Interpol opens new front in war against wildlife crimes

Interpol opens new front in war against wildlife crimes

International police body Interpol announced a new project Friday that will identify and dismantle origanised crime networks between Africa and Asia that have devastated wildlife and made ivory a sought-after luxury. Interpol, headquartered in the eastern French city of Lyon, said the initiative will focus on providing increased resources to countries linked to the illegal wildlife trade—especially as it relates to ivory, rhino horns and Asian big cats.
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Over half of world’s wild primate species face extinction, report reveals

Over half of world's wild primate species face extinction, report reveals

More than half of the world’s apes, monkeys, lemurs and lorises are now threatened with extinction as agriculture and industrial activities destroy forest habitats and the animals’ populations are hit by hunting and trade. In the most bleak assessment of primates to date, conservationists found that 60% of the wild species are on course to die out, with three quarters already in steady decline. The report casts doubt on the future of about 300 primate species…

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Norway spurs $400mn rainforest fund at Davos

Norway spurs $400mn rainforest fund at Davos

Norway on Thursday said it will raise $400 million to encourage Brazil's farmers to stop destroying the rainforests, launching a fund also backed by food giants Unilever and Nestle. Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the plan is a major effort to reform harmful small scale farming, which is one of the biggest drivers of deforestation in Brazil.

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