$10 Million Euros in Smuggled Wildlife Seized

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Police seized tiger bones, anteater scales and bear gall bladders in an international operation against the use of endangered plants and animals in traditional medicine, officers said Friday. Illegal animal and plant products with a retail value of 10 million euros (13.6 Tags: organized crime wildlife smuggling wildlife crime wildlife trafficking From the AFP.

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

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Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, has announced its “Pets Go Wild for Wildlife” photo contest, seeking photos of furry family members acting “wild”: running like a cheetah, swimming like an orca, leaping like … Continue reading → The post Born Free USA’s “Pets Go Wild for Wildlife” Photo Contest appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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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. Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife crime trafficking

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. On Monday, some animal rights advocates said Richards appears to be sending a message about his feelings on California law: The photo, marked "courtesy" appears to have been provided by either him or one of his hunting companions to the Western Outdoor Press. wildlife management california Stupid mountain lions hunting idaho

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 This because it is being run by organized crime networks with professional and ruthless criminals. It's not just some guy with a gun and snare.

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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. Tags: exotic pets exotic animals baghdad It's unregulated and there are many exotic pets being sold, like primates and lions. Awful.

Thai Government Deals with Victims of Wildlife Trafficking

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Sad, but at least the government is trying to help these animals. Tags: wildlife trafficking thailand

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.

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 The NWCU was established almost two years ago in North Berwick to co-ordinate a UK-wide crackdown on an international black market worth up to £6 billion a year.

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. Staff discovered the enclosure had been entered and the animals were missing at 7am this morning. Tags: wildlife crime monkeys Horrible and cruel. I can't imagine the trauma the older monkey is going through. I hope they are returned.

US Fish & Wildlife Has Forensic Lab

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Our crime laboratory is very much like a 'typical' police lab, except the victim is an animal. Tags: forensics us fish and wildlife For now. We examine, identify, and compare evidence using a wide range of scientific procedures and instruments, in the attempt to link suspect, victim and crime scene with physical evidence. VP Palin won't like this!

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Central London Shop Raided for Illegal Wildlife Products

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Detectives seized 200 products believed to be made from endangered animals including musk deer, leopards and tigers. The regulations closed a legal loophole which enabled traders to pretend animal products came from countries with lower levels of protection. Tags: wildlife crime UK wildlife trafficking Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers endangered species Not surprisingly, they raided a shop selling Chinese traditional medicines. From the Telegraph.

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”. Sheriff Kevin Drummond is claimed to have told a police conference on wildlife crime last month that offences against animals were not even “on the second page” after serious crimes such as robbery and assault. Lots of jerks in the news lately.

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). From WildEarth Guardians: WildEarth Guardians’ research reveals this agency is: • Biologically Unsound - Wildlife Services uses a “sledgehammer approach” to wildlife management, meaning over one million animals are killed each year using non-selective killing controls such as poisons, traps, and aerial gunning. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist and killed his dog.

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Gulf Coast Wildlife Threatened by Oil Spill

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Here's a slideshow of the most imperiled animals.

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Demand for Wildlife Products on the Rise in China

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The trade in TCM {Traditional Chinese Medicine} products has also been growing at an annual rate of 10 percent, which has seriously impacted medicinal plant and animal populations, though more than half of plants and animals being used by TCM are from artificial propagation or captive breeding. Eating wild animals is also a traditional practice in southern China. Tags: wildlife smuggling Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers exotic meat china endangered species

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World Wildlife Fund (WWF) 50th anniversary

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in celebration of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) 50th anniversary, CVSphoto has created a limited edition customized photo collage poster inspired by WWF to commemorate this significant milestone. An affordable gift for animal lovers, the collage also gives back, as 5% of the sales of each poster will be donated to WWF, with a guaranteed contribution of $10,000.

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Forensics Used to Solve Wildlife Crime in India

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Eighteen months later, 30 tribals belonging to the Baheliya tribe were found guilty by a local court in Junagadh and sentenced to three years imprisonment The accused were subjected to forensic tests, which established that their nails, spears and animal traps carried traces of flesh, blood and hair of the poached lions. The analysis determined the species of the sample as well as the unique DNA fingerprint of one particular animal, whose flesh was found on the equipment.

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Animals Managing to Survive in Afghanistan

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Apparently, wildlife in Afghanistan is managing to survive despite the horrors of war and violence. afghanistan snow leopard war wildlifeThe stupid video won't embed, so here's the link to the web page. It's from Time Magazine.

Animal Release in Asia

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4 Famous African Animals That Have Made an Impact on the World

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By Cristina Costea One of the most significant reasons people go on safaris is the animals. Getting to see the majestic African beasts in their natural habitat is one of the most precious memories a person can make in their … Continue reading → guest post wildlife

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Create the perfect habitat for animals in your garden

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Doing so can take time and effort, but once animals see that a place is safe (and has a regular food supply) they tend to keep coming back year after year – so with a bit of work this spring, you could end up with friends for life! These serve a couple of important roles – foliage provides cover for animals and a defense against predators, and flowers attract insects, which in turn attract insectivores such as hedgehogs, shrews and a variety of birds. wildlife

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Adorable baby gorilla photos!

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appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute animals wildlife Busch Gardens® Tampa has welcomed another endangered western lowland gorilla. The female gorilla was born on Feb. 6 at 8:30 p.m. and is being cared for by 27-year-old mother Mary. The first month will be the critical period as the … Continue reading → The post Adorable baby gorilla photos!

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Election Victories for Animals

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This proposition would have given the legislature exclusive authority over wildlife issues. Two victories. Proposition 8 passed in Missouri. It stops puppy mill abuses by establishing responsible standards for the proper care of dogs. Also, Proposition 109 failed in Arizona.

Do a Name Search for an Animal Offender

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“You Want Farm Animals to Go Extinct!”

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This is one of my favorite responses from omnivores when they find out that I would love it if the whole world stopped eating animals. “But what would we do with all the animals that are currently on farms? You want all the farm animals to just die ?&#. Yes, that is why I’m vegan - because I’d like all the farm animals to DIE! Secondly, the fact of the matter is that many farmed animals could likely survive if they were left to their own devices.

Cute California sea lion pups

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Park guests … Continue reading → The post Cute California sea lion pups appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute animals wildlifeSeaWorld San Antonio is thrilled to announce the arrival of seven California sea lion pups born in June. They are adorable, and full of energy! These pups are full of energy and charm guests with their playful mannerisms.

Animal Investigators (giveaway)

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Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab Is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species is an interesting read about the world’s first wildlife forensics lab. The book looks at three criminal cases involving wildlife.

Enjoy Helping Animals? Consider an Education in Zoology

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Amy is a Public Health student and an animal lover. She enjoys spending time with her two dogs, and suggests studying animal care for those who wish to turn their love into a career. Are you considering a career path that will let you interact with and help animals?

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Heirs to Madagascar’s Royal Throne Born

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Princess Julien and her sister Princess Julien … Continue reading → The post Heirs to Madagascar’s Royal Throne Born appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute animals wildlifeThe world’s critically endangered lemur population has just expanded by two: twin baby ring-tailed lemurs born at the Duke Lemur Center, both named Princess Julien after Madagascar’s most famous royal lemur, King Julien.

Is BP Hiding Dead Animals?

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A CBS News crew was threatened with arrest when it tried to photograph the spill, and a BP representative in Louisiana told a Mother Jones reporter that she couldn’t visit the Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge without a BP escort. However, they managed to get a covert tour of the Queen Bess barrier island from a BP contractor who is fed up with the oil company’s attempt to cover up the disaster: Tags: marine animals British Petroleum 2010 oil spill

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Animal Fact Guide Website

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We're always interested in promoting sites about animals. From their press release: A fun, educational website about animals called Animal Fact Guide (www.AnimalFactGuide.com) has just been launched. The site provides articles about interesting and endangered animals from around the world. In addition to wildlife articles, the website also showcases cute animal illustrations and offers fun downloads like kids' coloring pages, word searches, and desktop wallpapers.

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SeaWorld Orlando returns two turtles to the sea!

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people helping animals rescues wildlifeWe are excited about this update to a story we brought to you in April. If you remember, SeaWorld Orlando had been caring for two baby hawksbill turtles that were rescued. They have now been returned to the sea off the coast of Florida! What great news! Watch the video below for more information and to see the adorable juvenile turtles in action!

Great Horned Owls on camera!

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appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. wildlife The family of Great Horned Owls featured on OwlCam.co is just hours away from welcoming new chicks! There are 3 eggs, and high hopes that all will hatch. It all started a few years back when the current owner purchased … Continue reading → The post Great Horned Owls on camera!

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Aloha Vet- Trouble in Paradise

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Tune in tomorrow for the full episode on … Continue reading → The post Aloha Vet- Trouble in Paradise appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. tv wildlifeSo what happens when a tortoise shell needs some help? Call Dr. Sims! Watch as he performs a bit of shell maintenance on some of the world’s biggest (but still precious) tortoises!

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The Hearing Ranges of Animals

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Regardless of whether you’re hard of hearing or have perfect hearing (for a human), this infographic will show you that – whilst us humans are a talented bunch for the most part – our hearing doesn’t compare in the slightest … Continue reading → The post The Hearing Ranges of Animals appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs dolphins just for fun wildlife

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Putin an Animal Lover?

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He'll be donating it to a zoo or a wildlife preserve. But children and animals seem to bring out a softer side. He was visiting a wildlife preserve in Russia's Far East and shot the 5-year-old tiger as part of a program to track the rare cats, also known as the Siberian, Amur or Manchurian tiger. Vladimir Putin, former President and current Prime Minister of Russia, just got a tiger cub for his birthday.

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Good News and Bad News for Orangutans

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Tags: wildlife crime exotic pets wildlife trafficking animal cruelty orangutans pet trade endangered species

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Another Fake Animal Welfare Group

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I was browsing for some quotes when I came across this group - The National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA). They had a page with quotes from animal rights activists, but as I was reading, I noticed that they were very unfavorable quotes from such activists as Wayne Pacelle and Ingrid Newkirk. The membership roster of NAIA includes some of America's most respected animal professionals, advocates and enthusiasts.

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. The calf now weighs approximately 44 pounds and is 44 inches long. He is nursing and bonding with his mom, Kendall, both a good indication that the calf is doing well. This is Kendall’s fourth birth and the 26th dolphin born at Discovery Cove since the park opened in 2000.

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Ghost of the Mountains

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To bring Disneynature’s Born in China to life, filmmakers endure extreme environments to witness stories of some of our planet’s most remarkable animals. Go behind the scenes on one of the team’s most ambitious projects yet – to find and … Continue reading → cats movies wildlife

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South African Caught Smuggling Live Crocodiles

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He was caught at an airport with about 70 live animals, including at least three different endangered species and eight inch-long Caiman crocodiles. I don't know how these poor animals survive stuffed in luggage. Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife crime reptiles crocodile south africa endangered species The article says most are okay , but in varying stages of health. Very cruel.

SeaWorld Orlando Caring for Orphaned Sandhill Crane Chick

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SeaWorld’s animal rescue team is on call 24/7 to save and care for injured, orphaned or ill animals. cute animals people helping animals rescues wildlife crane cute seaworld seaworld orlando wildlife rescueSeaWorld Orlando’s Aviculture team recently received the first sandhill crane chick of the year — an orphan, brought in by a concerned resident from St. Cloud, Fla.

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