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US Dentist 'Paid £32k To Behead Famous Lion'

US Dentist 'Paid £32k To Behead Famous Lion' | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Cecil the Lion was lured from the protection of a Zimbabwe national park and shot with a crossbow, officials say.
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Ivory and The Burning Question - Africa Geographic Magazine

Ivory and The Burning Question - Africa Geographic Magazine | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
America’s ongoing debate over the trade in ivory.
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British tiger parts trader gets 120 hours community service

British tiger parts trader gets 120 hours community service | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The British courts have again shown contempt for endangered species as a tiger parts trader - Catherine Emberton 29yrs, of Gleadless Road, Sheffield - was given a 120 hour community service order and forced to pay a £60 victim surcharge.
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Democratic Republic of Congo wants to open up Virunga national park to oil exploration

Democratic Republic of Congo wants to open up Virunga national park to oil exploration | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
DRC government to consult Unesco to ‘explore judiciously’ in Africa’s most biodiverse park and a world heritage site
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Australia bans hunting 'trophies' from lions entering or leaving the country

Australia bans hunting 'trophies' from lions entering or leaving the country | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Lion body parts used as trophies from hunting will no longer be allowed to be imported or exported environment minister Greg Hunt says
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Jason Wood MP Private Members' Business to end Canned Hunting - Federation Chamber 09/02/15 - YouTube

Private Members' Business MR WOOD: To move - That this house: (1) Condemns: (a) 'canned hunting' where animals are raised in captivity for the purpose of bei...
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The Power of Elephant Matriarchs - National Wildlife Federation

The Power of Elephant Matriarchs - National Wildlife Federation | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Among African elephants, surviving threats—from drought and food scarcity to poachers—is a family matter
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Dozens of animals starve at animal ‘attraction’ in Gaza

Dozens of animals starve at animal ‘attraction’ in Gaza | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Dozens of animals have died of thirst or hunger at Khan Younis zoo in the impoverished Gaza Strip. The zoo owner blames the region's conflict with Israel saying staff couldn't get to feed or care for them.
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Hong Kong customs make US$1m ivory bust - Channel NewsAsia

Hong Kong customs make US$1m ivory bust - Channel NewsAsia | Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Hong Kong customs have seized HK$7.9 million (US$1 million) worth of illegal ivory hidden in luggage on a flight bound for Cambodia, officials said Tuesday.

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80-Year-Old "Elephant Grandmother" Raised Rhinos, Buffalo, Gazelles And More In Her Backyard

80-Year-Old "Elephant Grandmother" Raised Rhinos, Buffalo, Gazelles And More In Her Backyard | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick is a force to be reckoned with. Known affectionately as the “elephant grandmother,” the legendary conservationist was instrumental in creating Kenya’s Tsavo National Park, one of the largest wildlife refuges in the world.
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Ivory poaching funds most war and terrorism in Africa - environment - 14 May 2014 - New Scientist

Ivory poaching funds most war and terrorism in Africa - environment - 14 May 2014 - New Scientist | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Money from illegal ivory has helped to bankroll virtually every African conflict in recent decades, from groups like Boko Haram to civil wars
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Virunga | Home

Virunga | Home | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Virunga is the incredible true story of a group of brave individuals risking their lives to save Africa?s oldest national park in the midst of renewed civil war and a scramble for the region?s natural resources.
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China Should Buy Back Stocks, Close Ivory Markets For Good: IFAW

China Should Buy Back Stocks, Close Ivory Markets For Good: IFAW | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Growing demand for ivory among wealthy Chinese is fueling a resurgence of brutal poaching activities in African countries, conservationists say.
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British tiger parts trader gets 120 hours community service

British tiger parts trader gets 120 hours community service | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The British courts have again shown contempt for endangered species as a tiger parts trader - Catherine Emberton 29yrs, of Gleadless Road, Sheffield - was given a 120 hour community service order and forced to pay a £60 victim surcharge.
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Hong Kong Schoolchildren Lead Ivory Protest - YouTube

Young activists took to the streets in Hong Kong earlier this month in a peaceful, student-led protest of several ivory retailers — none of whom were display...
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Tiger meat and bear paws on menu for Chinese tourists in Laos, says report

Tiger meat and bear paws on menu for Chinese tourists in Laos, says report | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The country’s Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone openly selling illegal wildlife according to report by the Environmental Investigation Agency
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Undercover Photos: Plight of Zimbabwe's Captured Baby Elephants

Undercover Photos: Plight of Zimbabwe's Captured Baby Elephants | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Pictures of 80 elephants slated for sale raise concerns about their health.
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Animals die from wire snares in Etosha Park

AS NAMIBIA battles an increase in rhino and elephant poaching, the focus has fallen on the use of wire snares for animals, especially in wildlife havens like the Etosha National Park.
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Is there room for wildlife as Africa grapples with development?

Is there room for wildlife as Africa grapples with development? | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
How poaching for the illegal wildlife trade, intensive farming, climate change and population growth all threaten Africa's unique wildlife
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eBay trader caught selling coats made of tiger and otter fur

eBay trader caught selling coats made of tiger and otter fur | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
An eBay trader in Lancashire has been cautioned by police after selling fur coats made from the skins of tigers, wolves and otters on eBay.
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WWF Supports Sport Hunting

WWF Supports Sport Hunting | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
WWF Supports Sport Hunting - The International Marches For Elephants and Lions was a game changer around the world in that they created an incredible amount
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Tackling the Import/Export of Lion Trophies in EU

Tackling the Import/Export of Lion Trophies in EU | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
For your use... Please write to the following Members of European Parliament, politely explaining the importance of banning lion & wildlife trophy imports into EU countries from African countri...
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Standard Digital News - Fate of officers in big ivory seizure still unknown

Standard Digital News - Fate of officers in big ivory seizure still unknown | Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Mystery now surrounds the fate of the Administration Police officers who seized a huge consignment of 314 pieces of ivory in Mombasa.
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