The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 20

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Big game hunter Melissa Bachman sparks controversy with this lion photo. We’re blogging about nature’s heroes, promiscuous mice and controversial hunting in today’s green news. Bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico goes dark: what happened? Christian Science Monitor ). Hawaii’s Big Island bans GMO crops. Huffington Post Green ). Mangroves are the heroes in protecting this Southeast Asian town from typhoon Haiyan. Bloomberg ).

2011 Elephant Poaching Deadliest Since Ivory Ban

Eco Friendly Daily

It is unknown exactly how many elephants roamed Africa prior to European colonization bringing big game hunters. However, it is estimated that between five and ten million elephants called the continent home. Then high levels of hunting and poaching through the decades brought the elephant population down to only around 600,000 in the 1980s. In 1989, a ban on the trade of ivory came to be but despite this ban the ivory trade has continued to be a major issue globally.

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Organization Estimates Upwards Of 35,000 Elephants Killed For Tusks In 2011

Eco Friendly Daily

It is unknown exactly how many elephants roamed Africa prior to European colonization bringing big game hunters. However, it is estimated that between five and ten million elephants called the continent home. Then high levels of hunting and poaching through the decades brought the elephant population down to only around 600,000 in the 1980s. In 1989, a ban on the trade of ivory came to be but despite this ban the ivory trade has continued to be a major issue globally.

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Major Seizures And Arrests Made By Interpol And China Due To Illegal Wildlife Trade

Eco Friendly Daily

It is unknown exactly how many elephants roamed Africa prior to European colonization bringing big game hunters. However, it is estimated that between five and ten million elephants called the continent home. Then high levels of hunting and poaching through the decades brought the elephant population down to only around 600,000 in the 1980s. In 1989, a ban on the trade of ivory came to be but despite this ban the ivory trade has continued to be a major issue globally.

The Devastating Consequences of Wildlife Poaching

Greentumble

Unfortunately, satisfying the buyer’s desire is an end game for the animals hunted. These big game hunters feel that displaying an animal head, its pelt or even an entire animal, stuffed, is an emblem of their prowess. This psychological need is the incentive for big game hunters everywhere and they are willing to pay large sums of money for the opportunity. . Deer heads – hunter’s trophies on display. Wildlife poaching has grave.

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India’s Banjaar Tola: Bengal tiger-spotting in eco-luxury

Green Traveler Guides

That was before a century of poachers, big-game hunters and ill-conceived policies that preyed on many species to the brink of extinction. The highlights of the daily schedule here are the sunrise and late afternoon “game drives,” on which we all hope to spot one of the handfuls of jaguars and tigers whose territory is this section of the park. | Kanha Roars Back |. T wo young Royal Bengal tigers are gorging themselves on freshly-killed chital.

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Elk in the Neighborhood: On Conservation and Lost Hope

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hornaday ran the zoo, and was also a member of the Boone and Crockett Club , a group of influential big game hunters concerned about the rapid loss of wildlife across the continent. Just about any game species appeared to be headed towards extinction. It was later transferred to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The wind whistled through the hills and my face felt numb with cold. Prudence suggested I call it a day. How about we check out one more spot?”

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Can This Man Turn Hunters & Anglers Into Climate Activists?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Todd Tanner, hunter and climate activist. Todd Tanner sees 37 million American hunters and anglers, and he sees a force that could actually get something done for climate change. Why not make climate change relevant to hunters, to evangelicals , to conservatives , to parents? I’ve attended gatherings of hunters and anglers – I’m a lifelong and enthusiastic sportsman – where an environmentalist attempts to address climate change. The hunters paid attention.

Canada expands outrageous grizzly trophy hunt

Green Blog

On average, about 300 of these bears are killed by hunters per year, but that number might increase from an uptick in hunting authorizations. The brothers were also there on the day that Cheeky was shot to death by a big-game trophy hunter. It breaks my heart to think that one day we''re working with these bears and shooting them with our cameras, and the next day trophy hunters can show up and shoot them with their high-powered rifles.