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South African government vows not to allow rhino extinction

South African government vows not to allow rhino extinction | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it

The South African government will not allow the rhino to become extinct, the department of environmental affairs said on Sunday.

 

“I can assure you that we will not allow rhino to become extinct on our watch,” Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said at a world rhino day parade in Pretoria on Saturday....


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Olivia and Carter are trying to meet with Minister Molewa to discuss this issue in Nov when we return to South Africa.

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, September 23, 2013 4:15 PM

On World Rhino Day, Minister Molewa vowed that the rhino would not go extinct on their watch.

 

Despite the horrid rhino poaching numbers (around 700) we have reports that the SA government is seriously getting more involved... Lets pray that it is so!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 24, 2013 6:00 AM

No to Rhino extinction in SA and other African Countries

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Indonesia seizes hundreds of frozen pangolins

Indonesia seizes hundreds of frozen pangolins | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Authorities find more than 650 critically endangered pangolins hidden in freezers in Java
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sundapangolin

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Follow the story of trade confiscated Sunda Pangolins as they are released and monitored in their new home in Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam
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CITES – keeping our eye on the main goals. - European Commission - European Commission

CITES – keeping our eye on the main goals.
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Critics slam licensing for pangolin farming

Critics slam licensing for pangolin farming | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Conservationists say Tay Ninh park rangers have violated the law, which says only animals that breed well in captivity can be farmed
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Illegal wildlife trade in Asia decimating species, warn scientists

Illegal wildlife trade in Asia decimating species, warn scientists | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Scientists urged to respond with better research for understanding Asia’s booming wildlife trade.
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Dried Seahorses Seized—All Eight Million

Dried Seahorses Seized—All Eight Million | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
In this week’s crime blotter: fish illegally bound for Asia, a massive elephant skull, and 22 tortoises in a bag.
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5,000 animals killed in Bengal hunting festival, cooked openly at railway stations

5,000 animals killed in Bengal hunting festival, cooked openly at railway stations | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Wild animals cooked openly on railway platform in West Bengal, authorities turn blind eye
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How do we stop the insanity of this?  We need to bring animal conservation education to places like this.  People just don't care about what they don't know about.  We can change this...
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TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Otters in Asia at risk from demand for their skins and increasingly as pets

TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Otters in Asia at risk from demand for their skins and increasingly as pets | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature.
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U.S. loophole enabled trading of 1,300 endangered animals

U.S. loophole enabled trading of 1,300 endangered animals | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Last year, after a Minnesota dentist sparked an uproar by killing a popular lion named Cecil while on safari in Zimbabwe, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service placed similar African lions on the endangered species list, making it illegal to import them as trophies to the United States.
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An exclusive look inside a secret wildlife crime exhibit room

An exclusive look inside a secret wildlife crime exhibit room | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Monkey heads, narwhal tusks, tiger bones - these are just a few of the items Canadian wildlife enforcement officers come across in policing illegal animal trafficking. Take an exclusive 360 tour of the secret exhibit room where these confiscated items are kept.
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Can Biotech Companies Save The Rhinos?

Can Biotech Companies Save The Rhinos? | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
To help stem the tide of rhino poaching, some biotech companies such as Pembient are seeking to
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Man fined RM25,000 for having pangolins - Nation | The Star Online

Man fined RM25,000 for having pangolins - Nation | The Star Online | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
KOTA KINABALU: A man was slapped with a RM25,000 fine in default three years’ jail after he pleaded guilty to illegal possession of live pangolins and 900g of pangolin scales.
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While you should always stand by your beliefs, you need to listen and accept those of other people. Then you are in the position to work together and that is the most powerful tool in conservation.
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Orangutan trading syndicates uncovered

Orangutan trading syndicates uncovered | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Demand for protected species, including orangutans, on the black market has remained high despite the authorities’ continued campaign for their preservation
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Poaching upsurge pushes pangolin closer to extinction - Conservation Action Trust

Poaching upsurge pushes pangolin closer to extinction - Conservation Action Trust | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Despite the arrests and long-term sentences passed on several Zimbabwean pangolin capturers, dealers and traffickers over the past year, conservationists believe the increased seizure of live pangolins, pangolin scales, skins and other products indicate an upsurge in poaching of the world’s most widely trafficked animal. According to quarterly crime incidence statistics for the period January to April 2016 releasedRead More
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Hong Kong Authorities Discover Nearly 2,000 Pounds of Illegal Shark Fins in Cargo - The Daily Catch

Hong Kong Authorities Discover Nearly 2,000 Pounds of Illegal Shark Fins in Cargo - The Daily Catch | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Hong Kong authorities discovered 1,940 pounds (880 kilograms) of illegal shark fins on Tuesday in cargo arriving from Panama. The bust marks Hon
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Collectors Exploit Weak Wildlife Laws to Import Live Pangolins into U.S. :: ANNAMITICUS

Collectors Exploit Weak Wildlife Laws to Import Live Pangolins into U.S. :: ANNAMITICUS | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Wild pangolins are under siege in the West African country of Togo, where lax local laws - and the CITES Appendix II listing - have made it convenient for bushmeat traders, wildlife dealers, and exotic animal collectors to do business together.
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Myanmar’s Illegal Wildlife Supermarket - Asia Sentinel

Myanmar’s Illegal Wildlife Supermarket - Asia Sentinel | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Globalization comes to trade in endangered species
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African wildlife officials appalled as EU opposes a total ban on ivory trade

African wildlife officials appalled as EU opposes a total ban on ivory trade | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
European commissions’ opposition to a proposed global ban will spell the beginning of a mass extinction of African elephants, warn officials from 29 African states
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FedEx under pressure to follow carriers and ban shark fin cargo as activists picket Hong Kong depot

FedEx under pressure to follow carriers and ban shark fin cargo as activists picket Hong Kong depot | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Activists are turning up the pressure on US logistics giant FedEx to follow other carriers and ban the transportation of shar
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Undercover video: trophy hunts of threatened and vulnerable species sold at Safari Club International convention : Humane Society International

Undercover video: trophy hunts of threatened and vulnerable species sold at Safari Club International convention : Humane Society International | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
HSI and The HSUS released an undercover video ahead of the one year anniversary of the killing of Cecil the Lion revealing hunts for other threatened and vulnerable animals on sale at Safari Club International’s annual convention.
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Seizure of huge African pangolin scale shipment points to worrying increase in trafficking

Seizure of huge African pangolin scale shipment points to worrying increase in trafficking | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
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