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Chinese Fishermen Caught with Thousands of Pounds of Pangolin Meat

Twelve Chinese fishermen, who were initially caught in Philippines for fishing in the nation’s exclusive economic zone, shocked the world, when it was found that they were carrying thousands of pounds of pangolin meat with them. Pangolins have been a protected animal in international trade since 2002.

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60 percent African Forest Elephants Lost in the Last decade

Poachers are turning out to be the biggest threat to African forest Elephants. In a study published in the online journal PLOS ONE it was found that a shocking 62 percent of the wild forest elephants of Africa have fallen down in the hands of poachers in the last decade. If the trend continues, Africa may lose one of its most iconic animals.

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Poachers in Kenya Kill an Entire Family of 12 Elephants

One of Kenya’s most luscious green ecosystem and national park tragically turned into a morgue when rangers discovered 12 elephants of a family butchered by poachers last weekend. The tragedy occurred at Tsavo East National Park and included the killing of adults as well as baby elephants.

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Discovery Documentary Cameramen Capture Extremely Rare Giraffe Fight over Territory on Film

When most people think of giraffes, they picture one of the most docile creatures on the planet. In most cases, this is true, which is what makes capturing a giraffe fight on film so rare. But like most species of the animal kingdom, a fight is sometimes needed to protect precious territory.

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Rhinos and Elephants of Africa Worst Hit in 2012

The year 2012 has not brought any happy endings for the rhino and elephants of Africa. On the contrary, this year saw the maximum killings of both these majestic species due to high demands for horns and ivory in Asian countries.

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Cambodia Steps in to Help Injured Pangolins

Even as Cambodia continues to battle the illegal wildlife trade, a new rehabilitation center was opened in the country to care for the pangolins that were injured and had been rescued from wildlife traffickers.

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Baby Black Rhino Marks Another Success for Aspinall Foundation

The Aspinall Foundation, a conservation charity that stives to release as many animals born in their parks back into the wild, has had yet another successful birth at one of their parks: a baby black rhino. Born to first-time mom, Nyasa, the baby is now the 33rd birth for the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, […]

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110 Pangolins Rescued in Thailand

Thai custom officials saved the lives of at least 110 pangolins when they stopped a poacher from shipping the animals out of the country for illegal sale. According to the officials the pangolins were worth $35,000.

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Ugandan Officials Seize Ivory worth USD 700,000

Uganda wildlife authority got a lucky break when they managed to seize nearly 360 pounds (160 Kilograms) of ivory and other animal parts from smugglers who intended to smuggle the products in and out of the country. The loot is worth $700,000.

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Gentle Giant Hunting Part of Tourist Safari Adventure

A new safari adventure is making waves with animal lovers all over the world and its not because it supports conservation of wildlife. Giraffe hunting is fast becoming the new ‘adventure’ and sportsmen are paying big bucks to kill one of these amazing creatures.

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Pregnancy for Rare Rhino Brings Hope to the Species

The Sumatran rhinoceros is one of the most endangered mammal species in the world today. Only 200 or so of the two-horned, hairy forest dwelling rhinos exist in the world today – 180 in Indonesia and the rest in Malaysia.

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Momma Orangutan Protectively Cradles Her Baby While Bounty Hunters Close in for the Kill

Over the last several years, many animals have stood on the brink of extinction. For homes for humans, food for humans, paper, chairs and everything else in existence, habitat homes for wildlife are depleting at alarming rates.