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Brazil's Wildlife Victim of Lucrative Trafficking

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May 1, 2012
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The Brazilian rainforest is alive with a huge range of colorful wildlife of all shapes and sizes. But this wildlife is under threat from an increasingly aggressive animal trafficking network. With lesser criminal penalties, animal trafficking is almost as lucrative as drugs and arms trafficking.


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Rare Florida Panther Released Into the Wild

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AP (Apr. 3, 2013) — An endangered Florida panther rescued as a kitten and raised in captivity has made a rare run back into the wild. The state's wildlife agency released the panther into a wildlife management area in the Florida Everglades.
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AP (Aug. 1, 2013) — Officials in Alberta, Canada stationed a remote wildlife camera in Kananaskis Country, a park visited by millions each year. The camera captured bears rubbing a tree, which wildlife experts say is a way of communicating with other animals.
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Kenya and Tanzania Conduct Joint Wildlife Census

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AFP (Oct. 12, 2013) — A joint wildlife census is being conducted by Kenya and Tanzania in Amboseli National Park to establish the landscape's wildlife population, trends and distribution.
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