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Interpol Conducts 'War' on Poaching in Africa

Interpol Conducts 'War' on Poaching in Africa | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
During 2011, more than 20,000 elephants were slaughtered for an estimated 24,000 kilograms of ivory, and wildlife officials also noted a drastic increase in large-scale seizures (more than 800 kg in a single transaction) since 2009.

 

The large-scale shipments, experts say, indicate the presence of organized crime. While some Africa-based wildlife officials point to primarily Asian-led crime syndicates, they refuse to provide further details for fear of jeopardizing on-going investigations.

 

Ivory seized by year, worldwide, from 2008 to 2012.


With ivory's market value reaching $900 per kilogram in China, the financial stakes are high, and it appears sponsors are adopting bold new tactics to satisfy demand....

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Following the Animal Poaching Trail in Africa and the World
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12 Nat Geo Stories That Exposed Wildlife Exploitation

12 Nat Geo Stories That Exposed Wildlife Exploitation | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Here’s a look back at some of our most powerful reports that revealed how wild animals (and trees) are being threatened.
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Surge in number of illegal wildlife products seized in Hong Kong

Surge in number of illegal wildlife products seized in Hong Kong | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Smugglers were caught disguising pangolin scales as potato chips, concealing ivory in computer cases and even wrapping live turtles in socks before hiding them in luggage
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China’s appetite for pangolins fuels an illicit trade

China’s appetite for pangolins fuels an illicit trade | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The endangered species is considered a delicacy among China's nouveau riche and a curative in traditional medicine, but outlawed for export under international conservation covenants
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'They're like the mafia': the super gangs behind Africa's poaching crisis

'They're like the mafia': the super gangs behind Africa's poaching crisis | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Pressure is mounting against multi-faceted smugglers but the legal case, though strong, is enormously complex
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New Army specialists to hunt African wildlife poachers  and revive tracking skills

New Army specialists to hunt African wildlife poachers  and revive tracking skills | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The British Army is building a new team of counter poaching specialists to help allies tackle wildlife crime and try to revive tracking skills lost during the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.
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About African Elephants Paying the Price for Ivory - Info, Images, Videos

About African Elephants Paying the Price for Ivory - Info, Images, Videos | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
African elephants are paying the price for ivory and time is running out as poaching, wildlife trafficking continues to threaten this iconic species.
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Utah technology aiding anti-poaching efforts in South Africa

Utah technology aiding anti-poaching efforts in South Africa | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
A Davis County company is using its technology in the fight against illegal poaching of threatened and endangered species. Ogden-based International Armoring Corp. has contracted to outfit four helico
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Good news for Africa’s elephants: China is losing its taste for ivory

Good news for Africa’s elephants: China is losing its taste for ivory | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
A new report shows the price of ivory in China is plummeting as the government closes down factories.
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The woman risking her life to save Africa's elephants

The woman risking her life to save Africa's elephants | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Georgina Kamanga is on a mission to show the world that Africans are passionate about protecting wildlife
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Man admits to 'biggest protected wildlife seizure' in Australia

A Darwin man pleads guilty to more than 370 charges of poaching protected wildlife including wedge-tailed eagles, brolgas and falcons.
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Woman fined $75K for importing jewelry made from endangered species

Woman fined $75K for importing jewelry made from endangered species | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Xiu Mei Cui had jewelry and carvings made from elephants, lion and white rhinoceros.
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Five rangers die in grim month for wildlife protectors

Five rangers die in grim month for wildlife protectors | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Rangers lost their lives in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and India
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8B DanielO's curator insight, March 3, 12:22 AM
This article is about rhino poaching. Recently rhino poaching had dropped significantly by 10 percent. This may sound like a good news, but this actually means that over the decade, rhino’s total population had been dropping, making it harder for poacher to find rhino, resulting a 10% decrease. This problem happens though each year, resulting near extinction of rhinos in Africa. It is known to be true that anti poaching and rangers might have dropped rhino poaching rate, but it is still clear that rhino population had dropped significantly over the few years. This is all because of the illegal horn customers who risks to buy horn, or basically risking to go to jail. 

This article helps me understand Africa because recently there were a lot of news about animal poaching Africa. This article help me understand that Africa is still going through troubles when it comes to animal poaching. It also helps me realize that there are groups of people who are trying to stop animal poaching. This article relates to what we are studying about because we recently studied about problems in Africa and animal poaching was one of them. I hope animal poaching could really stop and I hope people will care about animals and our world.
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More Than Two Tons of Animal Parts Seized in China Poaching Raid

More Than Two Tons of Animal Parts Seized in China Poaching Raid | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

Police in China's Sichuan province have seized more than two tons of animal parts and whole carcasses, in a large-scale wildlife poaching arrest in the city of Mianyang.

According to the Huaxi City Daily, the seizure is the culmination of a six-month investigation and was 2016's largest wildlife parts arrest.

In total, 193 animal carcasses or parts were seized, from a wide variety of animals. Included were 9 bear heads, 11 bear claws, 42 owl bodies, eagle bodies, 3 crocodile parts and a collection of pangolin scales.
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Prince William has sent an urgent message to the Government over ivory trading in the UK

Prince William has sent an urgent message to the Government over ivory trading in the UK | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
The Duke of Cambridge has urged the Government to sanction a total ban on domestic ivory trade in the UK in a bid to protect elephants. William, speaking at an international conference on the illegal wildlife trade, said endangered animals are still being slaughtered in "horrifying numbers" and called for an acceleration in efforts to tackle the crisis.
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Africa is a smugglers’ paradise for North Korean diplomats

Africa is a smugglers’ paradise for North Korean diplomats | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
THE face that stares from Kim Jong Su’s passport shows a rather woebegone man in suit and tie. In fact, Mr Kim is a taekwondo master and, allegedly, a North Korean spy.
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SANparks vows to fight elephant poaching | IOL Travel

SANparks vows to fight elephant poaching | IOL Travel | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Masego Panyane visits the crime scene of a poached elephant. There has been 30 cases of elephant poaching this year alone.
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Leading elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania

Leading elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Wayne Lotter had received numerous death threats while battling international ivory-trafficking networks
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What is Wildlife Poaching and how can we diminish it in Africa?

What is Wildlife Poaching and how can we diminish it in Africa? | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Wildlife poaching is not new, it has taken on many forms over the eons of time, yet today is more destructive than ever before.
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Spy arrests lift lid on Botswana’s silent trafficking threat

Spy arrests lift lid on Botswana’s silent trafficking threat | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Botswana has a global reputation for zero tolerance of poaching and wildlife crimes. In recent years, however, it has become vulnerable to insider wildlife crimes committed by rogue securit
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LionAid - Ten things you did not know about the bushmeat trade

LionAid - Ten things you did not know about the bushmeat trade | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Recent illegal wildlife trade summits, like those in Botswana and London, hardly address the bushmeat trade – their agendas were captured by NGOs promoting the need to tackle the illegal ivory trade and to a lesser extent the rhino horn trade. Yet the illegal bushmeat trade is by far the most significant threat to the survival of Africa’s wildlife – within and without protected areas.
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African Elephants Paying the Price for Ivory

African Elephants Paying the Price for Ivory | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
African elephants are paying the price for ivory and time is running out as poaching, wildlife trafficking continues to threaten this iconic species.
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Poached: why international conservation efforts are failing to protect wildlife

Poached: why international conservation efforts are failing to protect wildlife | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Photographer and wildlife guide Paul Goldstein condemns inadequate international efforts to protect tigers, rhinos and other wildlife, and calls for tougher measures
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Ivory poachers using drones and heavy artillery to hunt animals

Ivory poachers using drones and heavy artillery to hunt animals | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it

The recent horrific attack on a white rhino in a Paris zoo is just one example of a new, extreme era of hunting
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Notorious Tanzanian ivory trafficker jailed for 12 years » Capital News

Notorious Tanzanian ivory trafficker jailed for 12 years » Capital News | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Capital Fm provides the latest Kenyan news & Breaking News,the best Mix Of Music, Business & Technology, Sports, Lifestyle & much more
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Botswana's Elephant Refugee Crisis - Conservation Action Trust

Botswana's Elephant Refugee Crisis - Conservation Action Trust | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Photo Credit: Elephant Without Borders Mention the word refugees, and the image that comes to mind is that of humans that have been forced to leave their countries due to war, persecution or natural disaster. Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, is facing a different kind of refugee crisis – one caused by theRead More
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Why Are Most of Tanzania's Elephants Disappearing?

Why Are Most of Tanzania's Elephants Disappearing? | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Tanzania's elephant population has plummeted by more than 60 percent during the past five years, the country's government announced this month.

Elephants in this East African country—a major, if not the world's biggest source of illegal ivory—were estimated to number only 43,330 at the end of 2014, down from 109,051 in 2009.

Tanzania's Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Lazaro Nyalandu, says the drastic decline might be because elephants had migrated into neighboring countries. The ministry, he said recently, is trying "to find out what happened to these elephants."
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8b NanoW's curator insight, February 9, 10:57 PM

The article is about the lack of elephants in Tanzania, even though some suspect that the elephants just moved out of the country but it still might be an issue that needs to be addressed. This article helps me understand Africa because animal population or animals in existence.

 

I think that these animals in Africa should be treated better and not be treated and killed for money or for their ivory. I feel that this is very sad because these animals are rare and are running out.