Dubai exposed as major wildlife trafficking hub [video]

Green Prophet

The United Nations now classifies the illegal trafficking of exotic wildlife as second only in scale to the illegal drug trade, with Dubai emerging as a major smuggling center for the world’s most rarefied creatures. This is a big place for wildlife trafficking,” said Steve Chao, host of the Al Jazeera current affairs program 101 East , which televised an investigative report on poachers in late November.

Fracking Causes Friction Between Trade And Environment - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

The truth is becoming clear -- trade rules are being used to threaten policies that protect wildlife , preserve scarce natural resources , and promote clean energy and green jobs. Compass. « Celebrating Wind Week | Main. Meet Uttar Pradesh, Indias Next Distributed Solar Hotbed » Fracking Causes Friction Between Trade And Environment.

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Jordan: Two Men Boast About Killing Owl

Green Prophet

Travel & Nature animal rights animals rights abuse Endangered wildlife nature consveration Wildlife preservationConservationists in Jordan have criticized a news website for reporting positively on a video which shows two men posing with a dead owl they claim to have killed. Images have emerged of more animal rights abuse in the Middle East – this time in Jordan. A video was posted on a Jordanian news site showing two men boasting about the killing of an owl.

When Tourism and Nature Collide- Protected Land Under Threat in Egypt

Green Prophet

Protecting the environment and preserving important natural habitats are so far down the list of concerns for developers, that having to destroy protected reserves in the name of luxury resorts doesn’t seem like a problem at all. As well as being home to various wildlife including birds such as the black-necked grebe, flamingos, grey herons and even ducks, it holds one of the world’s most complete fossil records of terrestrial primates and marshland mammals.

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Is Sport Hunting on its Way Out in Israel?

Green Prophet

Wildlife in Israel have always been under threat from economic over-development and hunting, including poaching by migrant farm workers. The Nature and Parks Authority (NPA) is the body that sends out game rangers to patrol open areas where wildlife live. Thai Migrant Workers Poach Wildlife for Food in Israel. Travel & Nature hunting Israel Wildlife preservationWild Boars are hunted illegally as well. Photo : Haaretz/Nir Kafri.

Polar Bears on Hunting Quota won't be hunted this year in Russia. Thanks Vladimir Putin


Some are a bit sceptical about the motive and Vladimir Krever, a wildlife preservation expert with the World Wildlife Fund's Moscow office, is quoted in the Moscow Times as saying " the decision not to use the quota was probably made Polar bears are classified as endangered but there was still a small quota of 29 bears a year each allowed to be hunted by both the US and Russia to allow for indigenous practice.

Duck Numbers And Duck Stamp Sales No Longer Correlate

10,000 Birds

Sales of duck stamps have funded the preservation of wetlands and other wildlife habitat, which in turn has supported an increase in waterfowl populations. Historically, there has been a link between duck stamp sales and the duck population, with the causal link between stamp sales and duck numbers being the wildlife preservation areas supported by stamp revenues. But the drop in stamp sales has meant a possible reduction in wild lands preservation efforts.

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This Butterfly Tank Helps Abused Young Women, and So Do All El Cambio’s Clothes. How?

Eco Chic

Whether your thing is women’s rights, wildlife preservation, education, or fighting disease, El Cambio has a cause you can support AND a cute style for your to wear. El Cambio Trading Company sent me one of their adorable tanks to try out, and it was love at first sight. Walking through the streets of Burlingame, California, I felt as free as the beautiful butterfly featured in this design. (I I also had a lot of fun goofing off while I made my sister take pictures of me.).

Earth Week Helpful Tip

Green Earth Journey

Local science museums, hiking trails, local zoo, or a ceramic painting places where they can paint a piece themselves, how about a drive through a Wildlife Preserve - you can drive through and see the animals living there. Kids do not need extravagance and money to be happy. Disney World/Land, they could take them or leave them, especially if they have never been there. Kids will be just as happy going down to the local pond or lake and trying to fish for the first time.

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Madikwe; Paradise Restored

10,000 Birds

Great wildlife preserves, reserves and parks exist for a number of reasons. In some cases someone was blown away by the scenery and thought “this needs saving” In some cases someone thought “there seems to be a lot of animals here, let’s keep things that way” Still others happen because no one had done anything with the land yet and no one wanted the land anyway.

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Peregrine Falcons at the National Wildlife Refuges

10,000 Birds

Peregrine Falcon at Delevan National Wildlife Refuge. Obviously, our National Wildlife Refuge System is one of our most cherished environmental treasures. Do you enjoy the National Wildlife Refuges in your area? National Wildlife Refuges have been underfunded since President Theodore Roosevelt created the first refuge in 1903 and Congress refused to appropriate money to manage it. Birding Conservation falcons National Wildlife Refuges Peregrine Falcon

The Marsh Wren Singing and Gathering Nesting Material

10,000 Birds

The male shown in the video above, filmed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, was in the process of gathering nesting material for what usually adds up to a dozen to two dozen nests! It is obvious to me that the male Marsh Wrens at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge are getting ready for the females to visit their breeding territories. Obviously, our National Wildlife Refuge System is one of our most cherished environmental treasures.

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The World’s Oldest Living Olive Trees Are Lebanese

Green Prophet

Local populations have worked very hard together to maintain the trees and historical structures, yet financial support is greatly needed to ensure that the sites are being preserved fully and correctly and to valorize the area through different projects such as; creating a wildlife preserve, enforcing hunting bans, connecting the historical sites with the modern trails, christening the olive oil open air museum mill as well as creating Bechealeh’s first cultural and library center.

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Costa Rican tourists thwart sea turtle nesting, a surreal mirroring of the crisis in the Med

Green Prophet

In Costa Rica this weekend, hundreds of tourists swarmed to Ostional Beach in canton Santa Cruz – most steered there by paid tour guides – to witness the migration of female sea turtles crawling from the water to lay their eggs in the sands of this national wildlife preserve. His organization,, teaches local youth how to protect these animals and preserve active nests.

Hydroelectric Dam Threatens “Ecological Massacre” According To Turkish Conservationist

Green Prophet

a wildlife preservation NGO. The Aras River basin will be an important test in the Turkish government’s willingness to preserve its truly precious treasures as it races to satisfy a growing national hunger for energy. :: Ye?il The Aras River basin is home to more than half of Turkey’s bird species, but a planned hydroelectric dam would alter the river’s marshy ecosystem, driving away the birds. That’s the fear of Ça?an ekercio?lu,

Eco-Conscious Cosmetics: Looking Good Never So Beautiful for the Planet

Green Prophet

EcoTools’ annual donation goes to both EarthShare® and Wildlife Alliance. EarthShare is awarded 1% of sales from a majority of EcoTools products, while Wildlife Alliance receives a donation from the sales of our EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone collection. EarthShare helps individuals and organizations invest in and impact public priorities such as community health and welfare; protection of our air, water and open spaces; energy conservation; wildlife preservation and more.

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Urban Wildlife: Threats and Benefits of Humans-Animals Interaction


Urban wildlife. Urban wildlife is a term coined exactly to identify wildlife that lives in urban environments. Taxonomic requirements often classify urban wildlife as ‘exploiters’, ‘adapters’ or ‘avoiders’, but whether or not it is possible to adopt such sharp categorization, both animal welfare and concern for ecological impact call for new policies to regulate urban wildlife conservation. Threats to wildlife. Urban wildlife: the benefits.

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Connecting The Ocelot’s Home on the Range

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fish and Wildlife Service has done a remarkable job in working with willing landowners to acquire and protect habitat – the subject of yesterday’s blog. The day after my visit to Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge , I’m looking at how private ranchlands might contribute to ocelot conservation with Sonia Najera, grassland program manager for The Nature Conservancy in Texas. It’s a cattle ranch, it’s a hunting ranch and it’s a wildlife preserve. A resting ocelot.

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Change Comes to the Eastern Forest: Five-Part Series Begins Today

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’ll be exploring these questions this week in a five-part blog series on the issues faced by one seemingly pristine forest preserve in north-central Pennsylvania, a microcosm of the complexities faced in forests in the eastern United States. The return of forests has meant the restoration of abundant wildlife. Even if those people could avoid the forest, their presence is going to be felt : in the form of non-native forest pests, over-abundant wildlife, climate change.

Most Wanted Birds in Brazil

10,000 Birds

As part of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil giveaway we asked readers of 10,000 Birds to name the bird in Brazil that they would like to see more than any other species. And I hugged a woman who was lucky enough to hold a Spix’s Macaw at the Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation in Qatar while on vacation in the Middle East some years ago. Fish & Wildlife comes in response to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity.

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The Nonessential Whooping Crane

10,000 Birds

Fish and Wildlife Service tells states when they may propose a hunting season on cranes, and has ultimate jurisdiction over whether the states get their seasons. So we can squawk at the state wildlife departments all we want, but the USFWS has the final say. She lives at Indigo Hill, an 80-acre wildlife sanctuary in Appalachian Ohio with her husband, Bill Thompson III, their children Phoebe and Liam, and their Boston terrier, Chet Baker.

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Collaborative list – February 2020

10,000 Birds

Salineño Wildlife Preserve (LTC 080). Salineño Wildlife Preserve (LTC 080). Salineño Wildlife Preserve (LTC 080). Salineño Wildlife Preserve (LTC 080). The beats are on the move, exploring new places. That bodes well for the numbers this month.

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Recycling in art and architecture

The Green Changemakers

Stagg Art and Wildlife Preserve' Charlie Stagg is an East Coast educated but Texas born and bred artist who created this house starting in the 1960's. The Bottle Wall Introducing the Bottle Wall, a peculiar form of stained glass. You won't see any mention of bottle walls or bottle houses in the stately and academic tomes of stained glass history. But stained glass it is, and it deserves recognition. anonymous bottle wall - posted on Flickr be prepared for lots of pictures.

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Restoring Iraq's 'Garden of Eden'- The Mesopotamian Marshlands

Green Prophet

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11 Ways to Recreate the Earth

The Green Changemakers

A primary way is to write letters to your senators and congressmen about protecting America’s public lands and wildlife preserves, confronting global warming, and preserving the Endangered Species Act. Another way to help is to volunteer with a local wildlife society, which will also help you engage in your local community and raise your general awareness level.

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