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Fresh IUCN worry over vaquita exploitation, logging, poaching

vaquita-porpoise  Fresh IUCN worry over vaquita exploitation, logging, poaching vaquita porpoise

Illegal fishing, logging and poaching are impacting two-thirds of the 57 natural World Heritage sites monitored by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) this year, putting some of the world’s most precious and unique ecosystems and species at risk. Ahead of the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, starting on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Kraków, Poland, IUCN has ...

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Elephants now poached for their skins – WWF

elephant ivory  Elephants now poached for their skins – WWF Elephants e1470954589910

Endangered elephants are now being slaughtered in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar for their skin, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has disclosed. Described as a new kind of poaching for parts, the wildlife conservation organisation has expressed displeasure over the development, even as it seeks to address the situation. Traditionally, elephants are killed by poachers for their ...

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IUCN attributes vilest African elephant losses to poaching

elephant-poaching  IUCN attributes vilest African elephant losses to poaching elephant poaching 4

Africa’s overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching over the past 10 years – according to IUCN’s African Elephant Status Report launched on Sunday at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report is said to be an authoritative source of knowledge ...

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Can elephants ever recover from poaching?

elephant ivory  Can elephants ever recover from poaching? Elephants e1470954589910

It’s easy to kill an elephant, as hunters and ivory poachers have shown for quite some time. Creating one, however, is an entirely different story. Among the forest elephants in Central Africa, females don’t typically breed until they’re 23 years old – “a markedly late age of maturity relative to other mammals,” notes Andrea Turkalo, a scientist for the Wildlife ...

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Singh: How rangers are working to save tigers

Rohit Singh  Singh: How rangers are working to save tigers Rohit Singh Photo 7

Rohit Singh supports ranger and law enforcement work across countries that have wild tigers as part of the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Tigers Alive Initiative. He also serves as president of the Ranger Federation of Asia, an organisation that supports those on the frontlines of conservation in Asia and connects them to the world ranger community at large. He recently spoke ...

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GEF earmarks fresh $40m to combat wildlife crime in Africa, Asia

elephant-poaching  GEF earmarks fresh $40m to combat wildlife crime in Africa, Asia elephant poaching 4

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council on Thursday in Washington DC approved an additional $40 million for the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP), expanding its support in the fight against illegal trafficking to 19 countries in Africa and Asia. The GWP is a global partnership established to address the growing poaching crisis and an international call to action. The value of illegal trade has ...

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NESREA seeks support to curb poaching, wildlife trade

Lawrence-Anukam  NESREA seeks support to curb poaching, wildlife trade Lawrence Anukam

Communities in Nigeria have been urged to support efforts to preserve the remaining wildlife resources from extinction by guarding their forests against poachers. The call was made by the Lagos State Coordinator, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Mr Nosa Aigbedion, at an event on Monday 06 June 2016 by the Federal Ministry of Environment (FME) to mark this ...

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Kenya burns recovered elephant ivory, rhino horns, seeks to stop poaching

Nairobi National Park  Kenya burns recovered elephant ivory, rhino horns, seeks to stop poaching Ivory

Plumes of smoke filled the air of a muddy Nairobi National Park last Saturday as Kenya’s President Kenyatta presided over the burning of 105 tons of elephant ivory and 1.35 tons of rhino horns to send a message to the world that ivory is worth more on an elephant than it is in the market. The torching of this stockpile ...

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Rhino poaching crisis in Africa worsening, discloses IUCN

Poached rhino  Rhino poaching crisis in Africa worsening, discloses IUCN rhino 2204748b

The number of African rhinos killed by poachers has increased for the sixth year in a row with at least 1,338 rhinos killed by poachers across Africa in 2015, according to new data compiled by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission’s African Rhino Specialist Group (AfRSG). The IUCN on Wednesday described the development as the highest level ...

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CITES, IUCN unite against poaching, illegal wildlife trade

Inger Andersen  CITES, IUCN unite against poaching, illegal wildlife trade IUCN   s Director General Inger Andersen

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have signed an agreement to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations in minimising the illegal killing of and related illegal trade in elephants and other CITES-listed flagship species in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and ...

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