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In its fight against rhino poachers, India lets the dogs out

Top Photo: Canine officer Zorba from Aranyak’s K9 squad on duty during a search operation in Kaziranga National Park. Image courtesy of Aranyak. Article Author: Moushumi Basu This article originally appeared on Mongabay.com, 28, June 2018 (Republished under under Creative Commons CC BY-ND 4.0).   Since 2011, two dog squads have been deployed to help protect the greater […]

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Why poachers persist in hunting bushmeat — even though it’s dangerous

Top Photo: Flickr/jbdodane Author: Eli Knapp, Houghton College The illegal hunting of bushmeat, or game meat, has long distressed wildlife conservationists. It has persisted in sub-Saharan Africa, attracting international attention and debate. Enforcement by authorities and community-based initiatives have been tried as anti-poaching approaches, but with mixed results. Overall, wildlife populations have continued to plummet. […]

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The fight against poaching must shift to empowering communities

Top Photo: Siegfried Modola/Reuters Annette Hübschle, University of Cape Town Wildlife crimes – like rhino poaching, overfishing or the harvesting of cycads – were once considered a “green” matter. But this has changed. Such crimes have moved higher up on global security and policy agendas. This is partly linked to concerns about the extinction of […]