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Sharks, elephants and precious wood in balance at wildlife talks

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The fate of mako sharks, African elephants and their ivory, and precious wood used to make musical instruments are on the agenda of member states attending negotiations of the U.N. wildlife watchdog opening on Saturday, officials said. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) regulates the buying and selling of Read More

Singapore to ban domestic elephant ivory trade from 2021

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FILE PHOTO: Bags of ivory pieces that have been processed, which were seized by Singapore Customs and the National Parks Board are pictured in Singapore April 3, 2019. NATIONAL PARKS BOARD SINGAPORE/Handout via REUTERS SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore will ban the domestic trade in ivory from September 2021, the government said on Monday, shutting the door to Read More

Drought reveals lost temple in Thailand submerged by dam

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LOPBURI, Thailand (Reuters) – Thousands are flocking to see a Buddhist temple in central Thailand exposed after drought drove water levels to record lows in a dam reservoir where it had been submerged. A family prays near the ruins of a headless Buddha statue, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought, in Read More

Vietnam seizes 125 kg of rhino horns, seven tiger carcasses

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HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam said it has seized more than 125 kg (275 lb) of rhino horns hidden in plaster blocks and shipped from United Arab Emirates, the latest large-scale wildlife trafficking case in Southeast Asia. The rhino horns were discovered earlier this week at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport in cargo that arrived on an Read More

Skinny wolves, sick bear: Pakistan officials wrangle over zoo

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – An emaciated wolf rested its head on a block of ice, seeking relief from stifling heat in a zoo in Pakistan’s capital, while another gazed at a family enjoying an afternoon picnic as an elephant swayed its head nearby. A wolf stands at the ledge of its enclosure while people walk during Read More

Singapore records its largest ever haul of smuggled ivory

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By David Chipakupaku, news reporter Elephant ivory weighing 8.8 tonnes has been seized in Singapore, with authorities saying the haul is the biggest ever in the city-state’s history. The elephant tusks were discovered in a Vietnam-bound container from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also in the illegal cargo were scales from the giant pangolin. This Read More

Singapore seizes ivory from nearly 300 elephants in record haul

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore said on Tuesday it had seized 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups say is a transit point for the illegal wildlife trade. Pangolin scales and elephant ivory that were seized by Singapore’s National Parks Board, Customs and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority Read More

‘Monkey controlled computer with his brain’: Musk reveals brain-reading Neuralink implant

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After two years in stealth mode, Neuralink founder Elon Musk finally unveiled what progress the company has made on its “brain-computer interface,” designed to combat what he dubs the “existential threat” posed to humanity by AI. During an event at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco on Tuesday evening, Musk revealed that the Read More

‘Sick’ hunting couple slammed for smooching over corpse of dead lion

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A hunting couple pictured kissing over the corpse of a slain lion they’d just killed is generating outrage and has increased calls for an end to trophy hunting. Darren and Carolyn Carter kissed after killing a lion on a hunting tour in South Africa with Legelela Safaris, which shared the photograph on its Facebook page, Read More

Tanzania says elephant, rhino populations rebounding after anti-poaching crackdown

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FILE PHOTO: A herd of elephants is seen in the Singita Grumeti Game Reserve, Tanzania, October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Baz Ratner DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Elephant and rhino populations in Tanzania have begun to rebound after a government crackdown dismantled organised criminal networks involved in industrial-scale poaching, the country’s presidency said. A prominent Chinese businesswoman Read More