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Illegal Hunting And Bushmeat Trading Driving Down Animal Populations In Africa
2012-10-13 09:06:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Illegal hunting and bushmeat trade are having a greater impact on wildlife populations in the Southern and Eastern savannas of Africa than was previously thought. TRAFFIC's new report entitled "Illegal Hunting and the Bush-Meat Trade in Savanna Africa: Drivers, Impacts and Solutions to Address the Problem" provides the first comprehensive overview of the threat posed by illegal hunting and the bushmeat trade in African savannas...

2012-08-10 06:21:10

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on information provided by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), China's Forestry Police conducted a surprise inspection on at Chengtian Antique Mall on where they confiscated 107 pieces of illegal ivory and other wildlife products. Three suspects were detained in connection with the August 6(th) seizure. Located near Beijing, the wholesale mall is highlighted in the recent IFAW report, "Making a...

2012-07-22 23:00:46

Wildlife Crime Scorecard Grades 23 Asian and African Countries but US still has Major Role to Play Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 Widespread lack of enforcement by African and Asian countries is threatening the survival of wild rhinos, tigers and elephants, a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report has found. Wildlife Crime Scorecard: Assessing Compliance with and Enforcement of CITES Commitments for Tigers, Rhinos and Elephants examines how 23 Asian and African countries considered...

2012-06-15 10:22:08

FRANKLIN, Pa., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Mark Allegro, following up on a number of anonymous tips, tracked down the individual who illegally owned a wallaby that was captured on May 30, along King Road near Cambridge Springs, Crawford County. On June 11, WCO Allegro filed charges against Corry A. Lewis, age 22, of North East, Erie County, before District Judge Lincoln S. Zilhaver, of Saegertown, Crawford...

2012-06-06 23:03:38

Regional cooperation critical to address recent upsurge in poaching, according to WWF Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Central African countries today signed a groundbreaking regional plan to strengthen law enforcement and better combat poaching of elephants and other species at risk from illegal wildlife trade. The plan was adopted by the ten member states of Central African Forest Commission, known as COMIFAC, as escalating rates of wildlife crime plague the region. Wildlife...

2012-05-24 06:24:11

Further protections needed as 1.5 tons of elephant tusks seized in Sri Lanka WASHINGTON, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sri Lankan authorities said they seized around 350 illegal elephant tusks weighing nearly 1.5 tons in Colombo port on Tuesday - marking the single biggest ivory haul in the island nation. As authorities around the globe work to bring these culprits to justice, today in the U.S. the Senate Foreign Relations Committee led by Senator John Kerry held a...

2012-05-14 14:21:31

SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood joined forces with Silicon Valley on Friday evening to support wildlife conservation organization, WildAid, at their annual gala. Larry King, Hayden Panettiere, Jared Leto, Maggie Q, John Corbett, Kate Flannery, and Bo Derek were among the stars raising money for WildAid. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120514/SF06993) The 300-guest black-tie VIP dinner included a presentation by WildAid Founder Peter Knights, a live...

2012-05-09 10:21:21

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officers (WCOs) Rodney P. Mee and Rob Minnich recently filed charges on two Tioga County residents for a weekend poaching spree in which a total of eight whitetail deer were found shot and left lay to rot. Beginning on Friday morning, Feb. 24, through Monday morning, Feb. 27, Zachary Ryan Zimmers, 21, and Michael Wayne Hinman, 24, both of Morris Run, were out driving around, spotting...

2012-05-07 19:49:33

In Sweden, hunting has been an important part of life for both the elite and people at large — yet the two groups have not enjoyed quite the same opportunities. For example, from 1600 to 1789, hunting was reserved for the nobility, and non-compliance with the law could lead to a death penalty or penal labour for life. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg sheds light on the history of hunting rights. In his thesis, Ulf Nyrén goes to the bottom with the...

2012-03-12 10:27:00

PARIS, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With up to 400 elephants already butchered for their ivory, last week soldiers were in a deadly battle with poachers to prevent further killings in Cameroon's Bouba Ndjida National Park. A team from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), who was on the ground in Cameroon, reported heavy fire between the two sides last Monday as poachers targeted a herd of elephants. At least 63 gunshots were heard during...