US a Hub for Eatin' Them Endangered Species

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Since the demand continues, so does the trafficking.". Tags: wildlife trafficking us endangered species And here I've been yelling at China all this time. (Be Be warned there's a horrific picture of a cooked monkey head in this article.) From Alternet.org. The United States is one of the world's largest, if not the largest, consuming nations for wildlife products.

Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam

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Dr Scott Roberton, head of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), said that hunting wild animals for meat and trafficking had been happening in many countries, especially developing ones. Over the last two years, authorities have discovered 57 cases of trafficking in wild animals involving more than 7,612 individuals including monkeys and Tibetan bears and elephant tusks. Tags: vietnam exotic meats wildlife trafficking bush meat endangered species

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.

Trafficking Should be Crime Story, Not Wildlife Story

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Chances are you'll see a bizarre overemphasis on cocaine and how it grows and who sells it on street corners and little attention on major traffickers, their national and transnational syndicates, and the government regulators and prosecutors who failed to stop the trafficking. You will see no names beyond the lowest level traffickers. Tags: organized crime wildlife trafficking endangered species Interesting.

Asian Demand for Ivory Pushing Elephants to Extinction

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Tags: ivory wildlife trafficking extinction poaching elephants endangered species

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Internet Exploits Cameroon's Primates

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Illegal wildlife traffickers provide fake credentials to establish that primates are being legitimately offered for sale. Their ads claim that the primate comes with "veterinary health documents, a "permit" from CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and a year's health care guarantee. Just another threat to already endangered primates.

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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Baby Tiger Victim of Wildlife Trade

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It was reported that two men were arrested for attempting to transport the baby tiger carcass - along with the bones of at least two tigers - and that the “case showed the possibility of larger-scale tiger trafficking in the country.” Tags: wildlife crime vietnam wildlife trafficking Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers endangered species Sometimes I'm just embarrassed to be human.

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Baby Gorilla Rescued from Smugglers

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She is thought to be about two years old, was hidden at the bottom of a bag and covered with clothes when Congolese Wildlife Authority officers arrested the suspected trafficker at Goma airport. Tags: wildlife crime smuggling trafficking congo gorillas endangered species A baby lowland gorilla was rescued from smugglers on Sunday, April 24. There has unfortunately been an increase in smuggling attempts in the Congo.

Sobering Tiger Statistics

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Tags: India wildlife trafficking poaching tigers china endangered species

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DNA Bar Codes Could Help Identify Illegal Bush Meat

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One of the major challenges in combating the bushmeat trade is identifying the source species for the meat and products. How is anyone to know if it came from a species that is protected under national or international law? According to a paper published in the September 1 online edition of the journal Conservation Genetics, DNA bar codes can be used to quickly and clearly distinguish the source species of meat or leather goods for many rare and threatened species.

Sharp Increase in Rhino Poaching

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Organized crime is also heavily involved in trafficking of rhino products and other endangered species'. Tags: organized crime wildlife crime Traditional Chinese Medicine poaching rhino endangered species It's the highest rate in 15 years, with an increasing market in Asian traditional medicines. This statement in the USA Today article says it all.

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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. Scientists and forensics teams work together to solve murders of endangered species, and of course to help stop the poaching and smuggling of these animals. We got a chance to review an amazing book recently!