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Eat Them or Extradite Them - What to do With Pablo Escobar's Hippos?

InSight Crime 18 Jun 2021
Colombia's hippos are a well-documented problem ... Hippos kill more people than any other mammal in Africa but attacks on humans had never really materialized in Colombia ... Sending them back to parts of Africa could have a serious knock-on effect on local wildlife by bringing in new viruses, for example ... Wildlife Under Threat.
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Find out which countries are welcoming U.S. tourists back

SiliconValley.com 16 Jun 2021
English is spoken in this Central American nation filled with wildlife spotting opportunities and stunning barrier reefs ... This southern African nation is famed for its wildlife in the Okavango Delta and elsewhere ... Colombia ... Colombia offers Medellin, “the city of eternal spring,” and lush landscapes throughout.
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Georgia Ann Dumas

Alpine Avalanche 09 Jun 2021
... Native American Rights Fund at narf.org; American Indian College Fund at collegefund.org; Grand Companions, helping people save, honor, and connect with pets, at grandcompanions.org; Cabildo Verde wildlife rescue and rehab in Colombia, S.A., at cabildoverde.org.
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Pablo Escobar’s ‘cocaine hippos’ won’t stop having sex and are ruining rivers with toxic poop

The Independent 04 Jun 2021
Scientists say the hippos—which weigh up to 4,000 pounds each—have been “getting busy” and took over Colombia’s rivers, poisoning the other wildlife with their toxic poop and urine ... VICE also states that Castelbalnco-Martínez believes that if 30 hippos each year are culled, there would be less competition for wildlife and cleaner waters ... .
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Donkey Skin Trafficking on Colombia’s Northern Coast

InSight Crime 14 May 2021
Colombia is a wildlife trafficker’s paradise. Estimates of the number of trafficked species in Colombia range from 346 to 670; and the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Unit (Unidad de Rescate y Rehabilitación de Animales Silvestres — URRAS) at Colombia’s National ...
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Huge rise in child migrants crossing dangerous Panama jungle: UN

Straits Times 30 Mar 2021
The Darien Gap jungle, the only land corridor between Colombia and Panama, is "one of the most dangerous routes in the world due to the mountainous terrain, wildlife and insects, as well as the presence of criminal organisations", the agency added ... The number of minors increased from 109 to 1,653 between 2017 and 2020, Unicef said ... � ....
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Big jump in child migrants crossing dangerous Panama jungle: UN

Straits Times 30 Mar 2021
The Darien Gap jungle, the only land corridor between Colombia and Panama, is "one of the most dangerous routes in the world due to the mountainous terrain, wildlife and insects, as well as the presence of criminal organisations", the agency added ... The number of minors increased from 109 to 1,653 between 2017 and last year, Unicef said ... ....
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Fifteen times more children crossing the Panama jungle towards the USA in the last four years

Reliefweb 29 Mar 2021
The Darien jungle, between Colombia and Panama, is one of the most dangerous routes in the world due to the mountainous terrain, wildlife and insects, as well as the presence of criminal organizations.
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Heartwarming moment a two-month-old puma is bottle-fed as Colombia veterinarians nurse the sick former house ...

The Daily Mail 25 Mar 2021
This is the heartwarming moment a two-month-old puma was bottle-fed after a family decided it was only right to turn her over to wildlife authorities in Colombia ... A two-month-old puma is fed in Colombia after a family in Medellín turned her over to wildlife authorities just ...
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VIDEO: Colombia Releases Dozen Rehabilitated Animals To Mark Wildlife Day

The Tennessee Tribune 11 Mar 2021
BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia, the second most biodiverse country in the world, set a new example of wildlife conservation to commemorate World Wildlife Day on March 3 ... that wild animals are not pets,” tweeted Colombia’s Secretaría de Ambiente or ministry of the environment.
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Wildlife Under Threat: Traffickers Target Colombia’s Vital Fauna

InSight Crime 03 Mar 2021
Unfortunately, this breadth of fauna also makes the Andean nation a hotspot for the wildlife trade ... InSight Crime has teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to study the criminal activities driving deforestation, forest degradation and biodiversity loss in Colombia ... Colombia Investigation Reveals Workings of Wildlife Traffickers.
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Organized Crime and the Environment in Latin America: A Fatal Encounter

InSight Crime 03 Mar 2021
Asian markets are driving a trade in wildlife products, while wildcat miners decimate Amazon jungle from Peru to Guyana in search of gold ... The trade in wildlife largely begins with local trappers, many of them impoverished Indigenous and rural people who are employed for their knowledge of the terrain.
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Banning wild meat could add to global food problems

Phys Dot Org 23 Feb 2021
Governments and the World Health Organization (WHO) are under pressure from wildlife protection and animal welfare campaigners to ban hunting of all wild animals for food, and end trade in wildlife ... Calls to ban the trade and consumption of wildlife to protect public health and biodiversity quickly followed.
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Illegal trading of wildlife for pets, traditional medicines and luxury foods is driving declines of ...

The Daily Mail 16 Feb 2021
The international wildlife trade is causing more than a 60 per cent fall in species abundance, a new study reveals. An international team of researchers, including experts from the University of Sheffield, performed a 'meta-analysis' of the wildlife trade from 31 studies ... Without effective management such trade will continue to threaten wildlife.'.
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Escobar’s hippos are flourishing in Colombia, and some should be killed, scientists say

The Los Angeles Times 09 Feb 2021
PUERTO TRIUNFO, Colombia — . Tucked between mountain ranges, the sprawling palace of Pablo Escobar was home to kangaroos, giraffes, elephants and other exotic animals — a private zoo of illegally imported animals that was the greatest ostentation of the feared drug kingpin as he reigned over the cocaine trade in Colombia.

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