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A compilation of seizures and prosecutions reported in the TRAFFIC Bulletin from 1997 onwards (PDF, 1.6 MB)

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April 2010 seizures archive

  • Five Men Arrested in Bear Poaching Case
    Five North Georgia men have been arrested on bear poaching charges. Rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources took eighteen arrest warrants on the five Fannin County men allegedly involved with killing a female black bear with cubs....

    27 Apr 2010

  • New Report: Yahoo! Profiting from Killing of Whales, Dolphins and Elephants - PR Newswire (press release)
    New Report: Yahoo! Profiting from Killing of Whales, Dolphins and Elephants PR Newswire (press release) ... corporate ban on selling whale, dolphin, and elephant products including all ivory through its sites. US Internet giant eBay banned ivory trade in 2009. and more »

    29 Apr 2010

  • Rare fungus on Tibetan Plateau faces extinction - People's Daily Online
    People's Daily Online Rare fungus on Tibetan Plateau faces extinction People's Daily Online ... because of over-harvesting and habitat loss, according to a 2008 report by UK-based TRAFFIC, a non-governmental group that tracks wildlife trade. ...

    15 Apr 2010

  • DRI seizes Rs. 1.4 crore worth red sanders at Tuticorin port - Times of India
    DRI seizes Rs. 1.4 crore worth red sanders at Tuticorin port Times of India The total seizure was 17.69 tonnes of red sanders. When the officials got the tip-off that red sanders were being smuggled to Dubai from Tuticorin Port ... and more »

    28 Apr 2010

  • 3 years for owl poacher in China
    A man convicted on 15 March 2010 at Lvshunkou People’s Court, Liaoning province, of poaching 4 scops-owls in September 2009 in Laotieshan Snake Island National Nature Reserve, reports Ind.com.cn

    24 Apr 2010

  • Two arrested following Leopard skin seizure in China
    Soldiers in Yunnan province arrested 2 Myanmar nationals found in possession of 2 Leopard skins and skeletons on 14 April 2010 reports news.163.com

    16 Apr 2010

  • Montclair man pleads guilty in ivory smuggling case
    A Claremont doughnut shop owner has pleaded guilty to charges that he illegally bought the ivory of endangered African elephants on eBay.

    27 Apr 2010

  • The Hindu Other States Uttaranchal News Leopard skin seized
    Leopard skin seized. Nainital A suspected poacher was arrested and a leopard skin recovered from his possession in Haldwani area of the district in ... www.thehindu.com/2010/04/28/.../2010042859540300.htm

    28 Apr 2010

  • NGO urges Hajj Hassan to look into botched parrot-smuggling operation - Daily Star - Lebanon
    NGO urges Hajj Hassan to look into botched parrot-smuggling operation Daily Star - Lebanon “The shipment of these parrots further highlights the likelihood that Lebanon is being used as a hub for wildlife smuggling,” said Lana Al-Khalil, ... and more »

    26 Apr 2010

  • Seven tribals held for killing two blue bulls
    Raipur, April 26 (IANS) Seven tribals were arrested Monday for killing two ‘Nilgai‘ (blue bulls) in a Chhattisgarh village, police said. The arrests were made at Mareli village in Dhamtari district, some 150 km from state capital Raipur. According to the police, all seven belong to a tribal community, Kamar,…

    26 Apr 2010

  • Leopard killers get jail
    Jamshedpur, April 23: A Ghatshila court today sentenced two persons to two-and-a-half years of rigorous imprisonment for attempting to smuggle a leopard's skin after killing the animal 15 years ago, the first conviction among several poaching cases that have come up in the Singhbhum region.

    26 Apr 2010

  • RM60,000 worth anteaters seized, two men arrested in raid
    PENANG (April 24, 2010): The Penang Wildlife and National Parks Department ( Perhilitan) seized 67 anteaters worth RM60,000 in a raid on a terrace house at ... www.sun2surf.com/articlePrint.cfm?id=45963

    26 Apr 2010

  • Poachers kill elephant for ivory in Orissa
    Poachers shot dead an elephant and brutally hacked around its tusks to extract ivory in the Redhakhol Forest Range in Sambalpur district of Orissa, forest officials said Sunday.

    25 Apr 2010

  • Hawks arrest man for ivory and rhino horn trading - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
    Hawks arrest man for ivory and rhino horn trading Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News And his brother indicated that he was given this rhino horn by his brother, who is a traffic officer [and] who stops people on the road and to get horns ... and more »

    24 Apr 2010

  • Strand woman nabbed with abalone - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
    Strand woman nabbed with abalone Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News A 62-year-old Strand woman faces charges of illegally being in possession of abalone, after police found two kilograms in her home. ...

    23 Apr 2010

  • Another big cat bites the dust - Mid-Day
    Mid-Day Another big cat bites the dust Mid-Day "We were tipped about someone trying to sell a leopard skin. But to our shock we stumbled upon a fresh tiger pelt." The arrest follows a month-long joint ...

    21 Apr 2010

  • 68 Saiga horns seized in China
    On 10 April 2010, Customs officials at Horgos Port, Xinjiang province, seized a parcel containing 68 saiga horns and arrested 2 suspects. The suspects, both women, had arrived on a coach from Alma-Ata in Kazakhstan to Urumchi in China, and had attempted to dodge the X-ray security check in the…

    20 Apr 2010

  • Brazil seizes one ton of shark fins headed for Japan
    RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday seized a ton of shark fins destined for the Japanese market, the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) said.

    20 Apr 2010

  • Illegal haul of ivory tusks seized
    BANGKOK - THAI authorities said on Wednesday they have seized a massive ivory haul worth US$2.2 million (S$3.02 million), confiscating 296 tusks sent from ... www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/.../STIStory_517331.htm...

    21 Apr 2010

  • JD(S) woman leader held, leopard pelt recovered - Deccan Herald
    JD(S) woman leader held, leopard pelt recovered Deccan Herald CID Forest sleuths arrested a JD(S) Bangalore City Women's Unit president on the charge of possessing and illegally transporting leopard skin and recovered ...

    20 Apr 2010

  • Fisheries continues to reel in abalone offenders - Narooma News
    Fisheries continues to reel in abalone offenders Narooma News THREE separate abalone busts on the NSW South Coast have resulted in the seizure of hundreds of illegal abalone and eight men being apprehended, ...

    20 Apr 2010

  • Arrests made over illegal abalone haul - ABC Online
    Arrests made over illegal abalone haul ABC Online Hundreds of illegal abalone have been seized during compliance operations on the New South Wales south coast. Fisheries' officers last month seized 337 ... and more »

    19 Apr 2010

  • Amur Tiger skins seized in Russia
    2 Chinese citizens have been arrested by the Russian Federal Security Service and 3 Amur Tiger skins seized on the Sino-Russian border, reports WWF-Russia

    16 Apr 2010

  • Tiger skin seized; five arrested - Worldnews.com
    Explosives seized, one arrested2010-04-15. The Hindu Special Correspondent... Ivory, python, leopard and civet cat skins confiscated in Kenya; ... article.wn.com/view/2010/.../Tiger_skin_seized_five_arrested/

    16 Apr 2010

  • Now poachers go for leopards - Little About (blog)
    Now poachers go for leopards Little About (blog) The leopard's skin and bones are equally in demand in the international market and wildlife conservationists say up to 500 of these big cats are killed ... and more »

    15 Apr 2010

  • Abalone numbers continue to fall - Campbell River Mirror
    Abalone numbers continue to fall Campbell River Mirror In spite of a 20-year moratorium on all harvesting, the declining numbers of northern abalone have shown little, ... and more »

    15 Apr 2010

  • Poachers back: Tiger skin seized in Nilgiris
    Forest officials in the Nilgiris on Wednesday seized a 'fresh' tiger skin from a four-member gang in the Sigur forest area near Anaikatty, suggesting a revival in poaching of the big cat in the Western Ghats.

    14 Apr 2010

  • Producción de fibra de vicuña alcanzaría a mil kilos - Los Andes Perú
    Los Andes Perú Producción de fibra de vicuña alcanzaría a mil kilos Los Andes Perú Recordó que en el 2009, la producción de la fibra de vicuña alcanzó a más de mil kilogramos, el costo por kilo fue de 352 dólares y en la comercialización ... and more »

    14 Apr 2010

  • Leopard skin traders released on bail - Times of India
    Leopard skin traders released on bail Times of India PALANPUR: All four accused involved in the trading of leopard skin and caught red-handed in a trap set up by the forest department in Vijaynagar last week ... and more »

    12 Apr 2010

  • Ivory, Python, leopard, civet cat skins seized in Kenya arrest ...
    CAT to present comedy 'Betty's Summer Vacation' CHARLESTON — The Charleston Alley Theatre opens Christopher Durang's comedy “Betty's Summer Vaca... www.allbestnews.net/ivory-python-leopard-civet-cat-skins-seized-in-kenya-arrest- authorities-3.html

    13 Apr 2010

  • 13 pangolins seized in China
    On 26 March, police in Yunnan Province seized 13 pangolins from a minibus and questioned 2 suspects one of whom claimed to be transposrting the animals to Baoshan City, reports news.163.com

    13 Apr 2010

  • Ivory seizures reported in China
    Fujian Customs officers seized ivory items on 3 occasions in a six-day period in January 2010, reports ChinaNews.com. In total 61 items were recovered comprising 20 pairs of chopsticks, 18 bangles and 3 cigarette holders. On 4 February 2010, Fangchenggang Forest Police foiled an attempt by 2 suspects wearing fake…

    9 Apr 2010

  • 3 arrested over Slow Loris trade in China
    3 people have been arrested in connection with the illegal trading of 8 live Slow Lorises, reports cwca.org. The animals were purchased over the internet then sold to buyers in Guangzhou

    9 Apr 2010

  • 13 years for Tibetan Antelope wool smuggler in China
    In March 2010, a man was fined CNY 30,000 (USD4,400) and sentenced to 13 years in jail for illegally buying and transporting 101 kg of Tibetan Antelope wool, reports Sohu.com. In May 2009, one of his accomplices was stopped by Lhasa forest police as he was transporting the wool to…

    9 Apr 2010

  • Bear paw smuggler arrested
    Police in Heilongjiang province have arrested a man for attemtping to carry 4 bear paws - 2 each from Asiatic Black and Brown Bears - to Beijing, reports Xinhuanet.com

    9 Apr 2010

  • Pangolins seized in China
    On 20 February 2010, Haikou Forest Police seizued 3 frozen pangolins and 3.2 kg of scales from a suspect who claimed to have purchased them in Guangxi province and then shipped to Xingang dock of Haikou.  Later 4 suspects were arrested in connection with the incident, reports jcrb.com

    9 Apr 2010

  • Tiger and other wildlife parts seized in China
    The General Customs of China has smashed a wildlife smuggling ring and arrested 4 suspects, reports a government website. On 31 March 2010, news was released that after a one-year investigation, 2 tiger teeth, 8 bear paws, 15 musk sacs, 29 bear gallbladders, 4 red deer tails and 8 ginseng…

    9 Apr 2010

  • Poachers Kill 150 Vicuñas in Peruvian Highlands - Latin American Herald Tribune
    Latin American Herald Tribune Poachers Kill 150 Vicuñas in Peruvian Highlands Latin American Herald Tribune LIMA – Poachers killed 150 vicuñas in the second such incident this year in the highlands of the southern region of Ayacucho, the Peruvian press reported ... and more »

    8 Apr 2010

  • 93 pc of wild medicinal plants in endangered list: Study
    New Delhi, Apr 4, (PTI): Ninety three per cent of wild medicinal plants used for making ayurvedic medicines in the country are endangered and the government is trying to relocate them from their usual habitat to protect them. The threat to the plants came to the fore in an assessment…

    4 Apr 2010

  • Five lakh tonnes of iron ore seized from Belekeri port - Worldnews.com
    Ivory worth Rs 25 lakh seized Deccan Chronicle · Obulapuram mining: Supreme Court orders ... The Times of India: Pirated CDs worth Rs 16.9 lakh seized ... article.wn.com/view/.../Five_lakh_tonnes_of_iron_ore_seized_from_Belekeri_port/

    7 Apr 2010

  • Once common tortoise from Madagascar will be 'extinct in 20 years' - Mongabay.com
    India Talkies Once common tortoise from Madagascar will be 'extinct in 20 years' Mongabay.com The radiated tortoise, once common throughout Madagascar, faces extinction within the next 20 years due to poaching for its meat and the illegal pet trade, ... Star-Patterned Tortoise Could Die Out in 20 YearsLiveScience.com Tortoise's…

    5 Apr 2010

  • High alert at EC game reserves after poachers kill female rhino - Dispatch Online
    High alert at EC game reserves after poachers kill female rhino Dispatch Online The rhino horn from the cow is estimated to be worth about R700000 on the black market and is usually smuggled into China and Viëtnam. ... and more »

    4 Apr 2010

  • Court sentences man for illegal trade in wildlife - Press Trust of India
    Court sentences man for illegal trade in wildlife Press Trust of India New Delhi, Apr 5 (PTI) A city court today sent a man to jail for one year and fined him Rs 10000 for his involvement in illegal wildlife trade, ... and more »

    5 Apr 2010

  • Four held with leopard skin in Sabarkantha - Press Trust of India
    Four held with leopard skin in Sabarkantha Press Trust of India Banaskantha (Guj), Apr 1 (PTI) Four persons allegedly involved in trading of leopard skin were arrested from Vijaynagar taluka in Sabarkantha district, ... and more »

    1 Apr 2010