News tagged with illegal trafficking

'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 ...

dateJul 01, 2014 in Ecology
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Threatened A-listers of the animal world

The 40 countries meeting here Thursday to seek a landmark declaration on the illegal trade of wildlife have said they are particularly concerned about the plight of elephants, rhinos and tigers, prized for ...

dateFeb 13, 2014 in Ecology
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US bars sale, trade of white rhino horns

The last remaining species of rhinoceros that is not endangered will receive new US protection due to an intensifying poaching crisis, federal wildlife officials said Tuesday.

dateSep 10, 2013 in Ecology
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Tortoise trafficking raging out of control in Madagascar

Illegal trafficking of two critically endangered tortoise species from Madagascar has reached epidemic proportions, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Turtle Survival Alliance, ...

dateMay 03, 2013 in Ecology
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Chimps, gorillas, other apes being lost to trade

The multibillion-dollar trade in illegal wildlife—clandestine trafficking that has driven iconic creatures like the tiger to near-extinction—is also threatening the survival of great apes, a new U.N. ...

dateMar 26, 2013 in Ecology
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Cyprus clinic at centre of human egg trafficking probe

They may never see the light of day but Maria is not abandoning her Cypriot "children", embryos that were seized after the fertility clinic where they were conceived in vitro was closed on suspicion of human egg trafficking.

dateSep 14, 2010 in Other
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