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.

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. Tags: wildlife smuggling Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers exotic meat china endangered species The Chinese want them for exotic foods and for medicine. From the China Daily.

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$10 Million Euros in Smuggled Wildlife Seized

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Illegal animal and plant products with a retail value of 10 million euros (13.6 National wildlife enforcement authorities, police, customs and specialised units from 18 countries across all five continents worked together as part of Operation Tram which ran from 1 to 28 February," Interpol said. Tags: organized crime wildlife smuggling wildlife crime wildlife trafficking From the AFP.

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. Earlier, 300 tonnes of shed antler products were allowed to be exported from four ports. Tags: India wildlife trafficking

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US a Hub for Eatin' Them Endangered Species

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The United States is one of the world's largest, if not the largest, consuming nations for wildlife products. This includes wildlife used for food, whether for cultural reasons or luxury markets," says Leigh Henry, a senior policy officer for the World Wildlife Fund and the international wildlife-trade monitoring network TRAFFIC. Tags: wildlife trafficking us endangered species And here I've been yelling at China all this time. (Be

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We have loved seeing places that few people ever get to see, and learning about the interesting wildlife that lives there. giveaways reviews tv wildlife

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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. Finally, be sure you use organic products in your garden as much as possible and avoid pesticides, which can be harmful to animals. wildlife

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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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Canadian Sentenced for Ivory Smuggling

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Fish and Wildlife Service, wildlife officials from Environment Canada and the U.S. Tania Siyam originally operated art import and export businesses in Montreal, Canada, and Cameroon that were fronts for smuggling products from endangered and protected wildlife species, including raw elephant ivory. Tags: ivory canada us fish and wildlife africa smuggling us Good news.

Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam

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But the problem is the high demand for these products. 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. Tags: vietnam exotic meats wildlife trafficking bush meat endangered species Sounds just awful. From Vietnam News.

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. With demand for ivory products increasing back home, some Chinese workers on low salaries in Kenya are reported to have become middlemen in the ivory trade. 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.

Customs Officials Meet to Discuss China/Russia Smuggling

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From TRAFFIC, Customs officers from Russia and China met last week to strengthen international co-operation in tackling cross-border smuggling of Tigers and other wildlife products. During the meeting, participants carried out an analysis of the current situation regarding wildlife trafficking across the Russian-Chinese border, and discussed practical ways it could be addressed. Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife trafficking tigers china russia

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China Calls for Tiger Protection

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In what could be seen as a new year’s gift for the Indian tiger, China’s State Forestry Administration has issued a directive calling for the protection of tigers, especially the need to step up action against illegal trade in tiger parts and products. Tags: India wildlife trafficking poaching tigers china From the Economic Times (part of the India Times, I think).

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Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE

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Typically viewers see the end product of those dives, but this live broadcast allows them to share in the immediacy of the experience.”. tv wildlifeThey aren’t cute and cuddly, but sharks are still very important!

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Rare Tee Clothing

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are made from 100% post consumer products. I also loved that Rare Tee donates $1 per t shirt to wildlife conservation, with current donations going to Audubon Society to help provide volunteers for wildlife rescue and clean up for the Gulf Oil Spill.

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Fur Free Fashion Show Winners Announced

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Make Room Project Runway: Winners of 2nd Annual Fur Free Fashion Competition Announced by Born Free USA and Celebrity Judges August 9, 2010, Washington DC - - To shine a spotlight on talented emerging fashion designers who believe in the ethical and environmental benefits of shunning fur fashion, Born Free USA (BFUSA), the nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, created the Fur Free Fashion (fffashion) Competition, now in its second successful year.

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Bowling for Rhinos

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All donations go to the National AAZK for distribution to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, Africa, the Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia and the Bukit Barisan Seletan National Park in Sumatra, Indonesia. They include gift certificates for restaurants and services such as massages, lift tickets to area ski slopes, pet products, nights at B+B’s, animal art, and much, much more!

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J. Baird Callicott on Factory Farms

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The very presence of animals, so emblematic of delicate, complex organic tissue, surrounded by machines, connected to machines, penetrated by machines in research laboratories or crowded together in space-age "production facilities" is surely the more real and visceral source of our outrage at vivisection and factory farming than the contemplation of the quantity of pain that these unfortunate beings experience.

J. Baird Callicott on Wild Life

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Wild animals and native plants have a particular place in nature, according to the land ethic, which domestic animals (because they are products of human art and represent an extended presence of human beings in the natural world) do not have. The land ethic, in sum, is as much opposed, though on different grounds, to commercial traffic in wildlife, zoos, the slaughter of whales and other marine mammals, etc.,