Originally posted on The CABI Blog: By Giuseppe Mazza and Elena Tricarico, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy Mosquitoes are often the first species we think of when it comes to human health Invasive species are becoming a popular topic in newspapers: when articles appear, they mainly report the damages invasive species can cause to…

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With the kind permission and support of the Government of Zimbabwe, one of the largest wildlife resettlements in the country’s history will take place. The relocation of the 100 elephants is being implemented under the leadership of the Zimbabwean Parks & Wildlife Management Authority as a partner of the Sango Wildlife Conservancy and […]

via How do you relocate 100 elephants? — World Animals Voice

Michael Klein (Cayman Compass) writes about actor Adrian Grenier’s recent participation at the Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference at the Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Grenier is an actor, ocean conservationist, and co-founder of the Lonely Whale Foundation. Klein reports: Next time you go diving or snorkeling, leave your underwater camera […]

via Striving for Cleaner Oceans — Repeating Islands

With record levels of global ivory seizures in 2013, mostly in ports, a new Interpol report highlights the need for greater information sharing to enable a more proactive and effective law enforcement response against trafficking syndicates. Large-scale ivory shipments – each one representing the slaughter of hundreds of elephants – point to the involvement of […]

via 2 Rhinos and 30 Elephants Poached Every Day — What Happened to the Portcullis?

Despite being the focus of numerous investigations and exposés regarding the country’s role in the international illegal wildlife trade, Vietnam continues to be a primary hub for ivory trafficking. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has released a report Exposing the Hydra: The growing role of Vietnamese syndicates in ivory trafficking documenting the findings of a […]

via Ivory – Vietnam remains a threat to Elephants — What Happened to the Portcullis?