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April 2011 seizures archive

  • Oregon House passes bill banning shark fin soup - Statesman Journal
    Oregon House passes bill banning shark fin soup Statesman Journal "The trade is, as yet, quite small in Oregon," the bill's chief sponsor, Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, said in a statement. "But with shark fin soup commanding prices that approach $200 a bowl in major cities around the world, it…

    29 Apr 2011

  • Kenya arrests Chinese man with 96 kg of ivory - Reuters Africa
    Kenya arrests Chinese man with 96 kg of ivory Reuters Africa Ivory from African elephants is smuggled to Asia and carved into ornaments, and rhino horn is sent for use in traditional Chinese medicines. Both can can fetch prices of hundreds of US dollars per kilogram. (Reporting by Humphrey…

    29 Apr 2011

  • Three Alaskans accused of trafficking in walrus tusks
    The arrests capped a nine-month investigation in which authorities seized 1000 pounds of raw ivory -- believed to have come from at least 100 walruses -- and other contraband such as whale baleen and teeth and polar bear hides. ... See all stories on this topic »

    29 Apr 2011

  • Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks Declared Overfished in U.S. Atlantic - PR Newswire (press release)
    Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks Declared Overfished in U.S. Atlantic PR Newswire (press release) Hammerhead fins are prized for use in shark fin soup, an Asian celebratory dish. More so than many other shark species, hammerheads tend to die quickly when caught on fishing lines or in nets. Most are dead…

    28 Apr 2011

  • Rights for Rhinos Rangers Will Cross South Africa on Foot - Environment News Service
    Environment News Service Rights for Rhinos Rangers Will Cross South Africa on Foot Environment News Service The wildlife trade monitoring group TRAFFIC states that between 2000 and 2007, South Africa averaged about 12 rhino poached each year. But in 2008, the figure reached 78, and by 2010 it hit…

    28 Apr 2011

  • Sanders smuggling on rise - Deccan Chronicle
    Sanders smuggling on rise Deccan Chronicle April 28: Notwithstanding the raids being conducted by forest officials, red sanders smuggling activity is rampant, going by the seizure of logs and vehicles carrying them, almost on a daily basis in various parts of the district. ...

    28 Apr 2011

  • Wild elephants 'stolen by temples' in Sri Lanka
    The project, which began last month, aims to build a 'DNA map' by comparing that found in elephant dung, with attached GPS co-ordinates, with DNA from seized ivory - potentially enabling the team to track trade routes and poachers. ... See all stories on this topic »

    28 Apr 2011

  • Shark Fin Soup Served At Over 55 NYC Restaurants, But Not Shun Lee West - Gothamist
    Gothamist Shark Fin Soup Served At Over 55 NYC Restaurants, But Not Shun Lee West Gothamist The dish is on the menu at hundreds of restaurants nationwide, although Hawaii, at least, has banned the possession, sale and trade of shark fins. In NYC, you can find it at large…

    27 Apr 2011

  • Gujarat link in ivory smuggling
    Guwahati, April 27: The ivory seized by the customs department at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport yesterday is suspected to have been on its way to an ivory carving centre in Gujarat. The wildlife inspector of Wildlife Crime Control ... See all stories on this topic »

    28 Apr 2011

  • Former Moro rebels grow abalone for Tawi-Tawi hatchery - BusinessWorld Online
    Former Moro rebels grow abalone for Tawi-Tawi hatchery BusinessWorld Online Members of the MCO check a shipment of young abalone that the 29-member group will grow in Panglima Sugala, Tawi-Tawi in this undated photo provided by USAID-funded GEM. Under an agreement, the Tawi-Tawi Multi-Species Hatchery will buy the abalone…

    27 Apr 2011

  • Scientists can track origin of shark fins using 'zip codes' in their DNA - EurekAlert (press release)
    Scientists can track origin of shark fins using 'zip codes' in their DNA EurekAlert (press release) Both are large apex predators that are heavily exploited for the shark fin trade, which claims tens of millions of animals every year to produce the Asian delicacy, shark fin soup. Many of…

    27 Apr 2011

  • 2 leopard skins seized; 3 accused in cop net - Times of India
    2 leopard skins seized; 3 accused in cop net Times of India Police sources said that LCB got a tip-off about some middleman carrying leopard skin from Manikgarh hillocks towards Rajura via Asifabad-Rajura state highway. A trap was laid near village Warur, 10km from Rajura, by a team of…

    26 Apr 2011

  • One poacher suspect killed, three arrested - The New Age Online
    One poacher suspect killed, three arrested The New Age Online ... 4700 clinics, 7000 medical practitioners and more than 2300 chemists practising traditional medicine in Seoul alone. The association has started a drive to legalise the selling of rhino horn in an effort to curb the carnage caused by…

    25 Apr 2011

  • Nepal rhino census shows increase - WWF International
    Straits Times Nepal rhino census shows increase WWF International The greatest threat to rhinos is the demand for rhino horn, used in traditional Asian medicine to treat a variety of ailments. Although international trade in rhino horn is banned under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of…

    24 Apr 2011

  • Sea of shrinking sharks - AsiaOne
    AsiaOne Sea of shrinking sharks AsiaOne Over the past few years, the campaign has picked up with "Say No to Shark's Fin Soup" groups from various countries supporting each other over the Internet. Their aim is to discourage people from consuming the soup, the biggest contributor to shark ...…

    23 Apr 2011

  • Oregon considers banning shark fin soup - San Jose Mercury News
    Oregon considers banning shark fin soup San Jose Mercury News A bill to ban the trade in shark fins used in a traditional Chinese soup eaten to celebrate success is moving through the Oregon Legislature. A House committee this week unanimously passed the bill, setting up a floor vote.…

    22 Apr 2011

  • Abalone poacher get one year jail - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
    Abalone poacher get one year jail Santa Rosa Press Democrat A San Francisco man who was caught taking abalone out of season three times during a three-week span in Mendocino County has been convicted of poaching and sentenced to a year in jail. Qiong Wang, 32, pleaded guilty in…

    21 Apr 2011

  • Feds advised of pending lawsuit over Pacific walrus
    Fish and Wildlife officials had a court-ordered deadline of Jan. 31 to determine whether to recommend listing the walrus as threatened or endangered. Noblin said that if fish and wildlife officials came to them within 60 days and agreed to reconsider ... See all stories on this topic »

    26 Apr 2011

  • Aspinall foundation calls for more UK government support to protect the rhino ... - Yourcanterbury.co.uk
    Aspinall foundation calls for more UK government support to protect the rhino ... Yourcanterbury.co.uk The AfRSG commended recent initiatives to combat poaching, including the establishment of a National Wildlife Crime Reaction Unit in South Africa , increasing protection throughout the rhinos' range, DNA fingerprinting of rhino horn, ... and…

    21 Apr 2011

  • Bihar to set up dolphin conservation task force
    Wildlife officials say poachers kill them for flesh and oils. The environment ministry has asked the state government to launch an awareness campaign among the people to protect the specie. Ganges river dolphins fall in Schedule I of the Indian ... See all stories on this topic »

    21 Apr 2011

  • Pangolins endangered by international trade - Namibian
    Pangolins endangered by international trade Namibian A CAPE pangolin picked up on the outskirts of Windhoek and handed to a Ministry of Environment and Tourism official, was passed to the Namibia Animal Rehabilitation Research and Education Center (Narrec). After basic assessment of the young animal's ... and more »

    20 Apr 2011

  • Three-fold revenue rise for Gujarat customs department - Times of India
    Three-fold revenue rise for Gujarat customs department Times of India The last financial year also saw continuous exploitation of Gujarat shores for smuggling of Red Sanders and other banned products. The customs department had last year seized 6.08 metric tonne worth Rs 72.6 lakh of Red Sanders which was…

    20 Apr 2011

  • Major ivory seizures in Thailand, China and Viet Nam - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
    Major ivory seizures in Thailand, China and Viet Nam Scoop.co.nz (press release) Chinese media yesterday reported one of the largest ivory seizures in recent years—a staggering 707 tusks, 32 ivory bracelets and a rhino horn—found during a during a routine inspection of a large truck at a toll station…

    20 Apr 2011

  • Live pangolins and dried snake skins seized in Thailand - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
    Live pangolins and dried snake skins seized in Thailand Scoop.co.nz (press release) Bangkok, 20th April 2011 – A van packed to the brim with 173 live pangolins and 130 kilogrammes of dried snake skins was confiscated by Thai Customs officers in the wee hours of this morning in Prachuap…

    20 Apr 2011

  • Rhino horn smugglers held - Himalayan Times
    Rhino horn smugglers held Himalayan Times KATHMANDU: Police arrested four persons in connection with smuggling rhino horn from Sunakhothi area of Lalitpur district on Wednesday. Pratap Singh Gole, 33, of Phalametar-6 from Kavrepalanchowk, Bhesh Bahadur Shrestha, 40, of Pakarbas-7 from ...

    20 Apr 2011

  • California Says, “No Shark Fin Soup For You!” - Global Animal
    California Says, “No Shark Fin Soup For You!” Global Animal The shark fin trade is believed by many scientists to be responsible for a catastrophic collapse in the worldwide shark population. “I grew up on shark fin soup, but when I found out the effect it is having on…

    20 Apr 2011

  • Something's fishy - Sun-Sentinel
    Sun-Sentinel Something's fishy Sun-Sentinel This research includes: genetic DNA testing to combat the shark fin trade; the discovery of parthenogenesis, or "virgin births," in hammerhead sharks; and discovery of the roundscale spearfish. To further these initiatives, the foundation was founded ... and more »

    20 Apr 2011

  • Mines continue to kill and maim elephants
    By Jude Samantha Wildlife officials and environmentalist expressed concern about the predicament of wild elephants that fall prey to landmines that had been laid by the LTTE terrorists in an area of two square kilometres to protect their Sea Tiger Base ... See all stories on this topic »

    19 Apr 2011

  • IFAW: ivory seizure in Asia shows need for action against illegal trade - Politics.co.uk
    IFAW: ivory seizure in Asia shows need for action against illegal trade Politics.co.uk (London - April 19th, 2011) A massive haul of ivory - described as one of the biggest ever - of 707 tusks, 32 ivory bracelets and a rhino horn, has been netted in a routine patrol…

    19 Apr 2011

  • Vietnam latest news - Thanh Nien Daily | Ivory seized from Quang ...
    Police in the northern Quang Ninh Province on Monday seized 122 elephant tusks from the warehouse of Hung Vuong Limited, a company based in Mong Cai City, ... www.thanhniennews.com/2010/Pages/20110419162522.aspx

    19 Apr 2011

  • Tanzania: Game Officers Arrest Woman Found With Three Cheetahs in Her House
    In a rare ambush against animal traffickers, game officers have stumbled upon three live cheetahs in a residential house here. The house owner, Ms Rahma Miraj Hasan, had kept them in one of her living rooms at the Sombetini suburb. ... See all stories on this topic »

    19 Apr 2011

  • 4 poachers held in Kruger park - Gulf Times
    4 poachers held in Kruger park Gulf Times ... out of a national total of 71. Home to more than 70% of the world's remaining rhinos, South Africa lost 333 rhinos last year. The surge - fuelled by use of rhino horn in Asian traditional medicine - has been…

    18 Apr 2011

  • Anti-Shark Finning Exhibition Opens in Support of AB 376: "No Fins, No Future" - PR Newswire (press release)
    Anti-Shark Finning Exhibition Opens in Support of AB 376: "No Fins, No Future" PR Newswire (press release) Each year, as many as 73 million sharks are killed – most for their fins, to make shark fin soup. Marine scientists point to the cruelty of the finning process: once the…

    18 Apr 2011

  • Harsher penalties in the making for poaching in Tanzania - eTurboNews
    Harsher penalties in the making for poaching in Tanzania eTurboNews On one side it is poachers depleting wildlife, smuggling trophies via our airport and port, but on the other hand, it is government swinging the wrecking ball against nature and our environment. "In a way, it is also poaching…

    17 Apr 2011

  • Poacher killed, two wildlife officials injured in encounter
    Nahan (April 17): A poacher was killed and two wildlife officials injured in an encounter at Kaleiser Safari situated near Poanta Sahib town of Himachal Pradesh last evening. DSP Paonta Sahib Jai Shiv Kumar told HimVani that a poacher belonging to ... See all stories on this topic »

    17 Apr 2011

  • Conservationists sound alarm over Madagascar's Radiated Tortoise - RFI
    Conservationists sound alarm over Madagascar's Radiated Tortoise RFI By RFI Conservationists say a 'Tortoise Mafia' is driving Madagascar's tortoises to extinction. Armed gangs of up to 100 have been sweeping the countryside for their slow-moving prey. They say insatiable appetites at home for the meat and as pets in…

    16 Apr 2011

  • Historic Agreement To Curb Stolen Timber - PRLog.Org (press release)
    Historic Agreement To Curb Stolen Timber PRLog.Org (press release) ... trust (registered charity number 1040615) that investigates and campaigns against a wide range of environmental crimes, including illegal wildlife trade, illegal logging, hazardous waste, and trade in climate and ozone-altering chemicals. 2. ...

    15 Apr 2011

  • Louisiana native arrested in Mississippi for illegally hunting alligators
    Wildlife officials said they found the alligator, which was about five feet long, dead behind the apartment. Authorities said they also found parts from other alligators and venom that had been milked from a snake. Police charged 21-year-old Noah ... See all stories on this topic »

    15 Apr 2011

  • Pa. 2010 bear harvest down from previous years
    (AP) — Wildlife officials say Pennsylvania's 2010 bear harvest was down slightly from last year but still ranks as the fifth-largest in state history. The Pennsylvania Game Commission says hunters took 3090 bears last year, including 269 taken in the ... See all stories on this topic »

    15 Apr 2011

  • THE SATURDAY INTERVIEW — Jumbo concern - The Hindu
    The Hindu THE SATURDAY INTERVIEW — Jumbo concern The Hindu The Asian species are more threatened by habitat loss than ivory trade, and have also been depleted in the past by live capture. The future of elephants in the country depends on political will or stronger support from the…

    15 Apr 2011

  • Agrowbionest To Produce 10000 Units Of Birds' Nest-based Products A Month - Bernama
    Agrowbionest To Produce 10000 Units Of Birds' Nest-based Products A Month Bernama Its Director, Dr Zubaidah Bee Abdul Gazee, said the company produced birds' nest-based jelly, abalone, half-moon, wafer and whole pieces currently and hoped to embark on the production of a health tonic drink. In an interview with…

    15 Apr 2011

  • Tigers could roam once more in Central Asia - IEWY News
    Tigers could roam once more in Central Asia IEWY News Habitat loss and illegal wildlife trade has resulted in as few as 3200 wild tigers today. They occupy a mere 7 percent of their historic range and are scattered across 13 countries, including Russia. Join the discussion below, or…

    14 Apr 2011

  • Fort Worth taxidermy sale the stuff of philosophical debate - Dallas Morning News
    Fort Worth taxidermy sale the stuff of philosophical debate Dallas Morning News He said the elephant ivory trade is a good example. Sellers often claim that tusks harvested from deceased animals and the old and infirm — or confiscated ivory — should be made available for sale. “But the…

    14 Apr 2011

  • Fishers fined $10K over abalone haul - ABC Online
    Fishers fined $10K over abalone haul ABC Online Two men have each been fined more than $10000 after they took 19 times the legal limit of abalone from a Western Australian south coast beach. Bao Quoc Le and Thoang Huynh took almost 400 abalone from Anvil Beach, near Denmark,…

    14 Apr 2011

  • India 'microtags' snakes to snare illegal charmers
    NEW DELHI — Officials in New Delhi have injected microchips into snakes used by snake charmers in a bid to regulate the basket and flute performers who have long been a favourite with tourists in India. The chips, which contain a unique ID code, ... See all stories on this…

    14 Apr 2011

  • Poaching - army patrolling Kruger Park - News24
    Poaching - army patrolling Kruger Park News24 Home to more than 70% of the world's remaining rhinos, South Africa lost 333 rhinos last year and the surge - fuelled by use of rhino horn in Asian traditional medicine - has been blamed on organised syndicates. The operation in Kruger…

    13 Apr 2011

  • One of osprey eggs taken from atop crane ready to hatch
    Fish and Wildlife officials said a maximum fine could be $15000. One year in federal prison also is a possible penalty, they said. Salonen said on Wednesday that he is concerned about the possibility of prison, but he is sure he did the right thing. ... See all stories on…

    13 Apr 2011

  • Shark fin no longer preferred dish at wedding banquets - Times LIVE
    Times LIVE Shark fin no longer preferred dish at wedding banquets Times LIVE Hong Kong handles about 50 per cent of the world's trade in shark fin. According to BLOOM, 73 million sharks are killed each year for the shark fin industry, resulting in sharp declines in shark populations.…

    13 Apr 2011

  • The EU "zero tolerance" campaign against illegal fishing gets tougher
    Getting away with fishing illegally will become much more difficult for fishermen, as the EU's new system for fisheries control is now fully operational, the EC press service announced. With the adoption of detailed rules on how to carry out controls ... See all stories on this topic »

    13 Apr 2011

  • Lawsuit filed over Louisiana's truck stop tiger
    KEVIN McGILL, AP NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An animal advocacy group and a former state legislator have filed suit against Louisiana wildlife officials, saying they violated the law when they issued a permit allowing a live tiger to be kept at a truck stop ... See all stories on this…

    12 Apr 2011

  • Rhino kills mount after poachers exit jail - Republica
    Rhino kills mount after poachers exit jail Republica BK, who is known as an all-time notorious rhino-horn smuggler, was nabbed last week in the capital in a raid by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), which has been running ´Operation Hunt´ against poaching rings for a couple of months now.…

    11 Apr 2011

  • Man with 600 Snakes on a Bus Arrested
    Man with 600 Snakes on a Bus Arrested. Updated: Saturday, 09 Apr 2011, 2:07 PM CDT Published : Saturday, 09 Apr 2011, 2:07 PM CDT. (AFP) - Passengers on a ... www.myfoxdfw.com/.../man-with-600-snakes-on-a-bus-arrest...

    11 Apr 2011

  • Working with Local Fisherman to Tackle Shark Finning - Green Prophet
    Working with Local Fisherman to Tackle Shark Finning Green Prophet The Middle East branch works on various projects such as training customs officers to help prevent illegal wildlife trade and promoting high standards for animal welfare, wildlife and habitat conservation in the region. I spoke to Elsayed Mohamed, ...

    11 Apr 2011

  • Tsunami devastates abalone fishing industry - AsiaOne
    AsiaOne Tsunami devastates abalone fishing industry AsiaOne The March 11 tsunami dealt a crippling blow to abalone fishing along the Tohoku region's Sanriku coast, sweeping tons of debris into the sea and destroying fishing vessels. It is expected to be years before abalone fishing in the area can resume,…

    10 Apr 2011

  • Wildlife trafficking through post surges in India - I Government
    Wildlife trafficking through post surges in India I Government In the past decade, hundreds of postal parcels containing contraband like ivory articles, tiger nails, horns of bison, deer, wild sheep, and goats, butterflies, mongoose hair brushes, snakes, lizard skins, medicinal herbs, seeds, orchids, red sanders ... and more »

    29 Mar 2011

  • 8 quintal red sanders seized - Himalayan Times
    8 quintal red sanders seized Himalayan Times BIRGUNJ: Birgunj Customs officials today seized eight quintal of red sandalwood concealed in a truck bound for Kathmandu. According to Hari Poudel, information officer of the Birgunj Customs Office, 71 sandalwood pieces were found hidden in two ...

    10 Apr 2011

  • Hunting continues in Arunachal Pradesh
    PTI | 11:04 AM,Apr 06,2011 Itanagar, Apr 6 (PTI) Hunting continues unabated in Arunachal Pradesh despite constant campaigning against killing of wild animals by organizations and leaders. Hunting is a traditional practice of indigenous people in tribal ... See all stories on this topic »

    10 Apr 2011

  • Bird mafia threatens African greys - Mail & Guardian Online
    Bird mafia threatens African greys Mail & Guardian Online Richard Thomas, the communications coordinator at Traffic International, which monitors wildlife trade, said the bird trade to Europe had dropped off after the H5N1 avian flu scare and a ban on bird imports into the European Union in 2006. ...

    7 Apr 2011

  • Do Natural Aphrodisiacs Work? - LiveScience.com
    Do Natural Aphrodisiacs Work? LiveScience.com For those in search of a natural aphrodisiac, fear not that your supply of rhino horn and tiger penis is running low. (They don't work anyway.) Scientists have found aphrodisiac properties in common spices and herbs. Researchers at the University of ...

    8 Apr 2011

  • Thailand seizes 1800 monitor lizards
    | AP BANGKOK – Authorities in Thailand have seized 1800 monitor lizards being smuggled on pickup trucks to the capital. Customs officials say the Bengal ... www.foxnews.com/.../thailand-seizes-1800-monitor-lizards/

    8 Apr 2011

  • 60 rhinos died at CNP during three years: Survey
    Two rhinos roaming at Chitwan National Park on Tuesday‚ April 5‚ 2011. Rhino counting which has started in the Park from today will continue for three weeks. CHITWAN: A total of five dozen one-horned rhinos died at Chitwan National Park (CNP) during ... See all stories on this topic »

    8 Apr 2011

  • Is China killing Africa's elephants? - GlobalPost
    Is China killing Africa's elephants? GlobalPost The international ivory trade was banned in 1989, but in the decade before that Africa's elephant population plummeted from 1.3 million to 600000. In Kenya the effect of the trade was even worse with 85 percent of the elephant population killed off in…

    7 Apr 2011

  • Woman poacher sentenced for 5 yrs 3 months - Times of India
    Woman poacher sentenced for 5 yrs 3 months Times of India After that she was almost untraceable till forest officers caught her with a tiger skin and 17 kg of tiger bone on February 9, 2005 in Katarniaghat. She was caught with her daughter Kamla. Both were awarded nine…

    7 Apr 2011

  • Cooked Crocodile, Antelope And Cows Feet Confiscated At Dulles Airport
    DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Va. (WUSA) -- Customs and Border Protection fined three passengers over the weekend for carrying exotic foods. Two passengers from Ghana were fined $300 and $175 for failing to declare possessing prohibited agriculture ... See all stories on this topic »

    7 Apr 2011

  • Protecting dwindling marine species - Malaya
    Protecting dwindling marine species Malaya "Shark fin really doesn't taste very good. It's the soup stock that gives it any flavor at all," said Philippine shark and ray expert Joe Pres Gaudiano. "So why do consumers pay top-dollar for it? Because it is a matter of privilege—of pride even—to…

    6 Apr 2011

  • Abu Dhabi wades into caviar trade with sturgeon farm - The National
    The National Abu Dhabi wades into caviar trade with sturgeon farm The National Des employ»s de la soci»t» de pisciculture Estudor á Montpon-Menesterol travaillent le 02 novembre 2006 sur une chaÓne de conditionnement des oeufs d'esturgeon. AFP PHOTO PATRICK BERNARD Talk about economies of scale. An Abu Dhabi company…

    6 Apr 2011

  • How Much Ivory Is in the Ivory Coast? - Slate Magazine
    How Much Ivory Is in the Ivory Coast? Slate Magazine Elephant hunting hasn't accounted for more than a small fraction of the country's economy in a century, and the 1989 ban on the international ivory trade didn't have a noticeable impact on GDP. Even so, the Ivory Coast continued…

    6 Apr 2011

  • Lancashire ivory amnesty - Westmorland Gazette
    Lancashire ivory amnesty Westmorland Gazette Ivory items such as souvenirs, trinkets or jewellery can be handed in to a number of police stations across Lancashire as part of a show of support for the International Fund for Animal Welfare's latest campaign to highlight the illegal ivory trade and ...

    6 Apr 2011

  • Nepal begins count of globally threatened rhino - AHN | All Headline News
    Nepal begins count of globally threatened rhino AHN | All Headline News The population dwindled further as poachers started targeting rhino horn, which is valued as an aphrodisiac in China, and is used to make dagger handles in Arab countries. The horn can fetch as much as $14000 on…

    6 Apr 2011

  • 5 Malaysian soldiers suspended over slain bird - San Francisco Chronicle
    5 Malaysian soldiers suspended over slain bird San Francisco Chronicle Elizabeth John, a Malaysian official with Traffic, a wildlife trade monitoring network, said the case highlighted concerns about the possible involvement of the army, police and other authorities in poaching and wildlife smuggling. ... and more »

    4 Apr 2011

  • 40 Pangolins Prevented From Ending Up In Cooking Pots - Bernama
    40 Pangolins Prevented From Ending Up In Cooking Pots Bernama KOTA BAHARU, April 4 (Bernama) -- The Kelantan Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) prevented 40 pangolins worth about RM60,000 from ending in cooking pots with the arrest of two men at Bukit Yong, near Pasir Puteh, Monday.…

    3 Apr 2011

  • Trying to save endangered orangutans in Indonesia - San Francisco Chronicle
    Trying to save endangered orangutans in Indonesia San Francisco Chronicle Fadhil Hasan, the head of Indonesia's palm oil association, denied plantation workers were intentionally killing orangutans to protect their crops from raids, saying villagers involved in the illegal wildlife trade pose the greatest threat to the apes. ...

    2 Apr 2011

  • 3 arrested with rhino horn - Himalayan Times
    3 arrested with rhino horn Himalayan Times Mandal was reportedly the buyer of the Rhino horn. He was arrested based on the confession by the Raya duo. Those arrested have been handed over to the District Forest Office, said Armed Police SP Gopal Mishra.

    2 Apr 2011

  • Wildlife smugglers held with pangolin - Himalayan Times
    Wildlife smugglers held with pangolin Himalayan Times KATHMANDU: Four suspected wildlife smugglers have been arrested from Gangabu in the Capital on Saturday.along with a pangolin, commonly known as Salak. The arrested are identified as Suk Bahadur Tamang, Dayaram Lama, Som Bahadur Tamang and Hom Bahadur ...

    2 Apr 2011

  • DRI Seizes 6835 Kilograms Red Sanders Wood in Darjeeling District - ABC Live
    DRI Seizes 6835 Kilograms Red Sanders Wood in Darjeeling District ABC Live Kolkata (ABC Live): Directorate of Revenue Intelligence on March 27, 2011 has seized Red Sanders Wood weighing 6835 kg valued at Rs 68.35 lakh from a truck bearing registration number NL-05D-8742 on 27.03.2011 at Goaltuli, in Darjeeling…

    2 Apr 2011

  • Navy arrests Two Conch Shell Smugglers
    Alert naval troops attached to SLNS Vijaya in the North-western Naval Area arrested two persons attempting to smuggle 525 conch shells in the Sinnakudiruppu ...

    2 Apr 2011

  • Tiger, elephant and other wildlife parts smuggled to fund drug habit
    Police in Yunnan Province found parts of protected wildlife including Tiger claws and teeth, elephant ivory and skins, deer antlers and bear gall bladders after they raided a house with an unusual smell emanating from it. A suspect arrested at the scene told police the parts had been smuggled from…

    1 Apr 2011

  • Africa chimp smuggling: conservationists call for action
    Some crates seized by investigators have also revealed an increase in animal skins, ivory, rhino horns and various body parts for trophies. Earlier this year, five people were arrested in Gabon, West Africa, following the largest confiscation of great ... See all stories on this topic » Channel 4 News

    1 Apr 2011

  • Thai customs seize two tonnes of ivory
    BY AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE BANGKOK, Apr 1 - Thai customs on Friday said they had seized two tonnes of ivory worth over $3.3 million hidden in a shipment of frozen fish -- equivalent to more than 120 elephants killed. Officials found 247 tusks concealed ... See all stories on this…

    1 Apr 2011

  • Extinction threat ups hunters' game - Mail & Guardian Online
    Extinction threat ups hunters' game Mail & Guardian Online "An increasingly wealthy middle class in Vietnam, Malaysia and China wrongly believe rhino horn can cure diseases, including cancer." Recent studies in the United States had shown that the horns comprise calcium, melanin and keratin, similar to horses' ...

    1 Apr 2011

  • Three convicted for poaching leopard, selling skin - Times of India
    Three convicted for poaching leopard, selling skin Times of India Some of them posed as fake customers and caught the three accused red-handed while trying to sell the leopard skin. RFO JD Gahukar, who is retired now, had investigated the case. He said the accused would have been set…

    1 Apr 2011

  • Turtles wait in suitcase pending Turkish court decision
    Ahmet Kemal ┼×enpolat, head of the Animal Rights Federation, or HAYTAP, said officials often put animals seized during border control operations into ...

    1 Apr 2011