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Why scorpions glow under uv light

For many years scientists have wondered why scorpions glow under UV light. If you’ve never seen it before, the glow of scorpions radiates a blue-green colour which originates from a substance in the cuticle found in the exoskeleton if the scorpion. It has been speculated that this glow in the dark function works as eyes, …

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Officials appalled as eu opposes ivory trade ban

Wildlife officials in nearly 30 African states say they are appalled by an EU decision to oppose a comprehensive global ban on the ivory trade. In a position paper released on 1 July, the European commission said that rather than an all-encompassing ban it would be better to encourage countries with growing elephant numbers to …

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Illegal wildlife trade on Quikr, Olx, eBay, Amazon

With rhino poaching being such a serious problem in South Africa, it is understandable that the majority of our attention will be focused on that. However, it is important to be aware of the illegal wildlife trade going on in the rest of the world. Trade of rare animals and their body parts is going …

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