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In 50 years of conservation, we have never seen wildlife crime on such a scale.

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Carrie B (306)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 1:47 am
This is horrendous! Thank you Kevin for another excellent post!

Christeen A (371)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 4:15 am
I took the pledge.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 4:43 am
If I have to sign pledges until the day I die to help protect these animals, I will.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 5:56 am
thanks Kevin, noted

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 7:55 am
noted shared and signed the pledge

Evelyn W (15)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 9:01 am
As the black market price goes up,the threat goes up also.I do have to wonder if the huge amounts of confiscated ivory was released,if it would help.If all of the ivory flooded the market,the price for illegal would nose dive.Making it less appealing to poach.The money from the sale could go to help protecting the remaining animals.Pay for more game wardens etc.The animals have unfortunately already died.We can't change that.Maybe something good for future generations could come from their deaths.

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 1:26 pm
You have already taken action on this alert.

Judy C (97)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 2:37 pm
Now this is good use of an UAV (drone), on the Nepal page:

As an “eye in the sky”, the UAV provides access into previously unreachable areas and a safe view of illegal activities on the ground. The presence of a UAV also serves as a deterrent to poachers and illegal loggers since they now know that the parks are being monitored both on the ground and from above.

The GPS-enabled FPV Raptor model planes are light enough to be launched by hand. They film the ground below with a still or video camera and can fly a pre-programmed route of about 18 miles at a maximum elevation of 650 feet for up to 50 minutes. The battery can be recharged in about half an hour. The devices are also low cost—an important factor for a developing country like Nepal.

“Nepal is committed to stopping wildlife crime, which is robbing Nepal of its natural resources, putting the lives of rangers and local communities at risk, and feeding into global criminal networks,” said Director General Krishna Acharya of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation.

Thanks, Kevin.

Wendy J F (62)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 8:29 am

Sandi C (98)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 11:01 am

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:58 pm
Noted & Pledge taken. Also Shared. Thanks Kevin.

. (0)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 2:21 pm
noted & signed

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 2:37 pm
N/Signed pledge with thanks for bringing more awarness to this terrible trade. Thank You Kevin.

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 4:58 pm
The people who are buying the body parts of endangered animals need to be fined/ prosecuted/ spit on.....

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 7:30 pm

. (7)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 9:33 pm
Noted, couldn't find where to sign.

Danuta W (1250)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 1:47 am

natalie n (164)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 5:39 am
thanks for sharing, noted.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 6:14 am
pledge signed, thnx.

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:30 am
Already signed.

Gabriela C (105)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 5:30 am
Already signed. Thank you!

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 7:46 am
Took Action Again I Think ??? Love The Elephants Kevin :-)
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