The Horrible Life of Dolphins Captured in Taiji: onegreenplanet.org

1 Nov: In order to keep dolphins alive long enough to reach the marine parks and aquariums, hunters will inject medication and insert pills into the dead fish that they feed to the dolphins, and hydrate them through tubes.

 

Elephant poaching costs Africa ‘$25m a year’: sciencefocus.com

7 Nov: A study undertaken by the WWF has placed a figure on the financial cost of the ivory trade to Africa's tourism industry at an incredible $25 million every year. Research has found more than 90 per cent of the ivory seized from large shipments came from animals who had been killed less than three years before.

 

Officials defend shooting of bear in southwest China: scmp.com 

9 Nov: A forestry department in China has defended the shooting of a bear after pictures posted on the internet of people burning its corpse created an outcry. Officials said the body was burned to ensure that no animal parts could be sold illegally. The department said the bear had attacked villagers in Leibo county.

 

World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020: theguardian.com

27 Oct: The number of wild animals living on Earth is set to fall by two-thirds by 2020, according to a new report by the WWF and the Zoological Society of London.   

 

Huge Ivory Busts Lead Vietnam To Crack Down On Wildlife Trade: forbes.com

1 Nov: Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc issued a directive for the Ministry of Public Security to work with other government agencies to coordinate investigations into wildlife trafficking, and state media was instructed to launch a public awareness campaign.

 

Oregon voters overwhelmingly pass anti-wildlife trafficking Measure 100: humanesociety.org

8 Nov: The new law will ban the trafficking of 12 types of animals most targeted by wildlife traffickers: whales, sea turtles, elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, sharks, rays and pangolins, and impose felony-level fines on anyone caught buying or selling the parts or products from those creatures. 

 

How forensics are aiding the fight against illegal wildlife trade: theguardian.com

9 Nov: From rapid genetic analysis to spectrography, high-tech advances in forensics are being used to track down and prosecute perpetrators of the illegal wildlife trade.

 

Video game multimillionaire is saving thousands of acres of wildlife: uk.businessinsider.com

9 Nov: Tim Sweeney founded Epic in the early 1990s and has done quite well for himself. He's choosing to use that money for good, as he is donating $15 million to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect 7,000 acres of land in North Carolina, his home state.

 

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