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poaching

1. illegal, secret trapping or killing of game.
2. excessive traffic by animals, especially ungulates, on wet pasture fields causing rupture of pasture mat and loss of grass and clover carrying capacity.
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Residents of the area appreciated the district wildlife department for taking effective measures against illegal hunting in the area.
Seven dogs and two ferrets were seized by police and placed in RSPCA care, after warrants were executed at four properties in the Stockton area on suspicion of illegal hunting.
The recent Heythrop convictions - forced into admitting 12 charges of illegal hunting - are far from the first where the hunts' contention that they just follow trails, and suffer occasional "accidents", has been exposed as a sham.
They are threatened by illegal hunting, habitat destruction, and competition from domestic goats and sheep.
About 21,000 black and white rhinos remain in South Africa, but their numbers are being diminished by illegal hunting, What is the trend in the number of black and white rhinos poached since 2007?
Rory Donoho, 59, and Shane Donoho, 37, have not been charged in connection with the probe into alleged illegal hunting of deer, elk, antelope and bear.
ONLY one person has been convicted of the illegal hunting of an animal with dogs in three years in North Wales, despite 90 alleged reports.
2007 and wildebeest Connochaetus taurinus; Ndibalema 2009, Georgiadis 1995), particularly in areas where illegal hunting is common.
POACHERS were targeted in a police crackdown on illegal hunting in Northumberland.
THIS year's hunting season is now in full swing and, sadly, while the majority of those who take part are following the law we are already receiving reports of illegal hunting activities taking place.
In a resolution adopted on 15 March by 300 votes in favour, 253 against and 35 abstentions, the Parliament announced that it was particularly concerned about the authorisation given for spring hunting of wild birds, the systematic trapping and illegal hunting of protected species, trapping of migratory birds in Malta, also in areas protected by Community law.
As a member of The League Against Cruel Sports, I am out every weekend monitoring the continuation of illegal hunting.