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2010-12-23 06:00:00

A growing black-market demand for rhino horns is driving a profitable new wave of high-tech poaching that threatens the fight to save the rhinoceros from extinction.

2010-12-21 14:38:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Flocken, D.C.

2010-12-17 08:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that, on Jan.

2010-11-20 00:00:47

Black markets along Myanmar, Thailand and China’s shared borders play a crucial role in facilitating the deadly illicit trade in tigers and other endangered species, according to a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC report in the lead up to the Global Tiger Forum taking place next week in St.

2010-11-14 00:14:59

With as few as 3,200 Tigers in the Wild, Experts Discuss Goal of Doubling Wild Tiger Numbers and Tackling Issues Such as Poaching, Habitat Loss and Captive Tigers. Washington, DC (Vocus) November 12, 2010 World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC International will hold a joint media briefing by teleconference on Tuesday, Nov.

2010-11-10 08:00:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is moving three tigers from a closed sanctuary in San Antonio, Texas to Pittsboro, North Carolina.

2010-11-10 00:00:39

More than 1,000 Tigers Reduced to Skin and Bones in Last Decade Wild Tiger Numbers in Steep Decline, Down from 100,000 a Century Ago to As Few As 3,200 Today Washington, DC (Vocus) November 9, 2010 Parts of at least 1,069 tigers have been seized in tiger range countries over the past decade, according to new analysis of tiger seizures carried out by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. "Reduced to Skin and Bones" shows that from January 2000 to April 2010, parts of...

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2010-11-09 11:50:00

A report released Tuesday states that the illegal trade in tiger parts has led to over 1,000 wild tigers being killed over the past decade.

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2010-10-06 06:04:18

South Africa on Tuesday launched a new wildlife crime unit that will take rhino poaching head on in an attempt to stop the dramatic surge of senseless killings for the animal’s horn that is sold for use in traditional medicines.

2010-09-14 07:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today praised the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee and its chairmen, Sen. Richard L. Alloway II (R-33) and Sen. Richard A.


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