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2010-05-11 13:58:00

READING, Pa., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that Roy Gordon Lovell, 74, of Glen Rock pled guilty to one count of the unlawful killing of a Canada goose and one count of false or fraudulent statements to an officer on April 28. The charges stemmed from an incident on April 20, in Codorus Township, York County. "Although there is a lawful hunting season for the taking of Canada geese, the violation occurred during the closed...

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2010-05-11 06:37:29

Tiger poachers in Bangladesh could soon face harsher prison sentences once new amendments to the existing poaching laws take effect, which is primarily aimed at protecting the critically endangered Bengal tiger, an official said on Monday. The existing law, which dates back to 1974, sets the maximum penalty for poaching or smuggling to a fine of 30 US dollars (2,000 taka) and a two-year prison term. The current laws are too compassionate to preserve the country's endangered big game...

2010-04-16 13:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Rick Finnegan recently completed two cases involving the illegal killing of a tundra swan and a white-tailed deer in Sullivan County. Jesse Richart, 21, of Forksville, Sullivan County, was cited for illegally killing a tundra swan in March of 2009 in northern Sullivan County. "A concerned citizen called me with information that he had been watching a pair of tundra swans...

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2010-03-23 06:20:00

The United Nations has rejected proposed one-time ivory sales, giving conservationists a rare victory during the annual Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar. Tanzania and Zambia had both requested permission to sell stockpiled ivory. Tanzania asked for permission to sell 200,000 pounds to Japan and China, but their request was denied by the U.N. for fear it would contribute to an already existing rise in poaching. Shortly thereafter, Zambia withdrew a...

2010-03-19 15:15:00

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has appealed to President Obama and the US government to support Kenya, the birthplace of Obama's father, which is leading efforts by 20 African nations to maintain elephant protection and oppose ivory trade at the CITES meeting in Doha. On Monday delegates will vote on whether to "downlist" elephant populations from Zambia and Tanzania from the protected level of "Appendix 1" to enable resumed...

2010-03-17 15:55:00

Doha, Qatar "“ Urgent law enforcement action by governments in Central and West Africa and South-east Asia is crucial to addressing the illicit ivory trade, according to a new analysis of elephant trade data released today. Detailed regional summaries of the data held in the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS), the world's largest database on ivory seizures, highlight the failure of law enforcement in key elephant range States facing an increasing threat from organised crime and...

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2010-03-16 12:33:49

The black market trade of African ivory has been linked to Asian crime organizations and may affect the efforts made by Zambia and Tanzania to sell off their legally acquired tusks, according to experts at a UN wildlife trade meeting. When the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species last held a conference in 2007, they voted on a nine-year suspension on exports of African ivory. The ban started in 2008, after South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe had a one-time sale of...

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2010-03-12 07:59:09

An international convention will meet next week to decide whether to grant requests from Tanzania and Zambia to lower the protection status of their elephants, allowing them to conduct one-time sales of stockpiled ivory. An international team of 27 conservationists, writing in the March 12 edition of Science, says allowing the sale could lead to increased slaughter of elephants for their ivory throughout Africa. The team says there was a sharp increase in poaching even before 2007, when the...

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2010-01-18 11:30:00

Illegal wildlife traders are using the Internet to pull in more customers, avoid laws and evade authorities, according to animal rights activists at the Asia for Animals 2010 conference on Sunday. Everything from rhinoceros horns to live tiger cubs are being marketed on public websites and in online advertisements, said Grace Ge, Asian regional director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The Internet provides illegal traders an anonymous way to market their goods and offers...

2010-01-12 14:58:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Howard William Ledford of Hayesville, N.C., was sentenced today in federal court in the Western District of North Carolina to serve one year in prison for illegally selling and transporting wild American ginseng into Georgia, the Justice Department announced. Ledford pleaded guilty on Nov. 9, 2009, to two counts charging him with selling and transporting wild American ginseng in violation of the Lacey Act. Ledford admitted that in 2004 and...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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