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'Slavery' driving apes to extinction

Thousands of great apes are killed or trafficked into "slavery" each year in a multi-million dollar illegal trade that is driving some of man's closest relatives towards extinction, conservationists said ...

Jul 01, 2014
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Hong Kong customs make $1m ivory bust

Hong Kong customs have seized HK$7.9 million (US$1 million) worth of illegal ivory hidden in luggage on a flight bound for Cambodia, officials said Tuesday.

Jun 10, 2014
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Hong Kong begins destroying huge ivory haul

Hong Kong on Thursday began destroying nearly 30 tonnes of ivory seized from smugglers in the world's largest such operation, a major step in the fight against the illegal trade in elephant tusks.

May 15, 2014
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Seizures show scale of pangolin peril

(Phys.org) —Pangolins, insect-eating mammals that live in tropical parts of Africa and Asia, are under threat from a growing inter-continental illegal trade in the animals and their scales, according to ...

Mar 14, 2014
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Rescuing backyard tigers

Significantly more tigers are in U.S captivity than are left in the wild. In fact, as many as 10,000 tigers, lions and other endangered big cats are privately owned in the United States, according to the ...

Feb 19, 2014
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