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Following the Animal Poaching Trail in Africa and the World
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New Mexico: Tip leads to deer-poaching investigation; Officers seize two deer carcasses

Wildlife officials are investigating a potential poaching case believed to have occurred between Wagon Mound and Roy involving three suspects, two deer carcasses stuffed into a hatchback vehicle and the possible illegal taking of antlers from five other deer and two elk.

 

Officers with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish spent Thanksgiving conducting surveillance, obtaining a search warrant and trying to identify potential crime scenes in connection to the investigation that was launched in the early morning hours Nov. 22 by a tip....

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Kenyan Anti-Poaching Laws May Get Overhaul

Kenyan Anti-Poaching Laws May Get Overhaul | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
NAIROBI — As rhino and elephant poachings continue at alarming rates across the Africa continent, in some countries the penalties for illegally hunting endangered species remain unchanged.

 

Based on legislation enacted in 1976 and revised in 1989, Kenya's outdated wildlife laws haven't keep pace with unregulated-market values: in China, elephant tusks can bring an estimated at $900 per kilogram whereas the same amount of powdered rhino horn can fetch an astounding $65,000....

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Wealthy Chinese drive illegal ivory trade boom VIDEO

Wealthy Chinese drive illegal ivory trade boom VIDEO | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Demand in China for the status symbol is contributing to the slaughter of African elephants...

November 27, 2012

(CBS News) CAIRO -- International gangs are making a fortune by slaughtering African elephants and selling their tusks. Tens of thousands of the majestic creatures are being killed every year. The illegal market can be tracked from Tanzania and Kenya north to Cairo, Egypt... http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57555258/wealthy-chinese-drive-illegal-ivory-trade-boom/?tag=nl.e875&s_cid=e875

 

LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls


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China cracks down on poaching monkeys

Police in east China have arrested two men and closed down some restaurants in a crackdown on those poaching wild animals, especially endangered monkeys and plating them as delicacies.
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New animation to highlight illegal wildlife trade

TRAFFIC, with support from Krayon Pictures, has brought out a new 15-second film on illegal wildlife trade.
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New Zealand: Poachers kill park wildlife

New Zealand: Poachers kill park wildlife | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Wild birds including ducks, geese and pheasants are being poached from public parks in Auckland and being turned into dinner.
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Staffordshire: Poachers in spotlight for rural crime week

Staffordshire: Poachers in spotlight for rural crime week | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
STAFFORDSHIRE Police are holding a week of activity to highlight their work to tackle wildlife and rural crime.
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VIDEO: Rangers in C.A.R. Get Tough as Poachers Get Closer

In the Central African Republic elephants are increasingly under threat. Poachers in the region are more heavily armed, and are becoming more sophisticated i...
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Kenya: Wildlife Services step up anti-poaching drive, arrest 37 poachers

Kenya’s wildlife rangers have stepped up anti-poaching operations across the East African nation with the arrest of 37 more suspected poachers who are in police custody.

 

A statement from KWS issued in Nairobi on Wednesday said during the raid which was conducted across the country, 38 kg of ivory, two rifles and 77 rounds of ammunition including game meat weighing 472 kg were recovered in the past one week.

 

The agency said a gang of four suspects escaped with injuries following a gun-fight with KWS rangers in Meru National Park on Nov. 12....

 

KWS has listed elephants, lions, wild dogs, leopards, cheetah, hyenas, Sitatunga, Tana crested mangabey, and Tana red Columbus monkeys as some of the most endangered wildlife species in Kenya....

 

One of the most affected wildlife species is the lion whose number has reduced by about 1,000 between 2002 and 2008 threatening to wipe off one of the country’s largest wild cats.

 

The country had 30,000 lions in the 1960s when it gained independence from Britain but poaching, drought and human-wildlife conflict have seen the population drop drastically.

 

Most of the lions in Kenya are found in Maasai Mara that host 825 of them followed by Tsavo National Park with 675 lions, 230 lions in Laikipia and 40 in Meru National Park with the rest distributed across the country.

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How the public can help stop illegal wildlife trade

WILDLIFE officers alone cannot overcome the sheer volume and extent of the illegal wildlife trade.

 

By providing them with the right information, you will be making an invaluable contribution to clamping down on the damaging trade. Here is how you can play your part:

 

1. Understand legality

There are two laws you need to be aware of, when it comes to understanding what’s legal and what’s not...

 

2. Know the issues

One can start by asking key questions...

 

3. Think before you buy or consume

When the buying stops, the killing stops, pay attention...


4. Make your voice heard

There have been numerous occasions where public outrage has contributed to action. For example...

 

5. Report wildlife crime

Save this number on your phone... 

 

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Amassing a citizen army

Curbing the illegal wildlife trade calls for not just enforcement strength, but also an alert and informed public.
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KWS launches conservation strategy for Black Rhino in Kenya - China.org.cn

KWS launches conservation strategy for Black Rhino in Kenya - China.org.cn | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
KWS launches conservation strategy for Black Rhino in KenyaChina.org.cnKenya has intensified its anti-poaching efforts by increasing the rhino ranger force by more than 25 percent during 2011, converting rhino scouts on private lands into...
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Prince William announces Africa wildlife award - Sowetan LIVE

Prince William announces Africa wildlife award - Sowetan LIVE | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Will honour environmentalists working to conserve our wildlife, especially endangered species and their threatened habitats...

Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has agreed to support a new annual award scheme that aims to celebrate outstanding achievement in the field of African conservation....
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Thailand: UNODC executive director meets Surapong

The executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime met Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul Thursday and offered support to fight region's worsening organized crime and illicit drug trafficking trends.

 

Yury Fedotov paid a visit to Surapong at the Foreign Ministry as part of the UNODC executive director's first official visit to Southeast Asia.

 

Bangkok has been UNODC's base of operations in the region since 1971 and the Thai capital is currently home to the UNODC Regional Centre....

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Tales from the anti-poaching battlefield - Damien Mander

Tales from the anti-poaching battlefield - Damien Mander | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
When Damien Mander was on holiday in Zimbabwe, he visited a national park and saw an elephant that had fallen victim to poachers.
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Follow Wildlife Margrit for Indepth Info On African Wildlife - An Amazing Advocate for Wildlife

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Human-Wildlife Conflict Who Has The Right Of Way? http://www.scoop.it/t/human-wildlife-conflict-who-has-the-right-of-way

Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People: http://www.scoop.it/t/trophy-hunting-in-africa-it-s-impact-on-wildlife-and-people

Wildlife Conservationists Would Love Your Help http://www.scoop.it/t/wildlife-conservationists-that-would-love-your-help

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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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48 kg ivory seized in Kenyan anti-poaching drive

Nairobi: Kenya's wildlife authorities said they have seized 48 kg of ivory, and nabbed 46 suspected poachers from across the country in anti-poaching operations in the past week.

 

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said over 700 rounds of ammunition have been seized, Xinhua reported....

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Wildlife Officials Shocked By Moose Poaching Case

Wildlife Officials Shocked By Moose Poaching Case | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officials are shocked by an extreme poaching case in Colorado's Central Mountains.
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Wisconson Warden helps landowners battle poachers

Conservation warden James Horne knows it's never good when the phone rings in the middle of the night, which is exactly what happened Nov. 8.

 

"Warden Horne? Is this Warden Horne?" a man yelled into the phone after Horne answered the 4:30 a.m. call. "We got poachers out here! Right now!"

 

Horne was in his truck and headed for the field in eastern Shawano County within minutes of receiving the call. He had been watching this particular field for about two weeks; twice he stayed through the night hoping to catch the culprits in the act....

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Australia: Abalone poachers given jail sentences

Australia: Abalone poachers given jail sentences | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Two Victorian abalone poachers – including a former Iraq security adviser – have received prison sentences for trafficking a commercial quantity of the endangered species.
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VIDEO: The U.S. Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

VIDEO: The U.S. Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
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Wildlife Service arrest 46 poachers and recover ivory and ammunition

Poachers target especially rhinos and elephants
for their tusks and skins, which fetch a lot of money
in the black market particularly in Asia
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NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s wildlife authorities said they have seized 48 kilograms of ivory and 764 rounds of ammunition in the past week of anti-poaching operations as the East African nations is to curb the vice.

 

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said in a statement issued in Nairobi on Monday that 46 suspected poachers have also been nabbed across the country.

 

"In Isiolo County (eastern Kenya) a suspect was arrested near Loseketeti River and 764 rounds of ammunition recovered a motorbike he was using to ferry the cache was impounded," KWS said.

 

The East African nation is among countries in Africa where poaching is rampant despite the vice having been outlawed in the country in 1977.

 

Poachers target especially rhinos and elephants for their tusks and skins, which fetch a lot of money in the black market particularly in Asia....

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Key Smuggler in Major Wildlife Trafficking Operation Busted - Wildlife Alliance

ecently the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) acted on a long running investigation involving the illegal transportation of wildlife from outlying provinces to Phnom Penh....
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Ivory Worship - Photo Gallery - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Ivory Worship - Photo Gallery - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Wildlife Trafficking: Who Does it? Allows it? | Scoop.it
Thousands of elephants die each year so that their tusks can be carved into religious objects. Can the slaughter be stopped?
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