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Study: Sharks Worth More For Tourism Than in Soup

Even though it is illegal in most countries, shark fin soup can easily cost upwards of $100 per bowl. In some cultures the fin is said to have many health benefits like boosting sexual potency, enhancing skin quality, increasing one’s qi or energy, preventing heart disease, and lowering cholesterol. For this reason the number of sharks who are killed for their fins around the world is staggering.

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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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Entire Gorilla Family from Kent to be Released into the Wild

While zoos do serve as an attraction for tourists, there are some zoos and organizations take pride themselves on being able to encourage re-population of endangered species in the wild. The private Kent zoo, in collaboration with the John Aspinall Foundation, is just one of them.

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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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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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Poachers Targeting Indonesian Marine Reserves

Segmenting certain areas of the seas and oceans to spare the rare species from fishing is an idea that has been adopted at many places in the world. But in Indonesia the idea is backfiring as poachers try and loot the same marine protected areas.

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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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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.

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Conservationists Save Trapped Sumatran Tiger

An endangered Sumatran Tiger is lucky to be alive after it was found with arrow wounds all over his body and in a wire trap in protected Indonesian jungle.