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Rope in orang asli to curb poaching, says MNS

KUALA LUMPUR: The orang asli in Malaysia are the 'best eyes and ears' for enforcement officers of the Government to help reduce wildlife poaching, said academician Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Mustaffa Babjee.

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KJ: Let’s join hands to curb poaching

KUALA LUMPUR: There needs to be a more coordinated approach towards curbing wildlife crime, including tiger poaching, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

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Sabah's anti-poaching efforts boosted with RM4mil donation

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Forestry Department's special "Protect Team" – aimed at wiping out poachers and traffickers threatening the state's iconic wildlife species – has been given a boost with an RM4mil donation from the Sime Darby Foundation.

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Rhino poaching toll in South Africa falls 10 percent in 2016

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The number of rhinos poached for their horns in South Africa fell 10 percent in 2016 to 1,054, the second straight year of decline according to government data released on Monday, but conservationists said the levels remain alarming.

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Tiger poaching and trade rile up public and NGOs

Disgust, outrage and sorrow - the whole gamut of emotions came to the fore as people vented their anger over the butchering of a tiger, which was cut into four and stuffed in a refrigerator.

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Stop the environmentally unviable practice of wildlife poaching, says Sabah Deputy CM

KOTA KINABALU: The recent discovery of RM8.4mil worth of protected pangolins and their body parts in a factory is a reality check for Sabah’s conservation efforts.

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Zimbabwe arrests editor, reporters over elephant poaching story

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean police said on Tuesday they had arrested an editor and two reporters from a state-owned newspaper for publishing falsehoods after reporting that a police commissioner and junior officer were involved in a spate of elephant killings.

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African rhino poaching hits record on Asian demand

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters): A record number of rhinos were poached this year in South Africa, home to the greatest number of the animals, as rising demand in Asia for their horns led to increased killings of the threatened species.

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African big game poaching surges on Asian affluence

KINSHASA/KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa (Reuters) - The hit job was done by professionals who swooped over their quarry in a helicopter before opening fire.

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Tech firm Sigfox develops tiny tracker to help fight rhino poaching

PARIS (Reuters) - French tech company Sigfox has developed a bite-size tracker that can be inserted into the horns of rhinos to help conservationists monitor and protect the endangered species.