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Are elephants paying the price of office politics?

Are elephants paying the price of office politics? | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
In a shocking report published by a leading Kenyan newspaper - The Star - claims are being made that senior staff of the Kenya Wildlife Service are working with poachers in order to undermine the appointment of the new KWS Director William Kiprono.
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what chance has wildlife against poachers if the people in government that are supposed to be protecting them also involved and profiteering

 

 

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Radio-tagged bumble-bees reveal impacts of pesticides

Radio-tagged bumble-bees reveal impacts of pesticides | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A study involving the tagging of bees shows how neonicotinoid based pesticides influence the foraging of bees and interferes with the insects learning new foraging skills. The study was undertaken by researchers from Guelph’s School of Environmental Sciences and Imperial College London and was p
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Desert elephant hunt quota increased from 6 to 9 - half of remaining breeding bull elephants

Desert elephant hunt quota increased from 6 to 9 - half of remaining breeding bull elephants | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Concerns have been heightened by the Namibian Ministy of Environment and Tourism’s (MET) decision to issue additional hunting permits for some of the most unique elephants in the world. The Ministry had previously stated that only two hunting licences had been issued and seems unconcerned with the
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why don't they kill all the elephants then there won't be any debate.....obviously not a democracy as the elected officials are doing as they please.....dickheads

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Chinese business commits to saying no to wildlife gifts

Chinese business commits to saying no to wildlife gifts | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A new guide has been launched by TRAFFIC in China with the backing of 30 top influential business people to encourage businesses to stop using wildlife products as gifts. Despite being a relatively new phenomena the gifting of wildlife products plays a major role in wildlife crime in China. The new
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When the elephants are gone what will pastoralists and ranchers do?

When the elephants are gone what will pastoralists and ranchers do? | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
It's common knowledge that elephants play an important role in the natural ecosystem of the African plains and forests but new research show that they can provide an essential ecosystem service in combatting an invasive plant that is sweeping across Africa.

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Cool Koalas Hug Trees - Conservation Jobs UK

As climate change heats up our planet, many animals are suffering the consequences. One study has discovered that koala bears have an ingenious solution to prevent dehydration.
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cool to hug trees

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Vietnamese ivory smugglers go on package holiday

Vietnamese ivory smugglers go on package holiday | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A new modus operandi could be coming into force as Hong Kong customs intercepted 15 Vietnamese passengers on the same flight who were carrying ivory in cabin luggage. By using lots of 'mules' carrying small quantities of ivory in 'carry-on' bags smugglers may be hoping to reduce
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Blue-footed Boobies Stop Breeding - Conservation Jobs UK

Blue-footed Boobies Stop Breeding - Conservation Jobs UK | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The charismatic Blue-footed Booby is an iconic species in the Galapagos Islands, and a huge draw for tourists with their bright blue feet and their famous mating dance.
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Grape-treading elephant attraction withdraws permit application

Grape-treading elephant attraction withdraws permit application | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The tide is turning against interactions with elephants by the paying public. The National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (NSPCA) stance is that such “activities” play no part in ethical tourism and have no conservation or welfare benefit for the animals.
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Is Mugabe losing control of Zanu PF members?

Is Mugabe losing control of Zanu PF members? | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Despite last weeks orders from Zanu-PF command and President Mugabe warning officials to stay away from wildlife conservancies a group of military and police officials have ignored the party orders and continue to target conservancies in the country. Even those wildlife parks working with local comm
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Four tigers found in back of car

Four tigers found in back of car | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Police in Muang District, Thailand, found 4 tigers in baskets in the back of a car on Wednesday. The tigers were aged between 2 and 3 years old and had been drugged. Officials think that the tigers had been bred on an illegal tiger farm and were being transported to Lao People's Democratic Repu
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Alarming rise in Black Spotted Turtle trade across Asia

Alarming rise in Black Spotted Turtle trade across Asia | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Illegal international trade of the Black Spotted Turtle in Asia has escalated over recent years and immediate action is required to stem the flow, a new TRAFFIC report has found.

The attractive spotted visage of the Black Spotted Turtle, Geoclemys hamiltonii, may well be its downfall. The species
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Norwegian minister pledges to push whale meat sales in Japan

Norwegian minister pledges to push whale meat sales in Japan | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Elisabeth Aspaker, Norway's fisheries minister, has said that she will push for greater sales of whale meat caught by Norwegian whalers into Japan's markets. She made the promise in an interview on Norway's NRK TV channel. This is despite Japan having stockpiles of whale meat that peo
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Elizabeth Aspaker you are an Idiot!

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U is for Urticae - Conservation Jobs UK

U is for Urticae - Conservation Jobs UK | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Nettles can sustain the caterpillars of at least six species of butterfly in the UK, one of which is the small tortoiseshell (urticae).
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End of an era as BBC plan to dumb down wildlife documentaries

End of an era as BBC plan to dumb down wildlife documentaries | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
For the last 30 years or so nature lovers across the world have been spoiled by the BBC and its high quality nature programming. All that is now to change as the BBC gets set to 'dumb down' its nature programming moving away from science and facts towards populist hyperbole and emotional a
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Wildlife and forest crime

Wildlife and forest crime | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
A promotional video (2:19) produced by the EIA, WWF and TRAFFIC highlighting the impact and scale of forest and wildlife crimes.

 

 
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International No Bag Day

International No Bag Day | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Promotional video (2:38) by EIA International for No Bag Day on 3rd July to encourage people to stop using plastic carrier bags.
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Controversy grows as first desert elephant shot

Controversy grows as first desert elephant shot | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
With the world still reeling from the tragic poaching death of Satao, the iconic Kenyan tusker, news that Namibia has just followed through on killing the first of the Namibian Desert Elephants on Saturday, is causing another outcry.

The Namibian Government, seemingly unfazed by the recent intern
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Disgusting decision, pointless and unnecessary. I wonder what the Namibian governments real agenda is, they will lose tourism over this and so they should....

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Iceland kills first fin whale of the season

Iceland kills first fin whale of the season | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Conservation groups are calling on the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and its member governments to condemn Iceland’s commercial whale hunt following c
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Smugglers throw tigers at police during car chase

Smugglers throw tigers at police during car chase | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Illegal wildlife traders tried to stop a police chase by throwing two tigers out of the back of the truck they were travelling in. The two Indochinese tigers were drugged at the time.

The chase began on the evening of June 13th when traffic police became suspicious of a truck in Nghe An Province
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Namibia set to kill a third of remaining desert bull elephants

Namibia set to kill a third of remaining desert bull elephants | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
There are growing fears that Namibia is about to sell off hunting rights to a third of the remaining adult bull desert elephants in the country. With an estimated population of just over 100 elephants and just 18 of those being adult males the loss of a third of the breeding males would be devastati
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stupid, greedy and unnecessary...regretfull

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When Birds and Buildings Collide - Conservation Jobs UK

When Birds and Buildings Collide - Conservation Jobs UK | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
With more buildings being constructed, there are more obstacles in the way of the birds flying through cities. The number of birds falling victim to collisions is huge.
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The great hike of zebra migration

The great hike of zebra migration | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
The longest migration to date for wildlife has been recorded with zebras travelling a round trip of 500km between Namibia and Botswana. The distance covered each year by several thousands of zebras was discovered following radio tagging of some of the animals. The study was undertaken by researchers
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Tributes paid to conservation giant

Tributes paid to conservation giant | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
African Parks sadly announces that Dr Anthony Hall-Martin, African Parks’ co-founder and conservation director, passed away on Wednesday, 21 May in Cape Town after a prolonged struggle with cancer. He was 68 years old. As tributes pour in from around the world, those who knew Dr Hall Martin have d
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Tiger, tiger burning bright …flaming success combines art, awareness and conservation

Tiger, tiger burning bright …flaming success combines art, awareness and conservation | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
This year’s Wildlife Artist of the Year international art prize has, once again, attracted hundreds of artists who share a passion to raise awareness and funds for conservation through their art. One shortlisted entrant uses the power of fire to symbolise the regeneration of what man destroys.
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2014 rhino killing breaks the 400 mark

2014 rhino killing breaks the 400 mark | Wildlife and Conservation | Scoop.it
Latest figures published today by the South African government has shown that the number of rhino killed for their horns this year is now 402. The Kruger National Park continues to suffer the biggest losses with 266 rhinos killed so far this year.

The Eastern Cape has so far this year seen losses
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wouldn't be possible without corruption in the S.A. government and parks departments

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