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Politicians and top officials could be involved in poaching

Politicians and top officials could be involved in poaching | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it

Conservation groups in the country have called upon the government to investigate the possible links of politicians and influential businessmen to an international ivory smuggling ring operating in Zimbabwe.

 

Johnny Rodrigues, the head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said the recent discovery of over 100 elephant carcasses killed by cyanide in Hwange national park shows that there is a sophisticated group of people involved in poaching.

 

If Zimbabwe does not find long term solutions to stop poaching, the country’s ecological system will be severely compromised, explained Rodrigues....


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The possibility of all the money they can earn off of the poached Ivory is just to much of a temptation for people who are dirt poor compared to other Countries. 

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Nonprofit Takes Texas Endangered Crane Suit To High Court - Law360

Nonprofit Takes Texas Endangered Crane Suit To High Court - Law360 | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
A Texas environmental nonprofit has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether the Fifth Circuit exhibited "appellate overreach" in reversing an injunction barring the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality from issuing new water permits for rivers that flow to coastal estuaries and house endangered whooping cranes.
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Dealer in endangered wildlife parts sentenced to jail | All Point Bulletin

Dealer in endangered wildlife parts sentenced to jail | All Point Bulletin | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
By Steve Guntli A Canadian man accused of smuggling rare rhinoceros horns out of Point Roberts has been sentenced to 30 months in jail. On March 25, Xiao
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Group says plan to move elephants violates Endangered Species Act

Group says plan to move elephants violates Endangered Species Act | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
SEATTLE - A group opposed to a plan to move two Asian elephants from the Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the move violates the Endangered Species Act.
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Feds to announce sage-grouse deal with Oregon ranchers

Feds to announce sage-grouse deal with Oregon ranchers | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has reached an agreement with Oregon ranchers to protect sage grouse that the ranchers hope will help avoid having the bird listed by the federal government as an endangered species. Under terms of the agreement in Oregon, ranchers who take specific steps to protect sage grouse and their habitat will be sheltered from more stringent restrictions if the bird comes under Endangered Species Act protection. Protection steps might include changing when and where cattle graz
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USGS Release: Home on the California Range, Year 2100: Land Use and Climate Change Could Impact Wildlife, Water Supplies (3/25/2015 1:00:00 PM)

USGS Release: Home on the California Range, Year 2100: Land Use and Climate Change Could Impact Wildlife, Water Supplies (3/25/2015 1:00:00 PM) | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Grassland habitats on rangelands in California’s Central Valley and surrounding foothills could decline by as much as 37 percent by 2100 due to changes in land use and climate, according to new scientific projections by the U.S. Geological Survey.
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America's billionaires among welfare ranchers

America's billionaires among welfare ranchers | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
This is a very good overview by Vickery Eckhoff on how wealthy Americans enjoy the largess of the American taxpayer by grazing at subsidized rates on public lands. The welfare does not just include...
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The Last 3 Of The World's Rarest Rhinos Are Unable To Breed

The Last 3 Of The World's Rarest Rhinos Are Unable To Breed | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
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Petitions seek more protection for trout, grizzlies near Rock Creek Mine

Petitions seek more protection for trout, grizzlies near Rock Creek Mine | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Opponents of the proposed Rock Creek Mine near Noxon have filed petitions for new protections of bull trout and grizzly bears they believe will be threatened if the mine opens.
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InsiderOnline - Natural Resources, Energy, Environment, & Science Policy Study – Policy Ideas for Advancing Liberty

InsiderOnline is a compilation of publication abstracts, how-to essays, events, news, and analysis from around the conservative movement.
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New iPad game uses Citizen Science to track endangered species in the wild

New iPad game uses Citizen Science to track endangered species in the wild | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Today, a new app for the iPad was released that could change the way wildlife is monitored in the future.
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With Just Six Delta Smelt Left, Controversial California Fish Species Faces Impending Extinction | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

With Just Six Delta Smelt Left, Controversial California Fish Species Faces Impending Extinction | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Are we about to witness the extinction of the controversial delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus)? The most recent survey for the tiny fish, over which decades of ...
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For World's Only Wild Red Wolves, a Fateful Decision

For World's Only Wild Red Wolves, a Fateful Decision | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The controversial wolves have been reintroduced to North Carolina for 28 years, but now the state wants them removed.
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Two California marine sanctuaries will double in size

Two California marine sanctuaries will double in size | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The waters are feeding areas for endangered blue whales, humpback whales, sharks, salmon and seabirds.
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Agencies Must Aim for Recovery of the Species When Designating Critical Habitat | JD Supra

In a decision issued earlier this week, a U.S. District Court rejected the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) interpretation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), finding that...
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Austin taxidermist pleads guilty in rhino case

Austin taxidermist pleads guilty in rhino case | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
All species of rhinoceros are protected under U.S. and international law, including the Endangered Species Act.
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Two Endangered Black Rhinos Just Became Hunting Trophies, Thanks to the U.S. Government

Conservationists slam the decision to allow big game hunters to bring back dead rhinos from a hunt in Namibia.
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Busch Gardens Baby Boom highlights endangered species

Busch Gardens Baby Boom highlights endangered species | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
On select days, visitors to Busch Gardens will get to see some of the smallest animals.
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Dead bighorns blamed on livestock disease

Dead bighorns blamed on livestock disease | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Bill Hoppe boasts an ancestry that reportedly dates back to the first white settlers in the Upper Yellowstone River Valley.
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House Democrats Take Monarchs’ Side in Losing Battle Against Big Ag

House Democrats Take Monarchs’ Side in Losing Battle Against Big Ag | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
A letter from representatives asks the president to give endangered species protection to beleaguered butterflies.
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Golden Triangle A Haven For Peddlers Of Endangered Species' Meat, Body Parts: Report

Golden Triangle A Haven For Peddlers Of Endangered Species' Meat, Body Parts: Report | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
A report, released by the Environmental Investigation Agency, alleges that endangered wild animals are being sold openly in parts of Laos.
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San Jose woman fined for taxidermy of endangered species found inside her home

San Jose woman fined for taxidermy of endangered species found inside her home | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Dora Zepeda must pay $3,600 and serve 300 hours of community service after California Department Fish and Wildlife found taxidermy inside her home...
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New nature reserve bolsters protection for swamplands species

New nature reserve bolsters protection for swamplands species | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Nature lovers bolster protection of endangered wildlife and plants in the Fleurieu Peninsula swamplands, south of Adelaide.
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Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird

Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
GRANTS PASS (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by the timber industry seeking to strip Endangered Species Act protection from a threatened seabird that nests in
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Thousands of snow geese fall dead from sky in Idaho

Thousands of snow geese fall dead from sky in Idaho | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Avian cholera is suspected in the deaths of at least 2,000 snow geese that fell dead from the sky in Idaho while migrating to nesting grounds on the northern coast of Alaska, wildlife managers said Monday.
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