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11,000 Elephants Slaughtered in African Forest

11,000 Elephants Slaughtered in African Forest | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Gabon’s Minkebe National Park, once home to Africa’s largest forest elephant population, has lost 11,100 elephants to the illegal ivory trade in recent years, the Wildlife Conservation Society says.
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Police on trail of 'pearl poachers' targeting Highland river

Police on trail of 'pearl poachers' targeting Highland river | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
POACHERS trageting a critically endangered species on a Highland river are being targeted by police and bailiffs as part of a new crackdown.
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Africa's vulture population in jeopardy following mass poisoning incidents

Africa's vulture population in jeopardy following mass poisoning incidents | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Conservationists warn biodiversity crisis could result from widespread illegal poisoning of carcasses by poachers
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U.S should sanction Mozambique for its role in elephant, rhino poaching, urges NGOs

U.S should sanction Mozambique for its role in elephant, rhino poaching, urges NGOs | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Two prominent NGOs U.S should sanction Mozambique for its role in elephant, rhino poaching, urges NGOsare petitioning the U.S government to slap Mozambique with trade sanctions due to the country's role in regional poaching. The groups contend that Mozambique has done little to combat both its own poaching epidemic or stop its nationals from spilling over the border to kill rhinos and elephants in South Africa and Tanzania.
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Public asked to spot woodland moths

Public asked to spot woodland moths | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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6 Myths About Renewable Energy, Busted!

6 Myths About Renewable Energy, Busted! | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The evidence is in: Renewable energy is viable, reliable, and ready to go! Here are six of the most common myths about renewable energy – myths that simply don’t stand up to reality.
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Obama Administration Announces Massive Climate Change Funding

Obama Administration Announces Massive Climate Change Funding | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
President Obama's new climate change push was reaffirmed on Thursday when the Department of Energy announced that it will make $4 billion in loans available to clean energy projects.

In a statement, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said:

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Indonesian logger: cleared peat forest doesn't have high conservation value

Indonesian logger: cleared peat forest doesn't have high conservation value | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
An Indonesian logging company says that clearing of peat forest on an island off Sumatra is 'in line with its Sustainable Forest Management Policy' because the area wasn't found to be of high conservation value. In a letter responding to concerns raised by environmental groups, Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) said its forest policy applies to all its concessions, including the Pulau Padang concession where Greenpeace documented deep peat clearance last month.
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A Namibian's view on hunting in his home country - Africa Geographic Blog

A Namibian's view on hunting in his home country - Africa Geographic Blog | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Namibian John K Kasaona gives a local's view on the Namibian hunting debate.
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Limpopo Rhino poachers sentenced to 12 years - Times LIVE

Limpopo Rhino poachers sentenced to 12 years - Times LIVE | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper.
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How Much Are the World's Ecosystems Worth?

How Much Are the World's Ecosystems Worth? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
$142.7 trillion annually, according to one new estimate
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Officials: Wildlife products may finance terrorism

Officials: Wildlife products may finance terrorism | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up its crackdown on the illegal trafficking of wild animal products across the nation's borders, saying some may be linked to terrorists, federal officials said Monday.
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China Pledges $10 Million in Support of Wildlife Conservation in Africa

China Pledges $10 Million in Support of Wildlife Conservation in Africa | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
By Fredrick Nzwili Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, on a three-day visit to Kenya, announced May 10 that China will provide $10 million to support wildlife protection and conservation in Africa and help establish an African Ecological and Wildlife Centre in Nairobi.  During Li’s visit, Kenya and China signed a total of 17 agreements, which include…
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The invisible killer threatening birds

The invisible killer threatening birds | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
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10 Things to Consider While Carbon Offsetting | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia

10 Things to Consider While Carbon Offsetting | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Great Barrier Reef diving, dive, snorkel, small groups, snorkeling, scuba, sail, cairns, australia, yacht charter, adventure, Liveaboard, Vacations, holiday
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Could This Plan Save The Endangered Florida Panther?

Could This Plan Save The Endangered Florida Panther? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., July 5 (Reuters) - The endangered Florida panther, running out of room to prowl as its numbers rebound, may find its best chance at survival is a program to pay distrustful ranchers to protect what rema...
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Next big idea in forest conservation? Work locally, relentlessly, and, if necessary, ignore the government

Next big idea in forest conservation? Work locally, relentlessly, and, if necessary, ignore the government | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
In 1997, Gabriella Fredriksson, then a young PhD student, was studying sun bears in East Kalamantan, Indonesia, when massive forest fires broke out in the park. 'It quickly became clear that there was no government agency, NGO, or private company in the area interested in assisting putting out these fires, which were threatening to burn down the entire reserve,' Fredriksson told mongabay.com.
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New Farm Bill Program Helps Habitat from Sea to Shining Sea

New Farm Bill Program Helps Habitat from Sea to Shining Sea | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
For your Fourth of July celebration, are you planning to get outdoors, and enjoy picnics, fireworks, and maybe some good music? Music was always a big part of the Fourth of July for my family. Songs like “America the Beautiful” and “Proud to be an American” were my favorite, maybe because th...
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Shot Egyptian vulture leads conservationists to bizarre black-market for bird parts

Shot Egyptian vulture leads conservationists to bizarre black-market for bird parts | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Around 11 AM on Thursday, 27 February 2014, Angoulou Enika was lying hidden in the tall grass on the side of a large water hole in the Sahel region of Niger. He was staying as quiet as he could while aiming his custom-made rifle at an Egyptian vulture which had landed nearby to drink from the water. He took a breath, held it and fired. The large bird fell to its side.
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Bears, cats, and mystery mammals: camera traps in 'paper park' prove its worth protecting

Bears, cats, and mystery mammals: camera traps in 'paper park' prove its worth protecting | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Can a single photograph change the fate of a park? A new conservation group, HabitatID, believes so, and is putting this belief into action. Setting up camera traps in Cambodia's Virachey National Park, the group hopes that photos of charismatic and endangered species will help reinvigorate protection for a park that has been abandoned by conservation groups and underfunded by the government.
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Could This Obscure Bird Decide The Fate Of The Senate In November?

Could This Obscure Bird Decide The Fate Of The Senate In November? | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
DENVER (AP) — An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.
The federal government is considering listing the greater sag...
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Trophy hunters banned from bringing home rhino parts

Trophy hunters banned from bringing home rhino parts | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Australians who travel overseas to hunt rhinoceroses will no longer be allowed to bring home their slaughter.
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Kenya’s biggest elephant killed by poachers - Africa Geographic Blog

Kenya’s biggest elephant killed by poachers - Africa Geographic Blog | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
Satao, the world’s biggest elephant, is dead. Satao, who was killed by poachers at Tsavo East National Park, in southeast Kenya and was celebrated as one of the last surviving great tuskers.
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New York State Assembly Bans Ivory Trade - The Epoch Times

New York State Assembly Bans Ivory Trade - The Epoch Times | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The New York Assembly has just passed a bill that will ban the purchase of elephant and rhino ivory in the city of New York, with a unanimous vote.
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2014 rhino killing breaks the 400 mark

2014 rhino killing breaks the 400 mark | Wildlife and Environmental 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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How wildlife crime links us all to conflicts in Africa - opinion - 15 May 2014 - New Scientist

How wildlife crime links us all to conflicts in Africa - opinion - 15 May 2014 - New Scientist | Wildlife and Environmental Conservation | Scoop.it
The funding of Boko Haram's atrocities by the illegal ivory trade show that poaching is not just a problem for conservationists, but for all of us
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