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Shark rules need teeth, groups tell IUCN

The Wildlife Conservation Society and over 35 government agency and NGO partners participating in IUCN's World Conservation Congress this week are urging the world's governments to take urgent steps to save ...

dateSep 04, 2012 in Ecology
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Gabon burns five tonnes of ivory

Gabonese President Ali Bongo on Wednesday set fire to five tonnes of ivory worth millions of euros to mark his government's commitment to battling poachers and saving elephants.

dateJun 27, 2012 in Ecology
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New tool to battle illegal trade in animals

Though the illegal trade in rare or endangered plants and animals is estimated to be worth billions of dollar, efforts to combat such wildlife crime are spotty at best. In many nations where the trade is most lucrative, there is ...

dateMay 10, 2012 in Ecology
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Africa's last rhinos threatened by poaching

Decades of conservation efforts to save rhinos are coming undone, as surging demand for their horns in Asian traditional medicine has spawned a vast criminal trade powered by poaching.

dateMay 07, 2012 in Ecology
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Hong Kong to return rare Philippine turtles

Thirty-six live turtles seized from a smuggler, including 20 of one of the world's rarest species, are to be returned from Hong Kong to the Philippines, officials said on Wednesday.

dateApr 25, 2012 in Ecology
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Illegal orangutan trader prosecuted

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) announced today Sumatra's first ever successful sentence of an illegal orangutan owner and trader in Medan, ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Ecology
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New taste for Thai elephant meat

(AP) -- A new taste for eating elephant meat - everything from trunks to sex organs - has emerged in Thailand and could pose a new threat to the survival of the species.

dateJan 27, 2012 in Other
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Hong Kong seizes record haul of rhino horns

Hong Kong Customs officers have seized a record haul of 33 rhino horns along with ivory chopsticks and bracelets hidden inside a container shipped from South Africa, officials said on Tuesday.

dateNov 15, 2011 in Ecology
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