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Petition successful! Move Sunder the elephant to Karnataka: Bombay High Court

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The Bombay high court on Tuesday directed the chief forest officer, wildlife (Kolhapur), to immediately take steps to relocate Sunder, a 14-year-old elephant currently housed in Kolhapur’s Jyotiba temple, and file a compliance report before the court by December 23.
A division bench of justices VM Kanade and MS Sonak gave this direction while hearing a petition filed by Dr Manilal Valliyate on behalf of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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iWorry’s Facebook Wall 2014-10-28 15:19:04

Timeline PhotosLaunch of new DSWT Anti-Poaching Team brings relief to injured wild elephants.

Working in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), our teams successfully arrested over 30 poachers over a one month period and treated 14 elephan…

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Tourist trampled to death by elephant in Kerala

A school teacher from Gujarat on a holiday here was crushed to death by an elephant as she fell to the ground while clicking pictures with her four-year-old son.

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With so few rhinos left, it’s critical that every effort is made to save each su…

With so few rhinos left, it’s critical that every effort is made to save each surviving individual.

That’s why in September, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust/KWS Meru Vet Unit helped ear notch and microchip 15 white rhino and 4 black rhino.

This helps rangers identify each individual and ensure that if the rhino is poached, its horn will set the alarm bells ringing in airport customs.

Find out more here: http://bit.ly/1suYeRW

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iWorry’s Facebook Wall 2014-10-27 16:05:07


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First ivory trading prosecution for UK auction houses

The first prosecution of an auctioneer in the UK for selling illegal ivory has taken place. The prosecution of Chiswick Auctions resulted in a fine of £3,200. The ivory carving came from an elephant killed during the 1960s and was therefore illegal to sell.

The piece of carved ivory was discovered by Wildlife Crime Unit and Arts and Antiques unit officers during an on-going operation against modern ivory sales in London. The piece was seized during a search of trade stands at the Portobello Market …

Chiswick Auctions leaded guilty to the offence on October 14th and said that the senior auctioneer who valued the piece had made a mistake in the age of the item.

Full story at http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2014/first-ivory-trading-prosecution-for-uk-auction-houses/

#ivory #elephant #auction

Image: The piece sold by Chiswick Auctions, via antiquestradegazette.com

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South Africa: SA Monitoring Major Rhino Poaching Case

[SAnews.gov.za]The Department of Environmental Affairs says it has noted the indictment of two South Africans in the United States for rhino poaching related offences.

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Tanzania: 10,000 Elephants Killed Annually By Poachers

[Arusha Times]Tanzania last week reiterated its call to the international community to ban trade on ivory and rhino products in order to counter the escalating poaching of the critically endangered animals.

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Tanzania: 30 Elephants for Satellite Collars in Ruaha Park

[Daily News]ABOUT 30 elephants in Ruaha National Park (RNP) are lined up for collaring with GPS satellite collars as the government intensifies the war against poaching in addition to enhancing collection of important data.

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Kenya: Suspected Poacher Killed By Rangers in Nyeri Ranch

[The Star]A suspected poacher has been killed at the Solio Ranch after he was allegedly found scaling the electric fence.

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End of the road for New Delhis elephants?

Life gets worse for eight working elephants remaining in Indian capital after they are forced from grazing land into crowded slumHeera the elephant has been the star attraction at many of New Delhis most lavish events. At weddings, the 50-year-old has …

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American hunters hoodwinked by rhino smuggling conspiracy

Fri, 10/24/2014

At what price? The Groenewald brothers’ indictment illustrates the extraordinary actions people take to Illegally poach rhino horns, like these from Meru National Park, Nairobi, Kenya. © IFAW/D. Willetts.read more

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Namibia: Kawana’s Driver Implicated in Poaching

[New Era]Ngoma -Environment and Tourism game wardens late on Wednesday night arrested three men suspected of poaching in Salambala.

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Destroying ivory stockpiles has been a key part of raising awareness of the ivor…

Destroying ivory stockpiles has been a key part of raising awareness of the ivory trade, but has also garnered some controversy.

Writing on National Geographic, John E. Scanlon, the Secretary-General of Cites, explains where CITES stands on guiding countries to either destroy or not destroy confiscated rhino horn and ivory: http://bit.ly/1pE3t1P


CITES and confiscated elephant ivory and rhino horn – to destroy or not destroy?
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Over the past 24 months we have seen a number of countries, including Belgium, Chad, China, Hong Kong SAR, China, Czech Republic, Gabon, France, Philippines, and the USA, destroy stockpiles of ille…

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