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Star-hunting technology designed to pick out galaxies in the night sky is being repurposed to spot poachers who are threatening the world's most endangered animals. The Royal Astronomical Society has teamed up with ecologists at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) to conduct trials using drones ...
Technology for studying faint stars and galaxies could soon be used to trap poachers in a rare collaboration between astronomers and ecologists. The system combines flying drones, infra-red thermal imaging, and artificial intelligence to monitor animals at night when most poaching occurs. In an early field ...

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed lengthy sentences handed down to rhino poachers as well as the arrest of five people for unlawful ... Two rhino poachers, Kenny Mthethi (35) and Sam None (34) were each sentenced to 58 years imprisonment on a number of charges, including ...
Sea Shepherd is celebrating an unprecedented rescue after saving 25 endangered totoaba bass in the Gulf of Mexico who were moments away from falling into the hands of poachers. Totoaba have been increasingly targeted by poachers because of the demand for their swim bladders, which are used in ...
Poachers recently attempted to kill one of the rhinos in this reserve. I was not given many details about the incident, but I was told the poachers entered by cutting through the electric fence. They were ultimately unsuccessful in taking any animals. The poaching surveillance unit found them first and, as my ...
A wildlife ranger stands guard as tusks seized from poachers are burnt in Kenya. About 20,000 elephants a year are killedEPA. Sales of most antiques made of ivory will be banned under government plans to protect elephants from poaching. Items containing only a small amount of ivory, musical ...

Poachers deserve harsher sentences, Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said. Speaking at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki during the memorial service of Sudan, the last Northern male white rhino that died two weeks ago, Mr Balala said light punishments have contributed to a rise in ...
Although those who are found guilty of the illegal practice face a life sentence, they could potentially go to prison for as few as five years. Poachers caused the rhino population to rapidly decline. In 2011, the northern white rhino species in the wild was declared “Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct in the ...
Keep your tissues handy. Posted on Facebook by Lwiro Primates, a centre for rehabilitation for primates, this video is a series of “aww!” moments. Anthony Caere, a pilot from the Virunga National Park, played a vital role in saving chimpanzees from poaching in the Congo. He rescued this baby chimpanzee ...
The reward is for information leading to prosecution of the poachers, according to the news release. In January, Sarvey offered a reward for information regarding the shooting of a bald eagle near Snohomish. “That case remains unsolved. We hope this case is different and the individual (or individuals) are ...
An adult rhino, strayed away of the Kaziranga National Park, was killed and its horn taken away by poachers in Majuli district, a forest department official said on Sunday. The female carcass of the rhino with its horn missing was recovered this morning at Lohore Chapori situated north-west of Shankarghat ...
Alberta fish and wildlife officers are asking for the public's help in finding a poacher (or poachers) who they believe shot and killed a cougar west of the town of Cochrane. The government said it happened during the afternoon on Feb. 21, south of Ghost River, about five kilometres west of where the river ...
The Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) in cooperation with the Police Force has apprehended about four suspected poachers believed to be part of poachers' network that was involved in the killing of a rhino in the Serengeti National Park, in December last year. A statement issued by TANAPA's ...
AN ELEPHANT was shot by poachers in the Kavango West region last month and the carcass, with its tusks sawn off, was found by villagers at Nkurenkuru on Wednesday. This was confirmed yesterday by the police's regional commander for Kavango West, commissioner Josephat Abel. "It is clear that the ...
Baby chimpanzee snuggles up to pilot after being rescued from poachers. Baby Mussa and his high-flying friend are quite a pair! by Joyce Chen / Mar.02.2018 / 2:18 PM ET / Source: TODAY ...
Three poachers responsible for slaughtering eleven elephants in and around Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in January were convicted to five years' imprisonment by the local district court last week, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). The poachers, who had ventured deep into the remote ...
The men were part of a group of six elephant poachers who reportedly entered the Nouabale-Ndoki National Park on Jan. 13 and were first detected by researchers from the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project working in the south of the national park. Following reports of gunfire, park authorities deployed four ...

Four rhinos have been poached on two different Eastern Cape reserves this month alone. The latest poaching took place on a reserve on the outskirts of Cradock at the weekend with two rhinos killed, only one of which was dehorned. The devastated owner, who asked that neither he nor his reserve be ...
A one-month-old rhino calf has been filmed suckling its dead mother's body after she was killed by poachers in South Africa. The older rhino lies unresponsive in a puddle of mud as her infant tries to feed in footage released by an animal rescue charity. Rhino 911 said the mother's horn had been hacked off ...
JOHANNESBURG -- A pride of lions have killed a suspected poacher, according to managers of a wildlife area in South Africa. The Umbabat Private Nature Reserve said the man was killed last week and that two sets of human tracks were found nearby, suggesting the alleged poacher had companions ...
A suspected big cat poacher has been eaten by lions near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police say. The animals left little behind, but some body parts were found over the weekend at a game park near Hoedspruit. "It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and ...
JOHANNESBURG - Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed the sentences handed down to two rhino poachers in Limpopo. The poachers were each sentenced to 58 years behind bars for several charges, including hunting protected species, trespassing and theft. Environmental affairs ...
The conservation group says some of the dead vultures were mutilated, suggesting that they may have been killed for parts used in traditional medicine. The tusks of the poached elephant were seized and one suspect was detained. Poachers also poison vultures because they circle above the carcasses of ...


 

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