Posts Tagged ‘WILDLIFE POACHING’

Poaching on the rise at key national park

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

 

THE CITIZEN

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 

By Zephania Ubwani

The Citizen Bureau Chief

Poaching is among major problems facing Katavi National Park located south west of Tanzania. Elephants are the favourite animals targeted for their trophies as their tusks have a growing market in the Far East, said the acting chief park warden, Mr David Kadomo.


Refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other countries have been blamed for wanton killing of the animals which, he said, has become worse in recent times. He revealed this in a report presented to a team of journalists from various media houses who visited the game sanctuary recently.

Said he: “The killing of wild animals for their trophies is now carried out for commercial interests, with elephant tusks being smuggled through neighbouring countries.”

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INTERCEPT KENYAN WILDLIFE POACHERS: HELP FUND A DNA FORENSICS LAB

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010


  • ELEPHANTS ARE BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED BY POACHERS FOR THEIR IVORY.  

 

  • CONSUMERS: YOU CAN HELP SAVE THESE PEACEFUL, GENTLE ANIMALS.  

 

  • BOYCOTT ALL IVORY SALES.  

 

  • EACH PURCHASE OF IVORY PROPELS THE POACHING TRADE.  

 

  • IVORY AND BUSH MEAT SALES KEEP POACHERS IN BUSINESS.

 

  • HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO INTERCEPT THE BUSH MEAT TRADE:



Ken Bernhard and Bill Clark, Chief of Interpol Wildlife Crimes unit, are raising money for a DNA Forensics Lab to be headquartered at the Kenyan Wildlife Service.

 

A DNA Forensics lab will identify poached bush meat sold in local Kenyan storefronts.

 

Contributions for the DNA Forensics lab can be made to The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation (Lindgergh Foundation), with designations to the Aviation Green Investment Program-DNA Forensics Lab.

 

Checks can be mailed to:

Lindbergh Foundaton

2150 Third Avenue North

Anoka, MN  55303

 

Or via credit card at: http://www.lindberghfoundation.org.  Use the Donate Now button and select Aviation Green

 

E-mail info@actionnownetwork.com for a copy of the Proposal developed by the Kenyan Wildlife Service.

 

For additional information, contact: 

Shelley L. Nehl, Managing Director/Grants Program Administrator
LINDBERGH FOUNDATION
phone: 763-576-1596

snehl@lindberghfoundation.org 

 

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SAVE THE SERENGETI

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

 

SAVE THE SERENGETI


The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a natural wonder of the world.  The Serengeti is now in grave danger.  The Tanzanian government has approved a highly controversial measure to build a highway that cuts through the migration corridor for millions of wildebeest and zebra.  This highway will likely mean the ultimate destruction of the migration, the wildlife, the villages that depend on the tourist trade, and a delicate ecosystem that keeps our planet in balance.

 

See a clip of the migration in the video below, and an interview with African Wildlife Foundation CEO Patrick Bergin, Ph.D., in which he explains why and how the proposed highway can be rerouted.

 


 

 

See Save the Serengeti for information on how you can help!

 

The proposed highway could destroy a major carbon sink — The Ecologist

 


Alternate Route Presentation by the Frankfurt Zoological Society

 

Jane Goodall response to Save The Serengeti Highway 

 

New York Times article

 

African Wildlife Foundation official position 

on the proposed Serengeti Highway

 

 

 

 

Map showing proposed northern route (red)

and the alternate southern route (green)


PLEASE WRITE to your Tanzanian Ambassador now!

  Find sample letter and addresses here.


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DNA Detectives Track Elephant Poachers

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

 

by JOHN NIELSEN

February 26,  2007

NPR

Ivory poaching is surging out of control in Africa, a new study says. But scientists say they've found a way to use DNA "fingerprints" to track down the poachers.

The study, which currently appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says well-armed gangs of poachers have been killing elephants by the thousands. Black-market sales of elephant tusks were relatively rare five years ago but are now at an all-time high.

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Illegal wildlife trade: World’s police ‘must learn from environmental groups’

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

 

Chief enforcer of global efforts to halt decline in endangered species says tactics and priorities must change

By Jonathan Watts in St. Petersberg

Monday 22 November 2010

GUARDIAN.CO.UK

 

Police forces across the globe need to learn from environmental NGOs in investigating and exposing poachers and smugglers, according to the chief enforcer of global efforts to halt the illegal wildlife trade.

John Sellar, a former Aberdonian police chief who now works for theConvention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), said priorities and tactics needed to change if the alarming decline in tigers and other threatened animals was to be reversed.

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By Campaigning Against Poachers, Do Conservationists Have the Wrong Target?

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

By Campaigning Against Poachers, Do Conservationists Have the Wrong Target?

Ignoring consumers' involvement in the illegal wildlife trade works against efforts to combat it.

By Rachel Cernansky 

Tue Sep 14, 2010 

PLANETGREEN.COM

We know that the global wildlife trade sustains a thriving black market around the world, from exotic pets to species that people eat, sometimes knowing they were acquired illegally and sometimes not.

A lot of times it seems innocent, but if you don't know where the fish you're eating came from, orhow your pet bird arrived in the pet store, you could be contributing to the decline of species populations and their habitats around the world.

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