1. A Brush with Death - The story behind the Mongoose Hair brushes

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    This is a documentary produced by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) about the killings of hundreds of mongoose to cater the paint brush making industry. Mongoose hair brushes are still manufactured in India and exported to other countries as artists like these brushes. No one is aware about the 'bloody Truth' behind the beautiful paintings. Many artists use these brushes without knowing the fact that these brushes are illegal .. Many leading suppliers are selling these brushes as 'sable brushes' or badger brushes. Watch the video and so that so that buying of these brushes will stop. For more information, please see this page on the WTI website: http://www.wti.org.in/current-news/120117_Deathly_strokes_threaten_mongoose.html

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    • Acting against turtle trafficking

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      from WWF-Pakistan / Added

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      Freshwater turtles of Pakistan are found in the entire Indus River system including its tributaries, irrigation canals, ponds and water reservoirs. Pakistan has eight species of freshwater turtles which dominate aquatic habitats. Freshwater turtles play a significant role in aquatic ecosystem being scavengers. These turtles are responsible for cleaning the aquatic environment by feeding upon dead organic material and diseased fish. Freshwater turtles being a keystone species, also control the population of fish. Unfortunately, freshwater turtles are facing the wrath of anthropogenic activities especially turtle trafficking which threatens their survival. The news report also highlights repatriation of 200 freshwater turtles from China. - See more at: http://wwfpak.org/species/FreshwaterTurtles.php#sthash.Yr7YIGF9.dpuf

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      • Amur Falcon Massacre, Nagaland

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        Each October, tens of thousands of amur falcons migrate through the Doyang reservoir in Wokha, Nagaland. Here, they are mercilessly targeted by hunters who kill over 15,000 of these raptors everyday for local consumption and for sale in markets.

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        • Building Sustainable Security Against Poaching and Wildlife Crime - Part I

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          In advance of a high-level European summit sponsored by the British government focusing on all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, Stimson hosted an event with the British Embassy in Washington, DC, featuring major themes of the forthcoming London conference. Participants showcased ongoing innovative initiatives at the national, multilateral, NGO and private sector levels that bridge the conservation, development and security divide.

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          • CNN Marketplace Africa - Saving South Africa's wildlife

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            As incidents of rhino poaching reach unprecedented levels in South Africa, CNN Marketplace Africa asks what can be done to protect the country's wildlife heritage. "If we can't save one of the big five - Africa's most charismatic species - what chance have we of protecting the smaller, less charismatic, more vulnerable species?" says Andrew Parker, the CEO of Sabi Sands, South Africa's oldest private reserve. He believes that conservationists were "caught napping" by criminal syndicates and are now paying the price. Private and national game parks are facing off against "highly ingenious" and "dangerous" criminal syndicates, says Julian Rademeyer, the author of Killing for Profit - Exposing the wildlife trade . The poachers recruited in villages surrounding conservation areas are little more than cannon-fodder, prepared to kill and die for a few kilogrammes of rhino horn. The syndicate bosses, who remain untouchable in countries like Laos, Vietnam and China, reap ever-increasing returns for very little risk. And, unless something can be done to slow the killing, the only places where we will be able to see rhinos in the near future is in zoos. Visit: http://edition.cnn.com/CNNI/Programs/marketplace.africa/

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            • God's Ivory

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              Despite the CITES Treaty of 1989, banning the global trade in ivory and rhino horn, the illegal business of killing elephants and maiming rhinos continues. Following a three year project into the subject, Brent Stirton reveals the motivations behind his latest work and exposes the place religion occupies in the demand, and continuation, of the trade. To view the full story visit: http://journal.reportagebygettyimages.com/#!/issues/issue-2/gods-ivory/ Photography: Brent Stirton Reporting & Video: Bryan Christy Multimedia Production: Andrew Hida Archival Photography: Tom Stoddart Music: Getty Images Music With thanks to National Geographic Magazine A Reportage by Getty Images Production

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              • God's Ivory - Trailer

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                Despite the CITES Treaty of 1989, banning the global trade in ivory and rhino horn, the illegal business of killing elephants and maiming rhinos continues. Following a three year project into the subject, Brent Stirton reveals the motivations behind his latest work and exposes the place religion occupies in the demand, and continuation, of the trade. To view the full story visit: http://vimeo.com/65073709/ Photography: Brent Stirton Reporting & Video: Bryan Christy Multimedia Production: Andrew Hida Archival Photography: Tom Stoddart Music: Getty Images Music With thanks to National Geographic Magazine A Reportage by Getty Images Production

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                • Killing for Profit launch trailer

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                  from Julian Rademeyer / Added

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                  A TERRIFYING TRUE STORY OF GREED, CORRUPTION, DEPRAVITY AND RUTHLESS CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE. On the black markets of Southeast Asia, rhino horn is worth more than gold, cocaine and heroin. This is the story of a more than two-year-long investigation into a dangerous criminal underworld where merciless syndicates will stop at nothing to attain their prize. It is a tale of greed, folly and corruption, and of an increasingly desperate battle to save rhinos - which have existed for more than 50 million years. Killing for Profit is a meticulous, devastating and revelatory account of one of the world's most secretive trades. It exposes poachers, scoundrels, gangsters, conmen, mercenaries, killers, gun-runners, diplomats, government officials and kingpins behind the slaughter. And it follows the bloody trail from the frontlines of the rhino wars to the lair of a wildlife-trafficking kingpin on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos ... Published by Zebra Press. Visit the official website: www.killingforprofit.com

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                  • Li Bing Bing Press Conference 6 May 2013

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                    UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and Chinese film star Li Bing Bing and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner host a joint press event to highlight an outreach initiative from UNEP/CITES which aims to reduce demand for ivory and rhino horn. This launch coincides with the star’s trip to Kenya to visit orphaned elephants and travel to the bush to learn more about the plight of these iconic animals and to raise awareness of the poaching crisis.

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