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Species loss and the need for environmental education are common themes discussed by SEJ experts

By Joan Hoffman Human predation is rooted in the financial gain to be made from selling various species and their parts. Four of our wildlife and environmental specialists from our prior brown bag lunch talks at John Jay College: Julie

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Paradigm Shift Festival at Baruch College

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Reporting back from the Galapagos

By Mary Ting During winter break, I had the opportunity to be part of a twelve-day tortoise conservation-focused tour to the Galapagos Islands organized by Russell Burke, biology professor at Hofstra University. The group included a number of noted turtle scientists,

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Brown bag lunch talk: Reporting back from the Galapagos

Professor Mary Ting will discuss her 12-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with a special emphasis on giant Galapagos turtle-breeding, during a brown bag lunch on February 26, 2015, at 1:40 p.m. at John Jay College (Manhattan) in room 7.63.42, new building (English

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Film event: “Escape to Papua New Guinea”

On Tuesday, February 24 the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) is hosting a world premiere screening of Escape to Papua New Guinea, the latest release in the Escape to Nature Series. There will be a Q&A with the producers Libor Spacek

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Hunting the horn leaves the rhinos forlorn: Rhinoceros poaching in Africa

By Ellen Osborne Even though rhinos are on the World Wildlife Fund’s list of critical species, over one thousand rhinoceroses have been poached in the last five years. To combat the increase of illegal poaching, INTERPOL launched Project Wisdom, which

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Boots on the ground: Protecting rhinos in South Africa from poachers

The SEJ Program welcomed anti-poaching ranger Matt Bracken for a talk on his efforts to confront rhino poaching in South Africa. His presentation centered on the role that demand for rhino horn in Vietnam and China has played in creating

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Boots on the ground: Protecting rhinos in South Africa from poachers

Matt Bracken, a ranger who works to protect rhinos in South Africa will be giving a talk on his work at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on December 3 during community hour.  Please join us in room 3510, North Hall,

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The untold story of fishing: Illegal, unreported, and unregulated

By Jonathan Simmons Ahhhhhh fishing. One of the world’s most ancient traditions used to catch the finest fly of the day, reel in that big bass to show to your buddies, or simply get away from all the stress in

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Tiger-poaching in Thailand is on the rise

By Sacha Chadwick Wildlife crime is defined as any violation of a criminal law intended to protect wildlife. Researchers Kristie Blevins and Terry Edwards state that poaching is one of the most notable wildlife crimes. Recent news articles have shown that

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