4 Dominicans are accused of smuggling wildlife and throwing 113 birds overboard to their deaths

4 Dominicans are accused of smuggling wildlife and throwing 113 birds overboard to their deaths

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico– Today a federal grand jury indicted four men from the Dominican Republic who attempted to smuggle hundreds of exotic birds into the Dominican Republic and were interdicted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Coast Guard. According to court documents, on or about May 3, 2024, defendants Frankluis Carela […]

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What Education Do Wildlife Enforcement Officers Have?

What Education Do Wildlife Enforcement Officers Have?

Wildlife enforcement officers, often known as game wardens, play a critical role in preserving our natural heritage. They confirm compliance with laws and regulations associated with wildlife management and recreational pursuits. Starting the path to becoming a wildlife officer encompasses a synthesis of challenging educational facets, specialized training, and continuing learning. This article explores the […]

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Montana man used animal tissue and testicles to breed ‘giant’ sheep for sale to hunting preserves

Montana man used animal tissue and testicles to breed ‘giant’ sheep for sale to hunting preserves

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – A Montana rancher illegally used tissue and testicles from wild sheep killed by hunters in central Asia and the U.S. to breed “giant” hybrid sheep for sale to private hunting preserves in Texas, according to court documents and federal prosecutors. Arthur “Jack” Schubarth, 80, of Vaughn, Montana pleaded guilty to felony […]

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US national arrested in South Africa on wildlife trafficking, weapons charges

US national arrested in South Africa on wildlife trafficking, weapons charges

A U.S. national has been arrested in South Africa on wildlife trafficking and firearms charges, South African authorities have announced. Derek Lewitton, a Texan, was arrested Dec. 22 following a raid on his Harmony Gate Estate ranch in Limpopo Province by the South African Police Services’ Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) units. Limpopo Police […]

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Freedom for queen of the jungle after a life behind bars: Starved tiger reduced to skin and bone is among 53 giant cats set to ‘feel grass on their paws for the first time’ after rescue from Thai breeding farm

Freedom for queen of the jungle after a life behind bars: Starved tiger reduced to skin and bone is among 53 giant cats set to ‘feel grass on their paws for the first time’ after rescue from Thai breeding farm

A starved tiger that was reduced to skin and bone is among 53 big cats set to ‘feel grass on their paws for the first time’ after they were rescued from a Thai breeding farm. The emaciated female tiger Salamas was found struggling to stand or walk after losing so much weight inside a cage […]

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Rewilding Peruvian Spider Monkeys!!!

Rewilding Peruvian Spider Monkeys!!!

Closing out the last days of 2023 and first days of 2024, I want to share the resent Peruvian Spider Monkey (Ateles chamek) REWILDING program activity thanks to the challenging work of scientists, veterinarians and volunteers of the Taricaya Ecological Reserve (www.taricayaecoreserve.org) and Kawsay Biological Center (www.kawsaycenterperu.org) in the southeastern Amazon rainforest of Peru. As […]

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