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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 | Let's End Poaching | 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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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 | Let's End Poaching | Scoop.it
"What the Senate did today should outrage the conscience of every animal lover in America."

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Vancouver aquarium won't keep whales or dolphins captive after public outcry

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Canada aquarium has announced it will end the practice of keeping cetaceans in captivity, after pressure from the public

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Global Pangolin Art Campaign

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18th July 2017 ​Written by Louise Fletcher

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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 | Let's End Poaching | 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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Can You Pack a Mummified Head in Your Carry-On? Ask TSA.

Can You Pack a Mummified Head in Your Carry-On? Ask TSA. | Let's End Poaching | Scoop.it
Traveling can be a real headache, but the TSA's cheeky Instagram account is here to help.

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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 | Let's End Poaching | 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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Worst-case scenario: There could be only 30 wild Sumatran rhinos left

Worst-case scenario: There could be only 30 wild Sumatran rhinos left | Let's End Poaching | 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 | Let's End Poaching | 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

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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’

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Neglected by most conservation groups, the Burmese python has a champion in Shariar Caesar Rahman.

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Why Do Some Seabirds Eat So Much Plastic? It Smells Like Food.

Why Do Some Seabirds Eat So Much Plastic? It Smells Like Food. | Let's End Poaching | Scoop.it
New research shows that certain seabirds associate a scent produced by common plastics with potential meals—much to their detriment.

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Czech zoo burns rhino horns, condemns auction in South Africa - Pattaya Mail

Czech zoo burns rhino horns, condemns auction in South Africa - Pattaya Mail | Let's End Poaching | Scoop.it
DVUR KRALOVE, Czech Republic (AP) — A Czech zoo burned some 33.5 kilograms (74 pounds) of rhino horns with an estimated black market value of more than $2 million on Tuesday in a protest against a controversial rhino horn auction in South Africa. The Dvur Kralove Zoo, 110 kilometers (70 miles) northeast of Prague, is …

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Vancouver aquarium won't keep whales or dolphins captive after public outcry

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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 | Let's End Poaching | 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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Pangolin found in man’s backpack

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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 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 | Let's End Poaching | 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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Trump’s indecision on trophy hunting reignites heated debate

Trump’s indecision on trophy hunting reignites heated debate | Let's End Poaching | 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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Scientists Fight to List Cheetahs as Endangered

Scientists Fight to List Cheetahs as Endangered | Let's End Poaching | 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 | Let's End Poaching | 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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Pew Applauds Agreement to Protect Migratory Sharks

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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

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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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Rush for Donkey Skins in China Draws Wildlife Traffickers

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In high demand for traditional medicine, donkey skins have become a hot commodity on the black market.

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Jumbo’s carcass found in Nadukani

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According to forest officials, this was the first wild elephant died after consuming plastic wastes.

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