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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Rhino horns poisoned to stop poaching gangs in South Africa

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Rhino horns poisoned to stop poaching gangs A game reserve in South Africa has taken the radical step of poisoning rhino horns so that people risk becoming "seriously ... months to combat international poaching syndicates. More than 200 rhinos have been poached so far this year in South Africa, driven by demand in China and elsewhere in Asia, where horn ground ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Life of Pi's Tabu among Bollywood stars face trial over poaching case

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in New Delhi Four could be jailed for six years if found guilty of involvement in hunting endangered antelope Bollywood stars face trial over 1998 poaching case Four Bollywood stars, including Life of Pi actress Tabu, have been charged in a 14-year-old poaching case and will finally go on trial next month for alleged complicity in the shooting of an endangered ...

  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    John Kerry puts US$1m bounty on Laos-based poaching network

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US$1m bounty on poaching network US Secretary of State John Kerry has offered a US$1 million reward to help smash a Laos-based poaching network ... and were pumped into other "illicit activities such as narcotics, arms, and human trafficking". Another effect of poaching was that it "destabilises communities that depend ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - BOXING

    Mike Tyson accused of poaching fighters by USA Boxing

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Tim Dahlberg Former heavyweight champ is slammed for trying to sign professional contracts with Rio Games hopefuls Tyson 'hurting U.S. Olympic team by poaching fighters' It did ... himself- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the US Olympic team in 2016. Dr Charles Butler said in the letter that the recently ...

  5. Lifestyle

    Demand for ivory in China has led to illegal poaching in Africa

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... history, ignited a poaching crisis. "After the sale in 2008, poaching skyrocketed," says Grace Ge Gabriel, Asia regional director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The influx of legal ivory not only created unprecedented demand, but provided convenient cover for poached ivory to enter the increasingly prosperous mainland. To secure Cites approval for ivory ...

  6. News - China

    Conservation official denies legal ivory trade to blame for poaching

    Posted May 21st 2013, 05:25pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China’s small traditional trade in carving uses ivory acquired through legal auctions and in no way encourages or worsens the problem of elephant poaching in Africa, ... Administration, said it was unfair to blame China for the rise in poaching. “Has China’s legal ivory trade caused the poaching of wild elephants? I don’t think there’s necessarily a connection,” he told ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POACHING

    How Hong Kong's seized ivory could help US biologist stop poachers

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... DNA from seized tusks, says local officials are not donating samples fast enough for him to pinpoint the latest poaching hot spots. "Hong Kong has been, in the past, very ... from seized tusks onto the map, which shows clusters of poaching activity. "More often than not, it is repeated poaching in the same areas," he said. "If we get an idea of where ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - IVORY TRADE

    Save elephants from Chinese ivory trade or we lose them, says researcher

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... for the illegal trade in tusks, said Poole. And with about 400,000 elephants left in the world today, most of them will be gone in 10 years if the poaching continues at this rate, said Poole, who has ... the ivory [the world] gets today is all from killing the elephants, none from natural death now." There has been a sharp rise in poaching since the last sanctioned sale in 2007, data from ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Chinese poachers’ ship hauled off Philippine reef

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... to the Palawan capital of Puerto Princesa where its 12 Chinese crewmen were arraigned on Friday, she said. They were arrested for alleged poaching in the marine reserve and anger mounted after hundreds of dead pangolins or scaly anteaters – a protected species – were later discovered in their ship. At a hearing in Puerto Princesa, the men entered a plea of not guilty to the poaching charge, ...

  10. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Poachers kill 11 elephants in 'worst massacre in Kenya for decades'

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Omondi said. Last year, Kenya lost about 360 elephants to poaching. ...




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