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Horror in Africa

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ivory africa military poaching elephants endangered speciesAfrican elephants being poached in unprecedented numbers. They are disappearing from the continent as the poachers become increasingly militarized. Full story here at the New York Times.

Huge Ivory Seizure in Africa

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More than two tons of illegal ivory have been seized and more than 100 people have been arrested in the largest international operation targeting wildlife crime across Eastern Africa, the Kenya Wildlife Service and INTERPOL announced today. Tags: ivory wildlife trafficking africa elephants From the Environment News Service.

Ghoulish Primate Experiment in South Africa

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animal experimentation animal research primates south africaWarning! This is just horrible and sick, sick, sick. It's at a vomit level with me. From news24.com. Johannesburg - A Bloemfontein man received a criminal record on Friday for a "backyard experiment" on a pregnant monkey, the NSPCA said. The NSPCA in November 2008 charged Jordaan for his "merciless treatment" of a heavily pregnant vervet monkey. He had severed her spinal cord to paralyse her for a "backyard experiment.

Ivory Bigger than Drugs in Africa

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Trafficking in ivory and game meat has become one of the most lucrative illegal trades in Africa due to rising demand in Asia, experts said on Friday. "In Tags: wildlife crime ivory africa trafficking asia elephants Sad, sad, sad. Why doesn't this greed ever end? Ivory means NOTHING. It's just a material. There is no magic, no power, NOTHING to it. And even with all the public education and media attention, there is just no abatement in demand. It's just so frustrating!

Largest Ever Trafficking Bust in Africa

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An operation across five Africa countries over weekend, targeting wildlife crime has led to arrest of almost 60 people and seizure of one ton of illegal elephant ivory, Interpol has reported. Tags: wildlife crime ivory wildlife trafficking africa elephants Just five days ago. The one-day sweep, code-named Operation Baba, targeted more than 50 locations, including local ivory markets, airports, border crossings and smuggling points, international policying body said.

African Activists Work to Save Gorillas

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The Last Great Ape Organization in Cameroon is only one of them, but it's the only law enforcement nongovernmental organization in Africa. Tags: africa bush meat congo gorillas endangered species cameroon Bushmeat is horrific, especially the trade in apes. To me, eating apes of any kind is akin to human cannibalism. At least there are activists in African countries themselves that are working to stop this practice.

Chimpanzees in Sanctuaries Reflect Widespread Smuggling

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Volcano Threatens Endangered Chimpanzees

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Thai Police Arrest Ivory Traffickers

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South African Caught Smuggling Live Crocodiles

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Cameroon Sets Up Park for Gorillas

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Cameroon, with one of Africa’s highest rates of deforestation, has set up a new national park to protect gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants and a rare type of antelope called bongo. Tags: conservation africa park gorillas endangered species cameroon Let's keep our fingers crossed that it provides effective protection.

Baby Gorilla Rescued from Snare in Rwanda

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Kenyans Seize Huge Amount of Illegal Ivory

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Some wildlife experts have attributed the increase in elephant poaching to the presence of Chinese workers in Africa. Tags: wildlife crime ivory africa Kenya china asia elephants traf Kenya seized almost 700 kilograms of ivory worth millions of dollars in a night-time raid at the country's main airport. Elephants are being screwed by Asian demand for ivory. It's a mess. From the BBC.

Lion Population Decreasing in Kenya

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I've been reading a lot about threatened elephants and primate populations in Africa and wondered about lions. Tags: africa Kenya lion endangered species One rarely hears about how they are doing. But, unfortunately, they are in trouble too. This article talks about the specific situation in Kenya. The storyline is all too familiar.

Animals Dying in Virunga National Forest

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Dozens of animals have been killed by armed groups at Africa's oldest national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the start of the year, park officials and environmental groups said Tuesday. Tags: virunga africa congo gorillas endangered species Lots of animals have died since the beginning of the year. From AFP.

Commissioned Study Shows Namibian Seals Worth More Alive than Dead

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economics seal hunt africa economic development seals namibia huntingSeal tourism brings in more revenue for the African country than the seal hunt. These are the results of a study commissioned by Bont voor Dieren (BvD), Humane Society International (HSI), Respect for Animals (RFA) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), and produced by the Australia-based independent economics consultancy Economists at Large. Excerpted from PR Newswire.

Uganda Benefits from Mountain Gorilla Survival

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Elephants Missing in Chad, Presumed Poached

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Elephants in Zakouma National Park, the last stronghold for the savannah elephants of Central Africa's Sahel region, have crashed to just 1,000 animals from an estimated 3,000 in 2006. Tags: ivory chad africa poaching elephants This situation sounds a lot like the the mountain gorillas, the Congo and Virunga National Park.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes a baby white rhinoceros!

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Kisiri, Tambo and another female white rhino were airlifted from Kruger National Park in South Africa in 2001 through the efforts of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of rhinos.

Zambia Calls for Tougher Wildlife Crime Enforcement

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Mountain Gorillas Left Unprotected in Virunga

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China Gets to Buy Elephant Ivory

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It will allow China to bid for more than 100 tonnes of ivory stockpiled in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe through culling and natural deaths. Tags: ivory africa CITES poaching china elephants I don't know how to call this one.will it help or hurt the elephant population in the long run? Either way, I hate these incredibly intelligent animals being "harvested" as "product."

Internet Exploits Cameroon's Primates

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Zambian Police Officers Caught in Ivory Trafficking

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Huge Effort to Rescue 60 Elephants in Malawi

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Jason Bell-Leask, IFAW Director Southern Africa} said "For years the herd has been maimed by local villagers, sometimes using appallingly cruel methods to protect their crops and granaries from raids by the elephants. Tags: malawi africa animal rescue elephants endangered species They are being moved to a wildlife sanctuary. There has been a lot of violence between the elephants and subsistence farmers (unfortunately, I think the violence is pretty one-sided.)

Things Continue to Look Up for Mountain Gorillas

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Extraordinary Growth in Mountain Gorilla Population

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Gorilla Rangers Return to Virunga

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Canadian Sentenced for Ivory Smuggling

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Crime Gang Dealing in Rhino Horn and Elephant Ivory

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Journalists Arrested During Namibian Seal Hunt

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Virunga Wildlife Rangers On the Offensive Against Militias

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UN Launches Projects to Help Mountain Gorillas

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Search Begins for Mountain Gorillas

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CHIMPANZEE Challenge Fact #4

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Scientists have discovered that chimpanzees living in different parts of Africa have distinct customs or cultural traits that are passed along from one generation to the next by learning rather than instinct. Chimpanzee Challenge

Congo Officer Arrested for Baby Chimp Sales

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Obituary for Shinda the Silverback

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Big Cat Week 2012 Starts Sunday!

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A few facts that might surprise you: · Africa’s lion population has declined by more than 90 percent in the last 50 years. Nat Geo Wild presents the third annual Big Cat Week starting Sunday, Dec 9th. The week features shows that highlight the kings and queens of the jungle!

10 Reasons Street Dogs Deserve to be Defended

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Yup, I was rescued in Africa. No dog is happier to be rescued. I remember the first night after I left the streets. My human kept me in an enclosed porch because, let’s face it, I was crawling with fleas and pretty filthy.

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Black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins for Halloween

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Black rhinos are considered endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and are found in central and southern Africa. Busch Gardens® Tampa’s black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins in preparation for Halloween.