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Vietnamese man charged for killing 4,000 rare turtles for souvenir business - VnExpress International

Vietnamese man charged for killing 4,000 rare turtles for souvenir business - VnExpress International | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The illegal products were meant to be sold to China and Taiwan. - VnExpress International
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Truckload of pangolins seized in Ratchaburi

Truckload of pangolins seized in Ratchaburi | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Latest news, politics, business and sport from Thailand and Asean, plus features, opinion and multimedia from across Southeast Asia.
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Combating Rhino Horn Trafficking: The Need to Disrupt Criminal Networks

Combating Rhino Horn Trafficking: The Need to Disrupt Criminal Networks | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The onslaught on the World’s wildlife continues despite numerous initiatives aimed at curbing it. We build a model that integrates rhino horn trade with rhino population dynamics in order to evaluate the impact of various management policies on rhino sustainability. In our model, an agent-based sub-model of horn trade from the poaching event up through a purchase of rhino horn in Asia impacts rhino abundance. A data-validated, individual-based sub-model of the rhino population of South Africa provides these abundance values. We evaluate policies that consist of different combinations of legal trade initiatives, demand reduction marketing campaigns, increased anti-poaching measures within protected areas, and transnational policing initiatives aimed at disrupting those criminal syndicates engaged in horn trafficking. Simulation runs of our model over the next 35 years produces a sustainable rhino population under only one management policy. This policy includes both a transnational policing effort aimed at dismantling those criminal networks engaged in rhino horn trafficking—coupled with increases in legal economic opportunities for people living next to protected areas where rhinos live. This multi-faceted approach should be the focus of the international debate on strategies to combat the current slaughter of rhino rather than the binary debate about whether rhino horn trade should be legalized. This approach to the evaluation of wildlife management policies may be useful to apply to other species threatened by wildlife trafficking.
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Scaling the odds at Vietnam's pangolin rehab

Scaling the odds at Vietnam's pangolin rehab | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Pangolin Mi Bo has seen better days. He arrived at a rescue centre in Vietnam missing a paw after it was cut off in a snare trap.
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Vietnam destroys huge ivory, rhino horn cache

Vietnam destroys huge ivory, rhino horn cache | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The ivory and rhino horn trade is officially banned in Vietnam, but its use in traditional medicine and for decoration remains widespread, especially among the communist country's growing elite.
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Its own rhinos hunted to extinction, Vietnam is a hub for the rhino horn trade

Its own rhinos hunted to extinction, Vietnam is a hub for the rhino horn trade | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Conservationists hope Vietnam, a major consumer and transshipper of rhino horn, can crack down on the illicit trade before other species go the way of the Vietnamese rhinoceros.
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Why the wildlife of the world needs CITES 2.0

Why the wildlife of the world needs CITES 2.0 | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Having an ineffective but legally binding agreement against wildlife trade is preferable to having none; but in order to offer true protection fo
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Where did all the pangolins go? International CITES trade in pangolin species

Where did all the pangolins go? International CITES trade in pangolin species | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
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Bush Meat Trade threatens hundreds of Species with Extinction

Bush Meat Trade threatens hundreds of Species with Extinction | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
enforcementand conservation campaigns of marine life,illegalfishing,endangered species
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Dead animals across the world

Dead animals across the world | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Animals are dying all over the world in huge numbers because of the polluted seas and air. Millions of fish and massive numbers of various marine creatures are washing ashore dead. Birds are falling dead from the sky, and millions of poultry and wildlife are dying from avian flu. Land animals are also dying in large numbers from disease.
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Calls for CITES to address the corruption fueling the illegal wildlife trade

Calls for CITES to address the corruption fueling the illegal wildlife trade | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
CITES’ seventeenth major Conference of the Parties (CoP17) begins in Johannesburg, South Africa tomorrow, and it represents a key opportunity to address the corruption fueling the illegal wildlife trade, experts say.
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Only pangolin on display in the U.S. dies at San Diego Zoo

Only pangolin on display in the U.S. dies at San Diego Zoo | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The only pangolin on display in the United States died this week at the San Diego zoo.
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New Analysis Shows Scale of International Commitment to Tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade: Over $1.3 Billion Since 2010

New Analysis Shows Scale of International Commitment to Tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade: Over $1.3 Billion Since 2010 | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The Global Wildlife Program has released the first-ever review of international donor funding for combatting illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Asia, which shows committments of international donors since 2010.
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Saving Morocco’s macaques: More than just monkey business

Saving Morocco’s macaques: More than just monkey business | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Conservationists hope to help reverse the misfortune that macaques monkeys have faced over the last few decades
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Legal trade in rhinoceros horns could save the species

Legal trade in rhinoceros horns could save the species | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
But experts worry legal schemes can't overcome poaching and illegal profits.
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This should never be allowed.
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Intervention of CITES Secretary-General at Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade | CITES

Intervention of CITES Secretary-General at Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade | CITES | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
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Time for Action – EIA International

The landmark London Conference in February 2014 brought together heads of state and government representatives to discuss the rise in the illicit trade in wildlife and to sign up to…
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Hong Kong celebrity Sharon Kwok's tragic pangolin encounter

Hong Kong celebrity Sharon Kwok's tragic pangolin encounter | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Activist actress recounts her experience on the front line of the fight to stop pangolin poaching and return rescued specimens to the wild
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Plastics chemical BPA can make male turtles act like females

Plastics chemical BPA can make male turtles act like females | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Scientists look at how the plastics chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) could be impacting male and female brains
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Bring in a total ban on ivory sales, 100 politicians, conservationists and celebrities say

Bring in a total ban on ivory sales, 100 politicians, conservationists and celebrities say | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Britain must follow the lead of Margaret Thatcher and bring in a "
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How the pangolin got its scales – a genetic just-so story

How the pangolin got its scales – a genetic just-so story | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Everyone loves animal oddities. Darwin and Lamarck pondered the advantages of the giraffe's long legs and neck, while a few decades later Rudyard Kipling explained how the leopard got its spots. Today genome sequencing i
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Guest Articles: CITES CoP17 – A CoP of “Firsts” and a Turning Point for the World’s Wildlife | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

Guest Articles: CITES CoP17 – A CoP of “Firsts” and a Turning Point for the World’s Wildlife | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) resulted in first-ever decisions on corruption, cybercrime, traceability and demand reduction for illegal trade in wildlife. It also took decisions to improve the conservation of pangolins, cheetahs, elephants, helmeted hornbills, tigers, totoaba (and vaquitas), and rhinoceroses, as well as to boost the participation of communities and youth. Today, 20 October 2016, the Convention enters into force for its 183rd Party, the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Thousands of Illegally Traded Wild Animals Put at Risk by Missing Data

Thousands of Illegally Traded Wild Animals Put at Risk by Missing Data | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Records of confiscated live wild animals represent only a fraction of the actual animals being illegally traded, according to a new review…
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Lao PDR failing to curb pangolin and hornbill trafficking: new reports

Lao PDR failing to curb pangolin and hornbill trafficking: new reports | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Porous border, gaps in the country’s laws, as well as a lack of law enforcement, are impeding Lao PDR’s efforts to tackle wildlife trafficking, three new reports conclude.
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