BLOODY IVORY : TERRORISM & IVORY TRADE


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October 14, 2013

Terrorism and the ivory trade

The Shabab, which took responsibility for the deadly Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, uses proceeds from ivory to fund its terrorist operations.

Elephants graze in the Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya. (Dai Kurokawa / EPA / October 8, 2013)

If the world needs another reason to get serious about combating elephant poaching, here’s one: The attack by terrorists on Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Income from illegal ivory trafficking is a substantial funding source for the Shabab, the group that claimed responsibility for the attack.

The connection between terrorism and wildlife smuggling is clear. An 18-month undercover investigation conducted by our groups found an indisputable financial trail between the illicit trade in ivory and rhino horns and the Shabab. This connection is of…

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Scientists Just Found the Guys Who Are Killing Africa’s Elephants


— Ethics Alarms! A Definitive Defense of Pit Bulls (and for those who love them so much!)


A DOG NAMED PIT BULL

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Joshua Holland has written an excellent primer in Salon for the pit bull-phobics to chew on, and he did a superb job of debunking the illusion that this is a monstrous breed rather than what it really is, an uncommonly delightful one.

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I KNOW THEIR FACES: FULL OF HOPE – FULL OF FEAR – NOW FULL OF DEATH AND NOW BEING GARBAGE https://wp.me/p1JuJK-bu5WE WEPT FOR THEM, PLEDGED FOR THEM, SHARED FOR THEM, SEARCHED FOR HOMES FOR THEM – NO GRACE THERE


I KNOW THEIR FACES: FULL OF HOPE – FULL OF FEAR – NOW FULL OF DEATH AND NOW BEING GARBAGE https://wp.me/p1JuJK-bu5WE WEPT FOR THEM, PLEDGED FOR THEM, SHARED FOR THEM, SEARCHED FOR HOMES FOR THEM – NO GRACE THERE

Here’s Why Climate Change Will Increase Deaths by Suicide @alternet


Suicide is already among the leading causes of death worldwide. Extreme heat has gripped the northern hemisphere in recent months, and the year 2018 is on track to be among the hottest ever recorded. Higher global temperatures are expected to have detrimental effects on our natural environments and our physical health, but what will they do to our mental health? New research from an international team of scientists suggests that one of the most tangible impacts may be an increase in suicide rates.

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Digging Out From the Ashes of a Ruined Museum — strange behaviors


In Rio de Janeiro museum staffers called for residents of the neighborhood to bring “fragments of documents, books” and other objects found in the aftermath of the fire to a collecting point in the facility’s garden. Students from UNIRIO, a museum studies program in Brazil, also put out a call for museum visitors to send photos of specimens, adding, “With any luck, some photos will have legible labels, which may help recover at least some data.” (E-mail photos to thg.museo@gmail.com or lusantosmuseo@gmail.com or isabelasfreitas@gmail.com)

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by Richard Conniff/Scientific American With the hollowed-out shell of their old building standing in ruins nearby, and its history-rich contents in ashes, staff and scientists of Brazil’s National Museum met Wednesday morning for the first time since Sunday’s fire. They face a future suddenly bereft of a vast assortment of items from Brazil’s natural and […]

In Rio de Janeiro museum staffers called for residents of the neighborhood to bring “fragments of documents, books” and other objects found in the aftermath of the fire to a collecting point in the facility’s garden. Students from UNIRIO, a museum studies program in Brazil, also put out a call for museum visitors to send photos of specimens, adding, “With any luck, some photos will have legible labels, which may help recover at least some data.” (E-mail photos to thg.museo@gmail.com or lusantosmuseo@gmail.com or isabelasfreitas@gmail.com)

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