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Western tourists funding attacks on Virunga’s wildlife and rangers

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Gorillas are a major draw for tourists when they go to Africa. Because of the demand to see them and because there are so few remaining it can be very expensive to undertake a gorilla trek. In an e...

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Our 10 notable wildlife moments of 2012

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We're about to wind down for the Christmas and New Year so it's a good opportunity to look back and try to pick out 10 of our more memorable moments for wildlife and the environment that happened during 2012.

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Endangered Species – Environmental Ethics

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That's the message from conservationists as a new list of endangered species is revealed. Shockingly, the Black rhino is now extinct in west Africa according to the latest annual Red List of endangered species.

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Zoo Sells Lions to African Trophy Hunting Park

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A German zoo, the Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen, has sold three lions to a South African park known for offering inexperienced hunters the opportunity to join professionals in a hunt.

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Why Are African Lions Disappearing?

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The savannah habitat, home of African lions has shrunk by 75% over the past 50 years, and the population of lions has dropped from 100,000 to roughly 32,000.

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Wildlife Hero Richard Turere

Richard Turere hates African lions. Yet, this thirteen-year-old Kenyan has become one of the wildlife heroes protecting African lions. Africa Inside aims to inspire the wildlife hero in all of us, and I think this remarkable story will do just that....

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Africa preview 2013 - Telegraph.co.uk

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Beyond Africa's politics, wildlife campaigners are preparing to oppose a call for Tanzania to sell a stock-pile of ivory at the next CITES conference, to be held in Thailand in March.

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Pictures: Best Wild Animal Photos of 2012 Announced

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Bubbly penguins and pounce-primed cheetah cubs feature in some of the year's best wildlife pictures, according to a U.K.-based contest. (2012 has been a great year! Check out these Best Wild Animal Photos of 2012 from @NatGeo - we love them!

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Poaching of Jungle Elephants Strikes Gabon

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Once thought of as a model in protecting elephants from poachers, Gabon faces the same obstacles as other countries.

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A place of hope amid the elephant poaching crisis - CBS News

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Sheldrick has lived among elephants for nearly 60 years and started the orphanage in the 1970s when poaching elephants for their tusks became an international crisis.

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Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown - Telegraph

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Africa from a spectacular new angle, as seen in tonight's new David Attenborough series.

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Why Wildlife Poaching Is A Big Problem, Even If You Don't Care About Rhinos

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A new report from the World Wildlife Fund shows how illicit animal poaching has become a national security problem.

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Kenya loses over 1000 elephants in 4 years due to poaching and droughts

Kenya loses over 1000 elephants in 4 years due to poaching and droughts | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
A report today has revealed that Kenya has lost over 1000 elephants since 2008. The  report comes just after the Kenya Wildlife Service completes a survey of elephants and zebras across three major...

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30 Biggest Stories of the Year in Animal Conservation and Extinctions

30 Biggest Stories of the Year in Animal Conservation and Extinctions | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
The good, the bad, and the we-can-fix-its of the year all gathered up in one place.

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Education To Stop Poaching?

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Bbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. A low rumble resonated in my ears as I shut my eyes. Just for a second I thought I was back in Africa, but the

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U.S. may add African lions to endangered-species list

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will consider adding African lions to the endangered-species list, a move that organizations seeking the listing say would help reverse the decline of the species.

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African Lions Move Closer to US Endangered Species Act Protection

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Thousands of lion body parts are traded as hunting trophies.

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Why Bonobo Yawning Is Contagious - Science News

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In the study, the researchers, Elisa Demuru and Elisabetta Palagi, observed 12 captive bonobos for 3 months at the Apenheul Primate Park in the Netherlands. Observation sessions lasted 6 hours and took place in both the morning and in the evening. A total of 1,125 yawns were recorded from the adult apes during the observation period.

 

Besides studying the contagious element of yawning, the researchers also looked into a potential empathetic component to the behavior. Empathy involves the sharing of emotional states and many recent studies suggest yawning could be a form of empathy.

In support of the empathy hypothesis, the researchers noted bonded male-female pairs were seen ‘infecting’ each other with yawns at a higher rate. However, the two scientists were unable to make any strong correlation between empathy and yawning based on their observations and analysis.

 

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Poaching turning into a game of life and death on Cannock Chase

The woman trying to battle a huge rise in the numbers of deer being shot by poachers at a Midland beauty spot has revealed she has been targeted by death threats.

 

Faye Burton heads up the Staffordshire Rural Policing Liaison Group (RPLG) which acts as the eyes and ears of the police to tackle wildlife crime in the countryside.



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Rhino hero's barehanded triumph - Independent Online

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Durban - A Hluhluwe game farm manager has been hailed as a hero after taking on a gang of five heavily armed suspected poachers using nothing but his bare hands.

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Closer Look: Tanzanian Community Rallies to End Illegal Lion Killings

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Day 4 of Big Cat Week Closer Looks, we're talking to a biologist who ignited a movement to end unjust lion killings in Tanzania.

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Closer Look: Tanzanian Community Rallies to End Illegal Lion Killings

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Day 4 of Big Cat Week Closer Looks, we're talking to a biologist who ignited a movement to end unjust lion killings in Tanzania.

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Rhino poaching up again in 2012 - Brisbane Times

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Rhino poaching up again in 2012 (01:07). 2012 was a deadly year for South Africa's rhinos, with the rate of poaching increasing yet again.

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“Rhino Sunrise” by Mario Moreno

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“ “Rhino Sunrise” by Mario Moreno ” (“Rhino Sunrise” by Mario Moreno http://t.co/SvKCQqCv)

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