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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Smuggling of exotic animals in India reaches high as kangaroos spotted in Bengal

Smuggling of exotic animals in India reaches high as kangaroos spotted in Bengal

Illegal wildlife trafficking gangs have begun transporting kangaroos – native to Australia – to the eastern Indian state of West Bengal as the smuggling of exotic animals via India rises exponentially. Three of the marsupials were rescued by wildlife officers last month after a botched smuggling attempt when residents called in sightings in West Bengal’s […]

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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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“The Bear Whisperer” Host Charged With Poaching Black Bear in a National Park, Airing the Footage on His Show

“The Bear Whisperer” Host Charged With Poaching Black Bear in a National Park, Airing the Footage on His Show

Reality TV personality Harvey Neil Anthony, who professionally goes by Blaine Anthony and is known for his show “The Bear Whisperer,” faces federal poaching charges after shooting a bear in Kenai Fjords National Park and airing it on his show. He and his production company, Nature Productions, Inc., face misdemeanor charges that carry up to […]

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