Brazil’s blue macaws, golden lion tamarins back in traffickers’ sights

Brazil’s blue macaws, golden lion tamarins back in traffickers’ sights

Experts at two of Brazil’s leading wildlife conservation bodies are on high alert following a spate of seizures of hyacinth macaws and golden lion tamarins from alleged traffickers in recent years. The illegal wildlife trade was what drove the hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), the world’s biggest flying parrot species, and the golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus […]

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‘We are all ecstatic’: Rescued wild pangolin gives birth to healthy pup

‘We are all ecstatic’: Rescued wild pangolin gives birth to healthy pup

Ally arrived at the veterinary hospital the way most rescued pangolins do: underweight, dehydrated and suffering from pneumonia. But a routine ultrasound revealed that Ally wasn’t a typical patient — she was also pregnant. In April, officials working for the South African Police Service’s Endangered Species Unit managed to rescue Ally, a wild Temminck’s pangolin […]

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In the Horn of Africa, conflict and illegal trade create a ‘cheetah hell’

In the Horn of Africa, conflict and illegal trade create a ‘cheetah hell’

The 8-week-old cheetah cubs should have been with their mother. Instead, they were penned up in a small village near Erigavo, Somaliland, after a group of nomadic livestock farmers chased the mother away and captured the cubs from a nearby cave. “There were actually three [cubs],” Asma Bileh, a Somaliland veterinarian for the Cheetah Conservation […]

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Brazilian Amazon drained of millions of wild animals by criminal networks: Report

Brazilian Amazon drained of millions of wild animals by criminal networks: Report

The Brazilian Amazon is hemorrhaging illegally traded wildlife according to a new report released Monday. Each year, thousands of silver-voiced saffron finches and other songbirds, along with rare macaws and parrots, are captured, trafficked and sold as pets. Some are auctioned as future contestants in songbird contests. Others are exported around the globe. Fish bound […]

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