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Saving Rhinos Through Dance and Love

Saving Rhinos Through Dance and Love | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Rising above controversial opinions and the rhino horn trade argument Sheila Bath Upton changes hearts and makes a difference for African wildlife.

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Thanks Margrit for sharing this great story and thanks also to Sheila and her team for all they do to save rhinos.

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This Turtle Tourist Center Also Raises Endangered Turtles for Meat

This Turtle Tourist Center Also Raises Endangered Turtles for Meat | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Advocates accuse the Cayman Turtle Centre of mistreating its sea turtles and stoking demand for the meat of an endangered species, claims it denies.
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National Geographic Photo Ark Illuminates Endangered Species Day With Stunning Images

National Geographic Photo Ark Illuminates Endangered Species Day With Stunning Images | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
National Geographic Photo Ark animals “takeover” of New York’s Times Square and other major U.S. cities today, Endangered Species Day, marks the launch of the #SaveTogether campaign aimed at …
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The Truth About the Deadly Cat Trade - SA Country Life

The Truth About the Deadly Cat Trade - SA Country Life | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The link between cub petting and the fast growing trade in exploiting and killing lions, and it’s one to which tourists seem extraordinarily blind.
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National Lottery backs plan to save 20 species from extinction - GOV.UK

National Lottery backs plan to save 20 species from extinction - GOV.UK | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
20 species including shrill carder bee, chequered skipper butterfly and ladybird spider will be brought back from the brink.
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Officials Open Crate At Airport And Discover Worst Surprise

Officials Open Crate At Airport And Discover Worst Surprise | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Malaysian officials recently seized a box titled "artwork" at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which contained 18 rhino horns.
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Pangolin distribution and conservation status in Bangladesh

Pangolin distribution and conservation status in Bangladesh | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Asian pangolins are a highly-threatened species group, mainly due to the perceived medicinal value of their scales. Increased demand from China has resulted in pangolins being the most trafficked mammal in the world. Three pangolin species are reported to occur in Bangladesh: Manis pentadactyla, M. crassicaudata, and M. javanica. No peer-reviewed studies exist detailing these species’ current distribution or status within Bangladesh. A literature review was conducted resulting in the clarification of conflicting reports and misidentified observations and specimen records. In this paper, we also report the current status of pangolins (Manis spp.) in Bangladesh based on semi-structured interviews, camera trapping, media queries, and field surveys employing traditional ecological knowledge and non-randomized transect surveys. Ethnozoological knowledge pertaining to the natural history of M. pentadactyla is also reported from experienced Mro tribal hunters. The critically endangered M. pentadactyla was verified to occur in northwest, northeast, and southeast Bangladesh in natural and degraded habitats. Interviews with the Mro tribe in the southeast indicate that pangolin populations there were likely extirpated in 2014 due to skilled commercial collection beginning in 2010. Evidence of extant M. crassicaudata and M. javanica populations remain unverified and questionable, and historical records of M. crassicaudata and M. javanica are likely a result of misidentification.
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Risky business: On the trail of poachers in Zimbabwe | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 11.04.2017

Risky business: On the trail of poachers in Zimbabwe | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 11.04.2017 | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
There's big money in the illegal ivory trade - and that means it's an often bloody business. DW joins an anti-poaching unit on patrol in Zimbabwe to find out how they've been able to combat poachers and save elephants.
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Traditional Leaders’ Weekend

Traditional Leaders’ Weekend | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Last weekend was spent at Mkhuze Game Reserve on a Traditional Leaders'weekend with the KwaJobe Community organised by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlfe and Project Rhino with the idea of engaging the community, primarily in the protection of the rhino species in the park. Communities have always found themselves disconnected from happenings in the park and yet…
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South Africa lifts ban on domestic rhino horn sales

South Africa lifts ban on domestic rhino horn sales | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Ruling by South Africa’s highest court means rhino horns can be sold locally by traders holding permits
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The Hard Truth about the Rhino Horn "Aphrodisiac" Market

The Hard Truth about the Rhino Horn "Aphrodisiac" Market | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Media coverage hyping the supposed use of rhino horn to pump up sex drive does no favors for conservation efforts
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Why men trophy hunt

Why men trophy hunt | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The killing of Cecil the lion ( Panthera leo ) ignited enduring and increasingly global discussion about trophy hunting [[1][1]]. Yet, policy debate about its benefits and costs (e.g. [[2][2],[3][3]]) focuses only on the hunted species and biodiversity, not the unique behaviour of hunters. Some
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TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Thorough investigations needed following major rhino horn seizures in SE Asia

TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Thorough investigations needed following major rhino horn seizures in SE Asia | 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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Call to keep secrets on rare species draws reluctant support

Call to keep secrets on rare species draws reluctant support | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Poachers often read research papers too
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To catch a poacher: Florida wildlife officers set up undercover gator farm sting

To catch a poacher: Florida wildlife officers set up undercover gator farm sting | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
To catch a ring of poachers who targeted Florida's million-dollar alligator farming industry, state wildlife officers created the ultimate undercover operation.
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Nine aquatic animals added to Canada’s list of at-risk species

Nine aquatic animals added to Canada’s list of at-risk species | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
As nine aquatic animals make the list of animals in danger of extinction, experts say more needs to be done to correct the situation
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Illegal wildlife trade threatens species at Unesco sites, says WWF

Illegal wildlife trade threatens species at Unesco sites, says WWF | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Conservation charity warns that almost half of world heritage sites designated for importance to nature are at risk
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Illegal elvers worth more than caviar on black market - BBC News

Illegal elvers worth more than caviar on black market - BBC News | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Tackling elver poaching as first major smuggling operation caught at airport.
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Customs bust attempt to smuggle in African rhino horns - Nation | The Star Online

Customs bust attempt to smuggle in African rhino horns - Nation | The Star Online | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
SEPANG: The Customs Department intercepted an attempt to smuggle in some RM13.6mil worth of African rhinoceros horns - making it the first and biggest haul of the item in Malaysia.
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Smuggled pangolin scales discovered at Noi Bai airport - News VietNamNet

Smuggled pangolin scales discovered at Noi Bai airport - News VietNamNet | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
 Customs officers detected two consignments containing pangolin scales at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on April 4.
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Breaking: Rhino Horn Trade to Return in South Africa

Breaking: Rhino Horn Trade to Return in South Africa | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The high court’s decision means that rhino horn sales will soon be legal again, which many fear will exacerbate the poaching crisis.
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K2 billion worth of illegal trade seized at Yaypu checkpoint

In order to crack down on illegal trading, the current government has launched the Yaypu Border Inspection Camp which seized roughly K2266 million worth of jade and timber within the first two months of its operation, according to information provided by the Camp.
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Court of Appeals rules airlines have right to ban hunting trophies

Court of Appeals rules airlines have right to ban hunting trophies | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Verdict issued against rhino shooter Corey Knowlton, Safari Clubs, & coplaintiffs          DALLAS,  Texas––The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on March 20,  2017 ruled that Delta Airlines is under no legal obligation to carry hunting trophies. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling against trophy hunter Corey Knowlton, …
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The big problem with opposing legal rhino horn sales | Daily Maverick

The big problem with opposing legal rhino horn sales | Daily Maverick | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
In an opinion piece written for News24, Melanie Verwoerd, a former member of Parliament’s portfolio committee on environmental affairs, argues against legalising trade in rhino horn. Prohibition has failed the rhino, however.
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