Navigation Links
Organized crime is wiping out wildlife
Date:7/27/2011

NEW YORK (July 27, 2011) A paper by noted WCS conservationist Elizabeth Bennett says that an immense, increasingly sophisticated illegal trade in wildlife parts conducted by organized crime, coupled with antiquated enforcement methods, are decimating the world's most beloved species including rhinos, tigers, and elephants on a scale never before seen.

The paper, published June 7 on the online issue of the journal Oryx, says that much of the trade is driven by wealthy East Asian markets that have a seemingly insatiable appetite for wildlife parts.

According to the paper, organized crime syndicates using sophisticated smuggling operations have penetrated even previously secure wildlife populations. Some of the elaborate methods include: hidden compartments in shipping containers; rapidly changing of smuggling routes; and the use of e-commerce whose locations are difficult to detect.

"We are failing to conserve some of the world's most beloved and charismatic species," said Bennett, who began her career in conservation more than 25 years ago in Asia. "We are rapidly losing big, spectacular animals to an entirely new type of trade driven by criminalized syndicates. It is deeply alarming, and the world is not yet taking it seriously. When these criminal networks wipe out wildlife, conservation loses, and local people lose the wildlife on which their livelihoods often depend."

For example, South Africa lost almost 230 rhinoceroses to poaching from January to October, 2010; and less than 3,500 tigers roam in the wild, occupying less than 7 percent of their historic range.

Bennett says an immediate short-term solution to stave off local extinction of wildlife is through enforcement of wildlife laws, and to bring to bear a variety of resources to supersede those of the criminal organizations involved. This would include everything from a sharp increase in the nu
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephen Sautner
ssautner@wcs.org
718-220-3682
Wildlife Conservation Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Researchers design first model motor nerve system thats insulated and organized like the human body
2. Getting organized: Berkeley Lab study shows how breast cell communities organize into breast tissue
3. How the slime mold gets organized
4. NC State takes lead in crime scene investigation training
5. £20 million to fight virtual crime and treat our ageing population
6. £20 million to fight virtual crime and treat our aging population
7. VUANCE Announces Crime Scene Security and Evidentiary Tracking Development Project
8. truTV and Cox Offer Free Digital Fingerprinting to Help Prevent Crimes Against Children
9. truTV and Cox Offer Free Digital Fingerprinting to Help Prevent Crimes Against Children
10. Faster, more cost-effective DNA test for crime scenes, disease diagnosis
11. Innovation could bring super-accurate sensors, crime forensics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... Wis. No matter how many times it,s ... social, communicating creatures. , But by using ... organisms radically alter their behavior to suit their ... of them are present, and act accordingly. , ... millions, it may change from innocuous to pathogenic, ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... in DNA, tiny strands of nucleic acid that contain ... this genetic data, our DNA is copied into RNA ... perform tasks in our cells. , Several years ... Unlike all other known RNAs, this molecule is circular, ... abundant, little has been known about how they are ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Va.Sept. 18, 2014Many Americans across racial and ethnic ... greatest impact on their day-to-day life, more so ... hearing and speech (57% of African-Americans, 49% of ... Hispanics). When asked which disease or ailment is ... ranked first among African-Americans followed by AIDS/HIV. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Researchers study vital 'on/off switches' that control when bacteria turn deadly 2Researchers study vital 'on/off switches' that control when bacteria turn deadly 3Scientists find how mysterious 'circular RNA' is formed, claim muscular dystrophy link 2Americans rate losing eyesight as having greatest impact on their lives 2Americans rate losing eyesight as having greatest impact on their lives 3
... a type of cell that is the "missing link" between bone ... system, a finding that will lead to a greater understanding of ... lead to poor immune function. The studies were done using ... blood during postnatal life. "We felt it was especially important ...
... for treating burn victims to a technique for detecting ... now being developed with support from the University of ... program announced that it is awarding funding to five ... to improve health care. The new funding is ...
... New research published in BioMed Central,s open access journal ... into an ornamental plant ( Pelargonium ), can produce long-lived ... have been cultivated in Europe since the 17th century and ... plants around the world. They have been selectively bred to ...
Cached Biology News:UCLA researchers discover missing link between stem cells and immune system 2UCLA researchers discover missing link between stem cells and immune system 3MU celebrates $5 million partnership for advancing biomedical discoveries 2MU celebrates $5 million partnership for advancing biomedical discoveries 3No more sneezing, allergen-free house plants 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... HealthTronics, Inc ., a leading ... and services, announced that a poster related to ... external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) is being presented at ... (MAAUA) Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland September 18-21, ... and External Beam Radiation as Treatments for Localized ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 A novel robotic system that ... is currently being tested as part of a biomedical ... Boston with the aim of determining if the robot, ... cancer biopsies faster, more accurate, less costly, and less ... the potential to deliver prostate cancer therapies with greater ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Station, Texas (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... System Chancellor John Sharp, Texas A&M Health Science ... the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ... today dedicated a national pandemic influenza vaccine manufacturing ... serve as an anchor for the Texas A&M ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced ... Report 2014" report to their offering. ... is a professional and in-depth study on the ... The report provides a basic overview of ... chain structure. The N-acetylcysteine market analysis is provided ...
Breaking Biology Technology:HealthTronics Announces Data Comparing Cryotherapy Versus Radiation for Treating Prostate Cancer Poster Presented at the American Urological Association Regional Meeting 2Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 2Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 3Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 4Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 5Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 6Texas A&M Dedicates National Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility, on Track for 2016 Start-Up Phase 2Texas A&M Dedicates National Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility, on Track for 2016 Start-Up Phase 3Texas A&M Dedicates National Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility, on Track for 2016 Start-Up Phase 4Global N-acetylcysteine Industry Report 2014 2
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) today announced ... for the Company,s Annual Meeting of Stockholders held May ... votes. The preliminary tabulation indicates that shareholders voted ... Amylin,s Board of Directors - Adrian Adams, Steven R. ...
... kick-off event at Walsh College ... job seekers networking event , , TROY, Mich., June 2 ... Community Services have teamed up to offer a new series of Walsh ... new round of workshops features more days, more topics and expanded career content. ...
... BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 2 Regado Biosciences, Inc., ... therapeutic aptamers with active control agents, today announced the ... MAB is comprised of leaders in the fields of ... highly regarded leaders will advise the Company on its ...
Cached Biology Technology:Amylin Announces Preliminary Tabulation of Annual Meeting Results 2Amylin Announces Preliminary Tabulation of Annual Meeting Results 3Walsh College and Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services Team Up To Offer New Series of 'Take Charge' Workshops for the Unemployed 2Walsh College and Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services Team Up To Offer New Series of 'Take Charge' Workshops for the Unemployed 3Walsh College and Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services Team Up To Offer New Series of 'Take Charge' Workshops for the Unemployed 4Regado Biosciences Establishes Medical Advisory Board 2Regado Biosciences Establishes Medical Advisory Board 3
...
... Gel-Digesting Preparation contains a unique β-agarose digesting ... recovery of intact DNA and RNA from ... electrophoresis in TAE, TBE, MOPS, or phosphate ... in the TAE, TBE, MOPS, and phosphate ...
Request Info...
... Thermo has established an expertise in ... both for solid support synthesis and synthesis ... controlled by Mass Spectrometry and analytical HPLC ... provide products that meet the highest quality ...
Biology Products: