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Man found with pangolin, jailed 9 years

Man found with pangolin, jailed 9 years | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
ZBC News is the the national broadcaster's news website that tells the true story of Zimbabwe.
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Florida Man Caught Killing And Eating Threatened Tortoises

WILDLIFE authorities in Florida caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.
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WWF research demonstrates renewable energy growth opportunities in SA

WWF research demonstrates renewable energy growth opportunities in SA | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Poachers put rhino farmers out of business

Poachers put rhino farmers out of business | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
South Africa is selling live rhinos for a fraction of the price their horns would fetch on the black market, officials admitted yesterday

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, August 26, 8:23 AM

This has been the sad reality for too long... rhino being worth more dead than alive!

Rhino and other wildlife will not be safe until we take the price tag off their head.

Sure you may say this is idealistic... however, we (in Western countries around the world) spend millions on frivolous trinkets and luxuries... what if we gave up some of our habits and donated that money so that rhino and other species could live free in natural habitats preserved just for them.

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Parasites determine who's the top male in Grant's gazelles

Parasites determine who's the top male in Grant's gazelles | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Intestinal worms keep alpha males from staying alpha for too long
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How the coalition is stopping the reintroduction of wildlife to the UK

How the coalition is stopping the reintroduction of wildlife to the UK | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: The infrastructure bill seeks to reclassify extinct species as non-native, and prevent them from returning
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The Land and Water Conservation Fund: our most important conservation program turns 50

The Land and Water Conservation Fund: our most important conservation program turns 50 | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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Peace in a Drought – How Communities in Northern Kenya are Re-Writing History | Northern Rangelands Trust

Peace in a Drought – How Communities in Northern Kenya are Re-Writing History | Northern Rangelands Trust | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
For the communities of northern Kenya, drought has almost always meant violence, as ethnic conflicts arise out of competition for grazing. But something is different this year. As drought tightens its grip on northern Kenya, ethnic groups who were once sworn enemies are coming together to help each other through.
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Safeguarding nine priority areas could protect all of Tanzania’s primates

Safeguarding nine priority areas could protect all of Tanzania’s primates | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have recently developed a list of “Priority Primate Areas” to save Tanzania’s many primate species from extinction. A hub of unique and endangered primates, Tanzania is widely considered to be the most important mainland country for primate diversity in Africa. Approximately a third of the 27 primate species found in Tanzania are unique to the country, including the recently discovered kipunji.
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Rarest Native Animals Find Haven on Tribal Lands

Rarest Native Animals Find Haven on Tribal Lands | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
A growing number of younger Native Americans are helping to restore native animals to the Northern Great Plains, providing new homes for the animals and a connection to the past.
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Welsh farmers cautiously welcome drop in new cases of bovine TB

Welsh farmers cautiously welcome drop in new cases of bovine TB | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Statistics show new incidents of bTB in Wales fell by 18% in the 12-month period to May this year - the lowest level for six years
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Orphaned Eagles Released into the Wild - Bites @ Animal Planet

Orphaned Eagles Released into the Wild - Bites @ Animal Planet | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Check out this news report of my friend Ed Clark, President of the Wildlife Center of Virginia, releasing three young bald eagles back into the wild. The eagles were all blown out of their nests by storms earlier this year, and have spent the last few months in captivity under...
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Flooding basements to prevent flooding

Flooding basements to prevent flooding | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The city of Milwaukee has come up with a clever way to reduce flooding within its borders — flood basements.
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Burger King Deal With Tim Hortons May Be Disastrous For Rainforests

Burger King Deal With Tim Hortons May Be Disastrous For Rainforests | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Burger King’s plan to merge with doughnut chain Tim Hortons in Canada may be a bad sign for Southeast Asia’s rainforests.

Both companies have come under fire from environmental groups for their heavy use of questionably sourced palm oi...
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Rhino Horn’s Real Value and Other Rhino Facts | WWF

Rhino Horn’s Real Value and Other Rhino Facts | WWF | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
WWF is one of the few organizations attempting to tackle all threats to rhinos. We work on strengthening protected areas in Africa and Asia, lobbying to halt the illegal timber trade that threatens rhino habitat, and stamping out the illegal trade in rhin
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Traumatized Humans: Another Rhino Crisis Fallout (Part 1)

Traumatized Humans: Another Rhino Crisis Fallout (Part 1) | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
What do soldiers, emergency responders, wildlife rangers, veterinarians have in common? First in series addressing human crisis of the rhino poaching wars.

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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, July 1, 11:35 PM

These poachers do NOT realize what trauma they are putting the animals and other human beings through when they commit this crime just for their greed!

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MPs to hold public hearings on rhino poaching

MPs to hold public hearings on rhino poaching | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Parliament's portfolio committee on environmental affairs will start public hearings on rhino poaching on Thursday to consult with rural communities and secure their help in fighting it.

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Record imprisonment for rhino poacher

Record imprisonment for rhino poacher | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The verdict and sentencing in a rhino poaching case made history today when the accused was found guilty of the murder of his accomplice, and also sentenced to 77 years imprisonment
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Go solar: Indian entrepreneurs harness renewable energy - Cool Planet Blog

Go solar: Indian entrepreneurs harness renewable energy - Cool Planet Blog | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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UAE at the centre of global trade in smuggled cheetahs | The National

UAE at the centre of global trade in smuggled cheetahs | The National | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Easiest of big cats to tame ‘creates potential for organised crime’.
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Cheetah expert, Laurie Marker on her life's work to save the species from extinction

Cheetah expert, Laurie Marker on her life's work to save the species from extinction | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Dr. Laurie Marker has devoted her life to saving the cheetah from extinction... no easy feat. With its highly specialized
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New coal power stations threat to EU’s emissions target

New coal power stations threat to EU’s emissions target | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Burning Europe’s reserves of lignite would wipe out the EU’s entire carbon budget from 2020 until the end of the century, says Greenpeace
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Water voles return to Cornwall

Water voles return to Cornwall | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
First breeding colony established in Bude river since 1989 as mammals return to most counties of England
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First of its kind rescue and release for sloth bear in India

First of its kind rescue and release for sloth bear in India | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
For a young wild sloth bear who found himself amidst a panic-stricken village in India, rescue was fortunately, and surprisingly, close at hand. In a one-of-a-kind heartwarming story, a team from Wildlife SOS (WSOS) India – a conservation and welfare NGO – successfully rescued, treated and subsequently released the sloth bear back into the wild, but this time with a radio collar fitted around its neck..
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Do Seaworld’s woes show that tourism and marine life cannot co-exist?

Do Seaworld’s woes show that tourism and marine life cannot co-exist? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Seaworld’s shares have dropped dramatically after negative publicity about its treatment of an orca, showing that marine life and tourism are uneasy bedfellows
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