROPHY FISHING COULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR THREATENED SPECIES. Taking out the largest and strongest weakens the gene pool. For example, removing just one large 61 centimetre long red snapper from the population is the equivalent of removing over 200 smaller 41 centimetre long red snappers," Shiffman adds. Factor in the slow development time of many large fishes, and a small number of catches can turn into a very big problem. http://www.earthtouchnews.com/conservation/human-impact/small-changes-to-trophy-fishing-could-make-a-big-difference-for-threatened-species


Dodo, July 16, 2014
 -▶ ELEPHANT CHASES DOWN TROPHY HUNTER TO DEFEND HIS HERD FROM GETTING SHOT https://www.thedodo.com/elephant-chases-down-trophy-hu-633768249.html


 BBC News, November 20, 2012

-▶  BOTSWANA TO BAN WILDLIFE HUNTING: ENDING TROPHY HUNTING LICENSES FOR WEALTHY WESTERNERS
"The shooting of wild game for sport and trophies is no longer compatible with our commitment to preserve local fauna,"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20544251

 

 Standard Digital News, September 20, 2013
-▶  KENYA: DEMAND FOR ANIMAL'S TROPHY IS DRIVING OUR HERITAGE TO EXTINCTION http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000093958&story_title=demand-for-animal-s-trophy-is-driving-our-heritage-to-extinction/

 

HuffPost Green, January 31, 2014

  -▶  THE CRUELTY OF TROPHY HUNTING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cathy-kangas/the-cruelty-of-trophy-hun_b_4695864.html

 

Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife, November 28, 2013

▶  IS TROPHY HUNTING A FORM OF SERIAL KILLING? http://wiwildlifeethic.org/2013/11/28/madravenspeak-is-trophy-hunting-a-form-of-serial-killing/

 

  -▶  TROPHY HUNTING: IT'S IMPACT ON WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE http://www.scoop.it/t/trophy-hunting-in-africa-it-s-impact-on-wildlife-and-people

 

 August 6, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
-▶  TROPHY HUNTING IN AFRICA - WILDLIFE SLAUGHTER IN GRAPHIC IMAGES http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/trophy-hunting-in-africa-wildlife-slaughter-in-graphic-images/

 

-▶  ZAMBIA FINALLY BANS THE HUNTING OF ENDANGERED LIONS AND LEOPARDS. Africa has some of the planet’s most beautiful and endangered species, such as rhinos, elephants, leopards and lions. However, over the decades, poaching has severely impacted on these species seeing many of their numbers plummet to an all-time low...http://inhabitat.com/zambia-finally-bans-hunting-of-endangered-lions-and-leopards/


MORE

TROPHY HUNTING: IT'S IMPACT ON WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE  http://www.scoop.it/t/trophy-hunting-in-africa-it-s-impact-on-wildlife-and-people


 

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                                                          2.            

           RECENT OUTRAGE AT CELEBRITY TROPHY HUNTING


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New York Post, July 11, 2014
 -▶  WORLD CUP BELGIUM BEAUTY,  AXELLE DESPIEGELAERE,  LOSES MODELING GIG WITH L’OREAL AFTER HUNTING PHOTO OUTRAGE http://nypost.com/2014/07/11/world-cup-fan-loses-modeling-contract-over-hunting-photo/

 

Washington Times, July 09, 2014
 -▶  FACEBOOK ALLOWS 'KILL KENDALL JONES' TROPHY HUNTING PAGE, BUT DELETES HER GAME HUNTING PHOTOS http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/9/facebook-allows-kill-kendall-jones-fan-page-delete/#ixzz37SMSV3lq%C2%A0

 Inhabitat, June 06, 2014
 -▶  TEXAS CHEERLEADER, KENDALL JONES, HUNTS THE 'BIG 5' UNDER THE GUISE OF BEING A "CONSERVATIONIST". 19-year-old Kendall Jones, a cheerleader from Texas, has been hunting big game in Africa with her father for 10 years. Following in the footsteps of the reviled Melissa Bachman, she claims that her efforts to bag the Big 5 — elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and Cape buffalo — are in fact “conservation.” With two online petitions currently being waged to either stop her activities or prevent her from promoting them through social media, it is apparent that many others see the situation differently. http://inhabitat.com/texas-cheerleader-claims-hunting-the-big-5-in-africa-is-conservation/

 

NY Daily News, November 16, 2013
-▶  SHOW PRESENTER, MELISSA BACHMAN SLAMMED AFTER POSTING PHOTO OF WILDLIFE SHE "KILLED" IN SOUTH AFRICA http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tv-presenter-slammed-photo-lion-killed-article-1.1519039?redirect=true

 

 ITV News, November 15, 2013
-▶  TV PRESENTER'S LION TROPHY PROVOKES FEROCIOUS BACKLASH  - MELISSA BACHMAN http://www.itv.com/news/2013-11-15/tv-presenters-lion-trophy-

 

ABC News, March 13, 2012

-▶ DONALD TRUMP'S ON PHOTOGRAPHED WITH DEAD ANIMALS IN AFRICA http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/03/donald-trumps-sons-photographed-with-dead-animals-in-africa/

 

News24, November 18, 2013
-▶  78,000 WANT U.S. LION HUNTER BANNED FROM SOUTH AFRICA  http://www.news24.com/Green/News/78-000-want-US-lion-hunter-banned-from-SA-20131118

 

Mongabay, February 20, 2014

-▶ SHOOT TO CONSERVE?  COREY KNOWLTON'S RHINO HUNT ESCALATES THE DEBATE OVER TROPHY HUNTING AND ENVIRONMENTALISM http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0220-isaacs-knowlton-analysis.html?n3ws1ttr

 

 

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                                                          3.

                                          CANNED HUNTING

                     Hunting Tame or Bred-For Killing Wild Animals


                                                           VIDEO
                                         CANNED HUNTING 10:54
                                                SBS Dateline Report
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TARThKHBtnI#t=14


Organic View, February 25, 2014

 -▶ A FATHER'S PRIDE:  RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT CANNED HUNTING http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/a-fathers-pride-raising-awareness-about-canned-hunting/


                                                     WATCH

                             June 2, 2013 Guardian Environment

                                            CANNED HUNTING'

                      THE LIONS BRED FOR PRIVATE TROPHY HUNTING

At anything from £5,000 to £25,000 per Lion, and it is all completely legal. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jun/03/canned-hunting-lions-bred-slaughter

 

 Wildlife Extra News, March 2014
-▶ WORLD MARCHES TO END THE SHOOTING OF TAME LIONS. 

No wonder Canned Hunting is known as South Africa’s Dirty Little Secret. Lionesses are forced into an abnormal number of pregnancies to produce cubs. Then the cubs are raised, often by naïve overseas volunteers, in farms where tourists can come and have their photos taken with the animals, thinking that they are doing their bit for conservation.

 “Finally, when the cubs are too old to pet, they are taken off to an enclosed location where they wait for their turn to be shot by some hero. And of course, the hero will want the head as a trophy, so the lion gets shot in the body, probably dying a slow and painful death.”

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/lion-march-1503.html


                                                     WATCH

                                   CANNED LION HUNTING

-▶ Animal advocacy NGO focused on exposing and closing down the canned lion hunting industry in South Africa.There are fewer than 4000 lions left in the ’wild’ in South Africa, but more than 8,000 in captivity, being bred for the bullet or the arrow.  Lion farming is a real threat to wild lion prides, for many reasons. ...  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/campaign-against-canned-

 

The Independent, March 19, 2014

-▶ TIME TO END 'CANNED HUNTING' Canned hunts are nothing more than pre-packaged slaughters. Lions are confined to fenced areas so that they can easily be cornered, with no chance of escape. Most of them will have been bred in captivity and then taken from their mothers to be hand-reared by the cub-petting industry. When they get too big, they may be drugged before they are released into a "hunting" enclosure.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/time-to-end-canned-hunting-of-lions-its-nothing-more-than-a-violent-recreational-activity-for-wealthy-bored-individuals-9195428.html

 

 Big Cat News

 -▶  500 CANNED HUNTING RANCHES IN TEXAS USA: ‘Exotic hunting’ thrives in Texas. A price list offers a huge choice of rare species charging up to $8,500 a kill. "It’s like picking a lobster out of a tank at a restaurant. It’s not sportsmanship, there’s no fair chase." ...Animals that appeared so tame they did not run away from hunters and even approached them apparently believing they would be fed...When they are shot...the animals usually die a slow and lingering death as hunters do not want to spoil their trophy by shooting them in the head.NOW THE ANIMAL CAMPAIGNERS ARE FIRING BACK AT THE COURTS http://bigcatrescue.org/500-canned-hunting-ranches-in-tx/

 

 Guardian Environment, March 11, 2014

 -▶  CANNED HUNTING OF WHITE LIONS IS DESPICABLE - AND IT MUST STOP http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/mar/11/canned-hunting-white-lions-despicable


June 11, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  WHITE LION INBREEDING AT UK WILDLIFE PARKS LINKED TO 'CANNED HUNTING' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jun/11/white-lion-breeding-uk-wildlife-parks

 

 The Dodo, April 18, 2014
 -▶  U.S. - WHY HUNTING CAGED FOXES MUST END NOW https://www.thedodo.com/why-hunting-caged-foxes-must-e-515286115.html

 

The Dodo, March 12, 2014
-▶ THE HORROR OF CANNED LION HUNTING - AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STOP IT https://www.thedodo.com/community/TheInsatiableTraveler/the-horror-of-canned-lion-hunt-462220066.html

 

                                                   VIDEO

                              July 12, 2013 Wildlife Extra News

                  CANNED TIGER HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA?

                                 HOW LOW CAN THEY GO?

               http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/tiger-hunt.html

 

                                                   VIDEO

                         August 14, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

-▶  PETITION: STOP LION CANNED HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA -  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/petition-stop-lion-canned-hunting-in-south-africa-shocking-video/

 

The Organic View, February 25, 2014
-▶ A FATHER'S PRIDE:  RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT CANNED HUNTING. ECO-TOURISM THAT KILLS http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/a-fathers-pride-raising-awareness-about-canned-hunting/

 

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                                                      VIDEO

                               International Conservation Forum

              BRING TIGERS BACK FROM NEAR EXTINCTION:

                                Dr. Keith Martin Explains How

                          http://www.icforum.info/category/tigers/



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                                       EATING LIONS

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 August 4, 2013 Africa Geographic
 -▶  HOW LIONS GO FROM THE PETTING ZOO TO THE DINNER PLATE http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/hunting/how-lions-go-from-the-petting-zoo-to-the-dinner-plate/

 

June 6, 2013 Inhabitat
-▶  LION MEAT BECOMES AN APPALLING NEW CULINARY IN THE U.S.   http://inhabitat.com/lion-meat-becomes-an-appalling-new-culinary-fad-in-the-us/

 

-▶  USA: ILLINOIS LAWMAKER WANTS TO BAN LION MEAT TO SAVE THE SPECIES Unbelievably, certain people in the United States have a taste for lion meat, and an Illinois lawmaker wants to do his part to keep this exotic trend from getting out of hand. http://inhabitat.com/illinois-lawmaker-wants-to-ban-lion-meat-to-save-the-species/

 

    

                                                     WATCH
       'ELSA'S LEGACY: THE BACK STORY TO  BORN FREE STORY"

                                                 Full Episode
                                                  PBS Nature
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/elsas-legacy-the-born-free-story/full-episode/6200/

 

August 8, 2013 Treehugger
-▶  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S AMAZING PHOTOS SHOW INTIMATE LIFE OF AFRICA'S LIONS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/national-geographics-amazing-photos-show-intimate-life-africas-lions.html

                                                      WATCH

                       THE SERENGETI LION - SUPERB WATCH

                    LIFE ON THE PLAINS WITH THE VUMBI PRIDE

                                         http://sco.lt/5aeJX7

 

                                                SLIDESHOW:
THESE GORGEOUS CLOSE-UPS OF LIONS WERE TAKEN BY A LION-PROOF ROBOT CAMERA http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028236/these-gorgeous-close-ups-of-lions-were-taken-by-a-lion-proof-robot-camera


 -▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS -- MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020 http://sco.lt/85wXBZ

 

                                  ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS

                    AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

                                           http://sco.lt/7uEZOL

 

-▶ MORE THAN HUMAN:  STRIKING, GLAMOROUS PORTRAITS OF ANIMAL http://sco.lt/9Cx3BZ

 


 -▶ INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6q74M5 

 

 -▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/6iIjtx


                                                      VIDEO

                                    Motherboard, May 20, 2014
             AN INSIDE LOOK AT AMERICA'S EXOTIC ANIMAL TRADE http://motherboard.vice.com/read/an-inside-look-at-americas-exotic-animal-trade


  -▶   HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE http://sco.lt/895ugD



 

 -▶   A DISASTER: LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr


-▶  CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 http://sco.lt/8nnEJd


 -▶  MASS WOLF KILLINGS ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES http://sco.lt/5TCsBl

 

-▶  THE LEBANON  BIRD MASSACRE - UNFETTERED HUNTING TAKES TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MIGRATING BIRDS  | http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3452407352/the-lebanon-bird-massacre-unfettered-hunting-a-disgrace

 

 

-▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US - CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 

 

 -▶  FOR MORE ON HUNTING and POACHING SEE:

African wildlife Conservation  http://sco.lt/7R4V5V

AND  @Roni Badesso

 

-▶  MORE ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=POACHING

 


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Greer Noble's curator insight, May 11, 2013 7:43 PM

This is not hunting. There ought to be a law against this. Shame on whoever thought up and runs this sick occupation. Shame on the pathetic individuals who condone this and those who actually call themselves 'hunters'. It's a rather sick joke! Animals have feelings too you know. Please show your disgust by supporting the Born Free Foundation and order My Funny Africa today.. or submit YOUR wildlife story here: http://greernoble.com/invitation---non-fiction.html

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Deadly Poison Threat To Last Remaining Tigers in Thailand and India - LOSING OUR BIG CATS

Deadly Poison Threat To Last Remaining Tigers in Thailand and India - LOSING OUR BIG CATS | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

 

March 12, 2013 - BBC News Science & Environment

Poison is emerging as the latest and most dangerous threat to the survival of the last remaining wild tigers in Thailand.

Poachers targeting tigers for their valuable skins and body parts are turning to insecticide as an easy way to kill the iconic animals.

In what's regarded as Thailand's most important tiger sanctuary, wildlife rangers report mounting evidence of gangs setting traps with fresh meat, laced with poison, as bait.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21618346

 

                                          --- WATCH ---

VIDEO : BBC News -

ON PATROL WITH RANGERS PROTECTING TIGER IN THAILAND http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21764315

 

Jan 29, 1013 - Guardian

TIGERS UNDER THREAT FROM RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING MANGROVE FOREST - INDIA, BANGLADESH http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/29/sunderbans-disappearing-mangrove-india-bangladesh

 

July 13, 2013 Mongabay
INDIA: HOW TIGERS ARE FARING IN THEIR FINAL FRONTIER: From 40,000 to 2,000  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/in0715-sekar-tiger-status-india.html

 

July 15, 2013 The Telegraph
INDIA:  ENDANGERED TIGERS 'KILLED OFF WITH PESTICIDES' BY POACHERS  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10180341/Indian-tigers-killed-off-with-pesticides.html

 

Feb 26, 2013 MongaBay
CHINESE GOVERNMENT CREATING SECRET DEMAND FOR TIGER TRADE ALLEGES NGO  (warning: graphic images) http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0226-hance-tiger-trade-china.html

 

February 26, 2013 Mongabay
ASIATIC CHEETAHS ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0226-santana-iranian-cheetahs.html#tY7VX85qC6MpcWFr.99

 

LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES & POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://sco.lt/63ur8T

 

AFRICAN SAVANNAH LOSES TWO-THRIDS OF ITS LIONS IN 50 YEARS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632407189/african-savannah-loses-two-thirds-of-its-lions-in-50-years

 

                               International Conservation Forum
                                                   VIDEO:

                   BRING TIGERS BACK FROM NEAR EXTINCTION:

                                Dr. Keith Martin Explains How

                           http://www.icforum.info/category/tigers/

 

 

                                                    WATCH

                       Nature PBS "SIBERIAN TIGER" | Full Episode

Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to far eastern Russia, in search of the Siberian tigers that hold rank in the frozen forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/siberian-tiger-quest/full-episode/7916/

 

Scientific American, January 08, 2014
EXTINCTION COUNTDOWN. NEW STUDY FINDS LIONS ARE NEARLY EXTINCT IN WEST AFRICA http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2014/01/08/lions-extinct-west-africa/

 

LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT  http://sco.lt/63ur8T

 

MORE ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=POACHING

 

 

 

 

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