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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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Fish and Game Seeks Comments on 2-Year Season-Setting Cycle Wolves, Bears Mountain Lion

Fish and Game Seeks Comments on 2-Year Season-Setting Cycle Wolves, Bears Mountain Lion | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
JEROME • Idaho Department of Fish and Game proposes to convert the big game season-setting process to a two-year cycle for white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, pronghorn, black bears, mountain
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Montana men sentenced in mountain lion killings

A Bozeman man and a Manhattan man have been sentenced for the illegal killing of two mountain lions in early January in Meagher County, according to a news release from
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Researchers Kill 890 Wolves to Learn About Them: There's Something Very Wrong

Researchers Kill 890 Wolves to Learn About Them: There's Something Very Wrong | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
When I told some colleagues and friends about this study they were incredulous and aghast. Cloaked in a lab coat and under the guise of conservation biology, this egregious study raises serious questions about oversight and approval of lethal researc...
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Feds Will Expand Habitat Protections for Endangered Killer Whales on West Coast

Feds Will Expand Habitat Protections for Endangered Killer Whales on West Coast | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
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Environmental group sues over levee project along Rio Grande, says endangered species at risk

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An environmental group that has been pushing the federal government to let the Rio Grande flow freely through New Mexico is taking aim at a $287 million levee project along the river.
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Two bills to strip endangered status of wolves being considered

Two bills to strip endangered status of wolves being considered | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Wolves have been given a bad rap, based on a number of studies, yet despite evidence that the wolf causes less than five percent of livestock deaths in the U.S., the House of Representatives is considering two bills to take them off endangered status.
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Rare Russian Leopards Endangered by Fire / Sputnik International

Rare Russian Leopards Endangered by Fire / Sputnik International | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
A large fire raging at the border of “Land of the Leopard” national park in Russia’s Far East, threatens two Red List species.
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To save orcas, we must save salmon

To save orcas, we must save salmon | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Saving our region’s salmon is key to helping Puget Sound’s endangered resident killer whales.
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Fly Rod and Reel's Blogs: Conservation - 2015 February - Leading Bird Group Files Petition to Regulate the Wind Industry - by Ted Williams

Fly Rod and Reel's Blogs: Conservation - 2015 February - Leading Bird Group Files Petition to Regulate the Wind Industry - by Ted Williams. (Washington, D.C., February 13, 2015) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has filed a formal petition with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) calling for the agency to establish new regulations governing the impacts of wind energy projects on migratory birds. The ABC petition was filed on February 12, 2015 and includes substantial revisions to an...
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Scientists Say Leave Wolves Alone - A Humane Nation

Scientists Say Leave Wolves Alone - A Humane Nation | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
More than 50 wildlife biologists and scientists have written to Congress urging members to oppose efforts to strip federal protections for wolves.
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Petition · Remove predator hunter and wolf hater Mike Brust from the WI Wolf Advisory Committee · Change.org

Petition · Remove predator hunter and wolf hater Mike Brust from the WI Wolf Advisory Committee · Change.org | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Partners Launch Campaign to Save Monarch Butterfly - The SandPaper

U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Partners Launch Campaign to Save Monarch Butterfly - The SandPaper | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
In an effort to save the beleaguered monarch butterfly, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has signed a cooperative agreement with the National Wildlife Federation, announced a major new funding ...
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Cattle ranchers defend program to kill cougars and wolves in South Peace

Cattle ranchers defend program to kill cougars and wolves in South Peace | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Cattlemen in the South Peace region are defending a program that pays them to kill wolves and cougars that threaten their herds, amid criticism that it lacks oversight.
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Blog- Echo, The Gray Wolf, And Why Bambu Supports Her Even After Her Death

bambu offers sustainable design & sustainable living products for your kitchen and home. All products are made from renewable materials.
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Leading Bird Group Files Petition to Regulate the Wind Industry | surfbirds

Leading Bird Group Files Petition to Regulate the Wind Industry | surfbirds | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
A comprehensive birding web site with an international focus. Trip reports, photos, news, articles, forums, blogs.
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Bongo Birth At Taronga Zoo Helps Boost Critically Endangered Species

Bongo Birth At Taronga Zoo Helps Boost Critically Endangered Species | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
A rare Eastern Bongo calf was born at Australia's Taronga Zoo this month.
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Endangered Species List: Guess Which Large Cat Could Be Leaving This List Eventually?

Endangered Species List: Guess Which Large Cat Could Be Leaving This List Eventually? | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The endangered species list could be saying goodbye to a certain breed of large cat eventually. That doesn’t mean they’re about to die off though. Quite the
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Pet Kangaroos And Wolves At The Coolest Rescue You've Never Heard Of

Pet Kangaroos And Wolves At The Coolest Rescue You've Never Heard Of | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
You can pet a baboon, a wolf, a kangaroo and a Serval!
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Marine Trash is Impacting Endangered Species Globally

Marine Trash is Impacting Endangered Species Globally | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Trash enters our world's oceans in unprecedented amounts each year. Now, though, researchers have taken a closer look at the impact of manmade debris on marine species.
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Endangered Right Whales May Receive Critical Habitat

Endangered Right Whales May Receive Critical Habitat | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
North Atlantic right whales are a critically endangered species, and so federal officials proposed that they receive 39,655 square miles of critical habitat along the East Coast in order to save them from extinction.
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Endangered Species List Update

Endangered Species List Update | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The endangerment of species is a problem to be reckoned with all over the world. In 1967, the first official list for threatened or endangered species was published. Since that time, 28 species have come off this list; however, 10 species have become extinct. The list of endangered species is updated on a daily basis. […]
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Protections for gray wolf are reinstated

Protections for gray wolf are reinstated | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday reinstated protections under the federal Endangered Species Act for the gray wolf in Wisconsin and nearby states after a federal judged in December struck down the agency's decision to remove protections.
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Protect Yellowstone National Park wolves from trophy hunting and trapping on surrounding federal lands. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Protect Yellowstone National Park wolves from trophy hunting and trapping on surrounding federal lands. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
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About Montana Republicans' public lands transfer effort

About Montana Republicans' public lands transfer effort | Advocating for Wildlife | Scoop.it
Here is current news and notes- On Feb 9, there was a contentious first hearing on the bills by Senator Jennifer Fielder of Thompson Falls, a leader in the effort for Montana to gain ownership of t...
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