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China Restores Ban On Rhino And Tiger Parts, For Now

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CHINA - China has backtracked on a recent decision to legalize the ?controlled? use of rhino and tiger parts for cultural and medicinal use. ...

Speed Trap: Cameras Help Defuse Human-Cheetah Conflict In Botswana

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BOTSWANA - Botswana's policy of zero tolerance for poaching and illegal hunting has given it the reputation of valuing wildlife conservation. But an increase in human-wildlife conflict in recent years appears to undermine those conservation efforts. ...

India's Tiger Killings Highlight Growing Conflict Between Humans And Wildlife

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INDIA - Villagers crushed a tiger to death with a tractor on Sunday and the shooting of a tigress called T-1 has sparked a national controversy ...

Government Must Act On Global Crisis For Wildlife

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What does the Government think of the recent, deeply disturbing findings of the WWF that human activity is responsible for a staggering 60% global decrease in the numbers of wild animals in the last 44 years? ...

Re-inventing The Hook: Orangutans Spontaneously Bend Straight Wires Into Hooks To Fish For Food

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The bending of a hook into wire to fish for the handle of a basket is surprisingly challenging for young children under eight years of age. Now, cognitive biologists and comparative psychologists led by Isabelle Laumer and Alice Auersperg observed ho ...

Hungry Manatees And Grand Theft Tortoise

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VENEZUELA - Venezuela?s ongoing economic crisis is affecting the ability of researchers and zoo staff to conserve vulnerable species, such as the American manatee (Trichechus manatus), the Arrau turtle (Podocnemis expansa) and the Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus i ...

Sharks 'Bigger And Fatter' And Numbers 'Out Of Control' In North Queensland, Fisher Says

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AUSTRALIA - One of Queensland's last remaining commercial shark fishermen warns shark numbers in north Queensland are "out of control" and he is surprised there have not been far more people mauled by the animals. ...

Four More Hen Harriers Disappear On Scottish Grouse Moors

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U K - RSPB Scotland is appealing for information following the suspicious disappearance of four satellite tagged Hen Harriers over the past 10 weeks. ...

For Javan Rhinos, The Last Holdout May Also Be A Deadly Disease Hotspot

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INDONESIA - Indonesia?s Ujung Kulon National Park sits at the westernmost tip of Java Island. Its remote peninsular location offers access only from the east, along a rough road used mostly by local villagers. As dawn breaks, great sweeping pastures can be seen ...

Savanna Fires, A Boon To Grazers, Cast Rhinos Into A 'Food Desert'

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TANZANIA - When it comes to protecting the critically endangered black rhinoceros, the focus tends to be on preventing the animals from being poached. But insidious threats like fire could be affecting their long-term survival too, a new study warns. ...

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