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Burma considering international landmine treaty

Burma considering international landmine treaty | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Burma’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Wunna Maung Lwin said his government is seriously considering all key disarmament treaties including the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or Ottawa Convention, as part of its state reforms, and expressed...
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Man in court over dehorning live rhino

Man in court over dehorning live rhino | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A Mozambican man accused of dehorning a white rhino while the animal was still alive appeared in the Nelspruit Regional Court on Thursday.
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Malawi Clamps Down on Ivory Trafficking

Malawi Clamps Down on Ivory Trafficking | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
LILONGWE, Malawi, April 16, 2014 (ENS) - Several new cases of illegal ivory trafficking have come to light within a month of the official launch of Malawi's "Stop Wildlife Crime" campaign, a joint effort of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife and the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust.
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The trade in rhino horn: asset stripping on an apocalyptic scale

The trade in rhino horn: asset stripping on an apocalyptic scale | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The South African government’s plan to legalise rhino horn sales will simply make life easier for the organized crime cartels that are exterminating the species
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Experts want Govt to talk to the Chinese

Experts want Govt to talk to the Chinese | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

THERE are signs that Chinese crime syndicates have been infiltrating Namibia for a number of years and arming themselves with information about Namibia’s rhino population, an environment specialist claims.

THERE are signs that Chinese crime syndicates have been infiltrating Namibia for a number of years and arming themselves with information about Namibia’s rhino population, an environment specialist claims. - See more at: http://www.namibian.com.na/indexx.php?id=11795&page_type=story_detail&category_id=1#sthash.BKKYGpy3.dpuf
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Hippos turn and flee after stand-off with more than 100 crocodiles

Hippos turn and flee after stand-off with more than 100 crocodiles | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Wildlife photographer Marc Mol witnessed the retreat in a river at Zambia's South Luangwa National Park, where hungry crocs were preparing to rip one hippo to shreds.
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Hippos take on crocs in epic face-off

Hippos take on crocs in epic face-off | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
These incredible images capture a ‘battle of the beasts’ played out along a river in southern Africa.
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Dire Straits members to Rock4Rhinos in Pretoria

Dire Straits members to Rock4Rhinos in Pretoria | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The Straits, boasting key members of Dire Straits, will be performing live in Pretoria in June to raise money to feed and care for orphaned and injured baby rhinos.
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Poaching makes rhinos endangered, may be extinct by 2020

Poaching makes rhinos endangered, may be extinct by 2020 | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

Illegal killing of rhinoceros is the biggest threat to the wild animal. If it continues at the present rate then rhino may soon be an animal of past, experts have warned. The poaching of black and white rhinoceros has soared in last six years. While as 13 rhinos were slaughtered in 2007, that number spiked to 1,004 last year, experts said.

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Ban will ‘open the gates to poachers’

Ban will ‘open the gates to poachers’ | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

Cape Town - The US conservation authorities have put a temporary ban on sport hunters taking elephant trophies back to the US.

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Action plan to further protect Bornean Pygmy elephants

Action plan to further protect Bornean Pygmy elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

KOTA KINABALU: A series of action plans have been taken to further protect the Bornean Pygmy elephants in Sabah which are on the brink of extinction.

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Chinese merchant gateways for ivory and rhino horns

Chinese merchant gateways for ivory and rhino horns | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

Namibia has enjoyed a good reputation for its nature conservation, but there is evidence the illegal trade in wildlife products is taking off.

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Rhinos may be pushed to extinction by 2020, say experts

Rhinos may be pushed to extinction by 2020, say experts | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Rhinoceros in the wild may be pushed to extinction by the end of this decade if their unrelenting poaching continues at the present rate, experts have warned.
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Slightly over 2,000 Bornean Pygmy elephants left in the wild in Sabah

Slightly over 2,000 Bornean Pygmy elephants left in the wild in Sabah | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

KOTA KINABALU: Slightly over 2,000 Bornean Pygmy elephants are left in the wild across Sabah based on a survey conducted in 2010.

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PICS: Young elephants get tipsy on marulas

PICS: Young elephants get tipsy on marulas | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Take a look at this adorable photographs of young elephants feeling a little tipsy after one too many marula.
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Zim govt 'doesn't care about wildlife'

Zim govt 'doesn't care about wildlife' | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The future of Zimbabwe’s Presidential Elephant Herd remains uncertain after elephant protector Sharon Pincott hinted she is stepping aside following a fallout over an “illegal” land claim, a report says.
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Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuary | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Two elephant calves play at an elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, about 28 miles northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday. The orphanage is home to 83 elephants and a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. Eranga Jayawardena/Associated Press
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MoU to assist in fight against poaching

MoU to assist in fight against poaching | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

Thursday, 17 April will see South Africa sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mozambique, which will assist in the curbing of rhino poaching.

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Ivory, rhino horn funding Korean nuke arms race

Ivory, rhino horn funding Korean nuke arms race | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

North Korea has diversified its business model for earning hard currency, shifting from a reliance on manufacturing drugs and counterfeiting foreign banknotes to smuggling products from endangered animal species, fake pharmaceuticals and counterfeit cigarettes.

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Aceh Police Arrest More Suspected Elephant Poachers

Aceh Police Arrest More Suspected Elephant Poachers | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Police in Aceh have arrested another six people for allegedly killing an elephant for its tusks, bringing to 12 the number of suspected poachers nabbed in the case.
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Environment ministry troubled by poaching | Informante

Environment ministry troubled by poaching | Informante | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism is alarmed by recent activities of poaching of rhinos and the illegal possession of fourteen rhino horns in the country, it announced today. Together with the Namibian Police. ministry officials are investigating these illegal activities further. 
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Billionaire’s donation aims to put poachers on the run

Billionaire’s donation aims to put poachers on the run | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Howard G. Buffett, the son of investment guru Warren Buffett, has pledged to provide a helicopter for anti-poaching activities in Tanzania. The aircraft will be deployed initially at the Selous Game Reserve.
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Zimbabwe decries US elephant trade ban

Zimbabwe decries US elephant trade ban | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

Zimbabwe has described the US decision to ban the import of hunted-elephant trophies as a blow to its wildlife conservation programme.

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Malawi Ivory Trafficking Cases Moving in Right Direction

Within a month of the official launch of Malawi's 'Stop Wildlife Crime' campaign, several new cases of illegal ivory trafficking have come to light.   On Sunday 23rd March, 30 kg of ivory bound for Lagos was intercepted at Kamuzu International Airport and were traced to a 38 year old Nigerian national, Nduisi Nwude.  Whilst the ivory was confiscated the man escaped from the airport and is still at large.  On 7 April, however, airport authorities were more successful.  A Malawian national, Michael Kingsley Phiri who was a Clinical Officer at Kamuzu Central Hospital, was arrested at the same airport with 80kg of ivory.  The case was heard this week at Lilongwe Magistrate's Court and he was given a sentence of either 6 years imprisonment or MK1 million (equivalent to USD 2300).  He chose to pay the fine.

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Mozambique: New Stiffer Penalties for Poaching

Mozambique: New Stiffer Penalties for Poaching | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

The Assembly of the Republic on 9 April unanimously passed the first reading of a bill on conservation areas, which dramatically increases the penalties for poaching, particularly of endangered species.

 

 

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Busy week for South Africa's anti-poaching units

Busy week for South Africa's anti-poaching units | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it

Last week was one of the busiest on record for anti-poaching units in South Africa's Kruger National Park, with three heavily armed groups of suspected rhino poachers being detected and eight arrests being made.

 

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