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Ruthless Smuggling Rings Put Rhinos in Cross Hairs

Ruthless Smuggling Rings Put Rhinos in Cross Hairs | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Driven by a belief that ground-up rhino horns can cure cancer and other ills, the horn rush has exploded into a worldwide criminal enterprise, drawing in a surreal cast of characters.

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The secret lives of giants

The secret lives of giants | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Despite their size, we are only just noticing some remarkable behaviours and adaptations of rhinos and elephants.

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Is Collaboration the Solution to Save the Rhino in 2013?

Is Collaboration the Solution to Save the Rhino in 2013? | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it

2012 marks highest rhino poaching numbers in history, around 650, with majority lost in the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa....

 

Many proposed solutions have surfaced. This may not be an exhaustive list. Some may be mutually exclusive, some illegal or otherwise not feasible. However, with some of these coming together in an organized fashion who knows what good could be done to stop the illegal trade...


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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, January 2, 2013 11:04 AM

Where there's collaboration great things can happen. Like creating an Air Ranger UAV specifically for apprehending poachers.

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When Is Owning Ivory Legal?

In some cases it remains legal to own ivory.

 

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https://www.michaelkaneslightshipbaskets.com/ivory-laws.html ;


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Ban the Sale of British Zoo Animals to Foreign Circuses ! PL - Care2

Ban the Sale of British Zoo Animals to Foreign Circuses ! PL - Care2 | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Ban the Sale of British Zoo Animals to Foreign Circuses ! PLEASE SIGN ... They most often are cruelly treated, abused, suffer from depression, become ill and depressed and this is just plain wrong on every level.
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Together We Can Stop Wildlife Crime ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ...

Together We Can Stop Wildlife Crime ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ... | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
In 50 years of conservation, we have never seen wildlife crime on such a scale. Wildlife crime is now the most urgent threat to three of the world's best-loved species—elephants, rhinos and tigers.
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Evidence of Beluga Intelligence Raises Questions about Captivity

Evidence of Beluga Intelligence Raises Questions about Captivity | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
RT @KirstenHenry: Evidence of Beluga Intelligence Raises Questions about Captivity | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute http://t.co/pnr4Xosr
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Killing Wildlife Isn't The Solution To Resolving Conflicts !... - Care2 ...

Killing Wildlife Isn't The Solution To Resolving Conflicts !... - Care2 ... | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
The problem with Wildlife Services is simple: The federal program relies too heavily on killing to resolve conflicts with wildlife. The program with more than 100000 animals killed each year.
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A defining moment for rhino's?

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Some private land-owners in South Africa have been implicated in trading in stock-piled rhino horn obtained from natural deaths, seizures or poaching on their land. Evidence for this relates to discrepancies that exist between ...
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How do we shut them down? Online Ivory Traders

How do we shut them down? Online Ivory Traders | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, December 28, 2012 11:34 AM

How can we shut down online wildlife traffickers?

Your help needed to stop the buying. 

 

Folks like these

http://www.boonetrading.com/ DON'T BUY FROM THEM PLEASE

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we need a hand book doing with the story of Dr fowld fight to save rhino ....just a little booklet with info on ...flood the markets with them ...will look into this ...
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The Ins and Outs of Owning Ivory... DON'T DO IT!

The Ins and Outs of Owning Ivory... DON'T DO IT! | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
A brief guide to the complicated subject of importing, owning, and selling elephant ivory.

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, December 28, 2012 4:03 PM

Albeit still legal to buy ivory in the USA please don't do it!

Buying requires killing elephants. This year thousands of elephants have been brutally killed by organized poaching gangs.

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Rhino Horn Cup being Auctioned!

Rhino Horn Cup being Auctioned! | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Asian Art Specialist Harry Huang: "I am very excited to present another rhinoceros horn libation cup to the marketplace.  We saw great success with a libation cup we sold in June that brought over $70,000.

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Saving the rhino with US military drones

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A rhino farmer is planning to use surveillance drones designed for the US military to combat poachers who are driving the animals towards extinction.

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Preview: Animal Planet's 'Rhino Wars' a riveting reality docu-drama, for 2013 - Monsters and Critics

Preview: Animal Planet's 'Rhino Wars' a riveting reality docu-drama, for 2013 - Monsters and Critics | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
2013 previews: Recommended reality TV docu-drama series Rhino Wars on Animal Planet is riveting and real, heartfelt and laced with humor from unlikely new TV stars: Four American special-ops men assigned to help South African forces in the fight...

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Outrage: Dog so badly abused that it dies, owner walks « STOP ...

Outrage: Dog so badly abused that it dies, owner walks « STOP ... | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
The report, picked up by HuffPost British Columbia, reveals that a Victoria man received a slap on the wrist after pleading guilty to animal abuse and neglect. In and of itself, that story is hardly unique.
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Rhino killed in Kaziranga, horn removed

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JORHAT (ASSAM): A rhino was killed today and its horn removed by suspected poachers in Kaziranga National Park, forest officials said. The full-grown female rhino was found dead at Borbhog camp in...
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Seattle Times Reports Elephants Dying Out in Zoos—Especially Babies - Willamette Week

Seattle Times Reports Elephants Dying Out in Zoos—Especially Babies - Willamette Week | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Willamette WeekSeattle Times Reports Elephants Dying Out in Zoos—Especially BabiesWillamette WeekTwo days after Asian elephant Rose-Tu gave birth to a 300-pound baby girl at the Oregon Zoo—the third elephant born in captivity nationwide this year—The...
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Save wildlife from trafficking - CNN

Save wildlife from trafficking - CNN | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
International Business TimesSave wildlife from traffickingCNNTrafficking in wildlife and its body parts is exploding in popularity among global crime syndicates.
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OPS Timeline: The Dangers of Marine Mammals in Captivity

A well referenced timeline illustrating the sometimes tragic consequences of housing free-ranging cetaceans in small captive environment (RT @markhawthorne: Marine mammals in captivity: a timeline of injuries and deaths to people, dolphins and whales...
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Stop Breeding White Tigers ! PLEASE SIGN ! ! - Care2 News Network

Stop Breeding White Tigers ! PLEASE SIGN ! ! - Care2 News Network | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
PLEASE SIGN ! ! Animals (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, cruelty, suffering, protection, tigers ) Cher .... Signed and shared - In some states it is legal to buy and keep any form of wildlife - that should be changed.
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R300k fine for rhino horn possession - City Press

R300k fine for rhino horn possession - City Press | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
R300k fine for rhino horn possessionCity PressA Vietnamese man has been fined R300 000 for the illegal possession of five rhino horns worth an estimated R6.8 million in Asia.
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Update on U.S. Rhino Horn Trafficking Case ‘Operation Crash’

Update on U.S. Rhino Horn Trafficking Case ‘Operation Crash’ | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
Sentencing is scheduled to begin in January 2013 for six of the seven people busted by U.S. federal agents for rhino horn trafficking. “Operation Crash” resulted in the February 2012 ar...

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, December 31, 2012 4:08 PM

Hmmm! Wonder what would happen if every potential buyer of rhino horn, or rhino horn products, was required to read POACHED! The tragic story of Dr. Fowld's herioc attempt to save Geza (ebook)?

www.Nikela.org/ebooks ;

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they should be made to look and read this story margrit
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LRA poaching ivory as Kony hunt intensifies

LRA poaching ivory as Kony hunt intensifies | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS AFP - Lords Resistance Army rebels are killing elephants for ivory to raise cash as an international hunt for their leader intensifies, diplomats and activists said Tuesday.While nations believe they have LRA chief Joseph Kony on the...

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Namibia rhino deaths raise fears of widening poaching crisis

Namibia rhino deaths raise fears of widening poaching crisis | Rhino poaching | Scoop.it

The rare killing of a black rhino for its horns in Namibia has prompted fears that a poaching epidemic in neighbouring South Africa could spill across the border. 

"Staff of the Save the Rhino Trust found a female black rhino killed and its horns had been removed," an official of Namibia's ministry of environment and tourism told AFP Thursday... 


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Is poaching changing animal behavior?

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Animals fight back?!


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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, December 28, 2012 6:39 PM

Rhino and elephants traumatized by poachers are becoming aggressive.

Sad by product of the poaching horror.

The impact poaching is having on the survivors may be far greater than we now realize!