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Letter from Africa: Elephants' end? - BBC News

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Marching to Save the Elephant on October 4 - NatGeo News Watch (blog)

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Romain Gary, The Roots of Heaven.
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Rangers in Kenya are outgunned in the new poaching arms race - Public Radio International

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Corporal Patricia Mututu (left), a 30-year Kenya Wildlife Service veteran, and Ranger Mildred Oduor on patrol in Nairobi National Park.
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Tales from the riverbank in Zambia - Evening Standard

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Please help our Christmas appeal to save the elephant - Evening Standard

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There must be four dozen of them, possibly more, certainly enough at times to hide the sun beating down on this corner of East Africa.
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Greer Noble's curator insight, December 8, 2013 7:39 AM

This now calls for life sentencing for the perpetrators!  100 A DAY slaughtered, that we know about!!!  Unimaginable greed!!!

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Magistrates Lenient On Wildlife Traffickers - AllAfrica.com

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Magistrates Lenient On Wildlife Traffickers AllAfrica.com This is surprising given the economic impact of the slaughter of elephants and rhino, especially in light of the fact that the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, Cap 376 for 10 years...
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Greer Noble's curator insight, December 26, 2013 4:09 AM

Come on Kenya, set an example to the rest of Africa - send a strong message to the rest of the world too by having super strict controls at airports and border posts and far more stringent punishment for possession of ivory, lion claws and rhino horn . These culprits from the East are ruining your tourist trade and perpetuating the slaughter of elephant , lion and rhino!

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uganda safaris and tours, uganda safari, travel to uganda see ...

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Elephants are greatly attracting many tourists to come for safaris to Uganda and Africa at large, but they have been affected by the killings which are taking place in the whole continent.
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Greed is a terrible thing.. think of this every time you look at your piece of ivory.. or are tempted to buy an ivory trinked or carving.. think of the terrible suffering your deed has or would cause!

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Twitter / fabulousanimals: Wildlife is beautiful! ...

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Wildlife is beautiful! http://t.co/DLOCLbxKwD
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Of course wildlife is beautiful.. there is NOTHING in this world more beautiful.. then tell me, why are so many people so blind, so insensitive and so uncaring?????!!!!!!

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Poisoning rhino horns is deterrent to poachers | The Times

Conservationists in South Africa are lacing the horns with a mixture ofg indelible ink and insecticide, rendering them valueless (RT @RhinosIRF: S. African conservationists are lacing rhino horns with poison in an attempt to put off poachers.
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Those would be perpetrators.. put this in your pipe and smoke it!

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Coral reefs are producing a chemical that staves off global warming - Grist

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Coral reefs are producing a chemical that staves off global warming
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Coral reefs have long been thought to be unusually sensitive to the effects of global warming — but as it turns out, they're not as helpless as we thought.
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Wonderful news!

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Poachers kill 300 elephants (and other animals) with cyanide in 'worst massacre in southern Africa for 25 years'

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Treehugger, October 33, 2013

In 2011, at least 17,000 African elephants were killed for their tusks...

Zimbabwe Hwange National Park...seen from the air to be littered with the deflated corpses of elephants, often with their young calves dead beside them, as well as those of other animals. There is now deep concern that the use of cyanide – first revealed in July, but on a scale that has only now emerged – represents a new and particularly damaging technique in the already soaring poaching trade... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-kill-300-elephants-cyanide-worst-massacre-southern-africa-25-years.html

 

 

August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
                      THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC:
  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R

 

 

▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS -- A CRIMINA HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

 

▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

 

 

 

 


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The pirate menace on our doorstep - NEWS.com.au

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These "mother vessels" are usually hijacked dhows or ocean going fishing vessels and are able to launch smaller boats or skiffs to attack and hijack unsuspecting passing vessels.
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Registering to Rescue our Rhinos « Lead SA

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Lead SA is a personal call to every person to make a difference. We all have a responsibility to make the world a better place.
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Good for them!

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Rangewide Conservation Program for Cheetah and Wild Dog ...

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The RWCP is a joint initiative of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in partnership with the Cat and Canid Specialist Groups of the IUCN/SSC. ....
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Illinois Bill Aims to Outlaw Lion Meat - The Epoch Times

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Lion meat gained notoriety in 2010, when Il Vinaio restaurant in Mesa, Ariz. served up a lion burger as an unintentionally ironic homage to South Africa hosting the World Cup.
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Kenya implanting microchips in every rhino to fight poaching - CNN

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"It's a costly and time-consuming process to get the chips on the rhinos," said Robert Magori, the World Wildlife Fund communications director for eastern and southern Africa.
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King of beasts losing ground in Uganda's paradise - Phys.org

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Conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of St. Andrews warn that Uganda's African lions—a mainstay of the country's tourism industry and a symbol of Africa—are on the verge of ...
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Greer Noble's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:05 AM

Is it poverty, ignorance or greed.. or all three?  It's time to call in the Big Guns, the real wealth - royalty, Arab oil magnets, the Bill Gates, Carlos Slim and Warren Buffett's of this world. PLEASE HELP, these magnificent creatures need you! But then so do those poor wretched people of the Philippines. The greedy should look at that and forget about their greed for the moment.. then maybe these lion could have reprieve they deserve!!! 

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The Unexpected Way Dogs Are Saving Cheetahs - TakePart

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... according to a new study in Wildlife Society Bulletin, which backs up that perception with numbers. Nicola A.
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Elephant Appeal: The Kenyan canine unit putting elephant poachers off the scent

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The attack dog was 200 yards away, its head just visible through the tips of the long grass in which it crouched.
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Trish Jackson's curator insight, December 26, 2013 7:32 AM

My wish for 2014 is that someone finally comes up with a successful strategy to stop this horriffic poaching.

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At this rate, elephants will be wiped out within 10 years

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Up to 40,000 elephants, on average, are killed every year. That equates to one every 15 minutes. If that rate were to apply continuously, it would render the species extinct in the wild within 10 years.
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Islamist extremists score their first political success in the UK

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At last a well orchestrated campaign by a small group of Islamic zealots has succeeded in closing the licit importation of khat, the mild naturally occurring stimulant that has been used in Ethiopia, Kenya and Yemen for millennia.

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Federal agencies to crush confiscated ivory in effort to deter wildlife ... - The Hill (blog)

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Federal agencies to crush confiscated ivory in effort to deter wildlife ...
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Administration officials will crush six tons of ivory next week as part of a show of force against illegal wildlife trafficking.
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Save 3 Acres In Serra Bonita

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Dozens of species, like the tamarins shown here, dwell in the lush rainforest carpeting the Serra Bonita mountain range in eastern Brazil. Saving even one acre of this forest provides a home for hundreds of species.
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They have their problems too!

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Pirates Seize Two Americans Off Nigeria, State Department Says - Businessweek

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Pirates Seize Two Americans Off Nigeria, State Department Says Businessweek “Compared to 99 attacks in the first nine months of 2012, 17 attacks occurred against ships in the waters off the coast of Somalia in the first nine months of 2013, in...
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The Heavy Cost of Elephant Poaching

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Curbing ivory poaching requires major changes in political will.

 

An unprecedented demand for ivory today has resulted in the slaughter of elephants throughout their range. It is estimated that 96 elephants were killed in Africa each day during 2012. That translates to four elephants an hour or one elephant every 15 minutes. In scarcely more time than it takes to read this commentary, one more elephant will be dead.

 

Fueling this devastation are greed for a rare commodity, local poverty and social disorder. Wracked by civil strife, central Africa presently finds itself amidst political chaos that has enabled people to profit from the looting of natural resources, including wildlife. At present rates of decline, forest elephants could go extinct within a decade....


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