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This is heartbreaking! Pregnant #rhino mom & calf both killed by poachers this morning @PilanesbergNP in #SouthAfrica #WildlifeCrime. WE NEED TO STOP THIS

This is what wildlife crime looks like. A group of international photographers have joined forces on a new project, using the power of images to call for an end to illegal animal trade.
Photos: Bruno D’Amicis + Patrick Brown + Britta Jaschinski + Brian Skerry

The sentencing of notorious ivory trafficker, Winston Humba, to seven years jail in Malawi for crimes against wildlife is further testament to the great work being carried out by wildlife and law enforcement groups in the country including ECF-funded Lilongwe Wildlife Trust. Humba was arrested at his 'ivory factory' where heavy duty machinery was being used to process raw ivory into smaller pieces for easier air transport to addresses in Thailand and Malaysia. Four men in connection with the 'factory' received 4 year sentences each with hard labour. Before 2014, Malawi was seen as a ‘soft target’ for wildlife criminals, with low interception and conviction rates and an average sentence of just $40 for ivory trafficking. Today wildlife criminals can expect to find themselves behind bars with tough sentences. The case was made possible with support from ECF, Wildcat Foundation, Olsen Animal Trust and Stop Ivory. See full press release on LWT website. #ElephantCrisisFund #Wildlifecrime. Photo by: Malawi Police Service

VETPAW unequivocally supports the upholding of the ban preventing the export of elephant and big game trophies from Africa to the USA or anywhere else in the world for that matter.

#VETPAW #veterans #ban #elephant #elephants #trophies

Image credit : Harman Heer @hshphotos

East Africa Swaminarayan Satsang Temple in Nairobi has committed some of the money it raises in donations to fight Wildlife Crime. Many Shot for @world_wildlife #WildlifeCrime #Nairobi #fundraising

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#Human-#elephant #conflict is one of the biggest #conservation issues in #India. Sometimes the interactions between #people and elephants take a #violent turn, and both sides suffer #casualties. North Bengal is one of the conflict hotspots for #elephants in India.
#animalhumanconflict #india #wildlifecrime #cohabitation @peta @petaindia


World Rhino Day 2017

It is not looking good for Rhinoceros. It is calculated that over 500,000 of these gentle giants roamed in the wild across Africa and Asia at the beginning of the 20th century; estimates done at the end of 2015 brought the figure down to only 30,000 individuals left.
Rhinos are poached for their horns. The demand for rhino horn products in Asia has increased over the past few years, resulting in a staggering and unsustainable impact upon poaching of the species. It is estimated that a rhino is killed for its horn every 8 hours.
Investigators from the Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) witness the illegal trade of ‘raw’ rhino horn and ‘worked’ products every day. During our undercover investigation in Nhi Khe (Vietnam) over a period of 12 months, our teams observed directly rhino horns and products estimated to equate to 579 rhinos, with an estimated street value of USD 42 million.

The WJC report “Black Business: Illegal Rhino Horn Trade Dynamics in Nhi Khe, Viet Nam, from a Criminal Perspective” has been launched today: it is a case study that describes the dynamics of rhino horn trafficking in Nhi Khe (Viet Nam) and the fluctuations of the value of raw rhino horn presented to our undercover operatives during the course of our field investigations. #Wildlife #WildlifeCrime #WildlifeJustice #Rhino #WorldRhinoDay


#WildlifeCrime is not a purely #African problem. “Environmental crime threatens Europe’s last pristine forests and iconic wildlife
A new @unitednations report warns that illegal logging, illegal caviar trade, mass-killing of wild birds and poaching of bears, #wolves and #lynx threaten #biodiversity and livelihoods in the Danube-Carpathian region stretching over 15 #European countries.” Shared via @unenvironment

@Regranned from @vetpaw - VETPAW unequivocally supports the upholding of the ban preventing the export of elephant and big game trophies from Africa to the USA or anywhere else in the world for that matter.

#VETPAW #veterans #ban #elephant #elephants #trophies

Image credit : Harman Heer @hshphotos #regrann

In mar-apr-feb next year I’ll be in South Africa to help The Rhino Orphanage in their fight against wildlife crime. Please help me by making a donation or sharing my GoFundMe page. Thank you 💜🦏http://www.gofundme.com/help-save-rhinos link in bio #gofundme #gofundmelink #rhino #wildlife #wildlifecrime #savetherhino #savetherhinos #southafrica #volunteer #voluntary #againstpoaching #againsttrophyhunting #stoppoaching #stoptrophyhunting #ivorytrademuststop #vegan #veganvolunteering #veganforanimals #veganfortheplanet #veganfortheanimals🐖🐄🐓🐇🐏🐢🐕🐩🐁🐃🐂🐨🐘🐪🐊🐋🐠🐟🐞🐝

Like our children, playing with water, looking at their reflection in the pond, oblivious of the Evil around them.
This is what we fight for.
#FightingBackForWildlife #Chimps #Wildlife #apes #Africa #Conservation #wildlifecrime #EAL #ElephantActionLeague

@Regranned from @rhinohorncoffee - There is no time to lay down on the job, every day more rhinos are lost to poaching. Are you ready to see it end? Drink Coffee - Save Rhino

Rp from @wildlifepaige - The debate on legal trophy hunting and conservation: Killing more elephants to help save the species is one counterintuitive strategy for preserving them. Here’s the thinking: Invite hunters from rich countries to pay generous fees to shoot specified numbers of elephants, and use that money for conservation to help local communities. Seems like a reasonable debate until you look closer into the hunting industry. According to an IUCN report, it shows that the industry employs few people and that the money from hunt fees that trickles down to needy villagers is minimal. In addition, government corruption can be a factor. In Zimbabwe, for instance, individuals associated with President Robert Mugabe have seized lands in lucrative hunting areas which has coincided with overhunting and poaching. Trophy hunting isn’t stopping poaching, especially in countries that have a poor record of protecting their wildlife. Revenue is more likely to go into personal and foreign bank accounts than into conservation and community programs. Elephants are incredible animals with cognitive abilities, emotional and empathetic natures, complex social lives, lifelong learning, and great memory skills.
Killing them to save them is not the solution.

Facts: National Geographic

Scenes of Hanoi (part 5)

A tattooed man, sitting on his motorbike smoking a cigarette, a scene found throughout the capital. This shot was taken outside one of Hanoi’s large pet shops, hence the numerous birdcages, which highlight the country’s various problems with wildlife crime. The illegal pet industry is one of the various forms of wildlife crimes that are taking a major toll on Vietnam’s ecosystems. August 2017.


#nikonphotography #natgeo #nationalgeographic #earthpix #oneshot #instagram #earthimage #50mm #globaldaily #britishphotography
#photoobserve #travelandlife #worldtravelbook #travelphotography #makeportrait #streetphotography
#youthfultraveller #i_like_local
#vietnamphotography #vietnam #vietnamlife #humansofvietnam @vietnamstreetphoto #hanoicapital #hanoiphotography
#wildlifecrime #illegalpettrade
#nikonasia #artistmotive

Sumatran Rhinoceros:
Scientific Name:
(Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)
Distribution: Indonesia.
Habitat: Rainforest, Swamps, and Cloud Forests.
Diet: Herbivore.
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered.
Population: 100.

The Sumatran rhinoceros, also known as the hairy rhinoceros or Asian two-horned rhinoceros, is a rare member of the family Rhinocerotidae and one of five extant rhinoceroses. It is the only extant species of the genus Dicerorhinus. It is the smallest rhinoceros, although it is still a large mammal. Like both African species, it has two horns; the larger is the nasal horn, while the other horn is typically a stub. A coat of reddish-brown hair covers most of the Sumatran rhino's body. Members of the species once inhabited rainforests, swamps, and cloud forests in India, Malaysia and indonesia. In historical times, they lived in southwest China, particularly in Sichuan. They are now critically endangered, with only five substantial populations in the wild: four on Sumatra and one on Borneo. Their numbers are difficult to determine because they are solitary animals that are widely scattered across their range, but they are estimated to number fewer than 100. The species is classed as critically endangered primarily due to illegal poaching while the last survey in 2008 estimated that around 250 individuals survived. From the early 1990s, the population decline was estimated at more than 50% per decade, and the small, scattered populations now face high risks of inbreeding depression. Most remaining habitat is in relatively inaccessible mountainous areas of Indonesia. Poaching of Sumatran rhinoceros is a cause for concern, as the price of its horn has been estimated as high as US$30,000 per kilogram: 31 This species has been overhunted for many centuries, leading to the current greatly reduced and still declining population. If captive breeding programs fail and the Sumatran Rhino will become extinct. #rhinoceros #sumatranrhinos #captivebreedingsavesspecies #endangeredspecies #endangeredanimals #wildlife #conservation #wildlifeconservation #wildlifecrime #illegalwildlifetrade #endpoaching

Last week the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wildlife Crime Unit helped the Indonesian police authority to intercept smugglers with more than 40 cockatoos and more than 80 eclectus parrots. Some of the birds were already packed into pipes - a common method used to smuggle these animals. I’ve seen these amazing creatures packed into bottles, tires, and egg-crates as they are ripped form their forests and trafficked over international borders and into the seediest and most unscrupulous underbelly of the pet trade. Statistics are mixed, but something like just one out of every twenty birds intercepted in these situations will survive. Sixty percent of parrots that actually enter the pet trade in this fashion will not survive long enough to make it into a household - stats from that point become blurrier, but equally dismal. As I’ve urged over and over - know what your decisions and dollars support. These fantastic beauties should be preserved and protected where they belong. I have helped with so many confiscations and seizures of such diverse species it is just gutting to think of what goes on daily on a global basis. Speak up, speak out, and support great organizations like the WCS.

Rp from @wildlifefirst - RG @nrdc_org - BREAKING: NRDC & The Center for Biological Diversity are suing the Trump administration for allowing U.S. hunters to import elephant and lion trophies. Our lawsuit, filed today, aims to protect these animals and resolve confusion created by the administration’s contradictory recent announcements.

Read more about why they're taking action in @nrdc_org's profile link. #BeKindToElephants

Since the social media interest in the original statement (picture 1) and the photo of un-muddy police officers on the back of the 'landowners' quad (picture 2) @norfolkpolice have quickly edited their statement on their website (further pictures) Outstanding nonsense and corruption! There is no mention of the officers taking rides in hunt supporters cars and getting a lift on the quad to arrest a innocent sab in the middle of a field 😠✊ #huntsabs #huntsaboteurs #wildlife #wildlifecrime #policecorruption #norfolkpolice #norfolk

Please participate if you can 🙏🐘 @Regranned from @gm4er - In light of Trump’s proposal to reverse the ban on importation of Elephant trophies, here’s an opportunity to protest in front of the White House. Let’s encourage a total end to the idea of reversing the ban. Join up, if you can!

Cambridge News journalist Jasmine Watkiss interviewed one of our group members, Tommy, and has written this great article. She was amazed to hear that illegal hunting still goes on and wanted to tell a truthful story about the people behind the masks. The journalist made a couple of small factual errors in the article because of the complexities of the Hunting Act. But aside from those it is very supportive and it's fantastic to have such a truthful and positive article written about us. Thanks Jasmine. Hopefully this will be part of an overall public awareness of the realities of hunting in 2017. Full article link in our bio ✊🐾
#huntsabs #huntsaboteurs #huntsaboteursassociation #huntsabssavelives #foxhunting #hunting #antihunt #antihunting #antibloodsports #bloodsports #wildlife #wildlifecrime #keeptheban #strengthentheban #Cambridge #Cambridgeshire #news #localnews #rural #cambridgeeveningnews

@Regranned from @elephant_news_network - 💥BREAKING NEWS💥

As a follow up to Mr Trump's statement regarding the review of reversing the ban on trophy hunting imports back into the US.
According to a report from Huffington Post, Mr Trump has recently called trophy hunting a "horror show" adding that he's unlikely to change his mind and allow such imports.
Big - game trophy decision will be announced next week but will be hard pressed to change my mind that this horror show in any way helps conservation of Elephants or any other animal" he posted on Twitter on Sunday evening.
It is without a doubt that we need to keep up the pressure to ensure the voice of the people, for not only elephants but all wildlife is represented and heard.
@elephant_news_network #ennwecare
Headliner credit - Huffington Post.
Wording extrapolated from article by Chris D'Angelo.
All views expressed are ENN. - #elephant #elephants #elefante #trophyhunting #donaldtrump #trump #ryanzinke #usfws #usa #us #wildlife #wildlifecrime #news #instanews #instadaily #photooftheday #instapic

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