Why is Yahoo Japan selling ivory?

February 3, 2016 by  
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Google, Amazon, eBay, and most other tech giants refuse to allow their users to sell ivory on their platforms. But if you use Yahoo’s Japanese site, you’re welcome to sell all the ivory you want — in fact, the Guardian estimates that more than 12 tons of elephant tusks and ivory jewelry were sold on the site between 2012-2014. A petition from Avaaz argues that Yahoo Japan’s policies are giving poachers an online platform and directly fueling the illegal ivory trade. Sign it now and tell Yahoo this is completely unacceptable! Yahoo – stop your deadly ivory trade! > Read the rest of Why is Yahoo Japan selling ivory?

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Water Theft on the Rise as California Drought Drags On

November 14, 2014 by  
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As the Californian drought drags on and on, water theft is on the rise around the state. Given the severity of the situation – with almost 60 percent of the state currently experiencing exceptional drought – it is perhaps unsurprising that people are  getting desperate . However reports indicate that some people are attempting to sell water on the black market, leading to calls for penalties for water theft to be drastically increased. Read the rest of Water Theft on the Rise as California Drought Drags On Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: black market , california drought , crime , Drought , fines , growing black market for water in California , water issues , water theft , water wastage , wildfire

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The Black Market Demand for Endangered Bees Leads to Increased Hive Thefts

October 27, 2014 by  
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There have been many reports about how the world’s bee population is shrinking , that there has now been a reported increase in the number of beehive thefts of the past decade, especially around the rich agricultural fields of California’s central valley. However, despite the problems to beekeepers, as well as the environment, these bee rustlers are proving difficult to catch. Read the rest of The Black Market Demand for Endangered Bees Leads to Increased Hive Thefts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bee hive theft , bee theft , bees , black market , california central valley , hive theft , honey bees , yolo valley

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African Rhinos Completely Wiped Out in Mozambique Due to Poaching

May 2, 2013 by  
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The African Rhinoceros evolved over millions of years, and despite living on earth for eons, it has not been able to survive the greed of human beings. Conservationists have announced that the last 15 of the animals were killed by poachers last month in Mozambique’s section of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. Slaughtered for their horns , which fetch higher prices than gold on the Asian market for their supposed cancer-curing and aphrodisiac properties, rhinos in neighboring areas are also in peril. To add to the tragedy, authorities believe that the poachers were aided by the park rangers sworn to protect them. Read the rest of African Rhinos Completely Wiped Out in Mozambique Due to Poaching Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa , african rhinoceros , black market , Conservationist , game ranger , great limpopo transfrontier park , horn , international fund for animal welfare , kelvin alie , kruger , mozambique , poacher , South Africa , Telegraph , wildlife trade , Zimbabwe        

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TV Host Offered Fresh Endangered Tiger Meat in Burma (Warning: Graphic Video)

August 1, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Keith Roper via Flickr / CC BY One of the main reasons that there are only estimated to be some 3,500 tigers left in the wild worldwide is the still-burgeoning black market trade for their skins and parts . Those tiger parts are still in high demand, both as luxury items and for use in “traditional” medicines. Efforts… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Weekend Recap: Friday-Sunday, July 29, 30 & 31, 2011

August 1, 2011 by  
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photo: Hans Splinter / CC BY-ND 2.0 With ~30+ new posts on TreeHugger.com each weekday, we understand if you miss a post here and there. To keep you up-to-date, here’s what we covered over the weekend, July 29, 30, and 31, 2011…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Excess Farm Harvests Gleaned to Feed the Hungry (Video)

August 1, 2011 by  
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Image credit: The Perennial Plate What to do about hunger is a complicated business. While some people are arguing that food banks are part of the problem , others are calling on supermarkets to waste nothing and donate what they can’t sell . Some restaurants are even instigating “everybody ea… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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8 Acres of New York City Community Gardens Deeded to Local Land Trusts

August 1, 2011 by  
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Carver Community Garden, Harlem, New York. Photo: Mat McDermott Last summer the battle in the New York City community gardens scene was to ensure that the 600-odd community-run green spaces across the City’s five boroughs got a fair deal as the regulations governing them got renegotiated. Permanency was the watchword, ensuring that the battles over them that occurred in th… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Forensic Proof Shows Japanese Whale Meat is Being Sold in the US

April 14, 2010 by  
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Whale meat sushi. Scientists have used genetic fingerprinting to prove that whale meat found being sold at the Los Angeles restaurant The Hump came from the same sei whale that was sold in Japan in 2007.

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CSI Cameroon: Genetic Detective Work Helps Stop Chimp Smuggling in Africa

January 22, 2010 by  
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Photo via Gulf News Chimpanzees in western Africa have decreased by 75% in the last three decades, a surge in chimp hunting has been partly to blame. It’s being recognized as a full fledged chimp smuggling crisis in Cameroon .

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