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Wildlife Poaching Thought to Bankroll International Terrorism
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, poaching )

- 688 days ago -
Top diplomats and retired U.S. military officials are urging Western and African governments to step up the global fight against illegal wildlife poaching.
Tiger, Leopard Poaching Cases Pending for 40 Years in MP Courts
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, poaching, courts )

- 688 days ago -
Fifty-three cases of tiger poaching and 160 cases of killing of leopard are being tried in various courts in Madhya Pradesh, some for over four decades.
Losing Battle to Save India's Tiger From Poachers Who Sell Body Parts to China
Offbeat  (tags: animals, tigers, poaching, India, protection, wildlife )

- 694 days ago -
The increasing number of tigers being poached in India will not come down as long as the demand for tiger products in China continues, wildlife experts say.
Offbeat  (tags: animals, poachers. Muslims, Islam, terrorists, terrorism, poaching, elephants, ivory, slaughter, crime, environment, protection, safety, wildlife )

- 747 days ago -
o Al Shabaab is thought to earn £400,000 a year selling ivory in Somalia o 60 wardens and 38,000 elephants have been killed in the past year o 25 British soldiers will spend coming weeks teaching rangers to patrol better
Sales of Siberian Tiger Parts on Russia's Internet Show Poaching Remains a Problem
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- 795 days ago -
Deep in Russia's Far East lives the Amur tiger, the largest cat in the world. Also known as the Siberian tiger for the feline's home range, the tigers are magnificent creatures that can top out at nearly 700 pounds, with thick coats designed to protect
Two-Thirds of Africa's Forest Elephants Were Killed in the Last Decade
Offbeat  (tags: Elephant, poaching, ivory, decline, wildlife, protection, animals, sadness, wildlife, suffering, animal cruelty, animal advocates, animal rights )

- 877 days ago -
The survey consists of work from 60 scientists who, along with conservation staff, spent 91,600 person-days from 2002-2011 tracking elephants in Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon and the Republic of Congo.
Fine for Killing Tigers Raised to Over $35,000
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, poaching, fine, tigers, wildlife )

- 974 days ago -
Fines killing tigers, leopards, snow leopards and northern falcons have been raised to 1.1 million rubles ($35,390), the Natural Resources Ministry reported on Monday, citing the new norms for calculating environmental damages
Tigers Resurgent in Thailand, India, and Russia As Poachers Surrender Legal Loopholes
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, loopholes, poaching )

- 1066 days ago -
conservationist government programs aimed at undermining poachers and eliminating legal loopholes for their allies has resulted in a population boom in Russia, Thailand, and India.
Elephant Poaching on the Rise in East Africa
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- 1120 days ago -
There are reports that Tanzanian police have seized more than 200 elephant tusks hidden in a coffin and in fertilizer bags. Officials say the seizure points to rising instances of poaching in the east African country
Leonardo DiCaprio and Other Celebrities Team Up for Animal Poaching Movie
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- 1184 days ago -
There are reports that three Hollywood A-listers are coming together for a new drama about poachers in the African savanna.
Arrests Made in US Rhino Horn Smuggling Ring
Offbeat  (tags: animals, U.S, Canada, world, animals, rhinos, poaching, arrest, government, protection, off-beat, americans )

- 1374 days ago -
The arrests come after an 18-month-long investigation, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) told the BBC. Rhinos are an endangered species, but their horns are smuggled for buyers who believe they cure cancer.
Poacher 'X' Taunts Wildlife Officials! Video!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, poaching, video )

- 1838 days ago -
In Idaho, a poacher sends officials anonymous photos of his illegal kills, along with taunting messages
Over 1,000 Body Parts From Poached Tigers Were Seized in Asia Over the Past Decade, Report Shows
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- 1846 days ago -
More than 1,000 parts of tigers slain by poachers across Asia have been seized over the past decade, raising fears that the big cats are headed for extinction, says a new study by a key wildlife trade monitoring group
Black Market Feeds on Bodies of America's Backyard Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: black market, smuggling, poaching, captive usa tigers, wildlife trade, tigers disappearing )

- 1864 days ago -
Weak U.S. regulations on keeping captive tigers could be feeding the multimillion dollar international black market for tiger parts, according to a new analysis released by WWF and TRAFFIC, the world's largest wildlife trade monitoring network.
Game Warden Looks for Killer of Lion and Kitten
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, mountain lions, poaching, wildlife, protection )

- 1866 days ago -
Game Warden Neil Hymas is asking for the public's help in solving a double mountain lion poaching case

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