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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

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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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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.

Fighting Illegal Wildlife Trade Requires More Funding

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$10 Million Euros in Smuggled Wildlife Seized

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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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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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Baby Tiger Victim of Wildlife Trade

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Thai Government Deals with Victims of Wildlife Trafficking

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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. Tags: wildlife crime forensics India wildlife trafficking

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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.

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.

"Thin Green Line" Surveys Wildlife Crime in UK

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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. Through community meetings, neighbors will learn more about each other and how to protect wildlife, the environment, personal property and human life. Tags: wildlife crime poaching hunting us Sounds intriguing.

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 can't imagine the trauma the older monkey is going through. I hope they are returned.

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.

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. Now, substitute the word "cocaine" for whatever wildlife is featured in the story. Reporting on wildlife crime likewise should treat the matter as a crime story not a wildlife story. Interesting.

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”. 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. Tags: wildlife crime UK scotland jerk

Central London Shop Raided for Illegal Wildlife Products

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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.

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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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King Juan Carlos, Honorary Head of World Wildlife Fund Spain, Caught in Elephant Hunt

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From the Wildlife Extra News. April 2012. King Juan Carlos of Spain, Honorary President of WWF Spain, is recovering in hospital after breaking his hip in Botswana where he was on an elephant hunt. Apparently it isn't the first time the King has been shooting big game in Africa, or elsewhere (Apparently he killed a bear in Russia a few years ago too). Whilst not illegal, it shows a complete disregard for his 'subjects' and total contempt for his role as 'Honorary President of WWF Spain'.

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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. 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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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. Tags: India wildlife trafficking Here's some information off the beaten path.

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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.

Forensics Used to Solve Wildlife Crime in India

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Defenders of Wildlife Blast Palin in New Ad

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Nice and effective. Let's hope we see more of this from environmental groups.

Virunga Wildlife Rangers On the Offensive Against Militias

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The Congolese rangers protect the wildlife in Virunga National Park, the most famous inhabitants of which are the 700 remaining mountain gorillas. These rangers are very brave people with possibly the most dangerous jobs in the world. And they don't get paid very much at all. They've just launched an offensive against the militias that are destroying habitat in order to get charcoal. One of these militias was involved in the Rwandan genocide.

Kudos to Coke for World Wildlife Fund Partnership

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Coca-Cola has extended it's partnership with the WWF to reduce carbon emissions and save water. So drink Coke! That kind of corporate responsibility should be rewarded

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The Sibley Guide to Birds #ChewyInfluencer

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birds wildlifeI received this item free of charge from Chewy in exchange for my honest review. Spring is finally arriving in my part of the world, and with it, the return of many birds! Because we usually have a lot of.

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Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean

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There is something about dolphins that capture our imagination, and if you … Continue reading → books wildlifeDolphins have always fascinated me, so when we got offered a review copy of the book Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean, I was very excited to read it.

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The Secret Life of Crows

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wildlifeMany people don’t realize just how amazingly smart crows are. This infographic from Capital Garden Services looks at just how smart and it makes for a really interesting read. Many believe they are just as smart as dolphins and apes.

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Adorable baby gorilla photos!

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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.

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