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Trade in Great Apes

Trade in Great Apes | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
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Dreadful that babies are separated from their mothers so early, there is much to be done regarding banning or at least updating legislation with regard to the worldwide and UK primate trade.  For more information please contact 'Monkey World' on the net/ elle.

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You may be supporting drug dealers by buying exotic pets

You may be supporting drug dealers by buying exotic pets | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Illegal trade in wildlife also linked to arms drugs and human trafficking says International Fund for Animal Welfare
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Doesn't surprise me one bit.  Some people would sell anything, even their own souls to make a profit.

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Wildlife Extra News - Big cat circus show attracts few people in Wales

Wildlife Extra News - Big cat circus show attracts few people in Wales | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
The online wildlife magazine for those who like wildlife, wildlife news and watching wildlife, plus a guide to UK nature reserves.
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Educating people here is the answer...

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Watch 3 Rescued Cheetah Cubs Enjoy Their New Life

The young animals were seized from illegal traders in Somaliland.
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Pakistan's snow leopards: Both feared and sought

Pakistan's snow leopards: Both feared and sought | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Snow leopards in Pakistan's far north are both a threat and a source of revenue for local communities, writes M Ilyas Khan.
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Wildlife groups urge EU to ban ivory exports

Wildlife groups urge EU to ban ivory exports | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Eighteen international environmental and conservation organisations are calling on European Union governments to halt all exports of raw ivory when the EU’s Committee on Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora meets on 10th April in Brussels.

Ivory trade has expanded in the EU, making it the world’
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Trade in Great Apes

Trade in Great Apes | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
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Dreadful that babies are separated from their mothers so early, there is much to be done regarding banning or at least updating legislation with regard to the worldwide and UK primate trade.  For more information please contact 'Monkey World' on the net/ elle.

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International Cheetah Day - in pictures

International Cheetah Day - in pictures | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein’s cheetah photographs for International Cheetah Day
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Wildlife photography at its very 'beast'...xx

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Wildlife Extra News - Scottish wildcat benefits from six new protection sites

Wildlife Extra News - Scottish wildcat benefits from six new protection sites | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
The online wildlife magazine for those who like wildlife, wildlife news and watching wildlife, plus a guide to UK nature reserves.
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Love these precious creatures they can kill a mouse with only a 'stare'....

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Notes From the Ursine Underworld

Notes From the Ursine Underworld | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
While wildlife activists focus on rhinos and elephants, Asia’s bears are succumbing to a poaching problem of their own.
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Nothing is safe eh peeps?

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China's Internet companies join wildlife trade battle - China - Chinadaily.com.cn

China's Internet companies join wildlife trade battle - China - Chinadaily.com.cn | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Nine well-known Chinese Internet companies, including Alibaba and Tencent, promise not to provide any opportunities for promotion and trading of wildlife and related products on their platforms.
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On my last trip to China I learned that things are slowly getting better regarding the protection of wildlife...there's a long way to go but progress is being made.

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Major Bust of Illegal Wildlife Headed to China - Wildlife Alliance

Major Bust of Illegal Wildlife Headed to China - Wildlife Alliance | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Our Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT), a partnership between Wildlife Alliance, the Cambodian Forestry Administration, and Military Police, busted a prominent wildlife trader in Phnom Penh on October 7, 2014.
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Anne speaks at Animals Matter | Anne Main MP - Member of Parliament for St Albans

Anne speaks at Animals Matter | Anne Main MP - Member of Parliament for St Albans | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
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US Monkey Business in Mauritius

US Monkey Business in Mauritius | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
I am willing to guess that most people who live in the United States have no idea what Mauritius is or where in the world it is. They certainly don't know what (or I should say who) the US imports in large number from it and why we should care.
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Fascinating flora and fauna, priceless, well worth preserving at all costs.

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The idea that hunting saves African wildlife doesn't withstand scrutiny

The idea that hunting saves African wildlife doesn't withstand scrutiny | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Zambia has lifted a ban on hunting lions and leopards and said the move will help protect wildlife, as a US hunter killed a black rhino in Namibia in what he called a victory for conservation. But experts have serious doubts about the claims
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Wildlife SOS India Addresses European Parliament about Illegal Wildlife Trafficking in India and SouthAsia

Wildlife SOS India Addresses European Parliament about Illegal Wildlife Trafficking in India and SouthAsia | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Founders of Wildlife SOS India - Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani were invited to address the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium and deliver a presentation on illegal wildlife trafficking that plagues India and South Asia
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MailOnline goes inside the cruel Vietnamese bear bile ‘farms’

MailOnline goes inside the cruel Vietnamese bear bile ‘farms’ | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
MailOnline goes inside cruel bear bile farm in Halong Bay, Vietnam, to find maimed and dying animals cooped up in tiny cages - ready to be slaughtered and sold for Chinese medicine
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Fancy being an animal welfare/ecology investigative journalist?  Not for the squeamish, but well worth the effort....

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Delegitimizing Ivory: The Case for an Ivory Trade Ban Treaty | ASIL

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Worth a look peeps...

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Locals fearful of suspected killer tiger released near their village in India | Janaki Lenin

Locals fearful of suspected killer tiger released near their village in India | Janaki Lenin | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Janaki Lenin: Scared residents of Talawade in Karnataka are calling for forest officials to recapture a tiger, suspected of killing a woman and chasing vehicles, that has been released into a wildlife reserve near their village
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Well that might get the human population down a bite!

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Strange Chinese Appetites Driving Wildlife Toward Extinction

Strange Chinese Appetites Driving Wildlife Toward Extinction | Animal welfare | Scoop.it

...A while back, we wrote about some of China’s more obnoxious exports to the United States – poisonous pet food, toxic drywall, et al. We thought – quixotically – that businesses and governments might think about this when considering trade arrangements with the world’s second largest economy. Today, we’re going to [...]

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China and Tanzania’s Elephant Holocaust - Conservation Action Trust

China and Tanzania’s Elephant Holocaust - Conservation Action Trust | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
A report released this month by The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) called Vanishing Points – Criminality, Corruption and the Devastation of Tanzania’s Elephants has revealed that Tanzania is officially the world’s largest source of poached ivory and China is by far the greatest beneficiary. Nothing surprising there, but what’s of particular concern is that theRead More
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Wildlife Extra News - A positive step for Polar Bears

Wildlife Extra News - A positive step for Polar Bears | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
The online wildlife magazine for those who like wildlife, wildlife news and watching wildlife, plus a guide to UK nature reserves.
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Good news...

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Diary of a Bardsey Seal Watcher

Diary of a Bardsey Seal Watcher | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
The locals said they couldn't recall a storm like it. It seemed relentless, starting at dusk and continuing well into the early hours of the morning. The thunder rumbled, and forked lightning struck the sea over and over again, searing the eyes of th...
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Blame humans, not lions, for cheetah declines - Conservation

Blame humans, not lions, for cheetah declines - Conservation | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Lions and hyenas are known to steal meals from hard-working cheetahs. But are carcass thefts enough to account for the dramatic decline in cheetah numbers?
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Passing the buck, and the farmers' bullets...

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