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Ex-servicemen return to active duty to combat poaching of rhinos

6 hours ago From theaustralian.com.au  View Original Article

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - In ­another life, Lynn was a sniper in Afghanistan, Damien trained para­­military forces in Iraq and John worked undercover infil­trating drug cartels in Central America.

Now all three are back in ­action, this time fighting what they ...

Prince Harry named new patron of Rhino Conservation Botswana

6 hours ago From royalcentral.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - Speculation that Prince Harry, along with his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be upping their royal duties in 2017 is proving true as Prince Harry has just announced that he is now the patron of Rhino Conservation B ...

Travel industry takes a huge step to stop wildlife trafficking

7 hours ago From care2.com  View Original Article

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Three major tourism trade groups have just announced they’ll be taking action to help stop travelers from unknowingly contributing to wildlife trafficking.

The global demand for wildlife products has led to an unprecedented level of po ...

Interpol opens new front in war against wildlife crime

7 hours ago From news24.com  View Original Article

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - International police body Interpol has announced a new project that will identify and dismantle organised crime networks between Africa and Asia that have devastated wildlife and made ivory a sought-after luxury.

Interpol said the init ...

‘Extinct’ antelopes return to the wild

7 hours ago From cleanmalaysia.com  View Original Article

Roubaix, FRANCE - Animals that go extinct in the wild rarely get a second chance at returning to their former habitats. Sometimes they do, though.

The scimitar-horned oryx has done. The desert antelope was declared extinct in the 1990s in its habitats a ...

Pangolins, gaur rescued

11 hours ago From phnompenhpost.com  View Original Article

Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - Environmental patrols rescued four critically endangered pangolins from traders in Koh Kong on Thursday, while in a separate case, a juvenile gaur was rescued and treated after being seriously injured by a snare trap in Battambang last week.
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Animals find new homes at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Archived, 2 days ago From nwaonline.com 

Fayetteville, ARKANSAS - Tanya Smith dreams big. But then, taking care of big cats requires big dreams.

Smith is president and co-founder of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, an exotic wildlife sanctuary federally licensed and regulated by the U.S. Department ...

Maasai warriors in Kenya now protect African wildlife: The hunters are now the collectors

Archived, 2 days ago From thecourier.com.au 

Ballarat, AUSTRALIA - The little kid is hunched over his school book in a dusty classroom of a village school in Kenya, close to the equator. A visiting tourist peers at the lion he's carefully drawing and tells him what a great job he's making. The boy, probably no more ...

Combatting snow leopard poaching & trafficking the elusive X factor to conserve Asia’s high mountain ecosystems

Archived, 2 days ago From traffic.org 

Cambridge, U K - As scientists and government officials considered new evidence of cross-border migration of Snow Leopard individuals, a presentation of TRAFFIC’s research on poaching and trade emphasised that poachers and traffickers also have no boundaries.
...

NGOs outraged as BC government admits culling of wolves is inhumane yet considers cull expansion

Archived, 2 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - A recent provincial government document that recommends expanding aerial gunning of wolves, along with increased hunting of mountain lions and deer, has been met with outrage by environmental and animal welfare groups. The proposal to expand culling ...

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