Petition update · RIP Attaher Younoussa. Malian Anti-Poaching operative murdered last night · Change.org

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RIP Attaher Younoussa. Malian Anti-Poaching operative murdered last night

Nov 19, 2017 — Attaher Younoussa, Anti-Poaching operative in Mali, was murdered last night in his home. He put his life on the line knowing it would make him a target for the goons of industrial poaching. He did it anyways. Rest easy, mate.
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Petition: Demand Justice to Endangered Wolf Slain in Oregon!


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This All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit in South Africa is Saving Rhinos and Wildlife


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Pictures of Wildlife Items Illuminate the World of Contraband

Arresting Photos Illuminate the World of Wildlife Contraband
A photographer uses artful styling to bring attention to human demand for wildlife products.
Picture of a zebra

A taxidermied zebra head confiscated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife officers is one of the roughly 1.5 million items housed at the National Wildlife Repository in Colorado.
Photograph by Britta Jaschinski
By Alexa Keefe
Photographs by Britta Jaschinski

PUBLISHED October 27, 2017

A pair of footstools made from elephant feet. A coat with matching shoes, hat, and purse made from the pelts of 20 leopards. Crates filled with bags and bags of dessicated seahorses. Britta Jaschinski’s photographs of items seized at airports and border crossings are a quest to understand what it is about the human psyche that fuels a demand for wildlife products, even as this causes suffering and, in some cases, pushes animals to the brink of extinction.

“The problem right now is the rarer the species, the more profitable they are when they are dead,” she says. “People want that last rhino because it is worth so much more money. If were unable to take photographs, I would still find a way to tell the story. What comes first is the mission. I try to be a voice for animals that cannot be heard otherwise.”

Jaschinski’s styling of these objects is intentionally artful, but the true mission is to convey this dark side of humans interactions with the natural world in a way that makes us pay attention to what we have to lose. “The public gets used to pictures of burning ivory. We need another wake up call,” she says.
                                                             Leopards    
                                                          Rhino atray

                                              Photograph by Britta Jaschinski

Though the kill-or-be-killed nature of our interaction with wildlife is a thing of the past, a primal instinct remains, Jaschinski theorizes, finding expression through trophy hunting and traditional medical practices founded on the idea that consuming parts of certain animals can endow humans with their essence of strength and vitality. “I think humans have a primitive need to dominate,” she says. “When we lived in tribes it was about survival. Human evolution has gone wrong here.”

                                                        Tiger Fetus

Out of Six Crates With Bags of Seahorses
Photograph by Britta Jaschinski

Jaschinksi photographed the items against a hand-painted backdrop that she carried with her to the back rooms of Heathrow airport in London and the National Wildlife Property Repository in Colorado, which houses some 1.5 million items. Rather than being destroyed, they are kept for education and research, and in the case of Jaschinski’s project, a way to deliver a powerful message.

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                                                      Bear Paw Slipper
.                                          Photograph by Britta Jaschinski

“Wherever I’ve been, I’ve felt the security officers have a lot of respect for these items,” she says. “It is time consuming for them to get these off the shelf and unwrap them. Every time I hear, ‘We are so glad you are here.’”

Jaschinski is currently working on a book with twenty other wildlife photographers, including National Geographic photographers Charlie Hamilton James, Klaus Nigge, Michael “Nick” Nichols, Brian Skerry, and Brent Stirton. They hope to raise awareness and help end demand for wildlife products.

“If every photographer just delivers a handful of photos than we’ve done what we need to do,” Jaschinksi says. “Let your heart speak.”
                                                      Elephant stools

Photograph by Britta Jaschinski

Britta Jaschinski has been named one of the two European Wildlife Photographers of the Year by the Society of German Wildlife Photographers. The other recipient is Erlend Haarberg, whose work has been featured several times in National Geographic magazine.
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Petition · Theresa May MP: Stop this evilness and save the elephant species! · Change.org


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Ivory Coast seizes record haul of pangolin scales, 8 men arrested!


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Feds kill wolf in Wallowa County on private land with cyanide trap

Exposing the Big Game

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2017/03/feds_kill_wolf_in_wallowa_coun.html

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A male yearling from the Imnaha Pack was one of eight Oregon gray wolves collared in 2013 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The agency uses signals from wolves’ collars to track their dispersal throughout the state. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife photo) (ODFW)

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A gray wolf was killed on private land in Wallowa County by a controversial cyanide device used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wildlife officials confirmed Thursday.

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Don’t Slowly and Painfully Poison Feral Hogs

Feral pigs could be killed in a barbaric manner by a deadly poison should a plan proposed by a Texas legislator come into effect. Sign this petition to denounce his “hog apocalypse” as both reckless and inhumane.

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 INTERPOL- Launches New Project Targeting African-Asian Wildlife Crime Links


20 January 2017
INTERPOL launches new project targeting African-Asian wildlife crime links

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A new project to identify and dismantle the organized crime networks making billions in illicit profits behind wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia has been launched by INTERPOL.

Targeting high profile traffickers in Asia sourcing wildlife from Africa, the project will provide a strengthened law enforcement response in source, transit and destination countries, particularly those linked to the illicit trade in ivory, rhinoceros horn and Asian big cat products.

With environmental crime estimated to be worth up to USD 258 billion and linked to other criminal activities including corruption, money laundering and firearms trafficking, the project led by INTERPOL’s Environmental Security programme will draw on the expertise of other specialized units.

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INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock said the project embodied the added value of INTERPOL to help countries more effectively target specific crime threats.

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“It is essential that decisive action is taken to combat environmental crime and this project targeting the organized crime links between Africa and Asia will enable all involved actors to unite in their efforts, and provide a blueprint for future actions elsewhere in the world,” added the INTERPOL Chief.

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Supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in collaboration with the International Consortium on Combatting Wildlife Crime (ICCWC), the INTERPOL initiative will draw on the intelligence gathered from existing projects including Wisdom, Predator and Scale.

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Fisheries crime will also be targeted as part of the project. Due to the increasing value of fish as a commodity, the last decade has seen an escalation of transnational and organized criminal networks engaged in this type of crime.

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$15,000 Reward Offered Over Illegal Killing of Oregon Mother Wolf

Wolf Is My Soul

For Immediate Release, October 14, 2016

Contact: Amaroq Weiss, (707) 779-9613, aweiss@biologicaldiversity.org

PORTLAND, Ore.— The Center for Biological Diversity today added $10,000 to the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for shooting and killing an endangered wolf earlier this month in south-central Oregon. The wolf — a female known as OR-28, who recently had a pup — was found dead Oct. 6.

OR-28 courtesy Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is also offering a $5,000 reward in the case.

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