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Thailand’s tortoise seizures escalate, says report

Tortoises and freshwater turtles may be slow movers, but they are being smuggled at lightning speed through Thailand, with close to 19,000 seized in six years. A new TRAFFIC report, Seizures of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles in Thailand 2008-2013, analyses 53 reported seizures of tortoises and freshwater turtles in Thailand, over half of which took place at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in ...

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Sharks, manta rays receive UN protection

Five species of sharks and two manta ray species on Sunday, September 14 received protection under the United Nation’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) when formal measures to regulate their international trade came into effect. The five sharks and two manta rays species include Scalloped Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna lewini, Great Hammerhead Shark ...

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Vultures in Africa, Europe face extinction, BirdLife warns

Conservation Partnership – BirdLife International – has announced that vultures have rapidly become one of the most threatened families of birds on the planet. In a bid to stop this important family of birds slipping towards extinction in Europe and Africa, they have launched a global campaign asking for public support to Stop Vulture Poisoning Now.   Following recent catastrophic declines ...

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Wildlife poaching linked to Boko Haram funding

Poached rhino

Illegal wildlife trade, including poaching has been identified as a major source of funding for the deadly terrorist organisation Boko Haram, a new report by the New Scientists has said. The illegal trade, it has also been found, rake an estimated $20 billion a year from sale of ivory, rhino horn and tiger penis, part of which the report said is ...

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Mallam directs forestry involvement in Great Green Wall project

Ahead of the expected presidential flag-off of the Great Green Wall project in 11 frontline states in northern Nigeria, Environment Minister, Laurentia Laraba Mallam, has directed the active and full involvement of the Department of Forestry in the Federal Ministry of Environment in the implementation of the Great Green Wall project without delay. She has asked the three Directors of ...

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South Africans to invest in Nigeria’s non-oil sector

A delegation of South African businessmen have expressed willingness to partner their Nigerian counterparts to boost job creation in Nigeria through investments in the nation’s non-oil sector.   The leader of the delegation, Mr Michael Gamwo, from Wesgro, a South African Trade Promotion Group, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in ...

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