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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...

2012-05-07 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...

2012-02-23 00:40:00

NBC´s Rock Center with Brian Williams Highlights Epidemic of Rhino Poaching to Feed Demand in Asian Communities, including those in US (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 WHAT:    Telephone Interviews Available WHO:    Matthew Lewis, African Rhino Expert at World Wildlife Fund Barney Long, Asian Rhino Expert at World Wildlife Fund HOW:    Contact Caroline Behringer at (443) 285-1925 or caroline.behringer(at)wwfus(dot)org WHY: Poaching...

Image 1 - Elephants On The Decline In Eastern Congo
2011-11-11 05:31:26

Humans play a far greater role in the fate of African elephants than habitat, and human conflict in particular has a devastating impact on these largest terrestrial animals, according to a new University of British Columbia study published online in PLoS ONE this week. In some of the best-documented cases to date, the study shows the elephant population in the Okapi Faunal Reserve — one of the last strongholds of forest elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — saw...

2011-11-03 00:00:00

Rhino poaching in South Africa averages more than one per day, surpassing 2010 record. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 More rhinos have been killed in South Africa in the past 10 months than were killed in all of 2010, new poaching numbers reveal. Statistics from South Africa National Parks show that 341 animals have been lost to poaching so far in 2011, compared to a record total of 333 last year. South Africaâs grim milestone comes on the heels of an announcement...


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