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The Duke of Cambridge: My tribute to Africa’s unsung heroes

The Duke of Cambridge: My tribute to Africa’s unsung heroes | Conservation | Scoop.it
A tribute to Africa’s unsung heroes by the Duke of Cambridge https://t.co/q7rD7jvQi4 @TelegraphTravel https://t.co/oNSUHLqGEG
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A DNA Sequencer in Every Pocket

A DNA Sequencer in Every Pocket | Conservation | Scoop.it
A biotech company is building devices that will allow people to decipher genes in remote jungles, at sea, or even in space—and they say they’re just getting started.
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Elephants Being Slaughtered for Ivory Faster Than They Can Reproduce

Elephants Being Slaughtered for Ivory Faster Than They Can Reproduce | Conservation | Scoop.it
Despite a decrease in poaching, the overall African elephant population has fallen for the fourth year in a row. World Wildlife Day is helping bring
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Interpol Busts Hundreds for Ivory, Rhino Horn Crimes

Interpol Busts Hundreds for Ivory, Rhino Horn Crimes | Conservation | Scoop.it
There are 376 fewer criminals in the illegal wildlife trade thanks to an international police operation last year.
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DNA dragnet protects elephants – and scaly anteaters, too

DNA dragnet protects elephants – and scaly anteaters, too | Conservation | Scoop.it
DNA sleuths are ramping up their efforts to fight illegal trade in elephant ivory, and in other endangered animals known as pangolins or scaly anteaters.
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Traveller gang found guilty of £60 million rhino horn thefts

Traveller gang found guilty of £60 million rhino horn thefts | Conservation | Scoop.it
Dubbed the 'Dead Zoo Gang', the thieves targeted museums across the country
stealing rhino horns and Chinese artefacts worth tens of millions of pounds
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Elephant and Rhino Poaching

Elephant and Rhino Poaching | Conservation | Scoop.it
Africa is losing the battle to save its wildlife. Iconic African animals like elephants and rhinos are under attack from highly organised criminal networks that are feeding an insatiable demand for ivory and rhino horn in China, Vietnam and other Asian countries.
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Without a ban on trade in old ivory, elephant killing continues

Without a ban on trade in old ivory, elephant killing continues | Conservation | Scoop.it
Samuel Wasser has been working to track down where poached ivory comes from. But to stop the killing, he says, a ban on the ivory trade is necessary.
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Ivory Might be On the Way Out … But Elephant Leather Sales Are on the Rise

Ivory Might be On the Way Out … But Elephant Leather Sales Are on the Rise | Conservation | Scoop.it
While the commercial sale of ivory is prohibited, marketing elephant leather is not – and this cruel industry is rapidly growing.
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Sung te giac ethics: New wealth brings new responsibilities (commentary) - Mongabay.com

Sung te giac ethics: New wealth brings new responsibilities (commentary) - Mongabay.com | Conservation | Scoop.it
In this commentary, Mic Smith, a freelance journalist based on Australia's Gold Coast, describes the ethical dilemma facing Vietnamese consumers of rhinoceros horn. The views expressed are his own.
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"Buying rhino horn may bring some perceived benefit to people, but it’s causing a lot more harm than any good it might be doing."@MicSmith
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Ivory Seizure in Hong Kong. Names of the Consignees - WildLeaks

Ivory Seizure in Hong Kong. Names of the Consignees - WildLeaks | Conservation | Scoop.it
RT @Wildleaks: #WildLeaks releases leak with names of consignees in 2103 #ivory seizure in Hong Kong. http://t.co/AKr29tJ2DJ http://t.co/Dr…
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China slaps one-year ban on imports of African ivory hunting trophies

China slaps one-year ban on imports of African ivory hunting trophies | Conservation | Scoop.it
China slapped a one-year ban on African ivory hunting trophy imports, the state forestry authority said on Thursday ahead of a trip by President Xi Jinping to Britain, where members of the royal family have urged China to crack down on the ivory...
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'You don't win a war without resources' - New proposal to save rhinos - News24

'You don't win a war without resources' - New proposal to save rhinos - News24 | Conservation | Scoop.it
A new plan that proposes a non-compulsory tourist donation to save rhinos from extinction is under discussion.
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As Kenya Stages Largest-Ever Ivory Destruction, UNEP Reiterates Zero Tolerance for Illegal Trade in Wildlife

As Kenya Stages Largest-Ever Ivory Destruction, UNEP Reiterates Zero Tolerance for Illegal Trade in Wildlife | Conservation | Scoop.it
105 tonnes of ivory from over 7,000 elephants and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn is burned in Nairobi today in an urgent call to action to end the poaching crisis
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African elephants 'killed faster than they are being born'

African elephants 'killed faster than they are being born' | Conservation | Scoop.it
Data released on UN world wildlife day shows overall population is still falling despite a recent reduction in levels of poaching for ivory
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Poaching for ivory stabilises but elephant decline continues - BBC News

Poaching for ivory stabilises but elephant decline continues - BBC News | Conservation | Scoop.it
The number of elephants being killed for their tusks has stabilised but overall species numbers have continued to decline.
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Irish ‘Rhino horn’ gang had an empire stretching to China

Irish ‘Rhino horn’ gang had an empire stretching to China | Conservation | Scoop.it
Eight members of a gang who robbed museums and auction houses across the UK in a conspiracy that 'dwarfed' the Hatton Garden jewellery heist have family or business connections to Rathkeale.
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Gang's £57m haul put the Hatton Garden robbers in shade... their expertise less so

Gang's £57m haul put the Hatton Garden robbers in shade... their expertise less so | Conservation | Scoop.it
Schemes to raid British museums of articles including rhino horn dwarfs £14m Hatton Garden safety deposit box heist
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Criminal gang convicted of stealing antiquities and rhino horn from UK museums

Criminal gang convicted of stealing antiquities and rhino horn from UK museums | Conservation | Scoop.it
The Art Newspaper is the journal of record for the visual arts world, covering international news and events. Based in London and New York, the English-language publication is part of a network of titles founded by Umberto Allemandi with editions in Italian, French, Russian, Chinese and Greek.
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KWS has launched war on poaching by implanting microchips in rhino horns

The fight against the poaching of rhino's has now gone digital. The Kenya wildlife service and the world wide fund for nature have embarked on an exercise th...
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People Are Actually Breeding Rhinos To Cut Off Their Horns - Conservation Action Trust

People Are Actually Breeding Rhinos To Cut Off Their Horns - Conservation Action Trust | Conservation | Scoop.it
In 2015, 1,175 rhinos in South Africa were killed for their horns — an average of three slaughtered rhinos per day. Meanwhile, at a couple of very odd “farms,” also in South Africa, rhinos are being blindfolded and held down while trained veterinary professionals take an electric saw and remove their horns. YOUTUBE/NATURCAST These rhinos belong toRead More
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Closure of a human tissue biobank: individual, institutional, and field expectations during cycles of promise and disappointment

Closure of a human tissue biobank: individual, institutional, and field expectations during cycles of promise and disappointment | Conservation | Scoop.it
(2015). Closure of a human tissue biobank: individual, institutional, and field expectations during cycles of promise and disappointment. New Genetics and Society: Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 417-436.
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Bill would outlaw sale of ivory, rhino horn in Bay State - San Francisco Chronicle (subscription)

Supporters say elephants and rhinos are being killed in growing numbers for their tusks and horns, and anti-trafficking laws can help to discourage poaching and save the animals from extinction.
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The "Queen of Ivory" arrested in Tanzania

The "Queen of Ivory" arrested in Tanzania | Conservation | Scoop.it
“The Queen of Ivory”, a Chinese national, was arrested today in Tanzania. To date, she is the most important ivory trafficker ever arrested in the country.
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Major illegal ivory trade busted in India, 487 kg ivory seized in Delhi

Major illegal ivory trade busted in India, 487 kg ivory seized in Delhi | Conservation | Scoop.it
A massive ivory haul in the Indian capital Delhi has yet again exposed an ongoing illegal trade in the contraband.
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