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CITES to Discuss Initiatives to Dismantle Criminal Networks Involved in Tiger and Rhino Poaching


Animals  (tags: cites, summit, criminal networks, wildife, trafficking, protectin, tiger rhino poaching, enforcement )

Simone
- 1590 days ago - unobserver.com
Delegates and enforcement experts attending the CITES summit in Qatar will discuss this week the perilous state of tigers in the wild and the nature of poaching and illegal trade in tigers. The CITES Secretariat, in conjunction with INTERPOL, is calling



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Kate G. (0)
Monday March 15, 2010, 8:14 am
this terribly
 

Kit B. (277)
Monday March 15, 2010, 8:20 am
Finally they are Discussing a criminal action? This is a crime in many places and still poorly enforced, each day we lose more tigers and each day we wait for real action to save them.
 

NoEmailsPls W. (95)
Monday March 15, 2010, 1:21 pm
To stop the poachers, you have to be bigger than them and more powerful. Like Kit says, why has this taken so long? The money is there, it is just not being used in the correct way.
 

pam w. (191)
Monday March 15, 2010, 8:34 pm
However, in the mid-2000s, rumours emerged that rhinoceros horn could stave off cancer or halt its spread in people suffering from the disease. Rhinos in countries such as India, South Africa, Nepal and Zimbabwe now appear to be killed by organized crime groups that control the smuggling of rhino horns to the far east of Asia, where they are sold on the black market for thousands and thousands of dollars.

+++++++++++++++ And THIS is at the root of the problem...greedy buyers in poor countries who turn around and make huge profits! Have I told you the latest? The BASTARDS who sell rhino horn are mixing it with viagra, so it appears to work.

I hope their eyes explode!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 15, 2010, 9:08 pm
Good luck to them, I hope they have success in finding remedies for the poaching; those poor animals need it.
 
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