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Big-wigs 'threaten park rangers' - The Nation

Big-wigs 'threaten park rangers' - The Nation | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Big-wigs 'threaten park rangers' The Nation Many government officials and influential figures go on illegal hunting trips to Kaeng Krachan National Park and threaten rangers trying to stop them,...
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Thailand holds tiger cubs driver

Thailand holds tiger cubs driver | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Thai authorities arrest a lorry driver who was transporting 16 tiger cubs in the back of his vehicle near the border with Laos.
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Africa’s Elephants Are Being Slaughtered in Poaching Frenzy

Africa’s Elephants Are Being Slaughtered in Poaching Frenzy | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Conservation groups say poachers are wiping out tens of thousands of elephants a year, more than at any time in the previous two decades, with the ivory trade becoming increasingly militarized.
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Dying for Ivory

Dying for Ivory | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Demand for ivory is fueling a war in which elephants and poachers are being slaughtered in growing numbers.
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WWF supporters visit the frontline with interactive Africam.com snapshot experience

WWF supporters visit the frontline with interactive Africam.com snapshot experience | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
During the month of October, WWF will be partnering with Africam to spread the #killthetrade message through an interactive online wildlife photo sharing experience on the Africam.com website.
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Vietnam latest news - Thanh Nien Daily | Vietnam seizes most illegal rhino horns worldwide: official

Vietnam latest news - Thanh Nien Daily | Vietnam seizes most illegal rhino horns worldwide: official | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it

Vietnam is in the frontline of the fight against rhino-horn smuggling and trafficking, seizing more than 100 kilograms in the past six years, the highest in the world, an official said.

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A Story Exposes How the Chinese Government is Fueling Elephant Slaughter

A Story Exposes How the Chinese Government is Fueling Elephant Slaughter | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
An investigation reveals how the Chinese government has cornered the ivory trade and fueled poaching pressure on elephants.
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Protecting Black Rhinos in Namibia | PRI's The World

Protecting Black Rhinos in Namibia | PRI's The World | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Amidst awful stories of elephants and rhinos slaughtered by poachers in Africa, Namibia stands out for its cutting-edge approach to protecting wildlife.
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Poaching on the rise in Africa – CNN Newsroom - CNN.com Blogs

Poaching on the rise in Africa – CNN Newsroom - CNN.com Blogs | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Iain Douglas-Hamilton talks to CNN's Fredricka Whitfield from Kenya about Save the Elephants' efforts to curb poaching....
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Ivory for China: poaching soars « endoftheicons

Ivory for China: poaching soars « endoftheicons | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Jeffry Gettleman | Sydney Morning Herald IN 30 YEARS of fighting poachers, Paul Onyango had never seen anything like this. Twenty-two dead elephants, including several very young ones, clumped together on the open ...
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Gabon's war on illegal wildlife crime - in pictures

Gabon's war on illegal wildlife crime - in pictures | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Gabon's ambitious national conservation initiatives are being challenged by ivory poachers, loggers and the rural poor...
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Rhino horn: Vietnam's new status symbol heralds conservation nightmare

Rhino horn: Vietnam's new status symbol heralds conservation nightmare | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Soaring demand among new consumer groups is fuelling an unsustainable rise in wildlife crime and poaching in South Africa...
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TRAFFIC: “Loose horns”, surging demand and easy money create “perfect storm” for rhino poaching

TRAFFIC: “Loose horns”, surging demand and easy money create “perfect storm” for rhino poaching | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
A comprehensive new TRAFFIC report into the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa documents how poor compliance over rhino horn stockpile management, loopholes in sport hunting policy, and surging demand for horn in Viet Nam created ideal...
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State Department Takes On Illegal Wildlife Trade

State Department Takes On Illegal Wildlife Trade | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton aims to create an international coalition to stop illegal wildlife trafficking...
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Wildlife Margrit's comment, November 14, 2012 8:55 AM
So encouraged by Sec. Clinton getting involved
Caroline Mason's comment, December 2, 2012 10:18 AM
This will be launched on Wildlife Conservation Day on Tuesday 4th December. Am encouraging people to take an hour (12 noon to 1pm if poss) to send positive thoughts for all our endangered wildlife and its habitats, particularly the rhino and elephant - Rhino Reflection Day - but positive energy/thoughts only - we will win this struggle
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Ivory demand in Far East could see African elephant wiped out - Telegraph

Ivory demand in Far East could see African elephant wiped out  - Telegraph | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
A soaring demand for ivory in China and the Far East is putting Africa's elephant population under strain and could see the creatures wiped out altogether by poachers in some countries, conservationists have warned.
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Ivory Worship - Interactive: Elephant Ivory Poaching - National Geographic Magazine

Ivory Worship - Interactive: Elephant Ivory Poaching - National Geographic Magazine | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Thousands of elephants die each year so that their tusks can be carved into religious objects. Can the slaughter be stopped?
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Mozambican police arrest poachers who use anti-tank mines to kill elephants - Globaltimes.cn

Mozambican police announced on Wednesday in central Tete province that they arrested six poachers, among them three from Zimbabwe, who used anti-tank mines in the slaughtering of elephants.
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UN recognizes wildlife crime as threat to rule of law

UN recognizes wildlife crime as threat to rule of law | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it

Poaching and the illicit trafficking of wildlife products were raised on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly for the first time this Monday, during discussions on strengthening national and international governance.

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Area resident has first hand view of illicit ivory trade

Area resident has first hand view of illicit ivory trade | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Somewhere in the middle of the Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) elephant carcasses rot in the sun, their faces hacked to pieces and gaping holes left where there were once majestic tusks.
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How N.Y. can stop elephant slaughter 

How N.Y. can stop elephant slaughter  | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Robinson: This month has seen troubling headlines: A rising demand for elephant ivory in Asia and the introduction of global criminal networks into the illegal wildlife trade in Africa are pushing wild elephants ever closer to extinction.
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'Blood Ivory': Brutal Elephant Slaughter Funds African Conflicts - SPIEGEL ONLINE

'Blood Ivory': Brutal Elephant Slaughter Funds African Conflicts - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Rebels and militias across Africa have discovered the illegal trade in elephant ivory. Coveted in Asia, their tusks bring in handsome sums that are funding wars across the continent. Many game wardens hardly stand a chance against the slaughter.
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In War to Save Elephants, Rangers Appeal for Aid - National Geographic

In War to Save Elephants, Rangers Appeal for Aid - National Geographic | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
National GeographicIn War to Save Elephants, Rangers Appeal for AidNational GeographicThe highest rate of elephant poaching since a global ivory ban in 1989 occurred in 2011, with tens of thousands of the animals slaughtered, their ivory shuttled ...
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How the high price of rhino horn fuels European museum thefts

How the high price of rhino horn fuels European museum thefts | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Horns are being sold for $80,000 a kilogram on the black market, making “soft targets” such as museums a temptation for robbers.
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Illegal wildlife trading in internet's deepest, darkest corners

Illegal wildlife trading in internet's deepest, darkest corners | Illegal Wildife Trade | Scoop.it
Organised wildlife criminals are using online tools more commonly associated with serious financial crime, drug trafficking and child pornography...
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The criminal rhino horn trade between South Africa and Viet Nam

TRAFFIC's global elephant and rhino programme leader, Tom Milliken, talks about The South Africa-Viet Nam Rhino Horn Trade Nexus, a comprehensive report into...
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