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5 things you didn’t know about wildlife trafficking – Human Nature...

5 things you didn’t know about wildlife trafficking – Human Nature... | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
As the future of our planet's most iconic species is called into question, policymakers are struggling to turn the tide before it’s too late.
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Olivia and Carter have reached out to their two Congressmen requesting meetings to seek support for H.R. 2494, the Global Anti-Poaching Act and we encourage you to do the same.

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Sea Dragons are Real! (Infographic)

Sea Dragons are Real! (Infographic) | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Sea dragons are REAL! Here's a fun infographic to learn more about them, including weedy, leafy, and ruby seadragons
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Trafficked pangolin dies

Trafficked pangolin dies | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
A pangolin rescued by police from a black market deal has died while in a veterinary hospital in Johannesburg.
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Pangolin found in man’s backpack

Pangolin found in man’s backpack | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
A man was caught at a Pietermaritzburg shopping mall this week, allegedly trying to sell one of the world’s most endangered animals, a pangolin.
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The U.S. Government Is Making It Legal To Shoot Hibernating Bear Families In Their Dens

The U.S. Government Is Making It Legal To Shoot Hibernating Bear Families In Their Dens | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
"What the Senate did today should outrage the conscience of every animal lover in America."
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Trump’s indecision on trophy hunting reignites heated debate

Trump’s indecision on trophy hunting reignites heated debate | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
A U.S. decision to allow import of trophy hunted elephants led to public outrage, Trump’s halt to the order, and the revival of a trophy hunting ethics discussion.
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Asiatic cheetahs on the brink of extinction with only 50 left alive

Asiatic cheetahs on the brink of extinction with only 50 left alive | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
With UN funds being cut this month, conservationists call for last-ditch effort to save animal which clings on only in Iran
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Scientists Fight to List Cheetahs as Endangered

Scientists Fight to List Cheetahs as Endangered | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
In one of the most thorough studies of its kind, 17 conservationists offer definitive proof that the big cats are dangerously close to extinction.
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MONGABAY – The fate of the Sumatran rhino is in the Indonesian government’s hands

MONGABAY – The fate of the Sumatran rhino is in the Indonesian government’s hands | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The fourth and final article in my new series: Is Anyone Going to Save the Sumatran Rhino? We know exactly who to blame if the Sumatran rhino goes extinct. Exactly.
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Worst-case scenario: There could be only 30 wild Sumatran rhinos left

Worst-case scenario: There could be only 30 wild Sumatran rhinos left | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Nobody knows exactly how many Sumatran rhinos survive in the wild. But the numbers aren't looking good.
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VIDEO: Entire rhino herd wiped out - HeraldLIVE

VIDEO: Entire rhino herd wiped out - HeraldLIVE | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Two attacks in three weeks on Eastern Cape reserve leave total of five animals dead In a blow for anti-poaching
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Pangolin trade forces Ghana to look at new wildlife laws

Pangolin trade forces Ghana to look at new wildlife laws | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
ACCRA: Ghana is facing calls to update its laws on wildlife crime after fears the country has become a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales. More than 31,000kg of scales from the nocturnal mammal have been seized across the world this year, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
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‘I don’t want to imagine a world without giant snakes in it’

‘I don’t want to imagine a world without giant snakes in it’ | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Neglected by most conservation groups, the Burmese python has a champion in Shariar Caesar Rahman.
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THE GUARDIAN – Orange cave crocodiles may be mutating into new species

THE GUARDIAN – Orange cave crocodiles may be mutating into new species | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
A wild, weird and orange story from Gabon. Read the article here.
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Vancouver aquarium won't keep whales or dolphins captive after public outcry

Vancouver aquarium won't keep whales or dolphins captive after public outcry | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Canada aquarium has announced it will end the practice of keeping cetaceans in captivity, after pressure from the public
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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Taxonomical Update for Orangutan

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Taxonomical Update for Orangutan | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the revised taxonomy of the orangutan under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). When we listed the orangutan in 1970, the listed entity included all orangutans in the genus Pongo. At that time, the scientifi
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Think Buying Exotic Animals on Social Media Is a Cool Trend? Think Again

Think Buying Exotic Animals on Social Media Is a Cool Trend? Think Again | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The practice of importing and exporting wild animals to be used as pets, commonly known as the exotic pet trade is nothing new. For decades, people have been buying exotic pets because of a desire to own a cute animal that is different than a cat or a dog. But few exotic pet fans recognize…
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The pioneering vets who save rhinos left for dead by poachers – in pictures

The pioneering vets who save rhinos left for dead by poachers – in pictures | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
South Africa’s rising poaching problem has seen a shocking 6,115 rhinos killed in the last nine years. Saving the Survivors’ ground-breaking initiative sees a small team of vets race to the scene to try and treat the animals before it’s too late
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Using genetics to help save world’s most trafficked mammal: the pangolin

Using genetics to help save world’s most trafficked mammal: the pangolin | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
One of Earth’s most evolutionarily unique species is also the world’s most trafficked mammal: pangolins, or “scaly anteaters.” A new study from the Smithsonian Conservation …
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Police crack down on online sales of stuffed pangolins:The Asahi Shimbun

Police crack down on online sales of stuffed pangolins:The Asahi Shimbun | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The Metropolitan Police Department in Tokyo on Dec. 11 sent papers to the prosecutor's office in two
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Two arrested for trying to smuggle 105 pangolins into Laos - The Nation

Two arrested for trying to smuggle 105 pangolins into Laos  - The Nation | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Two Thai men were arrested in Chaiyaphum on Tuesday after police found 105 live pangolins hidden in two SUVs heading to the Lao border in Nong Khai.
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Is anyone going to save the Sumatran rhino?

Is anyone going to save the Sumatran rhino? | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
Time is running out for this Critically Endangered species. So why aren’t we doing more?
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Pew Applauds Agreement to Protect Migratory Sharks

Pew Applauds Agreement to Protect Migratory Sharks | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
The Pew Charitable Trusts today praised the 124 governments of the U.N. Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) for taking action toward protecting six shark species. The decision came at the end of the weeklong 12th Conference of the Parties (CoP12) in Manila.
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UK and Sri Lanka working together to stop illegal wildlife trade

UK and Sri Lanka working together to stop  illegal wildlife trade | Endangered Species News | Scoop.it
UK and Sri Lanka working together to stop illegal wildlife trade, Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom and Minister for Asia and the Pacific  
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Are Humans Pushing The Slow Loris To Extinction?

A surge in interest in the slow Loris has fuelled a pet trade in Asia. Find out more online at National Geographic.
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