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Thousands Of Radiated Tortoises Seized From Traffickers In Madagascar

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MADAGASCAR - Authorities in Madagascar confiscated 7,347 radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) from wildlife traffickers on Oct. 24, just months after a similar bust led to the seizure of nearly 10,000 tortoises of the same species in a nearby town. ...

Killing Jaguars For Arthritis Creams And Wine

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CHILE - Suriname's jaguar population is being decimated for the Asian market in arthritis cream, soap, aphrodisiacs and even wine, according to an investigation by World Animal Protection. The inquiry uncovered a chain of hunting and secret trade with high e ...

'At Capacity'? A Nepali Park Reckons With Its Rhinos

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NEPAL - There was a time when Dhan Maya Tamang and her husband, Prem Bahadur, both in their 50s, worried about rhinos straying into their settlement. ...

New Tools To Help Shark Fin Identification And Determination Of Trade Sustainability

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TAIWAN - More than 50 frontline enforcement officers from Taiwan?s Fisheries Agency, Customs, Coast Guard Administration, Ocean Conservation Administration and academic shark researchers from National Taiwan University, and the National Taiwan Ocean Universit ...

China Legalizes Use Of Tiger Bone And Rhino Horn For Traditional Medicine

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CHINA - China has legalized the "controlled" use of rhino horn and tiger bone for medical use and cultural purposes in the country, the government announced on Oct. 29. ...

What's Killing Nepal's Rhinos?

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NEPAL - Thousands of tourists from around the world flock to Nepal's Chitwan National Park every year to get a glimpse of the greater one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis). But for 46-year-old Nabin Adhikari, the animals are like colleagues. A wildlif ...

Will Trade Bans Stop A Deadly Salamander Plague From Invading The US?

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If it happens, it?ll likely go something like this: American parents decide to buy something special for their child?s birthday a pet salamander. Although immediately excited, the child quickly loses interest and the salamander languishes. The parent ...

Sabah Wildlife Kills Croc Suspected Of Attacking Teen

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MALAYSIA - A crocodile suspected of attacking a teenage boy a month ago and continuing to lurk in the waters around a village in the east coast Sandakan district has been shot dead by the wildlife rangers. ...

Sabah State Govt Mulls Planting Food For Wild Elephants

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MALAYSIA - The state government is thinking of planting food for elephants in certain protected areas to prevent them from encroaching into plantations. ...

An Island Crucial For Sea Turtles Has Washed Away

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East Island has just about disappeared. Hurricane Walaka has washed it away. This happened just a few days ago. You might be relieved to hear that it is so remote a part of Hawaii?s Northwest Islands that no one lived there and no one will be affecte ...

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