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WWF Honors Ofir Drori – the Enemy of Africa’s Roughest Wildlife Traffickers

Israeli photojournalist turned independent animal rights activist Ofir Drori (who Karin interviewed in 2008) received the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for Nature’s Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal tonight. This is one of the most coveted awards in wildlife conservation and awarding it to Drori, whose zero tolerance approach to illegal wildlife trafficking diverges from mainstream policies, sends a […]

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Iranian Warden Fined After Shooting Poacher in Foot

An Iranian warden is being asked to pay ‘blood money’ to a poacher he shot in the foot whilst guarding a wildlife protected area Sabz Press, a green Iranian news site, is reporting that a warden working in the protected wildlife area of Lawvardin in Hormozgan province has been ordered to pay blood money to a […]

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Prized UAE Falcons Have Hospitals and Passports

Unlike many wild animals in the UAE, prized Saker Falcons receive first-class protection. Residents of the United Arab Emirates are frequently caught with illegally-procured wild animals, including an injured cheetah found limping along a road in Abu Dhabi, but Saker Falcons receive first class protection mostly thanks to programs initiated years ago by the late President […]

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Planned Lion-Fight In Egypt Takes A Political Turn

This young Egyptian man believes he is the strongest in the world, and hopes to use this gift to battle lions. The surreal story of the Egyptian man who plans to fight a lion in order to generate revenue for his country has taken a bizarre political turn. Following the announcement that 25 year old […]

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Egyptian Man Plans To Fight African Lion For Tourism

This man claims he will fight a 617 pound lion in order to boost Egyptian tourism. A modern-day Egyptian gladiator has reportedly announced plans to fight an African lion. Al-Sayed al-Eassawy claims to have the Ministry of Interior’s blessings to fight the animal in front of the Giza pyramids, all in an exceedingly misguided effort to […]