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Fish of the Maldives

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wildlife The world is full of beautiful, colorful, animals! Look at all the fun fish you can find in the Maldives.

Smithsonian Magazine Spotlights Wildlife Trafficking

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HUGE article in the Smithsonian Magazine about wildlife trafficking out of Ecuador. Tags: wildlife trafficking ecuador latin america

Another Wildlife Trafficking Ring Busted

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California Legislators Call for Wildlife Official's Resignation

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The wildlife official in question is the President of the California Fish and Game Commission. fish and wildlife california government mountain lions hunting idaho trophy huntingHe is a proponent of trophy hunting and was photographed with a dead mountain lion in Idaho. Full story here.

Wildlife Rescued in Trinidad and Tobago

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Three corrupt police officers in Trinidad and Tobago robbed a couple of Venezuelan wildlife smugglers and were subsequently arrested themselves. Over 1,000 animals were rescued, including 500 bull finches and 300 picoplats, The rescued wildlife also included monkeys, parrots, macaws and other species from Venezuela.

Situation Critical for Zimbabwe Wildlife

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Out-of-control poaching is apparently wiping out all sort of wildlife, including hippos. Tags: bush meat poaching zimbabwe wildlife War and chaos is bad for everyone, human and non-human. In Zimbabwe, activists claim impoverished Zimbabweans are killing elephants and eating them.

Malaysia is One of the Centers of Wildlife Trafficking

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Malaysia is a transit hub, a supply source, and a consumer hub for endangered wildlife. Tags: wildlife crime wildlife trafficking malaysia endangered species A deadly combination.

Texas Father & Son Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking

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Born Free USA’s “Pets Go Wild for Wildlife” Photo Contest

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Zambia Calls for Tougher Wildlife Crime Enforcement

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Wildlife crime such as poaching and live animal smuggling is becoming increasingly sophisticated. The worst areas of wildlife crime appear to be in rhino and elephant poaching. Tags: organized crime wildlife crime ivory africa zambia rhino elephants It's not just some guy with a gun and snare.

Baby Tiger Victim of Wildlife Trade

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India's Wildlife Crime Unit Makes First Arrests

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It sure looks like India is taking wildlife crime investigation seriously. In its first ever independent operation since its inception last year, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau has unearthed an illegal pet trade racket arresting one and seizing four live Indian Tent turtles from Mahipalpur area here.

Thai Government Deals with Victims of Wildlife Trafficking

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CA Wildlife Official Photographed with Dead Mountain Lion

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Outcry is growing against one of California’s top wildlife officials after a photo of him holding a dead mountain lion surfaced online last week. wildlife management california Stupid mountain lions hunting idahoWhat was this idiot thinking? The full story is below and it comes from kcra.com.

It’s a boy! Baby bottlenosed dolphin born!

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cute animals dolphins wildlifeA male dolphin calf was born at Discovery Cove in Orlando Monday, February 25, at 10:05 pm.

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Wildlife Crime Unit Established in UK

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Interesting article about the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) in the UK. Consequences of wildlife crime are far reaching, with the profits from the illegal trade of plants and animals used to fund other criminal activities such as drug smuggling and people trafficking. Tags: wildlife crime UK

Virgina Creates Wildlife Crime Watch Program

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Wildlife Crime Watch" is a new program implemented by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Emphasis will be placed on wildlife and environmental issues but traditional crime prevention will also be addressed. Tags: wildlife crime poaching hunting us Sounds intriguing.

"Thin Green Line" Surveys Wildlife Crime in UK

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Monkeys Stolen from UK Wildlife Park

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Thieves have stolen two monkeys from an enclosure at a wildlife park, police said today. The female squirrel monkeys were snatched after raiders broke into the Cotswold Wildlife Park, near Burford, Oxfordshire, last night. Tags: wildlife crime monkeys Horrible and cruel. I hope they are returned.

Create the perfect habitat for animals in your garden

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A garden that has plenty of places to hide has a much greater chance of attracting wildlife. wildlife

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The Unregulated Wildlife Trade in Baghdad

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Here's an article in the Times Union about the wildlife trade in Baghdad. It's unregulated and there are many exotic pets being sold, like primates and lions. Awful.

Trafficking Should be Crime Story, Not Wildlife Story

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He says inflated wildlife smuggling numbers are hurting the fight against the crime. In other words, puffing wildlife smuggling to sell stories hurts efforts to fight crime. Recall any wildlife smuggling story you've ever read or watched in the past 20 years. Weak reporting kills wildlife. Interesting. Choices count.

US Fish & Wildlife Has Forensic Lab

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US Fish & Wildlife Only Accepting Snail Mail

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What's Up with the UK and Soaring Wildlife Crime?

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The Brits are known for their animal rights activism, but there's been a rise in wildlife crime against all animals. Tags: wildlife crime UK animal cruelty I don't get it. Apparently they are seen as nuisances. Badgers are being caught for dog-baiting. Bats are being targeted. A bird species is near extinction.

Scottish Judge Implies Wildlife Crime Not That Important

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One of Scotland’s top sheriffs is under pressure to quit his leading role in combating wildlife crime after allegedly telling a former police officer concerned about the soft sentences given to those convicted to “get a life”. His remarks left delegates, including wildlife crime investigators, shocked and bewildered.

Central London Shop Raided for Illegal Wildlife Products

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World Wildlife Fund Removes King Juan Carlos for Elephant Hunting

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King Juan Carlos may be the King of Spain, but he is no longer the honorary president of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Spain due to his hunting and killing of elephants in Botswana, Treehugger reports. Good for them! What a hypocrite! It's not like Spain has enough problems now, it has to have an idiot king. From EcoRazzi.

US Fish and Wildlife Offers Ivory Identification Guide

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US Fish and Wildlife has a guide for identification. Tags: wildlife crime ivory wildlife trafficking trafficking elephants Wonder if something is made from illegal ivory? From the web page. This is a web version of the Identification Guide for Ivory and Ivory Substitutes by Edgard O.

Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

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of Wildlife Services , which is involved in mainly predator control programs (coyotes are a big target). In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency charged Wildlife Services for its illegal placement of a sodium cyanide M-44 (a highly lethal booby trap) on public land, which harmed a U.S. Tags: fish and wildlife USDA

Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

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guest post wildlife Ducks and geese may not be a particularly unusual sight in the wild, but have you ever thought about keeping them as pets?

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Demand for Wildlife Products on the Rise in China

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Profit from illegal trade can be up to 10 times the cost, with restaurant operators offering the exotic dishes usually aware of the violation but lured by the gains, Xu {Hongfa, director of the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) TRAFFIC East Asia China Program} said. The Chinese want them for exotic foods and for medicine. From the China Daily.

Kamptee, India A Source of Illegal Wildlife Trade

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Kamthi (previously spelled Kamptee) is a city and a municipal council in Nagpur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra The seizure of 12 deer antlers (6 pairs) from a car at Kamptee octroi post by city police late Tuesday night proves that Nagpur continues to be major centre for of illegal trade in wildlife parts.

Gulf Coast Wildlife Threatened by Oil Spill

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Here's a slideshow of the most imperiled animals.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes a baby white rhinoceros!

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cute animals rescues wildlifeBusch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes its seventh baby white rhino since 2004.

Forensics Used to Solve Wildlife Crime in India

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Washington State to Cut Fish and Wildlife Jobs

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More than 100 employees at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife could lose their jobs. Fish and Wildlife managers will tell employees this week that their jobs may be eliminated to meet an expected multi-million-dollar budget shortfall I expect we'll see this in a lot of other agencies as well.

Be the next Pambassador!

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giveaways wildlifeDo you love pandas? Would you like a chance to help them in an incredible way? You should enter to be the next Pambassador!

It’s a girl! Discovery Cove welcomes new dolphin.

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wildlifeA 3 ½ foot-long, 35-pound dolphin was born at Discovery Cove ® on Friday, November 30 at 10:22 a.m. Just look at that beautiful baby!