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Using science to combat illegal wildlife trade

Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat illegal wildlife trade—both ...

dateJul 28, 2017 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, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Ecology
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Trade in rare plants on social media must be monitored

A study conducted by the University of Kent's Dr Amy Hinsley and Dr David Roberts, and published by Conservation Biology, represents the first large-scale global survey of wildlife trade via a social-media site, using the ...

dateMar 15, 2016 in Ecology
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Treat illegal wildlife trade as serious crime: CITES

Illegal trade in wildlife products like ivory and rhino horn must be treated as a serious crime in order to end the devastating poaching of protected species, the head of UN wildlife trade regulator CITES said Thursday.

dateJan 25, 2013 in Ecology
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