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Inside the $19 BILLION Global Enterprise That's Slaughtering Wildlife - A Criminal Horror | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

 June 6, 2013 The Atlantic

 ▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS The scale of poaching is a criminal horror. Why Obama should make it a priority issue -- in his meeting with China's Xi Jinping this week and beyond...  http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/06/inside-the-global-industry-thats-slaughtering-africas-elephants/276582/

 

▶ SATAO IS GONE: The Passing of a Giant : The Death of An Elephant http://sco.lt/8W2q0H

 

August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment

  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

 Treehugger, June 24, 2014
▶ ECOCIDE: IT'S TIME TO TREAT ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE LIKE A SERIOUS CRIME. A new U.N. report calls for international collaboration to fight the crime organizations behind illegal trading in wood and wildlife. It’s difficult to put an exact value on the clandestine trade in timber and animals, but estimates from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the UN Environmental Programme and INTERPOL range from $70 to $213 billion U.S. dollars per year. Steiner said these numbers are very likely an underestimate. http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/its-time-treat-illegal-wildlife-trade-serious-crime.html

 

Scientific American, June 29, 2014
  -▶ ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME FUNDS TERRORISM Environmental destruction—-from smuggling elephant tusks to illegal dumping of toxic waste—-generates as much as $213 billion annually for criminals and terrorists. http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/environmental-crime-funds-terrorism/

 

United Nations News Centre, June 28, 2014
  -▶ UN CHIEF ADOPTS LION CUB TO SUPPORT EFFORTS AGAINST WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48163

 

                                                       VIDEO

  ▶  OUTGUNNED: ILLICIT TRADE IN WILDLIFE HAS EXPLODED INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE http://sco.lt/7RuB9d

 

 ▶  WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

▶  THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE: ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ

 

New Scientist, May 14, 2014
 ▶  IVORY POACHING FUNDS MOST WAR AND TERRORISM IN AFRICA http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229692.700-ivory-poaching-funds-most-war-and-terrorism-in-africa.html#.U3VRiS_1_OQ

 

                                          VIDEO - (27:19) Link TV
                                      ASIAN ELEPHANTS IN PERIL
In Sumatra, Indonesia, just 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain. As their last great forest habitat is being logged at a feverish pace to make way for palm oil plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. In Thailand and Myanmar, an illegal and brutal trade in wild baby elephants is contributing to declining elephant populations
 http://www.linktv.org/video/9160/asian-elephants-in-peril

 

 TIME Magazine, November 1, 2013
  -▶ IVORY TRADE IS OUT OF CONTROL, THANKS TO SOARING CHINESE DEMAND http://world.time.com/2013/11/01/the-ivory-trade-is-out-of-control-and-china-needs-to-do-more-to-stop-it/

 

The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

Asia News, April 25, 2014
▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html

 

Guardian Environment, April 29, 2014
-▶ THE "INHUMANITY" OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE: FOUR CALVES AMONG SIX ELEPHANTS MURDERED IN KENYAN NATIONAL PARK. Poachers chopped tusks off three of the elephants, and hacked the face off one juvenile in Tsavo East national park http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/29/calves-elephants-killed-kenyan-national-park

 

 

-▶ PASSING OF A GIANT:  DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT http://sco.lt/6gxrW5

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

 "LIQUID IVORY: HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

 

Guardian Environment, April 25, 2014
  -▶ KENYA TO DEPLOY DRONES IN ALL NATIONAL PARKS IN BID TO TACKLE POACHING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/25/kenya-drones-national-parks-poaching

 

 Live Science, February 05, 2014
  -▶ DRONES ENTER THE BATTLE AGAINST ELEPHANT, RHINO POACHERS - THANKS TO GOOGLE http://news.yahoo.com/drones-enter-battle-against-elephant-rhino-poachers-162137029.html

 

 ▶  Bloomberg, October 10, 2013
GOOGLE EARTH SAVES KENYA'S MAASAI MARA ELEPHANT WITH DRONE (HOPEFULLY THEY'RE ARMED TOO FOR SHOOT ON SIGHT) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-09/google-earth-saves-kenyan-elephants-with-drones-in-maasai-mara.html

 

Standard Digital News, March 1, 2014
 ▶  KENYA'S ELEPHANT POPULATION APPEARS TO BE STABILIZING AS TANZANIA POACHERS BUTCHER 30 A DAY http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000105769&story_title=Kenya-kenya-elephant-population-stabilises-as-tanzania-poachers-butcher-30-a-day

 

IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014

  ▶  LIFTING IVORY BAN WILL BE CRIMINAL: JANE GOODALL http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/lifting-ivory-ban-will-be-criminal-goodall-1.1643093#.Ux1LZ15kJK5

 

Guardian Environment, February 06, 2014

 ▶  DOES DESTROYING IVORY SAVE ELEPHANTS? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/06/does-destroying-ivory-save-elephants

 

 The Independent, January 24, 2014
 ▶  HONG KONG AGREES TO DESTROY 28 TONNES OF STOCKPILED IVORY ELEPHANT TUSKS BURNING ONE OF ASIA'S MAJOR STOCKPILES OF IVORY - HOW MANY UNNECESSARILY SLAUGHTERED ELEPHANTS IS THAT? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/hong-kong-agrees-to-destroy-28-tonnes-of-stockpiled-ivory-9080901.html

 

Mongabay, December 02, 2013
▶  22,000 ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED FOR THEIR IVORY TUSKS IN 2012 http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1202-hance-elephant-poaching-2012.html

 

 

                                     ▶  RHINOS IN CRISIS   ▶ 

POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl

 

▶  TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS ARE POACHED (SLAUGHTERED) EVERY YEAR IN AFRICA - JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://www.wildaid.org/elephants

 

▶  OVER 11,000 ELEPHANTS KILLED BY POACHERS IN A SINGLE PARK  [warning: graphic photo] » http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/over-11000-elephants-killed-by-poachers-in-a-single-park-warning-graphic-photo/

 

Focusing on Wildlife
▶  62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS KILLED IN 10 YEARS - COULD BE EXTINCT IN 10 YEARS (GRAPH) (warning: graphic images) http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/

 

Guardian Environment, March 5, 2013 -

▶  THE THREAT OF EXTINCTION IS GROWING FOR AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS - STUDY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed

 

 

 Ring of Fire, March 05, 2014
  ▶  THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS A $19 BILLION A YEAR TRAGIC WILDLIFE TRAGEDY  http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2014/03/nra-elephant-preservation/

 

                                    ▶  CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                           NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                           http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

 

Ring of Fire, September 3, 2013
  ▶  NRA LOBBYIST SHOOTS ELEPHANT IN THE FACE TWICE, FOLLOWS IT FOR FINAL KILL: LIKENS CRITICS TO HITLER http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2013/09/nra-lobbyist-shoots-elephant-face-likens-critics-hitler/

 

 Grist, March 06, 2014
 ▶  DEATH-DEFYING ELEPHANT RECOVERS FROM FOURTH POACHING ATTEMPT http://grist.org/list/death-defying-elephant-recovers-from-fourth-poaching-attempt/

 

                      ================================

 

                          THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC

 

▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R

 

 BBC News, February 13, 2014
 ▶  DECLARATION SIGNED ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE .

Delegates from 46 different countries and 11 UN organisations have signed The London Declaration. With four African presidents - as well as delegates from China and Vietnam - among the signatories, the illegal animal trade has been pushed from the conservation agenda to the political one. But now the hard work begins.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26172179

 

Guardian Environment, February 12, 2014
 ▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE:  50 NATIONS GATHER IN LONDON FOR HIGH-LEVEL SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/12/illegal-wildlife-trade-50-nations-london-summit

 

▶  IN TANZANIAN VILLAGE, ELEPHANT POACHERS THRIVE http://sco.lt/6NuIlN

 

 ▶ ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING http://sco.lt/5uhjUn

 

 ▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE: CYBERPOACHING - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶ MASSIVE ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER STRIKES SANCTUARY (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/central-african-republic-elephants-dzanga-ndoki_n_3255935.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 16 March 2013 - New York Times

-▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE PAST DECADE

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/slaughter-of-the-african-elephants.html?_r=0

 

Toronto Star, October 8, 2013
  ▶  WAS THE SLAUGHTER AT KENYA WESTGATE MALL FUNDED BY ILLEGAL ELEPHANT IVORY ?  http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/10/07/to_save_elephants_and_fight_terrorism_we_must_boycott_ivory.html

 

 

                                                         SLIDESHOW

                                Huffington Post Green, October 8, 2013

ELEPHANT POACHERS SHOULD BE SHOT ON THE SPOT, TANZANIAN MINISTER SUGGESTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/poachers-shot-on-the-spot-tanzanian-minister_n_4065740.html?ir=Green&utm_campaign=100813&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Title

 

 

  Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013

  ▶  ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

                                            A LOVELY WATCH

                                              ▶    "ECHO"    ▶ 

                                  AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT  (BBC)

                                          http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 ▶  LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls

 

October 9, 2013
▶  KENYA SEIZES 4 TONNES OF IVORY AS ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER SURGES  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Kenya_seizes_4_tonnes_of_ivory_as_elephant_slaughter_surges_999.html

October 9, 2013
▶  VIETNAM SEIZES TWO TONNES OF ILLEGAL IVORY http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Vietnam_seizes_two_tonnes_of_illegal_ivory_999.html

 

July 19, 2013 New York Times
  ▶  HONG KONG SEIZES LARGEST HAUL OF SMUGGLED ELEPHANT TUSKS -- FROM 574 SLAUGHTERED BABY ELEPHANTS  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/world/asia/hong-kong-seizes-smuggled-elephant-tusks.html?_r=0

 

September 10, 2013 World Environment News
  ▶  U.S. WILL DESTROY SIX TONS OF IVORY STOCKPILE TO FIGHT WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING  http://planetark.org/wen/69714

 

                          ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                     UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION 

                                        http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

  ▶  ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

  ▶  WHY IT'S TIME TO BAN THE IVORY TRADE FOR GOOD: POACHING AND THE END OF ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS http://sco.lt/7af5gv

 

                                               -- WATCH --

                             ▶     'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'    ▶ 

                                          National Geographic 

                       Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 Yale Environment 360, September 25, 2013
  ▶  MORE THAN 80 ELEPHANTS DEAD FROM CYANIDE POISONING IN ZIMBABWE PARK, KILLING WEB OF LIFE http://e360.yale.edu/digest/more_than_80_elephants_dead_from_cyanide_poisoning_in_zimbabwe_park/3960/

 

Yahoo News,

  ▶  ZIMBABWE POACHERS JAILED 15 YEARS FOR POISONING 81 ELEPHANTS http://news.yahoo.com/zimbabwe-poachers-jailed-15-years-elephant-poisoning-172555271.html

 

September 6, 2013 Take Part
SCREWING WITH NATURE:

  ▶  ELEPHANT POACHERS IN AFRICA NOW POISONING VULTURES TO EVADE AUTHORITIES http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/09/05/vultures-elephant-rhino-poaching-poison-africa

 

 August 8, 2013 African Geographic

  ▶  RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

May 30, 2013 The Telegraph

  ▶  INDIAN VILLAGERS ABANDON HOME TO MAKE WAY FOR AN ELEPHANT HIGHWAY http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10089246/Villagers-abandon-homes-for-Elephant-highway.html

 

 

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

 

  ▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8aPgp7

 

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

 

 ▶ *** ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

 

 

  June 3, 2013 Forest News
  ▶  Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

 

                           AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                    The  Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                                      VIDEO

                               TROPHY AND CANNED HUNTING

              Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                         http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ▶  **** MORE ON ELEPHANT POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/curate?q=ELEPHANTS

 

  ▶  **** MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

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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

 

 

 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/

 

 

                                   =======================

                                          1. TROPHY HUNTING

           2. RECENT OUTRAGE AT CELEBRITY TROPHY HUNTING

                                         3. CANNED HUNTING

 

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

 

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

 

Scientific American, July 09, 2014

 -▶  EXTINCTION COUNTDOWN:  WHY IS NAMIBIA KILLING ITS RARE DESERT ELEPHANTS? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2014/07/09/namibia-desert-elephants/

 

 

 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/

 

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

 

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/

 

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

 

 

                              ==========================

                                                          2.            

           RECENT OUTRAGE AT CELEBRITY TROPHY HUNTING

                              ==========================

 

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

 

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/

 

AmmoLand, October 11, 2013
▶   UNBELIEVABLE !!   RHINO PERMIT TO BE AUCTIONED AT U.S. DALLAS SAFARI CLUB CONVENTION http://www.ammoland.com/2013/10/rhino-permit-to-be-auctioned-at-dallas-safari-club-convention/#axzz2hZwTD3xq

 

 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

 

 International Rhino Foundation, October 29, 2014
▶   BLACK RHINO HUNTING SAFARI AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO SAVE ALL RHINOS http://www.rhinos.org/news-room/texas-rhino-hunt-auction

 

Al Jazeera America, October 25, 2013

▶   TEXAS HUNTERS TO AUCTION HUNTING PERMIT FOR ENDANGERED BLACK RHINO http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/10/25/texas-hunters-pledgesavingblackrhinobykillingone.html

 

 

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                                                          3.

                                          CANNED HUNTING

                     Hunting Tame or Bred-For Killing Wild Animals

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                                                    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

 

                                                     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-

 

 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

 

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

 

 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

 

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, 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/

 

-▶  '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

 

 

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

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/

 

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                                                     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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 -▶  RHINOS IN CRISIS:  POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6LYM3V

 

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

 

 -▶   INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE:  A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1

 

 

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

 

  -▶  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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Losing Our Sacred Connection : Infamous elephant poacher turns cannibal in the Congo

Losing Our Sacred Connection : Infamous elephant poacher turns cannibal in the Congo | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

April 3, 2013 Mongabay

Early on a Sunday morning last summer, the villagers of Epulu awoke to the sounds of shots and screaming. In the eastern reaches of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, that can often mean another round of violence and ethnic murder is under way. In this case, however, something even more horrific was afoot.

Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0403-gen-congo-poacher-morgan.html#4od0fPHm43QJWuCA.99...

 

April 5, 2013 - Terra Daily
ENDANGERED VIETNAM ELEPHANT 'SKINNED, DISEMBOWELED' http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Endangered_Vietnam_elephant_skinned_disemboweled_999.html

 

POACHERS ENLISTING IMPOVERISHED WILDLIFE RANGER AS ACCOMPLICES IN ELEPHANT, RHINO SLAUGHTERS  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0401-gen-corrupt-rangers.html

 

 

WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming

 

31 March, 2013 The Guardian
GOLD AND POACHING BRING MURDER AND MISERY TO CONGOLESE WILDLIFE RESERVE http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/31/gold-poaching-murder-congo-wildlife

 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Our monetized 21st Society is driving humanity into distraction and lust for profits at any cost.  There can only be one result with this disconnection from and pillage of that which supports all life - our natural world.   Extinction.  We seem to have lost our soul's connection to the sacredness of all life and we will end up cannabilizing each other in many ways -- for one thing -- money.

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CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

PARAMILITARY-STYLE TACTICS PROTECTS CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450  http://ow.ly/kvOaE

 

19 March 2013 - Africa Geographic
-▶ KILLING SPREE SLAUGHTERS 86 ELEPHANTS IN CHAD, INCLUDING 33 PREGNANT FEMALES, IN LESS THAN A WEEK http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/killing-spree-slaughters-86-elephants-in-chad/

 

 19 March 2013 - Mongabay

-▶  In what is being called the worst elephant massacre in Africa this year, poachers have recently killed as many as 89 elephants in Chad.... http://newsongreen.org/poachers-slaughter-89-elephants-in-chad-including-over-30-pregnant-mothers/

 

 20 March 2013 Al Jazeera:

-▶ POACHERS IN CHAD SLAUGHTER 89 ELEPHANTS http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2013/03/201332085244135472.html

 

 

                                                    WATCH:
COMMITMENT OF ELEPHANT MOM IN BABY'S MULTI-YEAR NURTURING http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-commitment-elephant-mom-baby%E2%80%99s-multi-year-nurturing

 

TreeHugger:

-▶ 86 ELEPHANTS, 33 PREGNANT, SLAUGHTERED IN ONE NIGHT http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/86-elephants-33-pregnant-slaughtered-one-night.html

 

August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC:
EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

 The Dodo, May 07, 2014
-▶ SEVEN WAYS ELEPHANTS ARE A LOT MORE LIKE US THAN YOU THINK https://www.thedodo.com/7-ways-elephants-are-a-lot-mor-540480859.html

 

 Standard Digital News, March 1, 2014
-▶ KENYA'S ELEPHANT POPULATION APPEARS TO BE STABILIZING AS TANZANIA POACHERS BUTCHER 30 A DAY http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000105769&story_title=Kenya-kenya-elephant-population-stabilises-as-tanzania-poachers-butcher-30-a-day

 

                                               WATCH

                                    CNN: VIDEO REPORT:

               WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS 

                                       http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

 

 

-▶ INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT'S SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE:  A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1

 

-▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS (warning: graphic images) http://sco.lt/528gJF

 

August 8, 2013 African Geographic
-▶ RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                                BBC - Future
HOW ELEPHANTS CREATE THE RAIN: JUMBO GARDENERS: HOW ELEPHANTS AFFECT WEATHER http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140114-elephants-the-forest-gardeners

 

11 March, 2013 - Mongabay

-▶ SEEING THE FORESTS THROUGH THE ELEPHANTS: SLAUGHTERED ELEPHANTS TAKING RAINFOREST TREES WITH THEM

 http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0311-hance-forest-elephants-dispersal.html#PXU2DbqQ2LBlx3xi.02

 

 

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
-▶ ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER"

http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
-▶ THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

                                               >>ELEPHANTS -

THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING http://sco.lt/5uhjUn

 

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

-▶ ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

July 9, 2013 Guardian Environment, Paula Kahumbu
-▶ GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

 "LIQUID IVORY: HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

 May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶ MASSIVE ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER STRIKES SANCTUARY (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/central-african-republic-elephants-dzanga-ndoki_n_3255935.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 16 March 2013 - New York Times

-▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE PAST DECADE

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/slaughter-of-the-african-elephants.html?_r=0

 

                                               WATCH

                      National Geographic 4-Part Series

                          BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                    http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 SOME GOOD NEWS....

28 March, 2013 - Africam
-▶ CENTRAL AFRICA IS FORMING AN ARMY OF 1000 SOLDIERS TO PROTECT ITS ELEPHANTS http://www.africam.com/wildlife/central_africa_forming_army_1000_soldiers_protect_its_elephants

 

 

                         International Conservation Forum
                        IS MY IVORY WORTH IT? VIDEOS

                 HELP SAVE ENDANGERED ELEPHANTS

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

 

 

-▶ MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROYING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF

 

 

April 26, 2013 Environmental News Service
-▶ ELEPHANTS POACHED AMIDST CHAOS IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - CONGO, CAMEROON http://ens-newswire.com/2013/04/26/elephants-slaughtered-amidst-chaos-in-central-african-republic/

 

-▶ PASSING OF A GIANT:  DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT http://sco.lt/6gxrW5

 

 

7 March, 2013 Mongabay

-▶ WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ELEPHANTS OF BOUBA NDJIDA? [warning: graphic photos] http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0307-russo-elephants-bouba-njida.html

 

6 March 2013 - International Union for Conservation of Nature
-▶ AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR AFRICAN ELEPHANTS http://ecowatch.com/2013/poaching-african-elephants/

 

19 February 2013 Terra Daily

-▶ 2012 ANOTHER DEADLY YEAR FOR ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA: CITES http://www.terradaily.com/reports/2012_another_deadly_year_for_elephants_in_Africa_CITES_999.html

 

-▶ FOUR ACTIVIST STOPPING THE IVORY TRADE IN CHINA - JULIETTESPEAKS http://juliettespeaks.org/four-activists-stopping-the-ivory-trade-in-china/

 

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                              AND IT'S JUST NOT ELEPHANTS

 

-▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS TOO: POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl

 

-▶ GIRAFFE KILLING SPREE IS HUNTING FOR ALL THE FAMILY http://sco.lt/98qGVF

 

March 6, 2013 Time Magazine

-▶ HALF OF AFRICA'S LIONS MAY GO EXTINCT IN 40 YEARS  - Yahoo! News http://news.yahoo.com/half-africas-lions-may-extinct-40-years-160131003.html

 

5 March, 2013 - TIME MAGAZINE
-▶ SURVIVAL OF SPECIES: WHY IT'S TIME TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT THE BLOODY ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://science.time.com/2013/03/05/traffic-why-its-time-to-get-serious-about-the-bloody-illegal-wildlife-trade/#ixzz2MnadVlS2WildlifeTrade

 

-▶  ECOCIDE PROFITS : Does CITES offer any hope?  http://sco.lt/8oKSJ7

 

 

                         MORE ON THE ELEPHANTS

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

 

                   MORE ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING

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

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                                  "HOME"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 

 

 

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Sue Woolley's curator insight, March 20, 2013 12:53 PM

how could  they get away with doing   this   to a beautiful elli ....done without compassion ...pure evil!

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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

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Wildlife Law Enforcement Gathers Global Strength - Poaching Escalating

Wildlife Law Enforcement Gathers Global Strength - Poaching Escalating | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Nations Consider Protecting Sharks as 100 MILLION Die Each Year - Just For Their Fins | @scoopit http://sco.lt/5RKfQnBANGKOK, Thailand, March 8, 2013 (ENS) – Wildlife poachers now are well organized criminal syndicates, and in response, wildlife law enforcement officers from around the world convened in Bangkok Thursday for the first global meeting of wildlife enforcement networks.

The event was held alongside the conference of the 178 government Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, which continues through March 14...

“Whether in the real or virtual world, the illegal ivory trade poses one of the biggest threats to elephants in the wild, and law enforcement efforts need to be both off and online if we are to effectively tackle this crime,” said David Higgins, manager of INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Programme....

http://ens-newswire.com/2013/03/08/wildlife-law-enforcement-gathers-global-strength/

 

14 March 2013 - Deutche Welles
SANCTUARY SAVES ANTEATERS MAIMED BY POACHERS  http://www.dw.de/sanctuary-saves-anteaters-maimed-by-poachers/a-16627049?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf

 

 

 

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NATIONS CONSIDER PROTECTING SHARKS AS 100 MILLION PLUS DIE EACH YEAR - JUST FOR THEIR FINS  http://sco.lt/5RKfQn

 

 

 

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Manta Rays: How illegal Trade Eats Its Own Lunch - Ocean Poaching

Manta Rays: How illegal Trade Eats Its Own Lunch - Ocean Poaching | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

March 5, 2013 Damian Carrington: The Guardian Environment

 

The gills of this magnificent glider of the oceans are valuable, but the rays are worth far more alive than dead.

If you think that protecting wildlife, especially the big, sexy creatures, is a worthy thing to do but has little to with the lives of people, consider the case of the manta ray. A trade in their gills worth just $5-10m a year is devastating their populations which, in the places where it is developed, supports a tourist trade worth well over $100m a year... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2013/mar/05/manta-rays-cites-illegal-wildlife-trade

 

THE GREAT SHARK MASSACRE - 100 MILLION GONE - Ocean Poaching http://sco.lt/5bjtYn

 

PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE, KNOWN FOR ITS ARDUOUS 6,000 MILE OCEAN TREK, FACES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/58mqQL

 

THE END OF THE LINE - THE FUTURE OF FISH http://sco.lt/6MweXZ

 

 

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Advisors giving knowledge to the local people...on different ways to help economy, Tourism would bring in a huge amount and leave the non zero medicine proof behind*

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Ecosystems at Risk topic. Opportunity costs of Ecosystem where tourism provides a greater future for the environment than the highly prized gill of teh Manta ray.

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7 high-tech tools has high hopes to make poaching extinct

7 high-tech tools has high hopes to make poaching extinct | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

March 4, 2013 - Mother Nature Network Technology isn't just helping the bad guys. Conservationists are using different types of technology to protect endangered animals... http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/7-high-tech-tools-to-make-poaching-extinct

 

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ELEPHANTS - GOING, GOING ....

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'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS' - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO - Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS' - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO - Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

FEB 27, 2013

- ▶ A new special from National Geographic Television and PBS explores the brutal ivory trade and its effect on Africa's elephant populations.

A new special from National Geographic Television and PBS explores the brutal ivory trade and its effect on Africa's elephant populations. "Battle for the Elephants," follows journalists Bryan Christy and Aidan Hartley as they track the ivory trade from Tanzania to China.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/battle-for-the-elephants_n_2768184.html

 

                                                WATCH

                         Feb 27, 2013 National Geographic

                          "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS"

                     http://video.pbs.org/video/2336802391/

 

                      Episode 4 - MASSIVE IVORY STOCKPILE http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/27/battle-for-the-elephants-episode-4-massive-ivory-stockpile/

                                    

 ▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN

 

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014
  ▶  LIFTING IVORY BAN WILL BE CRIMINAL: JANE GOODALL http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/lifting-ivory-ban-will-be-criminal-goodall-1.1643093#.Ux1LZ15kJK5

 

August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
                      THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC:
  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

Mongabay - Feb 28, 2013

- ▶ ELEPHANT MASSACRE IN CONGO - 75 PERCENT LOSS OF ITS ELEPHANTS IN 15 YEARS DUE TO POACHING FOR IVORY
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0228-congo-elephant-massacre.html#H3mZ7QFCCJmqRABO.99

 

July 19, 2013 BBC News

- ▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE ------- Poaching to Extinction http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R

 

▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS -- A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

 Mongabay, December 02, 2013
- ▶ 22,000 ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED FOR THEIR IVORY IN 2012 http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1202-hance-elephant-poaching-2012.html

 

Focusing on Wildlife
- ▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS KILLED IN 20 YEARS (Warning: Graphic Images) GRAPH http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/

 

- ▶ POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS CYANIDE WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA IN 25 YEARS http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-kill-300-elephants-cyanide-worst-massacre-southern-africa-25-years.html

 

Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
- ▶ WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER"

http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

- ▶ ELEPHANT SOCIETIES - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT FAMILIES OF ANY ANIMAL http://sco.lt/5NWzyr

 

                                                      VIDEO:

- ▶ KENYA: ENTIRE FAMILY OF 11 ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT http://sco.lt/6cBr1d

 

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

 

                                           BBC VIDEO REPORT

                                     July 19, 2013 BBC News

HUGE IVORY HAUL FROM BABY ELEPHANTS AT HONG KONG'S PORT OF KWAI CHUNG  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23379038

 

 July 32, 2013 Bangkok Post
- ▶ A DYING BREED: ONE BY ONE THEY DIE - AN INCREASINGLY DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT FOR WILD ELEPHANTS http://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/culture/362296/a-dying-breed

 

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

▶  THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE: ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ

 

August 8, 2013 Treehugger
- ▶ ELEPHANTS TAKE REVENGE ON INDIAN VILLAGES AFTER HERD MEMBER IS KILLED BY TRAIN http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/elephants-ransack-village-after-member-their-herd-was-hit-train.html

 

August 8, 2013 African Geographic

- ▶ RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

- ▶ ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

- ▶ LEST WE FORGET: - A FAMILY FALLS Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls

 

 

March 3, 2013

- ▶ THAI PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES END TO IVORY TRADE http://www.wwf.org.au/?6241/Thai-prime-minister-announces-end-to-ivory-trade

 

March 3, 2013

- ▶ THEY'RE STANDING IN LINE : THREE IVORY TRADERS FOR EVERY THAI ELEPHANT  - Nature - Environment - The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/three-ivory-traders-for-every-thai-elephant-8518011.html

 

- ▶ ECOCIDE NATION:  ACTIVISTS CALL FOR SANCTIONS OVER THAILAND'S ELEPHANT IVORY TRADE NBC World News http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/02/17156137-activists-to-call-for-sanctions-over-thailands-elephant-ivory-trade?lite

 

 

- ▶ ‘WHITE GOLD" IN CHINA - SLIDE SHOW - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/03/01/world/asia/20130301IVORY.html

 

March 4, 2013 - New York Times

- ▶ THE PRICE OF IVORY:  AN ILLICIT TRAIL OF AFRICAN IVORY TO CHINA http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/world/asia/an-illicit-trail-of-african-ivory-to-china.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1&;

 

Feb 27, 2013

- ▶ BLOOD IVORY BECOMING A HOT COMMODITY AMONG CHINA'S GROWING MIDDLE CLASS - ‘BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS;" http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/battle-for-the-elephants-blood-ivory-becoming-a-hot-commodity-among-chinas-growing-middle-class.html

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                   http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 - ▶ DRONES COULD SOON BE HELPING PROTECT RHINOS, TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA AND ASIA - THANKS TO CASH FROM GOOGLE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3645438876/drones-could-soon-be-helping-protect-rhinos-tigers-and-elephants-in-africa-and-asia

 

National Geographic

- ▶ WHEN ELEPHANT BECOME PESTS : 14 PYGMY ELEPHANTS DIE MYSTERIOUSLY IN BORNEO IN FORESTS BEING CLEARED FOR PALM OIL PLANTATIONS  http://sco.lt/7J03HN

 

March 20, 2013 -

                                                 VIDEO -

- ▶ MARAUDING ELEPHANTS AND A BEE FENCE - Al Jazeerah   In recent years, a successful conservation programme has seen the number of elephants rise in Kenya. But there is a problem – marauding gangs of elephants are increasingly raiding farmers' crops and destroying property.,, http://ow.ly/iePPk

 

 

- ▶ WILL AFRICAN ELEPHANTS BE EXTINCT IN TEN YEARS?  | Aid for Africa http://www.aidforafrica.org/blog/will-african-elephants-be-extinct-in-ten-years/

 

 

 

- ▶ MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER

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

 

- ▶ MORE ON WILDLIFE POACHING

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

 

- ▶ FOLLOW WILDLIFE MARGRIT FOR INDEPTH INFO ON AFRICAN WILDLIFE POACHING  - An Amazing Advocate for Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3530944006/follow-wildlife-margrit-for-indepth-info-on-african-wildlife-an-amazing-advocate-for-wildlife

 

 

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The Conservation Crisis Is a Spiritual Crisis

The Conservation Crisis Is a Spiritual Crisis | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

JAN 13, 2013 - HUFFINGTON POST

Compassion alone will not do the trick. Economic incentives for conservation, superb science, and improved governance for everything from a climate change treaty to enforcement of anti-poaching laws are critical parts of the solution.,,,, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-dinerstein/the-conservation-crisis_b_2584531.html

 

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh: Only love for Mother Earth can save us from climate change http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995311842/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-only-love-for-mother-earth-can-save-us-from-climate-change

 

 Religion, Science, and Spirit: A Sacred Story for Our Time http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995189599/religion-science-and-spirit-a-sacred-story-for-our-time

 

 

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Kenya: Entire family of 11 elephants wiped out VIDEO

Kenya: Entire family of 11 elephants wiped out VIDEO | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

 Jan 11, 2013 Security officials at Kenya Wildlife Service hope system will help national parks reduce poaching by up to 90%... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/11/kenya-text-message-alert-poaching

                                                VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvDvh6dcAz4

 

 Jan 15, 2013 Caue2 Causes

- ▶ ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY KILLED FOR IVORY IN AFRICA  http://www.care2.com/causes/entire-elephant-family-killed-for-their-ivory.html

 

June 9, 2013 The Guardian
- ▶ KENYA OVERHAULS WILDLIFE LAWS FOLLOWING RISE IN ELEPHANT AND RHINO DEATHS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jun/07/kenya-wildlife-laws-elephant-rhino-deaths

 

 

                                           >>>>> WATCH >>>>>

 

VIDEO

- ▶ THE IVORY TRADE: POACHERS SLAUGHTER ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY IN KENYA  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTRuj8-F2tQ

 

 

Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

- ▶ ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING ... http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3815779358/elephants-the-most-closely-knit-societies-of-any-animal-going-going

 

- ▶ LEST WE FORGET: AFRICA'S IVORY-PROFIT DRIVEN ELEPHANT MASS SLAUGHTER CONTINUES - A FAMILY FALLS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls

 

- ▶ IVORY SALE MUST STOP OR AFRICA' ELEPHANT COULD SOON BE EXTINCT, SAY JANE GOODALL  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3753009181/ivory-sales-must-stop-or-africa-s-elephants-could-soon-be-extinct-says-jane-goodall

 

                                               WATCH

                      National Geographic 4-Part Series

                          BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                    http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

- ▶ GOOGLE GRANT HELPS FIGHT POACHERS WITH DRONES

http://mashable.com/2012/12/10/google-grant-wwf/

 

- ▶ HILLARY CLINTON SPEAKS OUT ON CRIMINAL WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

...  http://ecowatch.org/2012/hillary-clinton-wildlife-trafficking/

 

 

                                         TROPHY HUNTING; 

                        FOR THE LOVE OF BLOOD AND MONEY

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3983008721/trophy-hunting-for-the-love-of-blood-and-money

 

NPR, October 25, 2012

- ▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS: IN A TANZANIAN VILLAGE, ELEPHANT POACHERS THRIVE

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/25/163629043/in-a-tanzanian-village-elephant-poachers-thrive

 

TerraDaily, December 11, 2012:

- ▶ MALAYSIAN CUSTOMS SEIZE RECORD 24 TONS OF IVORY -- HOW MANY ELEPHANTS IS THAT? http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Malaysian_customs_seize_record_24_tonnes_of_ivory_999.html

 

New York Times, December 25, 2012

- ▶ POVERTY AS WELL AS GREED KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - 10,000 MASCARED IN GABON ALONG http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/27/world/africa/in-gabon-lure-of-ivory-proves-hard-to-resist.html?_r=1

 

                                                 WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

 "LIQUID IVORY: HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

 

- ▶ THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep

 

 

 FOLLOW Wildlife Margrit for Indepth Info On African Wildlife - An Amazing Advocate for Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3530944006/follow-wildlife-margrit-for-indepth-info-on-african-wildlife-an-amazing-advocate-for-wildlife

 

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 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why It's Time To Ban The Ivory Trade For Good - Poaching - The End of Elephants

Why It's Time To Ban The Ivory Trade For Good - Poaching - The End of Elephants | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

December 12, 2012 MongaBay This week the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) announced a 14% decline in elephants in the Samburu/Laikipia ecosystem over the last 4 years.
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1212-kahumbu-op-ed-poaching.html#warAT6dFvrM6kLfP.99

This year alone (2012), we anticipate that 30,000 African elephants will be killed for their ivory. It is estimated that 448 black rhinos were poached in 2012 in South Africa to meet the demand for their horns in Southeast Asia and China. Today, only 3,200 tigers remain in the wild because so many have been killed for their parts. More than 25 million individual sharks will be killed this year for their fins, including many from endangered species.,, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-cristian-samper/the-connection-between-sp_b_2220725.html

 

RHINO POACHING PEAKS ACROSS AFRICA AS DEMAND FOR HORNS SOARS Dec 31, 2012 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/rhino-poachingpeaks-across-africa-as-demand-for-horns-soars-8434200.html


THE DIRTY WAR AGAINST AFRICA'S RHINOS - Extinction Is Forever http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3527088396/the-dirty-war-against-africa-s-rhinos-extinction-is-forever

 

OUTGUNNED: ILLICIT TRADE IN WILDLIFE HAS EXPLODED INTO A #19BN CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3700199111/outgunned-illicit-trade-in-wildlife-has-exploded-into-a-19bn-criminal-enterprise-video

 

IVORY ALE MUST STOP OR AFRICA' ELEPHANT COULD SOON BE EXTINCT, SAY JANE GOODALL  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3753009181/ivory-sales-must-stop-or-africa-s-elephants-could-soon-be-extinct-says-jane-goodall


LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls

Follow Wildlife Margrit for Indepth Info On African Wildlife - An Amazing Advocate for Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3530944006/follow-wildlife-margrit-for-indepth-info-on-african-wildlife-an-amazing-advocate-for-wildlife

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Slaughtering our elephant and rhinos for two small pieces of ivory, destroying their matriarch families for the sake of profit MUST END. Then  we are decimating shark populations just for their fins and tigers for their mythical healing parts, deforestation killing off all life within them for logging and palm oil...WHERE DOES IT STOP?

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The Connection Between Species Extinction, Organized Crime, and the Spread of Disease - Poaching

The Connection Between Species Extinction, Organized Crime, and the Spread of Disease - Poaching | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Dec. 8, 2012 - Huffington Post Green

There is no lack of reasons to join efforts to stop wildlife trafficking. Together, we need to protect the source, break the chain and stop demand.

This year alone (2012), we anticipate that 30,000 African elephants will be killed for their ivory. It is estimated that 448 black rhinos were poached in 2012 in South Africa to meet the demand for their horns in Southeast Asia and China. Today, only 3,200 tigers remain in the wild because so many have been killed for their parts. More than 25 million individual sharks will be killed this year for their fins, including many from endangered species.,,

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-cristian-samper/the-connection-between-sp_b_2220725.html

 

LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls

 THE DIRTY WAR AGAINST AFRICA'S RHINOS - Extinction Is Forever http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3527088396/the-dirty-war-against-africa-s-rhinos-extinction-is-forever

 DRONES COULD SOON BE HELPING PROTECT RHINO, TIGERS AND ELEPHANT in Africa and Asia http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3645438876/drones-could-soon-be-helping-protect-rhinos-tigers-and-elephants-in-africa-and-asia

 

 

WATCH: "SAVING LEUSER - TRIPA" A Short film by Carlos Quiles - YouTube The video is a short story of the long term documentary Saving Leuser. We need the maximum support not just for Tripa but to save the Leuser ecosystem, the only place in the world that hosts five endangered species as tigers, rhinos, orangutans, elephants and bears.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

 

Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014
AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES ACCUSED OF JEOPARDIZING SUMATRAN PRIZED LEUSER ECOSYSTEM INDONESIAN THREATENING WILDLIFE EXTINCTION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/australian-companies-accused-of-hampering-conservation-in-indonesia

 

 

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The Economics Of The Illegal Wildlife Poaching Trade - One Of The Most Lucrative, Destructive Black Markets In The World

The Economics Of The Illegal Wildlife Poaching Trade - One Of The Most Lucrative, Destructive Black Markets In The World | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

May 29, 2013 Economy Watch

THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

The illegal trade of animals or animal parts has become one of the most lucrative black market activities in the world. Driven by the promise of high profit margins, poachers in Africa – namely militias, armed groups, and insurgent groups – have driven rhinos and elephants close to extinction, while murdering hundreds of park rangers in the process.  NGOs and governments now face a race against time to reduce demand for wildlife trade, particularly in Asia, as well as to equip those on the frontline to fight a well-armed enemy.... http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/the-economics-of-the-illegal-wildlife-trade.29-05.html

 

 ▶  WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014
  ▶  LIFTING IVORY BAN WILL BE CRIMINAL: JANE GOODALL http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/lifting-ivory-ban-will-be-criminal-goodall-1.1643093#.Ux1LZ15kJK5

 

The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

September 5, 2013 Treehugger
  ▶  POACHERS POISON WATERING HOLES WITH CYANIDE, KILLING 41 ELEPHANTS, THREATENING OTHER SPECIES TOO http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-poison-watering-hole-kill-41-african-elephants.html

 

 

                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                          July 19, 2013 BBC News -

  ▶   HUGE IVORY HAUL FROM BABY ELEPHANTS AT HONG KONG'S PORT OF KWAI CHUNG Chung http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23379038

 

▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

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

 

  ▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

  ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELELPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
  ▶  THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
  ▶  WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER"

http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
  ▶  ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

                                               >>ELEPHANTS -

  ▶  THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING http://sco.lt/5uhjUn

 

                                                      -- WATCH --

                                      SHORT ANIMATED VIDEO
倒带 REWIND - WHAT IF POACHED IVORY COULD BE RETURNED TO THE ELEPHANTS? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFEnsiqxDU&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=bufferf3524&utm_medium=twitter

 

May 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
  ▶  UN CHIEF TAKES POACHING CONCERNS TO SECURITY COUNCIL http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/?uNewsID=208833&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic
  ▶  ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

                                NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - VIDEO

                                  "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS"

                            Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment
  ▶  GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

June 3, 2013 Forest News
  ▶  WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

                                                      VIDEO

  ▶  CANNED HUNTING INDUSTRY: THE LIONS BRED FOR TROPHY PRIVATE HUNTING http://sco.lt/7vy6Aj

 

 

MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

 

 

 

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Attention world! PLEASE bouycot Asia. Greed, greed, greed, greed. God, how is it that the powers that be can send people to the moon but can't SAVE the most magnificent animals on this earth.

 

Asia, what are you going to do after you've murdered all our elephant, rhino etc????? How are you then going to quench your greed and lust?

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Rhinos in Crisis: Poaching and Illegal Trade Taking Species to Brink of Extinction

Rhinos in Crisis: Poaching and Illegal Trade Taking Species to Brink of Extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                             World Wildlife Fund, June 24, 2014
             RHINO HORN'S REAL VALUE AND OTHER RHINO FACTS
https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/rhino-horn-s-real-value-and-other-rhino-facts

 

Reuters, July 24, 2014
▶   SOUTH AFRICA COURT GIVES RHINO POACHER RECORD 77 YEARS http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/24/us-safrica-poaching-idUSKBN0FT14E20140724

 

 

 South Africa National Parks, June 20, 2014
▶   7000% INCREASE IN RHINO POACHING AND STILL SOUTH AFRICA WANT TO TABLE A PROPOSAL TO LEGALIZE RHINO HORN TRADE - http://mapungubwepark.com/about/news/default.php?id=56105

 

 HuffingtonPost Green, July 23, 2014
▶   SOUTH AFRICA CRACKS DOWN ON POACHERS AS RHINOS CONTINUE TO BE SLAUGHTERED FOR PRIZED HORNS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/south-africa-rhino-poachers_n_5612381.html

 

 CNN, January 18, 2014 - PHOTOS

▶   SOUTH AFRICA MARKS WORST YEAR IN RHINO POACHING; DEMAND FOR HORN SOARS http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/18/world/africa/south-africa-record-rhinos-poached/index.html

 

 March 23, 2013 - Digital Journal

▶   RHINO HORN NOW MORE VALUABLE ON THE MARKET THAN GOLD, PLATINUM OR COCAINE - THE SMUGGLING ROUTE FOR SOUTH AFRICAN RHINO HORN Read more:  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/346292#ixzz2Ot7pjBbp

 

 October 1, 2013
▶   RHINO POACHING HAS GONE UP 5000% SINCE 2007 http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/rhino-poaching-south-africa-has-gone-5000-2007.html

 

Express, April 13, 2014
▶  TRAGIC REALITY EXPOSED:  RHINOS WILL BE EXTINCT BY YEAR 2020 IF LEVELS OF POACHING CONTINUE http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/470119/Tragic-reality-exposed-Rhinos-will-be-extinct-by-year-2020

 

Reuters, July 11, 2014
▶   FOUR RHINOS KILLED IN KENYA'S WORST POACHING ATTACK IN YEARS. The killings take the number of rhinos poached in Kenya so far this year to 22, which leaves just 1,037 rhinos still roaming private wildlife conservancies and KWS national parks, Muya said. Last year, 59 rhinos were poached in Kenya, a country famous for its sprawling Maasai Mara game park and abundant wildlife. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/11/us-kenya-rhinos-idUSKBN0FG1K920140711

 

Quartz, January 17, 2014

▶   IN 2013, POACHERS SLAUGHTERED MORE RHINOS THAN EVER IN RECORDED HISTORY http://qz.com/168186/in-2013-poachers-slaughtered-more-rhinos-than-ever-in-recorded-history/

 

May 17, 2013 David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

▶   SOUTH AFRICA: RHINO DEATHS - 14 IN 24 HOURS http://www.davidshepherd.org/news-events/news/rhino-deaths-14-in-24-hours/

 

Mongabay, September 29, 2013
▶   WORST RHINO POACHING YEAR ON RECORD FOR SOUTH AFRICA
At least 688 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, surpassing last year's record of 668 with more than three months remaining in 2013  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0929-rhino-poaching-record.html

 

Yale Environment 360, November 27, 2012

▶   THE DIRTY WAR AGAINST AFRICA'S REMAINING RHINOS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_dirty_war_against_africas_remaining_rhinos/2595/

 

OnEarth Magazine, Elizabeth Kolbert, March 10, 2014
▶  ONE OF WORLD'S LAST SUMATRAN RHINO HAS DIED  http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/03/in-the-case-of-saving-the-sumatran-rhino-is-incest-best

 

 April 24, 2013 WildLife News

▶   NO RHINOS LEFT IN LIMPOPO NATIONAL PARK http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2013/no-rhinos-left-in-limpopo-national-park/?buffer_share=382f8

 

May 1, 2013 Treehugger
▶   POACHERS HAVE NOW SLAUGHTERED ALL THE RHINOS IN MOZAMBIQUE http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/poachers-have-now-killed-all-rhinos-mozambique.html

 

 

                                            INFOGRAPHIC:

                           THE JOURNEY OF A RHINO HORN

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/wildlife-warzone/2013/10/infographic-journey-a-rhino-horn-2013107143045828890.html?wwftw2

 

 

Guardian Environment, March 15, 2014

▶  SON OF WARREN BUFFET PLEDGES $24M TO COMBAT OVER-WHELMING RHINO POACHING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/15/rhino-poaching-son-warren-buffett-pledges-24m

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                     Link TV November 15, 2012

▶    I0 ADULT RHINOS AND A FOUR-MONTH OLD CALF KILLED ON SOUTH AFRICAN FARM. DEATHS BRING NUMBER OF RHINOS SLAUGHTERED THIS YEAR ALONE TO 558 http://news.linktv.org/videos/seven-rhinos-slaughtered-in-south-africa

 

 ▶   POACHED RHINO: SHE WAS FIVE YEARS OLD via @Nikela_Wildlife http://sco.lt/8puVN3

 

                     WHAT'S HAPPENING TO AFRICA'S RHINO? 

          http://www.scoop.it/t/what-s-happening-to-the-african-rhino

 

                                                    PHOTOS
                                HuffPost Green, June 10, 2014
ORPHANED BABY RHINO SCARED TO SLEEP ALONE AT NIGHT AFTER MOTHER KILLED BY POACHERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/orphaned-baby-rhino_n_5481379.html

 

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 ▶   THE DIRTY WAR AGAINST AFRICAN'S RHINOS - EXTINCTION IS FOREVER http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3527088396/the-dirty-war-against-africa-s-rhinos-extinction-is-forever

 

 ▶  MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS LOST IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FIRES  http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/1319#.T3UO_qEtujk.twitter

 

 

October 10, 2013, WWF

▶   UNDERSTANDING THE PLIGHT OF THE SUMATRAN RHINO http://worldwildlife.org/stories/understanding-the-plight-of-the-sumatran-rhino

 

April 8, 2013 Mongabay
▶   SUMATRAN RHINO POPULATION PLUNGES, DOWN TO 100 ANIMALS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0408-hance-sumatran-rhino-100.html

 

 April 30, 2013 Telegraph

▶   POACHERS COMPLETELY WIPE OUT AFRICAN RHINOS IN MOZAMBIQUE http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/mozambique/10028738/Last-rhinos-in-Mozambique-killed-by-poachers.html

 

 HuffPost Green, February 27, 2014

▶   KENYA SEES TERRIBLE RISE IN RHINO POACHING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/27/rhino-poaching-kenya-2013_n_4868665.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

April 3, 2013

▶   SOUTH AFRICA KRUGER NATIONAL PARK RHINO POACHING ALREADY TOPS 200 THIS YEAR  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/South_Africa_rhino_poaching_toll_for_year_tops_200_999.html

 

Huffington Post Green, January 17, 2014
▶   RHINO POACHERS IN SOUTH AFRICA SET TERRIBLE NEW RECORD http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/17/1000-rhino-poaching-south-

 
                                                      WATCH:
IMPORTANCE OF RHINO MOTHER'S BOND IN PROTECTING HER BABY http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-importance-rhino-mother%E2%80%99s-bond-protecting-baby

 

 

 

▶   THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP - THE DISAPPEARING RHINO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep

 

 Smithsonian Magazine, February 27, 2014

▶  HERE'S WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN TO LOCAL ECOSYSTEMS IF ALL THE RHINO DISAPPEAR http://www.smithsonianmag.com/articles/heres-what-might-happen-local-ecosystems-if-all-rhinos-disappear-180949896/?no-ist

 

The International Rhino Foundation Blog

▶  DOGS WITH JOBS:  CANINE HEROES HELP WITH ANTI-RHINO POACHING http://intlrhinofoundation.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/dogs-with-jobs-canine-heroes-help-with-anti-rhino-poaching/

 

 March 1, 2013

▶   RHINO POACHING ELEVATED TO 'PRIORITY CRIME' via @Nikela_Wildlife http://sco.lt/701x6P

 

Huffington Post Green, September 23, 2013
▶   STAGGERING NUMBER OF RHINOS KILLED IN SOUTH AFRICA BY POACHERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/23/rhinos-killed-south-africa-record-2013-poaching_n_3976258.html

 

April 5, 2013 Yale Environment 360:

▶   SOUTH AFRICA GAME RESERVE INJECTS POISON INTO LIVING RHINO HORNS IN EFFORTS TO HALT POACHERS (No Mention Of How This Would Affect the Rhinos Themselves)  http://e360.yale.edu/digest/south_africa_game_reserve_poisons_rhino_horns_to_halt_poachers/3810/

 

TreeHugger, October 18, 2013
▶   KENYA MICRO-CHIPPING EVERY SINGLE RHINO IN AMBITIOUS ANTI-POACHING EFFORT http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/kenya-microchipping-every-single-rhino-ambitious-anti-poaching-effort.html

 

 April 18, 2013 IPS
▶   BACKING A LEGAL RHINO HORN TRADE FOR PRIVATE RHINO FARMERS -- FOR PROFIT ??!!  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/backing-a-legal-rhino-horn-trade/

 

 

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▶   DYING RHINO LEADS CALF TO SAFETY IN FINAL ACT OF MOTHERLY LOVE AS GAME RESERVE POACHER GO ON FOUR-DAY KILLING SPREE IN SOUTH AFRICA http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238694/Dying-rhino-leads-calf-safety-final-act-motherly-love-game-reserve-poachers-day-killing-spree-South-Africa.html

 

 April 5, 2013 World Wildlife Fund -

▶   TRAUMATIZED, DEHYDRATED ORPHANED INDIAN RHINO STRUGGLES TO SURVIVE AFTER MOTHER SHOT DOWN FOR HER HORN  http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?208176/Orphaned-rhino-struggles-to-survive-after-mother-killed

 

 Live Science, September 27, 2013

▶   HOW CHILDREN IN VIETNAM MAY PREVENT THE RHINO'S EXTINCTION http://www.livescience.com/39993-how-children-in-vietnam-may-prevent-the-rhinos-extinction.html

 

May 2, 2013 Bloomberg
▶   RHINO'S DYING BREATH SIGNALS GENERAL'S RETURN TO WAR http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-01/rhino-s-dying-breath-signals-general-s-return-to-war.html

 

International Conservation Forum
▶   SOUTH AFRICA RHINO CLINGING TO LIFE AFTER SAVAGE ATTACK http://www.icforum.info/category/rhinos/

 

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                                       GOING...GOING...GONE

May 4, 2013 Care 2

▶   RANGERS HELP POACHERS MURDER THE LAST 15 RHINOS IN MOZAMBIQUE http://www.care2.com/causes/rangers-help-poachers-murder-the-last-15-rhinos-in-mozambique.html

 

 April 8, 2013 BBC News
▶   NEPAL'S RHINO HUNTERS BECOME THE HUNTED http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22030392

                                         Original Article

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/07/05/fighting_a_booming_trade_in_rhino_horns.html

 

February 18, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶   A WIN, A LOSE:

SHOOT-AT-SIGHT ORDER EFFECTIVELY KEEPING RHINO POACHERS AT BAY, NOW WEED THREATENS REFUGE http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/02/environment-weed-threatens-indian-rhinos-last-refuge/

 

                                   LOVELY DOCUMENTARY

                       "THERE IS A RHINO IN MY HOUSE" 

            http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/rhino-my-house/

 

▶  VICTORY:  SOUTH AFRICA, MOZAMBIQUE SIGN LANDMARK DEAL TO SAVE RHINOS https://www.thedodo.com/victory-south-africa-mozambiqu-515789126.html

 

 

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                                     --- TROPHY HUNTING --

 

AmmoLand, October 11, 2013
▶   UNBELIEVABLE !!   RHINO PERMIT TO BE AUCTIONED AT U.S. DALLAS SAFARI CLUB CONVENTION http://www.ammoland.com/2013/10/rhino-permit-to-be-auctioned-at-dallas-safari-club-convention/#axzz2hZwTD3xq

 

 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

 

 International Rhino Foundation, October 29, 2014
▶   BLACK RHINO HUNTING SAFARI AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO SAVE ALL RHINOS http://www.rhinos.org/news-room/texas-rhino-hunt-auction

 

Al Jazeera America, October 25, 2013

▶   TEXAS HUNTERS TO AUCTION HUNTING PERMIT FOR ENDANGERED BLACK RHINO http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/10/25/texas-hunters-pledgesavingblackrhinobykillingone.html

 

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

 

 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/

 

HuffPost Green, January 31, 2014
 -▶  THE CRUELTY OF TROPHY HUNTING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cathy-kangas/the-cruelty-of-trophy-hun_b_4695864.html

 

 ▶   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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                                               WATCH:

                      ▶   RHINO CRISIS - HELPING RHINOS

                                       http://sco.lt/9Kl0j3

                            Via: Rhino Poaching South Africa

                                       http://sco.lt/5gXXCj

 

 25 March, 2012 Focusing on Wildlife
▶   FACING EXTINCTION, CONSERVATIONISTS CALL EMERGENCY SUMMIT TO SAVE SUMATRAN RHINOS - NOW UNDER 200 http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/facing-extinction-conservationists-call-emergency-summit-to-save-sumatran-rhinos/

 

June 9, 2013 The Guardian

▶   KENYA OVERHAULS WILDLIFE LAWS FOLLOWING RISE IN ELEPHANT AND RHINO DEATHS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jun/07/kenya-wildlife-laws-elephant-rhino-deaths

 

June 3, 2012 Guardian Environment
▶   SEVEN RHINOS KILLED BY POACHERS IN KENYA'S BLOODIEST WEEK http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jun/03/rhinos-killed-kenyas-bloodiest-week

 

 ▶   SALE OF RHINO HORN STOCKPILE WILL ONLY FEED THE CORRUPT  @scoopit via @Nikela_Wildlife http://sco.lt/91MFfN

Original Article: http://www.timeslive.co.za/ilive/2013/07/08/sale-of-horn-stockpile-will-feed-the-corrupt-ilive

 

Jan 15, 2013 INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE ▶   — Illegal trade in rhino horns involves highly organized, mobile and well-financed criminal groups, mainly composed of Asian nationals based in Africa. These networks have ... http://ecowatch.org/2013/rhinos-in-crisis/

 

 21 Jan 2013

▶   INDIA: PREMATURE DEATH OF 50+ ONE-HORNED INDIAN RHINO TRIGGERS CALL FOR IMPROVED CONSERVATION EFFORTS  http://www.dw.de/spike-in-indian-rhino-deaths-triggers-worry/a-16537077?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf

 

 May 15, 2013 Environmental News Service
▶   CALIFORNIA FATHER AND SON IMPRISONED FOR HEADING UP RHINO HORN SMUGGLING RING IN USA http://ens-newswire.com/2013/05/15/california-father-and-son-rhino-horn-smugglers-imprisoned/

 

▶   27 March, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
BABY RHINOS SIGNAL SUCCESS OF ASSAM TRANS-LOCATION AFTER BEING POACHED OUT http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?uNewsID=208092&

 

                 

                      === AND DON'T FORGET THE ELEPHANTS ===

 

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

 

▶   A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/7F7mXR

 

                                                         VIDEO

- ▶ ENTIRE FAMILY OF 11 ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT - KENYA TRIALS TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS IN BID TO CURB POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994924661/kenya-trials-text-message-alerts-in-bid-to-curb-poaching-after-entire-family-of-11-elephants-wiped-out-video

 

 

                                        === AND THE LIONS ===

 

- ▶ LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES.  POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN WE THOUGHT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994950184/lions-extinct-in-25-african-countries-populations-in-more-trouble-than-previously-thought

 

 

                                          === AND THE TIGERS ===

 

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

                              

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

 

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

 

▶   INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT'S SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1

 

▶   A GLOBAL URGENCY:  TACKLING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/5xc5Nh

 

 ▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

 

 

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

 

 

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 ▶   FOLLOW: WILDLIFE MARGRIT @Nikela_Wildlife  - FOR ALL NEWS ON AFRICAN WILDLIFE AND POACHING

 

FOLLOW: RHINO POACHING @suemac74 on @scoopit http://www.scoop.it/t/rhino-poaching

 

 

 

 

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Poachers enlisting impoverished wildlife rangers as accomplices in elephant, rhino killing

Poachers enlisting impoverished wildlife rangers as accomplices in elephant, rhino killing | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

April 1, 2013 Mongabay

Corruption among wildlife rangers is becoming a serious impediment in the fight against poaching, fuelled by soaring levels of cash offered by criminal poacher syndicates, senior conservation chiefs have admitted... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0401-gen-corrupt-rangers.html

 

 

WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

World Wildlife Fund
STOP WILDLIFE CRIME:  THE VIDEO SERIES http://worldwildlife.org/pages/stop-wildlife-crime-the-series

 

31 March, 2013 The Guardian
GOLD AND POACHING BRING MURDER AND MISERY TO CONGOLESE WILDLIFE RESERVE http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/31/gold-poaching-murder-congo-wildlife

 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING

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Counting Species: What It Says About Human Toll on Wildlife

Counting Species: What It Says About Human Toll on Wildlife | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

THE REAL COST OF THE ANTHROPOCENE MUST BE MEASURED AGAINST THE DAMAGE DONE TO THE WEB OF ALL SPECIES

 

March 11, 2013 - Yale Environment 360

By analyzing mitochondrial DNA, scientists now can make more accurate estimates of the numbers of individual species that existed centuries ago. What does it tell us about our impact on the natural world and about our own future? ... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/counting_species_what_it_says_about_human_toll_on_wildlife/2626/

 

March 12, 2013 - New York Times
NO SPECIES IS SAFE FROM BURGEONING WILDLIFE TRADE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/world/asia/no-species-is-safe-from-burgeoning-wildlife-trade.html?pagewanted=all

 

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62% of all Africa’s forest elephants slaughtered in 10 years (warning: graphic images) »

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Focusing On Wildlife

More than 60 percent of Africa’s forest elephants have been killed in the past decade due to the ivory trade, reports a new study published in the online journal PLOS ONE. The study warns that the diminutive elephant species — genetically distinct from the better-known savanna elephant — is rapidly heading toward extinction....  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/

 

Scientific American, July 09, 2014
 -▶  EXTINCTION COUNTDOWN:  WHY IS NAMIBIA KILLING ITS RARE DESERT ELEPHANTS? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2014/07/09/namibia-desert-elephants/

 

 

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Extinction Ahead : Two-thirds of forest elephants killed by ivory poachers in past decade

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March 5, 2013 = African forest elephants decline by 62% in 10 years - Could Be Extinct Within Decade - BBC Nature http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21655613

 

March 5, 2013 - The threat of extinction is growing for African forest elephants, according to a study released at the Cites summit in Bangkok - The Guardian Environment ... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed

 

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Nearly 3,000 wild great apes stolen or poached each year threatening survival : UN

Nearly 3,000 wild great apes stolen or poached each year threatening survival : UN | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Bangkok (AFP) March 4, 2013 - Almost 3,000 great apes are killed or captured in the wild each year because of rampant illegal trade, according to a new UN report voicing fears for their survival....

More than 22,000 great apes are estimated to have been lost to the illicit trade between 2005 and 2011, according to the study by the UN Environment Programme, which oversees the Great Apes Survival Partnership (Grasp).

 http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Nearly_3000_wild_great_apes_stolen_each_year_UN_999.html

 

PRIMATOLOGIST WARNS OF POSSIBLE GREAT APE EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7zDhMf

 

 

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A Global Urgency: Tackling the illegal trade in wild animals

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March 1, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

The grisly trade in wild animals is underpinned by slaughter, smuggling and money-laundering. It's time to get serious

Elephant poaching in the African continent is now at its highest for 20 years, with an estimated 25,000 elephants killed in 2011.

Illegal trade in wildlife has now reached a scale that poses an immediate risk to wildlife and to people. Over the past five years, we have seen a dramatic spike in the poaching and illegal trade in elephants and rhinos. In 2011 an estimated 25,000 elephants were poached across Africa and in South Africa alone 668 rhinos were lost to poachers in 2012.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/cites-animals-illegal-trade

 

 Live Science, February 05, 2014

 ▶  DRONES ENTER THE BATTLE AGAINST ELEPHANT, RHINO POACHERS - THANKS TO GOOGLE http://news.yahoo.com/drones-enter-battle-against-elephant-rhino-poachers-162137029.html

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment
GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC:
EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

 

March 1, 2013 - The Guardian Environment
PEOPLE AND ANIMALS AT IMMEDIATE RISK FROM WILDLIFE CRIME, CITES CHIEF WARNS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/01/people-animals-wildlife-crime

 

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                                         RHINOS IN CRISIS:

POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS                            http://sco.lt/5t5don

 

 

MORE ON WILDLIFE POACHING

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ENDANGERED SPECIES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/endangeredspecies

 

 

 

 

 

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Gabon bans large-calibre arms to stem elephant poaching now at 20,000+ in past decade

Gabon bans large-calibre arms to stem elephant poaching now at 20,000+ in past decade | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Libreville (AFP) Feb 15, 2013 - Gabon is banning large-calibre arms after experiencing a surge in elephant poaching in its national parks, the interior ministry said Friday.... http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Gabon_bans_large-calibre_arms_to_stem_elephant_poaching_999.html

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment
GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

 OVER 11,000 ELEPHANTS KILLED BY POACHERS IN A SINGLE PARK  [warning: graphic photo] » http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/over-11000-elephants-killed-by-poachers-in-a-single-park-warning-graphic-photo/

 

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS ARE POACHED (SLAUGHTERED) EVERY YEAR IN AFRICA - JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://www.wildaid.org/elephants

 

August 8, 2013 African Geographic
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

 

 

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A World Without Elephants - Unbearable - Poaching to Extinction

A World Without Elephants - Unbearable - Poaching to Extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

May 7, 2013 Huffington Post - Slideshow

DAKAR, Senegal -- The WWF said in a statement that suspected poachers belonging to the Seleka rebel group have entered one of Africa's most unique elephant habitats in the Central African Republic, and park guards saw them shooting in the direction... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/seleka-rebels-poaching-elephants_n_3231093.html?ref=topbar#slide=1878054 

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                   The Elephant Listening Project
THE SECRET LIVES OF ELEPHANTS REVEALED WITH INFRARED CAMERAS https://www.thedodo.com/elephants-secret-lives-reveale-518906634.html

 

 

Guardian Environment, April 25, 2014
  -▶ KENYA TO DEPLOY DRONES IN ALL NATIONAL PARKS IN BID TO TACKLE POACHING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/25/kenya-drones-national-parks-poaching

 

 Live Science, February 05, 2014
  -▶ DRONES ENTER THE BATTLE AGAINST ELEPHANT, RHINO POACHERS - THANKS TO GOOGLE http://news.yahoo.com/drones-enter-battle-against-elephant-rhino-poachers-162137029.html

 

Mongabay, December 02, 2013
- ▶ 22,000 ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED FOR THEIR IVORY IN 2012 http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1202-hance-elephant-poaching-2012.html

 

The Independent, December 10, 2013
- ▶ FIVE UNBELIEVABLE HABITS OF ELEPHANTS http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/five-unbelievable-habits-of-elephants-8995583.html

 

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

 

                            THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC

August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
- ▶ A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

March 5, 2013 BBC Nature -

- ▶ EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED BY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21655613

 

- ▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS ARE POACHED (SLAUGHTERED) EVERY YEAR IN AFRICA - JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://www.wildaid.org/elephants

 

Mongabay, December 2, 2013
- ▶ ANTI-POACHING STORY GOES VIRAL IN CHINA - A newspaper story about the impact of the ivory trade has gone viral in China, raising awareness among millions of Chinese, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1220-china-viral-elephant-story.html

 

 

 -▶  IGNORING NATURE NO MORE: STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013 - THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP http://sco.lt/88qOMD

 

 

June 17, 2012 - CNN REPORT

- ▶ WILL ELEPHANTS STILL ROAM EARTH IN 20 YEARS?   -- At the start of the 1980s there were more than a million elephants in Africa. During that decade, 600,000 were destroyed for ivory products. Today perhaps no more than 400,000 remain across the continent, according to Samuel Wasser of the University of Washington, who is widely recognized as an authority on the subject. It is a tragedy beyond reckoning and humanity needs to pay attention to the plight of the elephants before it is too late.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/15/world/africa/elephants-extinction-africa/index.html

 

 

 Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
- ▶ WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER"

http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
- ▶ ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

 

                                               >>ELEPHANTS -

- ▶ THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING

 

May 7, 2013 Mongabay

- ▶ A TALE OF TWO ELEPHANTS: CELEBRATING THE LIVES AND MOURNING THE DEATHS OF CIRROCUMULUS AND NGAMPIT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-isaacs-elephants-commentary.html

 

                                              WATCH:

                                  "FUN IN THE FOREST

                             Elephants on Candid Camera

http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/04/elephants-on-candid-camera/

 

 Jan 15, 2013 Caue2 Causes

- ▶ ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY KILLED FOR IVORY IN AFRICA  http://www.care2.com/causes/entire-elephant-family-killed-for-their-ivory.html

 

May 10, 2013 Mongabay
- ▶ DOZEN OF ELEPHANTS MASSACRED FOR IVORY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0510-elephant-massacre-car.html

 

Huffington Post Green, December 2, 2013

ELEPHANT POACHING COULD WIPE OUT 30 PERCENT OF AFRICAN POPULATION IN NEXT DECADE, REPORT SHOWS  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/02/africas-elephants-threat_n_4371108.html?ir=Green&utm_campaign=120213&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Title

 

 August 8, 2013 African Geographic
- ▶ RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

                                             ---- WATCH ----

                                     4-PART VIDEO SERIES:

                   - ▶      'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS' - - ▶

                              NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO -

         Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

Feb 28, 2013 - Mongabay

- ▶ ELEPHANT MASSACRE IN CONGO - 75 PERCENT LOSS OF ITS ELEPHANTS IN 15 YEARS DUE TO POACHING FOR IVORY - Mongabay - Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0228-congo-elephant-massacre.html#H3mZ7QFCCJmqRABO.99

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic
- ▶ ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

 

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT

                                  July 19, 2013 BBC News -

- ▶ HUGE IVORY HAUL FROM BABY ELEPHANTS AT HONG KONG'S PORT OF KWAI CHUNG http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23379038

 

- ▶ HORRIFIC SENSELESS SLAYING: AUTHORITIES CONFISCATE 600 DEAD ELEPHANTS' WORTH OF IVORY IN HONG KONG  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3099786901/authorities-confiscate-600-dead-elephants-worth-of-ivory-in-hong-kong-horrific-senseless-slaying

 

- ▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE - ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/4q4CB7

 

- ▶ JANE GOODALL:  IVORY SALES MUST STOP OR AFRICA'S ELEPHANT COULD SOON BE EXTINCT http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/16/jane-goodall-ivory-poaching-elephant

 

- ▶ WHY IT'S TIME TO BAN THE IVORY TRADE FOR GOOD  [Graphic images: viewer discretion advised http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3731951859/why-it-s-time-to-ban-the-ivory-trade-for-good-graphic-images-viewer-discretion-advised

 

 - ▶ SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS COULD BE EXTINCT WITHIN 30 YEARS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1050209887/sumatran-elephants-could-be-extinct-within-30-years

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic
- ▶ ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

 

 

                                  *****LEST WE FORGET *****

                                          A FAMILY FALLS

- ▶ AFRICA'S IVORY-PROFIT DRIVEN ELEPHANT MASS SLAUGHTER CONTINUES

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls

 

 

- ▶ ELEPHANTS:  GOING, GOING ...... http://www.wildaid.org/elephants

 

- ▶ SHINING A BRIGHT LIGHT ON AFRICA'S ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3134499916/shining-a-bright-light-on-africa-s-elephant-slaughter

 

- ▶ POVERTY, AS WELL AS GREED, KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3893395511/poverty-as-well-as-greed-killing-africa-s-elephants-10-000-massacred-in-gabon-alone

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment

- ▶ GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

- ▶ GABON BANS LARGE-CALIBRE ARMS TO STEM ELEPHANT POACHING NOW AT 20,000 + IN PAST DECADE http://sco.lt/7OfQaP

 

- ▶  IN A TANZANIAN VILLAGE, ELEPHANT POACHERS THRIVE  : NPR http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3096898697/in-a-tanzanian-village-elephant-poachers-thrive-a-world-without-elephants-npr

 

May 7, 2013 Mongabay
- ▶ 17 POACHERS ENTER ELEPHANT STRONGHOLD IN CONGO, CONSERVATIONS FEAR MASSACRE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-hance-elephants-car.html

 

- ▶ IN A TANZANIAN VILLAGE ELEPHANT POACHERS THRIVE - NPR

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/25/163629043/in-a-tanzanian-village-elephant-poachers-thrive

                                      

                                               LOVELY  WATCH

           - ▶       "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC) - ▶

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 

- ▶ 14 PYGMY ELEPHANT DIES MYSTERIOUSLY IN BORNEO - CLEARING FORESTS - ELEPHANTS BECOME "PESTS" http://sco.lt/7J03HN

 

Jan 17, 2013 - TreeHugger

- ▶ POACHING IS ON THE RISE IN KENYA, IN WHAT SHOULD BE ONE OF FEW SAFE(ISH) PLACES FOR ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA.... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/are-elephants-doomed.html

 

- ▶ LEARNING TO LIVE WITH ELEPHANTS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0918-hance-elephants-camposarceiz.html#4dHR31CQ6Ih18SPW.99

 

May 30, 2013 The Telegraph
- ▶ INDIAN VILLAGERS ABANDON HOME TO MAKE WAY FOR AN ELEPHANT HIGHWAY http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10089246/Villagers-abandon-homes-for-Elephant-highway.html

 

- ▶ DRONES COULD SOON BE HELPING PROTECT RHINOS, TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA AND ASIA - THANKS TO CASH FROM GOOGLE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3645438876/drones-could-soon-be-helping-protect-rhinos-tigers-and-elephants-in-africa-and-asia

 

Guardian Environment

- ▶ KENYA TRIALS TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS IN BID TO CURB POACHING AS ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY WIPED OUT  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/11/kenya-text-message-alert-poaching

 

March 1, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

- ▶ PEOPLE AND ANIMALS AT IMMEDIATE RISK FROM WILDLIFE CRIME, CITES CHIEF WARNS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/01/people-animals-wildlife-crime

 

August 2, 2013 Global Possibilities
- ▶ RANGER, WARRIOR, MOTHER - Sidonie Asseme risks her life to save endangered wildlife from poachers in southeastern Cameroon—all while raising five little future rangers ... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/ranger-warrior-mother/

 

 

                           EXTINGUISHING OUR WILDLIFE:

 

- ▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS: POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995102006/rhinos-in-crisis-poaching-and-illegal-trade-reach-highest-levels-in-20-years

 

- ▶ THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP The animal nobody wants to keep http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep

 

- ▶ A GLOBAL URGENCY: TACKING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5Dbzu5

 

March 1, 2013 Guardian Environment

- ▶ TACKLING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS IS A MATTER OF GLOBAL URGENCY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/cites-animals-illegal-trade

 

- ▶ WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT GATHERS GLOBAL STRENGTH AS POACHING ESCALUATES http://sco.lt/7qZH4D

 

- ▶ OUTGUNNED:  ILLICIT TRADE IN WILDLIFE HAS EXPLODED INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3700199111/outgunned-illicit-trade-in-wildlife-has-exploded-into-a-19bn-criminal-enterprise-video

 

- ▶ TROPHY HUNTING FOR THE LOVE OF BLOOD AND MONEY  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3983008721/trophy-hunting-for-the-love-of-blood-and-money

 

14 March 2013 - Deutche Welles
- ▶ SANCTUARY SAVES ANTEATERS MAIMED BY POACHERS  http://www.dw.de/sanctuary-saves-anteaters-maimed-by-poachers/a-16627049?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf

 

- ▶ LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES.  POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN WE THOUGHT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994950184/lions-extinct-in-25-african-countries-populations-in-more-trouble-than-previously-thought

 

 - ▶ INDONESIA PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  FIRST THEY ERADICATE THE ORANGUTANS, NOW THEY'RE POISONING THE ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1824145798/indonesia-palm-oil-plantations-first-they-eradicate-the-orangutans-now-they-re-poisoning-the-elephants

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

- ▶ ****"LIQUID IVORY: HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

 

- ▶ PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 GO TO:

 ▶ Latest in GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE News http://sco.lt/7Myakz

 ▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://sco.lt/6wow1R

▶  Biodiversity IS Life -- #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Water #Forests http://sco.lt/8D8NuL

 

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

 

- ▶ ALL ABOUT ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3997183560/all-about-elephants

 

 - ▶ MORE ON THE HORRIFIC WILDLIFE POACHING

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

 

 

- ▶ FOLLOW @Wildlife Margrit FOR ALL ABOUT POACHING AND ANNIHILATION OF OUR TREASURED WILDLIFE:

 

 

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Jane Goodall: Ivory sales must stop or Africa's elephants could soon be extinct

Jane Goodall: Ivory sales must stop or Africa's elephants could soon be extinct | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The conservationist accuses China of fuelling poaching, as tusks are smuggled out in diplomatic bags

December 15, 2012 - The Guardian Jane Goodall, one of the world's greatest conservationists, has made an impassioned plea for a worldwide ban on the sale of ivory to prevent the extinction of the African elephant.

Her call follows the seizure in Malaysia last week of 24 tonnes of illegal ivory and a report by conservationists warning that the illegal ivory trade now threatens governments as rebel groups use the sale of tusks to fund their wars.

"A massive tragedy is unfolding in some parts of Africa. This is desperately serious, unprecedented," she said. "We believe that Tanzania has lost half its elephants in the last three years. Ugandan military planes have been seen over the Democratic Republic of the Congo shooting elephants from the air. Armed militia are now shooting the elephants."... http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/16/jane-goodall-ivory-poaching-elephant

 

A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

 

December 31, 2012

RHINO POACHING PEAKS ACROSS AFRICA AS DEMAND FOR HORNS SOARS http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/rhino-poachingpeaks-across-africa-as-demand-for-horns-soars-8434200.html

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment
GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

OUTGUNNED: ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY, says WWF December 12, 2012 guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/12/wildlife-trafficking-national-security-wwf

WHY IT'S TIME TO BAN THE IVORY TRADE FOR GOOD [Graphic images: viewer discretion advised] http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/16/jane-goodall-ivory-poaching-elephant

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

 

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VIDEO REPORT: Illegal Wildlife Trade Explodes Into a $19 Billion Criminal Enterprise, Threatening National Security

VIDEO REPORT: Illegal Wildlife Trade Explodes Into a $19 Billion Criminal Enterprise, Threatening National Security | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Guardian Environment, December 10, 2012
ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY

Profits from the wildlife trade appear to fund terrorist cells in unstable African countries, and the industry is closely linked to the drugs and arms trades, says the WWF  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/dec/12/wildlife-trafficking-national-security-wwf


Illicit trade in wildlife has exploded into a $19bn criminal enterprise, threatening government stability and national security, the WWF warned. 

WWF VIDEO REPORT: 'Wildlife trafficking is on scale of drugs and arms trade, and appears to be related' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2012/dec/12/wwf-wildlife-trafficking-drugs-arms-trade-video

 

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND REPORT: WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING (PDF)

http://dalberg.com/documents/WWF_Wildlife_Trafficking.pdf

 

 

Treehugger, September 24, 2013
HOW ELEPHANT POACHING HELPED FUND KENYA TERRORIST ATTACK http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/how-elephant-poaching-helped-fund-kenyan-terrorist-attack.html

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment
GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

 

POVERTY, GREED KILLING AFRICAN ELEPHANTS -= 10,000 MASSACRED IN GABON ALONE  http://sco.lt/6REapd

 

INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR  http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

HILLARY CLINTON SPEAKS OUT ON CRIMINAL WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3311486770/hillary-clinton-speaks-out-on-criminal-wildlife-trafficking

 

 

 

 

LEST WE FORGET: AFRICA'S IVORY-PROFIT DRIVEN ELEPHANT MASS SLAUGHTER CONTINUES - A FAMILY FALLS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls

 

 

THE DIRTY WAR AGAINST AFRICA'S RHINOS - EXTINCTION IS FOREVER http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3527088396/the-dirty-war-against-africa-s-rhinos-extinction-is-forever

 

RHINO POACHING PEAKS ACROSS AFRICA AS DEMAND FOR HORNS SOARS Dec 31, 2012 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/rhino-poachingpeaks-across-africa-as-demand-for-horns-soars-8434200.html

Dec., 11 2012:

MALAYSIAN CUSTOMS SEIZE RECORD 24 TONS OF IVORY -- HOW MANY ELEPHANTS IS THAT? http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Malaysian_customs_seize_record_24_tonnes_of_ivory_999.html

 

 

 

MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=WILDLIFE+TRAFFICKING

 

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FOLLOW WILDLIFE MARGRIT FOR INDEPTH INFO ON AFRICAN WILDLIFE - An Amazing Advocate for Wildlife http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3530944006/follow-wildlife-margrit-for-indepth-info-on-african-wildlife-an-amazing-advocate-for-wildlife

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