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Behind the door are stuffed tigers and solar bears in various poses of ferocity, the shell of a sea turtle mounted on the wall, cardboard packing containers overflowing with tiger skins and elephant ivory””and suitcases stuffed with more than 240 neatly stacked helmeted hornbill casques, all seized from wildlife traffickers.
The Environmental Investigation Company (EIA), a U.Okay.-based mostly nonprofit that has been monitoring seizures together with the wildlife-trade monitoring group Site visitors, says these seizures probably symbolize a fraction of the helmeted hornbill casques being traded.
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Species highlights from the Coastal Christmas Chook Count held on December 15th included: BARROW’ S GOLDENEYE, NORTHERN SHOVELER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, RAZORBILL, BLACK GUILLEMOT, THICK-BILLED MURRE, JAPANESE SCREECH-OWL, NICE HORNED OWL, BARRED OWL, NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, NORTHERN SHRIKE, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, DICKCISSEL, CRIMSON CROSSBILL, and PINK-HEADED WOODPECKER.