Bushmeat trade poses a new threat to Tanzania’s endangered giraffes

Bushmeat trade poses a new threat to Tanzania’s endangered giraffes

Increasing human activities and settlement across wildlife corridors fuel poaching incidents of giraffes for game meat and animal fat in Northern Tanzania. Mussa Juma investigates Giraffes, the national animals of Tanzania, have recently become targeted by bushmeat traders and are now under increased threat in the northern parts of country. Recent investigations on wildlife crime […]

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,000 Reward Offered for Info on Washington Wolf Killings

$30,000 Reward Offered for Info on Washington Wolf Killings

SEATTLE— Conservation and animal-protection groups announced a combined $30,000 reward today for information leading to a conviction in the illegal killing of four wolves in northeastern Washington earlier this year. Deputies from the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office discovered four dead wolves on Feb. 18, while on a snowmobile patrol. An incident report indicates that the […]

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Cambodia: Development threatens a last refuge of wildlife rescued from illegal trade (commentary)

Cambodia: Development threatens a last refuge of wildlife rescued from illegal trade (commentary)

For over 20 years the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC), run by the Cambodian Forestry Administration and supported by the international NGOs Wildlife Alliance and Free the Bears (covered by Asia Sentinel in 2018) has served as the only place in Cambodia which will take all species of wildlife confiscated from poachers and the […]

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Zimbabwe seeks backing to sell stockpile of seized elephant ivory

Zimbabwe seeks backing to sell stockpile of seized elephant ivory

Zimbabwe is seeking international support to be allowed to sell its stockpile of seized ivory, saying the 600 million US dollars it expects to earn is urgently needed for the conservation of its rapidly growing elephant population which it describes as “dangerous”. Officials from the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority showed ambassadors from […]

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Himalayan musk deer talk to each other through poop, but poachers are also listening

Himalayan musk deer talk to each other through poop, but poachers are also listening

KATHMANDU — On April 25, 2020, barely a month after the country went into COVID-19 lockdown, authorities at Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park reported “one of the worst cases of poaching in recent years”: Six Himalayan musk deer (Moschus leucogaster) had been found killed by poachers. Officials from the park, situated in the Everest foothills, said […]

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A string of poaching massacres has broken out across South Africa, with poachers slaughtering 24 rhinos in one month alone

A string of poaching massacres has broken out across South Africa, with poachers slaughtering 24 rhinos in one month alone

International trade is the second-largest threat to wildlife after habitat loss. On average, poachers in South Africa have killed more than one rhino each day in 2020, for a total of at least 394 butchered rhinos to feed the demand for ivory and rhino horn. But that doesn’t compare to this wave of killings from […]

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