Tales of Wildlife Smuggling

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Spotlight: Laurens Wildlife Rescue

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Do you know how many times a day wildlife rehabilitators say that, especially in the summer? First up: Vonda Lee Morton, who has been a rehabber for 15 years, and started Laurens Wildlife Rescue in Laurens County, Georgia, ten years ago. Birds georgia wildlife rescue laurens wildlife rescue mississippi kites Vonda Lee Morton birds wildlife rehabilitatorsHey – I’m not the only rehabber out here. (Do

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

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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Wildlife Rehabilitator War Wounds

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Injured wildlife are not the most cooperative of patients. Wildlife rehabilitators have an arsenal of equipment and techniques we use to protect ourselves. I was working at the Coastal Wildlife Rescue Center here in Alabama, and he had either been blown in during a storm or caught a ride on a ship. Birds wildlife rehabilitator injuries wildlife rehabilitatorsMost of them think we’re trying to eat them, not help them.

Wildlife Rehabilitator Slang

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To civilians who may have been puzzled by the wildlife crowd’s tossed-off references to peefas, modos or mice cubes, here is a beginner’s guide to Rehabberspeak. Just when wildlife rehabilitators have made it through the summer, dealt with fall migration, repaired whatever’s been broken during the chaos, and are just about to try to relax … noooooo. Birds abbreviations slang wildlife rehabilitators

Black-throated Gray Warbler at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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… The post Black-throated Gray Warbler at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge appeared first on 10,000 Birds. My family and I spent last week in Cape Cod, enjoying a last summer getaway in a summer where getaway options have been extremely limited for obvious reasons.

eBirding National Wildlife Refuges

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I am something of an aficionado of National Wildlife Refuges. The new features are called “ Explore a National Wildlife Refuge ,” and they can be found in the “explore” tab under the “explore a region” sub-tab. This is an excellent development: the National Wildlife Refuge System is likely the most important avian conservation system in the United States and separately providing NWR eBird data can only reinforce that important fact and make it more widely known to birders.

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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.

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Wildlife Rehabber Misidentification

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“Here’s an idea for a blog,” wrote Donna Osburn, a wildlife rehabilitator from Kentucky. Birds Conservation Bird falcon grackle Green Heron hawk owl vulture wildlife rehabilitators wren What’s your best misidentification of a bird?”. This is a great topic. It even has two parts. Rehabbers are constantly receiving birds misidentified by their finders; and on occasion some of us even receive birds we misidentify ourselves.

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Texas Father & Son Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking

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Top 25 National Wildlife Refuges for Birding

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There are more than 550 national wildlife refuges in the United States, with at least one in every state and one within an hour drive of almost every major American city. Unlike national parks, national forests, national monuments, and other federal lands which must balance competing interests such as recreation and resource extraction, national wildlife refuges are legally required to be maintained for the preservation of wildlife. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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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.

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

The Economic Impact of Birding on National Wildlife Refuges: Creating Local Jobs

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Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) attempts to calculate the economic contribution of National Wildlife Refuge visitation to local communities. These reports (called “ Banking on Nature “) are relevant to birders because they are among the few comprehensive analyses that relate to the economic impact of birders on national wildlife refuges, which are among the more popular birding locations. Birding economics National Wildlife Refuges Rainwater Basin USFWS WPA

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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.

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.

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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Nisqually Delta Wildlife Refuge

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Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. Birding bird photography Migratory Species National Refuges Nisqually Wildlife Refuge State of WashingtonThe last weekend of January found me in the frosty Pacific Northwest, meeting some long over due work and family obligations. This is not to say that there wasn’t a little birding time snuck in here and there. I did manage to spend a chilly Saturday morning at the Billy Frank Jr.

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Baby Tiger Victim of Wildlife Trade

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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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Internet Wildlife Rehabilitation

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Linda runs a wildlife rehabilitation center in Austin County, Texas, and one night she wrote to our listserv that a woman had called her that afternoon and told her that Mockingbirds had gotten into her house, taken over her brain, and were telling her what to do. “I Birds wildlife rehabilitatorsRehabbers are all – well, almost all – connected by the internet.

Get Thee To A Wildlife Rehabilitator

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If that’s not possible, she needs the knowledgeable care of a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Wildlife rehabbers love the public. Why do wildlife rehabilitators not love the public? The state of Indiana has been soliciting comments for a bill which would make the above scenario legal for 90 days, creating an uproar among those who are licensed to care for injured and orphaned wildlife. Birds injured wildlife orphaned wildlife screech owl wildlife rehabilitator

Wildlife Rehabilitators vs. Bird Thieves

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I’d check my bank statements anyway,” cracked Michele Wellard, of Pennsylvania’s Schuylkill Center Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic , during one of our frequent Rehabber FaceBook Free-For-Alls. The Common Grackle pictured at left was a patient at Wildlife Care Alliance in Virginia. “I Birds Bird Behavior wildlife rehabilitators I don’t mean people who steal birds. I mean birds who steal, sometimes from people.

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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Wildlife Rehabber Ranting – With Photos

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This one comes from Vonda Lee Morton, a wildlife rehabilitator who runs Laurens Wildlife Rescue outside Atlanta. She and I have never met in person, but thanks to the internet we’ve been through all kinds of wildlife emergencies together. Birds Conservation Great Blue Heron turkey vulture wildlife rehabilitators Oh, do I love it when I can get somebody else to write my blog for me.

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Thai Government Deals with Victims of Wildlife Trafficking

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Birding Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana

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It’s that coastline, however, that called me to Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, an oasis drawing migrating waterfowl like a magnet. The post Birding Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Trips louisiana national wildlife refugeLouisiana is known for a lot of things.

Wildlife and Life Celebrations

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Environmentalists view helium–filled balloon releases as wildlife killers. Recently a baby was born in North Carolina with Trisomy 13, a chromosomal abnormality so severe most carriers die at birth. As the baby survived days, weeks, and months, his parents created an entire social media life for him, including Facebook pages, YouTube videos, and a gofundme site to help with medical bills.

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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.

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Wildlife Rehabilitation in Tulsa

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Just returned from an amazing tour of Tulsa … wildlife rehabilitators, fabulous artists, even an NPR interview with Rich Fisher – all to benefit WING-IT , Tulsa’s dedicated group of rehabbers.

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.

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The Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Wish List

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The general public is out and about, birds and animals are raising their young, and human/wildlife interaction is at its peak. Violation of the law would be punishable by substantial fines, plus the cat owners would be required to perform community service at a local wildlife rehabilitation facility. They’d also have to pay for every aspect of care the injured bird requires, as well as the emotional suffering of the wildlife rehabilitator!”.

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.

In Defense of Wildlife Rehabilitation

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Why do you wildlife rehabilitators waste your time saving a cardinal with a broken wing, when you could be giving your money to save habitat? Wildlife rehabilitators should not have to defend what they do. Birding bird rehabilitation buckshot rehab wildlife rehabilitatorsThe kids can’t get enough of this stuff. Who’s ever seen an x-ray?” I ask. Anyone ever broken a bone?” Hands shoot up. Here is an x-ray of a bird,” I say. “It’s It’s a really big bird. Any guesses?”

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.

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"Thin Green Line" Surveys Wildlife Crime in UK

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The Effects of Wildfires on Wildlife

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So what do these facts mean for our wildlife? Fire can also cause wildlife to be burned, dehydrated and malnourished. In the months after a fire, wildlife populations can suffer substantial losses due to habitat alteration and destruction. Since their habitat has been destroyed, wildlife become displaced and must spend more time searching for food, water and shelter. News CalFire Carr Fire wildfires wildlife

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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.

The Whistling Ducks of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

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On a sandbar in the center of the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, hundreds of ducks swirled around each other or lay down to take cover against the punishing wind. I recommend stopping in as many of the wildlife refuges as possible. The post The Whistling Ducks of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Trips national wildlife refuge Texas whistling ducksI couldn’t believe it.

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Birding Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville, Florida, is an amazing destination to see a wide variety of wildlife including, of course, birds! And while I didn’t lead any field trips to the refuge this year during the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival I did visit the refuge on a couple of occasions. 10,000 Birds is a Scrub Jay level sponsor of the 17th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. ….

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