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  • Kenya's rare white female giraffe 'killed by poachers'

    03/10/2020 7:06:56 PM PDT · by NRx · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03-10-2020 | Agence France-Presse
    Kenya’s only female white giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers, conservationists have said, in a major blow to conservation of the rare animals found nowhere else in the world. The bodies of the two giraffes were found “in a skeletal state after being killed by armed poachers” in Garissa in eastern Kenya, the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy said in a statement. Their deaths leave one surviving white giraffe – a lone male borne by the same slaughtered female, the conservancy said. “We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffe,” said...
  • Rare white giraffes — a mother and her calf — killed by poachers at Kenyan wildlife sanctuary

    03/10/2020 1:41:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    ktla ^ | 03/10/2020
    The Kenya Wildlife Service was called to the reserve after it was reported the giraffes hadn’t been seen in quite a while. Upon finding the bones, wildlife officials estimated they had been there for at least four months. “This is a very sad day for the community of Ijara and Kenya as a whole. We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffes,” said Mohammed Ahmednoor, manager of the reserve in Garissa County, Kenya, in a news release. The animals got their unique coloring from a condition known as leucism, which is a genetic...
  • One Of The World’s Biggest Charities Funds Guards Who Have Tortured And Killed People

    03/04/2019 4:30:13 PM PST · by OddLane · 9 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 3/4/19 | Tom Warren and Katie J.M. Baker
    Down the road from the crocodile ponds inside Nepal’s renowned Chitwan National Park, in a small clearing shaded by sala trees, sits a jail. Hira Chaudhary went there one summer night with boiled green maize and chicken for her husband, Shikharam, a farmer who had been locked up for two days. Shikharam was in too much pain to swallow. He crawled toward Hira, his thin body covered in bruises, and told her through sobs that forest rangers were torturing him. “They beat him mercilessly and put saltwater in his nose and mouth,” Hira later told police...
  • What’s the real story behind the Botswana elephant deaths false claims?

    10/24/2018 3:27:59 AM PDT · by piasa · 6 replies
    AfricanArguments.org ^ | October 2, 2018 | Steven Corry
    Early in September, international news was awash with the claim that 87 elephants had been “killed by poachers” in Botswana. The story originated from the NGO Elephants Without Borders, which received massive publicity – and presumably donations – as a result. Even the beleaguered UK Prime Minister tweeted the story, while a petition calling for wildlife guards to be re-armed surpassed 150,000 signatures. I know a little of Botswana. A few years ago, I was declared “public enemy number one”, threatened by a government spokesman on television, and banned from the country. This was because Survival International was instrumental in...
  • 'Gang' of rhino poachers mauled to death by pride of lions after breaking into game reserve

    07/07/2018 6:32:49 PM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | July 5, 2018 | Chris Irvine
    At least three suspected rhino poachers have been killed by a pride of lions after they broke into a game reserve in South Africa. Rangers discovered human remains around 4:30 p.m. local time on July 3 in the immediate vicinity of the lions’ territory at the Sibuya Game Reserve in Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape, more than 24 hours after an anti-poaching dog alerted her handler that something was amiss. The ranger however did not examine the disturbance further because it was not unusual to hear the lions at night. When members of the anti-poaching unit investigated, they recovered human...
  • Lions kill and eat at least three rhino poachers at South Africa nature reserve

    07/05/2018 9:22:10 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 82 replies
    GOOD KITTY....:)! At least three suspected poachers were apparently killed by lions while hunting rhinos at a South Africa wildlife reserve. Rangers found human remains Tuesday at Sibuya Game Reserve, and police returned the following morning to look for poachers, reported the Sunday Times..... More at link... https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/lions-kill-eat-least-three-rhino-poachers-south-africa-nature-reserve/?comments=disqus
  • Poacher Caught with a Suppressed Rifle

    04/26/2018 7:06:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4.26/2018 | J Hines
    The Oklahoma Wardens catches another road hunter. The Oklahoma Game Wardens recently busted a hunter who was illegally taking out turkeys with a suppressed rifle. Thanks to a tip from the public (via Oklamoma Game Warden Facebook)that clued in wardens Blake Pearson and Mark Murray to a suspect. On April 13 Game Wardens Blake Pearson (Kingfisher County) and Mark Murray (Oklahoma/ Canadian Counties) seized 5 illegally harvested turkeys from a subject. Warden Pearson had received numerous calls in previous weeks regarding a vehicle that appeared to be road hunting. Pearson was finally able to get a complete tag number from...
  • Mali’s Desert Elephants, on Edge of Annihilation, Get a Fighting Chance

    10/29/2017 9:33:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/29/2017 | MARK RIVETT-CARNAC
    Mali’s elephants, Africa’s northernmost herd and adapted to life in the country’s harsh desert, were in desperate need of protection. The animals live in an unforgiving landscape southeast of Timbuktu, enduring sandstorms and blistering temperatures. To survive, they trek in search of food and water across what is thought to be the biggest migratory range of their species, more than 12,400 square miles. But it wasn’t only climate change endangering the elephants. It was also poachers. They were being slaughtered in staggering numbers as ivory traffickers took advantage of a security vacuum in the region, with 163 killed since 2012,...
  • Herd of Elk shot up near Ellensburg: Tips needed

    11/15/2016 5:08:34 AM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    NW Sportsman Mag ^ | 11/15/2016 | Andy Walgamott
    Central Washington game wardens are looking for tips that lead them to those responsible for shooting up a herd of elk near Ellensburg on Nov. 6, and two conservation groups are offering $4,000 in reward for info leading to a conviction in the case. The incident occurred in Schnebly Canyon north of town between 9 and 11 that morning, the last day of rifle elk season, and began with a report of three dead elk on a hillside. But when officers arrived they discovered even more. "We found four dead calves in a line within 100 yards," said Officer Roman...
  • Abalone Poachers convicted and fined

    09/15/2016 5:26:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/15/2016 | C Cocoles
    The following press release is courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Two Southern California men have been convicted and fined for abalone poaching and other resource crimes, stemming from a September 2015 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) enforcement case. CDFW wildlife officers assigned to the patrol boat Thresherdiscovered the two men poaching abalone at Catalina Island. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office subsequently prosecuted both individuals. Hee Won Chai, 75, of Los Angeles was charged with taking and possessing six pink abalone. Chai pleaded no contest to all six poaching counts. He was ordered...
  • Idaho Bighorn Poacher Banned from ever Hunting Again, Fined $10K

    06/14/2016 7:50:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/14/2016 | A Walgamott
    A lifetime hunting ban, jail time and thousands of dollars in penalties are the price a Nampa man must pay for last year’s poaching of a trophy bighorn sheep along Idaho’s Main Salmon River. Appearing in Idaho County Court on June 6, Paul Cortez (53) of Nampa stood silent as District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice handed down the poaching sentence. In addition to a lifetime hunting license revocation, Cortez received 30 days in jail, a $10,000 civil penalty, fines/court costs totaling $753 and four years of probation. On November 6, 2015 while on routine jet boat patrol along the famous...
  • Poachers Beware

    03/29/2016 8:16:01 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 3/29/2016 | Tim E Hovey
    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement division has a limited number of wardens available to cover the entire State. There are approximately 400 wardens responsible for protecting our natural resources from poachers. Considering that there are over three million sportsmen in California, wardens are definitely outnumbered in maintaining order in the outside world. A few years back I decided to pick up a deer tag down in San Diego County, very near my office at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Early the next morning I met Jason at the parking lot near the hunting area. We...
  • Poachers Busted Shooting Deer from 18-Wheeler

    02/18/2016 11:30:34 AM PST · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    C Sportsman ^ | 2/18/2016 | T Smola
    According to "The Clarion-Ledger" four poachers have been caught in Newton County, Mississippi after police caught them shooting at a deer at night. Like many poachers, they shot at the deer from a vehicle, but this was not a typical case. These poachers allegedly shot at the deer from the cab of an 18-wheeler. Officers were watching an area where they'd received complaints of head lighting of deer happening. They were surprised when the 18-wheeler truck showed up at 1:20 a.m. and someone shot at a deer out the window with a shotgun. Read the rest of the story here.
  • Anaheim Ducks Player Punished for Illegal Bear Hunt

    01/31/2016 11:45:48 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/31/2016 | C Cocoles
    As a massive hockey fan as I am, I have become fascinated with the penalty box, the Ryker's Island of sports, in reality a jail cell where offending hockey players are sentenced in two- to 10-minute increments for charges ranging from cross checking to hooking, slashing to holding the stick (no jokes intended). When you are guilty of said crimes, your pays the price and has to trudge on - a man down mind you – while the player must sit and watch in timeout in a tiny, isolated space. It's one reason why I enjoy hockey so much. Think...
  • How do you deal with Poachers?

    12/16/2015 1:13:37 PM PST · by w1n1 · 66 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/16/2015 | B McNally
    There isn't a clear answer on deterring poachers. The subject itself brings a sharp pain to every landowner’s asses. The right way to handle this is to let the authorities handle this. The following is an excerpt from a landowner on this ordeal and how he handled it. David was a proud new landowner. He bought his 640-acre place in the rural South and started fixing up the old farm house. His land had a garden, fields for planting, built wood duck boxes, and stocked two lakes with bass and pan fish. Life was good for the new country landlord...
  • Officials: Wildlife products may finance terrorism

    06/16/2014 6:38:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 16, 2014 7:30 PM EDT | Verena Dobnik
    The U.S. government is stepping up its crackdown on the illegal trafficking of wild animal products across the nation’s borders, saying some may be linked to terrorists, federal officials said Monday. “Poaching in Africa is funding terrorist groups,” U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told a news conference at Kennedy International Airport. He said such illegal trade is a threat to global security because it’s driven by criminal elements, including terrorists using profits from items such as rhinoceros horns and elephant tusks to finance their activities. …
  • Poachers Use Cyanide to Massacre Over 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe

    10/21/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Peta Thornycroft, and Aislinn Laing
    Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide • Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter Poachers in Zimbabwe have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, The Telegraph has learned. The full extent of the devastation wreaked in Hwange, the country's largest national park, has been revealed by legitimate hunters who discovered what conservationists say is the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years. Pictures taken by the hunters, which...
  • University Team Helps Capture African Rhino Poachers

    06/22/2013 11:23:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Diamondback Online ^ | Thursday, June 20, 2013 | Katelyn Newman
    The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies’ Terrapin One drone is meant to let South African poachers know what “fear the turtle” is all about. On May 26, during the drone’s first night flight, it aided in capturing a group of poachers spotted threatening a mother rhinoceros and her calf. The project — which programs the movements of the drone, loaned to the team by Denver-based manufacturer Falcon UAV — is the creation of Tom Snitch, a member of the Board of Visitors of UMIACS, and institute scientists. Based on the data they gathered during test flights in...
  • Last rhinos in Mozambique killed by poachers (not RINO)

    05/01/2013 5:46:16 AM PDT · by kimtom · 86 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 30 Apr 2013 | Aislinn Laing, Johannesburg
    The 15 threatened animals were shot dead for their horns last month in the Mozambican part of Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, which also covers South Africa and Zimbabwe. They were thought to be the last of an estimated 300 that roamed through the special conservation area when it was established as "the world's greatest animal kingdom" in a treaty signed by the three countries' then presidents in 2002. The latest deaths, and Mozambique's failure to tackle poaching, has prompted threats by South Africa to re-erect fences between their reserves. Wildlife authorities believe the poachers were able to track the rhinoceroses...
  • Two bald eagles found dead [poisoned] in Logan County near Booneville [Arkansas]

    02/16/2013 6:21:22 AM PST · by Dysart · 20 replies
    KATV ^ | 2-15-13
    BOONEVILLE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating two more bald eagle deaths in Arkansas. The eagles were found in Logan County just south of Booneville. Earlier this month, an eagle was found shot near Highland in Pike County. That bird death is still under investigation. The two eagles in Logan County were found near the Golden City Church in early December and have been undergoing necropsies for the cause of death. Tests revealed that the two birds died of poisoning. State and federal officials are asking for help in solving...