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‘Dark’ ships off Argentina ring alarms over possible illegal fishing

‘Dark’ ships off Argentina ring alarms over possible illegal fishing

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Ivory by any other name: Illegal trade thrives on eBay, study finds

Ivory by any other name: Illegal trade thrives on eBay, study finds

by on 22 January 2021Two miniature sculptures sold on eBay in December 2020: a with a chick hatching through the shell, and an in traditional Japanese dress with a rat perched on his shoulder. The egg sold for $195 and the figure for $1,345. But there’s a problem. Both objects are made from a yellowish-white material that has crisscrossing patterns characteristic of elephant ivory — a banned item on eBay.“Yes, both are elephant ivory,” David Roberts, a wildlife trade expert and academic at Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) in Kent, U.K., told Mongabay in an email after...

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Big cat comeback: Jaguars prowl Argentina’s Iberá Wetlands after 70 years

Big cat comeback: Jaguars prowl Argentina’s Iberá Wetlands after 70 years

by on 20 January 2021It’s been 70 years since jaguars left their round, four-toed footprints in the ground of the Iberá Wetlands, a 1.3-million-hectare (3.2-million-acre) tract of swamps, waterways and islands in northeastern Argentina’s Corrientes province. But things are changing now.Two weeks ago, conservationists opened up a pen that held two 4-month-old jaguar cubs, , and their mother, Mariua, giving them free and open access to Gran Iberá Park, a 709,717-hectare (1.75-million-acre) park established in 2018 by the NGO Tompkins Conservation. This release is part of a grand scheme to...

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