Wildlife poaching and smuggling

June 08, 2017 - 6:12 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A decorated war veteran with two decades' experience in military intelligence, Lt. Col. Faye Cuevas spent half her career providing intelligence support to U.S. counter-insurgencies in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. Now she is using her expertise to fight a...
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May 30, 2017 - 10:06 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Brian Gerber, University of Rhode Island (THE CONVERSATION) The Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus) is found only at the very western tip of the Indonesian island of Java, in the...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Kevin Richardson, popularly known as the "lion whisperer", interacts with one of his lions while out for a walk in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, near Pretoria, South Africa. Richardson seeks to raise awareness about the plight of Africa's lions, whose numbers in the wild have dwindled in past decades. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
May 29, 2017 - 11:23 am
DINOKENG GAME RESERVE, South Africa (AP) — The male lion brushes through the tall grass and strides into a clearing in a South African wildlife sanctuary. A man beckons the big cat with purring sounds. The lion, Bayetsi, responds with a gentle growl and caresses Kevin Richardson, popularly known as...
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In this May 16, 2017 photo, custom officers show a pig-nosed turtle and a Japanese suspect, Naito Katsuhide, front right, during a press conference at the quarantine facility of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesian authorities have arrested a Japanese man who conservationists says is a major player in the illegal wildlife trade for attempting to smuggle more than 250 reptiles out of the country.(AP Photo)
May 18, 2017 - 6:36 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have arrested a Japanese man who conservationists say is a major player in the illegal wildlife trade for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 250 reptiles out of the country. The head of law enforcement at Jakarta's international airport,...
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May 18, 2017 - 6:15 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have arrested a Japanese man who conservationists say is a major player in the illegal wildlife trade for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 250 reptiles out of the country. The head of law enforcement at Jakarta's international airport,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Indonesia's Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti speaks in Washington. Pudjiastuti, a high school dropout turned seafood entrepreneur is leading an Indonesian government crackdown of illegal fishing that has winning plaudits from conservationists despite its explosive methods. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 13, 2017 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school dropout turned seafood entrepreneur is leading Indonesia's crackdown on illegal fishing, winning plaudits from conservationists and awards as far away as Washington despite her explosive methods. A favorite tactic is seizing foreign fishing vessels and then blowing...
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May 13, 2017 - 2:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school dropout turned seafood entrepreneur is leading Indonesia's crackdown on illegal fishing, winning plaudits from conservationists and awards as far away as Washington despite her explosive methods. A favorite tactic: seizing foreign fishing vessels and then blowing...
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In this Feb. 23, 2017 photo, a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement team from the USCG cutter Stratton boards a small fishing boat that was stopped carrying close to 700 kilos of pure cocaine, in the Pacific Ocean hundreds of miles south of the Guatemala-El Salvador border. Hidden in the bales of cocaine was a GPS tracking device wrapped inside a condom, a sure sign the drug bosses behind the shipment knew right away it didn't reach its destination. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
May 10, 2017 - 12:02 am
ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER STRATTON, in the eastern Pacific Ocean (AP) — The drone is loaded onto a catapult on the flight deck. From a control room, a technician revs the motor until the go-ahead is given to press the red button. Then the ScanEagle lifts off with a whoosh and, true to its lofty...
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Director at African Parks Andrea Heydlauff, from left, Executive Vice President of Digital Product at National Geographic Partners Rachel Webber, writer/director Imraan Ismail, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and writer/director and producer Kathryn Bigelow speak on stage at "Tribeca Talks Virtual Reality: The Protectors," during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios Saturday, April 22, 2017, in New York. Clinton was an unannounced panelist, there to discuss the scourge of elephant poaching — the subject of Bigelow's eight-minute film, "The Protectors: Walk in the Rangers' Shoes." (Anthony Behar/National Geographic via AP)
April 23, 2017 - 3:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage. Clinton was an unannounced panelist, there to discuss the scourge of elephant...
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April 23, 2017 - 1:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage. Clinton was an unannounced panelist, there to discuss the scourge of elephant...
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