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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 ...
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 ...

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, ...
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 ...
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 ... Sea
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, ... UK
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Since March 2012, Cameroon has deployed a hundred troops in the wildlife reserve to help deal with the threat from poachers and protect the elephant population for which the park is known. The eight people killed in Thursday's violence were carrying out a routine patrol, source said. Poaching has killed ...
Poachers have killed more than four elephants a day since 2011 in a Mozambique nature reserve, cutting the population from 12,000 to as few as 1,500, according to a conservation group. Fauna and Flora International (FFI) said it feared surviving elephants in the Niassa National Reserve may be wiped ...
South African police say a suspected poacher was eaten by a pride of lions at a big game park in the province of Limpopo. The animals "ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains," Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP. "It seems the victim was poaching in the ...
Poachers have killed almost 90 per cent of the elephants living in Mozambique's largest nature reserve since 2011. The elephant population in Niassa National Reserve, in the far north of the country, has fallen from 12,000 to between 1,000 and 1,500, according to Fauna & Flora International (FFI).
The Oregon Hunters Association's Turn In Poachers reward program paid $24,200 to informants in poaching cases last year — a record amount in the program's 32 years. The rewards were paid in 50 separate fish and wildlife violation cases reported to Oregon State Police Offices throughout the state, ...
Poachers killed an adult rhino and escaped with its horn from the Western Range of Kaziranga National Park in Biswanath district, a senior forest official said on Sunday. According to Kaziranga National Park divisional forest officer Rohini Ballav Saikia, the incident took place around midnight at Polokata ...
“Hopefully, a poacher won't get him in the next two weeks.” The next two weeks are critical. This is the red warning stage for big bucks and poachers in California, critical because, by the end of February, most of the bucks will have shed their antlers. That gives the poachers two weeks to illegally kill a trophy ...
A State Hunting Supervisory Function inspector has been murdered by poachers in the Chelyabinsk region, the press service of the regional ICR Investigations Directorate reported. The body of supervisory authority, whose name, according to Komsomolskaya Pravda, was Aleksandr Minin, was found with ...
The herd of elephants were mowed down by the speeding 15611 Guwahati-Silchar Fast passenger train between Hawaipur and Lamshakhan station under Lumding Division of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), an elephant corridor. Assam Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma announced that an FIR ...
Tezpur (Assam), Feb 11 (PTI) Poachers killed an adult rhino and escaped with its horn from the Western Range of the Kaziranga National Park in Biswanath district, a senior forest official said today. According to Kaziranga National Park Divisional Forest Officer Rohini Ballav Saikia, the incident happened ...
A slight majority of people are of the opinion that the current legal penalties on poachers of wildlife are already adequate, according to the result of a survey carried out by National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll. The poll was conducted on Feb 8-9 on 1,250 people aged 18 and over of ...
The researchers also developed an alternative solution for spotty interconnectivity in rural areas so the software could work off of a laptop. The algorithm now works to detect poachers and animals in just over three-tenths of a second. This algorithm, now named "SPOT" or Systematic POacher deTector, will ...
Esmond Bradley Martin - 1941 - 2018 obituary: Leading conservationist took on the poachers. ESMOND Bradley Martin, one of the world's leading conservationists, was found by his wife Chryssee stabbed to death at their home in Nairobi. PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sat, Feb 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 13:01, Sat, Feb 10, 2018.
Poachers typically hunt at night, which is why drone-mounted infrared cameras are being used to spot them. The problem is, since both the poachers and the animals emit heat, it can be difficult to tell which is which in the videos. Scientists from the University of Southern California are making the job easier, ...
This handout image provided on February 6, 2018, by the Gabonese Agency for the National Parks (ANPN) shows South African conservationist Peter Morkel working alongside rangers collaring an elephant during an operation in the Mwagna National Park, in north-eastern Gabon on December 13, 2017.
Poachers Killed 74 Rhinos In Assam In 3 Years: Forest Minister. Twenty one rhinos were killed in 2015, 22 the next year and nine last year, Pramilla Rani Brahma said in reply to a question by All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA Aminul Islam. All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: February 08, ...
Libreville - Ever tried to put a GPS real-time tracking collar on a five-ton animal? Well in Gabon conservationists have begun trying to use the devices on elephants; tracking and drugging the animals, before attaching the high-tech gadgets in a bid to stop poachers and ivory trafficking. But it is not a simple ...
The turn-in-poachers reward program pays for information leading to the arrest/conviction of persons for the illegal possession, killing, taking, or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers or game birds. Rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, ...
Ndara Ndjamba, one of the suspected poachers informed the court through his testimony that on the date in question they were on Rust's farm hunting illegally. Further stating that while they were busy skinning a kudu they had killed they heard gunshots with one of the bullets hitting Ukandanga and the ...
FOUR men were sentenced to imprisonment at the Ngwelezana Magistrate's Court last week after they were found guilty of rhino poaching and being in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition. Mduduzi Magwaza was sentenced to nine years imprisonment, Emmanuel Xulu to 12 years, ...
Esmond Bradley Martin, one of the world's leading investigators into the global illegal ivory and rhino horn trade, has been found stabbed to death in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. He worked undercover in some of the world's most dangerous and difficult places, photographing and documenting ivory markets ...
Four suspected poachers were arrested in Bulawayo after they were allegedly caught with 125kg of elephant tusks marked with fake serial numbers, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife ... “We informed the police who manned a roadblock along the road, leading to the arrest of the poachers,” he said.
SAMS VALLEY — Fish and Wildlife officers are hoping the lure of a $500 reward will lead to the capture of whoever shot and left for dead a bull elk Saturday morning in a Sams Valley field off Agate Road. Oregon State Police said a witness in the area reported seeing a newer white full-sized truck stop in ...
Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area in Blacksmith Fork Canyon gives visitors a unique opportunity to experience wild Elk up close. The working ranch maintains healthy rangelands for wildlife as well as increasing public awareness through community ...
The tower's elevated position and a strategic location offers sweeping views of the area so rangers can spot poachers and monitor herds. Using basic materials like re-purposed logs found on forest floors, handsaws and hatchets, Kokkeler built the tower in four days. Kokkeler said it is strong enough to withstand the rainy ...
"As a result of our anti-poaching strategy in the KNP, we are now seeing a decrease in the number of poacher activities in the park with a total of 2,662 recorded in 2017 compared with 2,883 in 2016," said the minister. Whilst there has been a decrease in the number of rhinos killed in the park, the number of ...


 

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