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December 2010 seizures archive

  • Stress on need to protect abalones - The Hindu
    Stress on need to protect abalones The Hindu In Gulf of Mannar (GoM), one small sized abalone species (Haliotis varia) was rarely available in two small beds of Tuticorin coast and Krusadai Island of ...

    31 Dec 2010

  • Poaching, habitat loss taking toll on Bornean clouded leopard
    When the Bornean clouded leopard ( Neofelis diardi ) was first identified as its own species in 2006 , it was almost instantly added to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species as "vulnerable" to extinction. Just four years later…

    21 Dec 2010

  • Papua police foil attempt to smuggle out 10,000 pig-nose turtles
    Antara 29 Dec 10; Timika, Papua (ANTARA News) - Mimika police foiled an attempt to smuggle out 10,914 pig-nose turtles from Timika last Sunday (Dec 26). Mimika Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Mochammad Sagi on Wednesday confirmed the busting of the smuggling operation. The confiscated turtles would be released into…

    29 Dec 2010

  • Poachers kill another rhino in North West - Business Day
    Poachers kill another rhino in North West Business Day Black-market demand for rhino horn has risen sharply as economic growth expanded in East Asia and Southeast Asia, where the horn is believed to have ... and more »

    29 Dec 2010

  • The illegal trade in exotic shellfish - BBC News
    The illegal trade in exotic shellfish BBC News The smuggling of the giant sea snail - known as abalone - is being linked to the Chinese Triads and international drug gangs - who capture the fish from the ...

    29 Dec 2010

  • Animal trafficking flourishes in Brazil
    Paramilitary Forest Police officers transport traps and wild animals seized at the traditional Caxias fair, in Duque de Caxias, 55 Km from downtown Rio de ... France24

    29 Dec 2010

  • Luck runs out for rare tortoise merchants - Mid-Day
    Mid-Day Luck runs out for rare tortoise merchants Mid-Day Lucky charms turned unlucky for some pet shops in the city, as cops raided shops selling rare tortoises on Monday. The Bombay Society for the Prevention of ...

    28 Dec 2010

  • CUSTOMS BLOWS LID OFF CONCH SHELL RACKET
    There were about 17000 conch shells in the container said Sudath Gunasekera Deputy Director of the Biodiversity and National Heritage Preservation Unit of ... www.newsfirst.lk/index.php?option=com...

    28 Dec 2010

  • 82% of Koreans Support Stringent Action Against Poaching - Arirang News
    82% of Koreans Support Stringent Action Against Poaching Arirang News Currently, those convicted of poaching or illegal wildlife trade, are either sentenced to a maximum of two years in prison or a fine of 10 million won, ...

    26 Dec 2010

  • Kenya arrests Thai woman in airport ivory bust - Yahoo! Canada News
    A Kenyan ranger stands guard over an ivory haul seized at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi · AFP Photo: A Kenyan ranger stands guard over an ivory haul ... ca.topmodel.yahoo.com/s/afp/.../kenya_thailand_wildlife_crim...

    27 Dec 2010

  • Rules needed to protect endangered species, researchers say - Tehran Times
    Rules needed to protect endangered species, researchers say Tehran Times For instance, many CITES members fail to monitor and report illegal wildlife trade. Brazil, a key source of illegal animals, does not have a functioning ... and more »

    25 Dec 2010

  • Eight nabbed over killing of endangered black rhino - IPPmedia
    Eight nabbed over killing of endangered black rhino IPPmedia It is believed in some cultures that powdered rhino horn has powerful medicinal properties, although this has never been scientically proven. ... and more »

    24 Dec 2010

  • Rhino poached in North West game reserve - Times LIVE
    Times LIVE Rhino poached in North West game reserve Times LIVE Black-market demand for rhino horn has risen sharply as economic growth has spread through east and south-east Asia, where the horn is believed to have ... and more »

    23 Dec 2010

  • PS member allegedly selling elephant pearls - Daily Mirror
    PS member allegedly selling elephant pearls Daily Mirror A Horowpathana Pradeshiya Sabha member alleged to have been involved in selling elephant pearls, leopard skin and leopard tooth was ...

    23 Dec 2010

  • High-tech poachers threaten fight to save rhinos - AFP
    Times of Malta High-tech poachers threaten fight to save rhinos AFP But conservationists fear the problem could spill over into other regions, pushed by a surge in demand for rhino horn in Asia, notably in Vietnam, ... Zoo's Africa Exhibit Provides Sanctuary for White Rhinos, ChimpsOur Amazing Planet Rhinos:…

    21 Dec 2010

  • 1800 endangered reptiles saved in Malaysia – Sify
    AsiaOne 1800 involved reptiles saved in MalaysiaSifyKuala Lumpur, December twenty-two (DPA) Malaysian law officers seized some-more than 1800 stable reptiles from a lorry firm for Thailand, a headlines inform pronounced Wednesday. …Reptiles shun a in progress potAsiaOneall 6 headlines articles » Post from: Animals as well as pets | http://bluegrasspets.com

    21 Dec 2010

  • Thousands of tons of smuggled animals transit Vietnam annually - Monsters and Critics.com
    Thousands of tons of smuggled animals transit Vietnam annually Monsters and Critics.com Popular wild animal parts illegally traded include primates, bears, pangolins, elephant tusks, rhino's horns and snakes. 'It is very difficult to say if the ... and more »

    21 Dec 2010

  • Central African Rep clamps down on poachers
    Another dealer was arrested with 30 kilos of ivory in Congo Brazzaville, and should be prosecuted. Even in Gabon, 16 ivory smugglers were caught with more ... See all stories on this topic »

    11 Dec 2010

  • CT man caught with abalone worth R100,000 - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
    CT man caught with abalone worth R100,000 Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News A 33-year-old man was arrested after an abalone bust in Somerset West in Cape Town on Friday. Police said they were tipped off about the man's itinerary. ... and more »

    10 Dec 2010

  • Wildlife Trade Seen as Biggest Threat to Slow Lorises - Jakarta Globe
    Wildlife Trade Seen as Biggest Threat to Slow Lorises Jakarta Globe ... primate faces a massive threat in Indonesia from loss of habitat and the illegal wildlife trade,” he said during a seminar about conserving the species. ...

    9 Dec 2010

  • Wild animals seized from HCMC trader's house
    VietNamNet Bridge - Authorities Tuesday seized a 12-kilogram frozen tiger cub, a snake, wild boar meat, anteater scales, and animal gall bladders from a ... VietNamNet Bridge

    9 Dec 2010

  • Saudi with snakes on a plane arrested at UAE airport | www.bullfax.com
    Police at Dubai airport seized a huge stash of cocaine in the hand luggage of a man travelling from Brazil to Africa through the Gulf aviation hub, state media reported on Monday.The haul of almost 10 kilograms ... The man who was only identified as an African had flown into…

    7 Dec 2010

  • Navy seizes conch shells in Kalpitiya | News
    A Naval intelligence team attached to SLNS Vijaya stationed in Kalpitiya, apprehended a haul of conch shells in the Anawasala area in Kalpitiya on Friday ... print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/29140.html

    6 Dec 2010

  • Vancouver court imposes $100000 fine for importing threatened orchids
    ... derivatives seized during the investigation and ordered forfeit by the Crown included tree fern (Cibotium Barometz), orchid (Bletilla), ivory of African ... See all stories on this topic »

    6 Dec 2010

  • 143 ivory items seized in China
    On 5th December, Guangyang Forest Police and Wildlife Management Station of Guizhou Province confiscated 143 ivory items in 11 shops during a joint enforcement action against illicit ivory traders, reports Sina.com.  

    6 Dec 2010

  • 'Narco-sharks' replace drug mules - Aljazeera.net
    Aljazeera.net 'Narco-sharks' replace drug mules Aljazeera.net The fins weigh five per cent of the sharks' total weight, but are the most profitable part because of high demand from China and Japan for shark fin soup ... and more »

    6 Dec 2010

  • WWF welcomes Central African clampdown on smugglers
    Two elephant tusks, five panther and two lion skins were seized in the operation staged on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. They were hidden under a pile of ... See all stories on this topic » WWF International

    6 Dec 2010

  • 13 of the captured Siberian falcons die
    http://www.dawn.com/2010/11/11/13-of-the-captured-siberian-falcons-die.html 13 of the captured Siberian falcons die From the Newspaper November 11, 2010 (2 weeks ago) By Our Staff Reporter RAWALPINDI, Nov 10: As many as 13 of the 53 Siberian falcons recovered last month from Benazir Bhutto Airport have died in Lahore Zoo where they were being…

    21 Nov 2010

  • Edition 2, Monday 6th December - Cape Times (subscription)
    Edition 2, Monday 6th December Cape Times (subscription) Seven Hout Bay men thought to be abalone poachers were expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court today in connection with illegal possession of ... and more »

    6 Dec 2010

  • Officials' role suspected in red sanders smuggling - Deccan Chronicle
    Officials' role suspected in red sanders smuggling Deccan Chronicle Tirupati, Dec. 5: The seizure of red sander logs worth Rs 2 lakh and a tractor used for their smuggling at the TG canal area near Srikalahasti, ...

    5 Dec 2010

  • Gov't cancels illegal auction of tiger bone - VietNamNet Bridge
    Thanh Nien Daily Gov't cancels illegal auction of tiger bone VietNamNet Bridge VietNamNet Bridge - The Thanh Hoa Provincial government has cancelled its planned sale of tiger-bone glue following public opposition that the auction would ... Provincial authorities stop tiger bone auction amid objectionsThanh Nien Daily all 5 news…

    5 Dec 2010

  • Illegal fishers slip away in uncharted waters - Sydney Morning Herald
    Illegal fishers slip away in uncharted waters Sydney Morning Herald Their leaders told the Senate's foreign affairs, defence and trade references committee shark fin is being harvested illegally, turtles and dugongs netted ... and more »

    5 Dec 2010

  • Man arrested in LA for smuggling tarantulas to US - Washington Post
    Man arrested in LA for smuggling tarantulas to US Washington Post Prosecutors claim Koppler made $300000 by selling spiders to people in dozens of countries. Koppler remains jailed. If convicted of wildlife smuggling, ... and more »

    3 Dec 2010

  • Shahtoosh shawl sales: a cause for concern - The Express Tribune
    The Express Tribune Shahtoosh shawl sales: a cause for concern The Express Tribune KARACHI: Even though the sale of shahtoosh shawls has been banned globally to protect an endangered species, shawl sellers continue to promote and sell the ...

    3 Dec 2010

  • Gabon detains 13 foreigners for ivory trade: campaigners - AFP
    Gabon detains 13 foreigners for ivory trade: campaigners AFP "There is no more possible ivory trade here, because there are no special sales agreements. Elephant hunting was banned in 1981, it has never been made ... and more »

    3 Dec 2010

  • Cape police nab abalone suspect - Times LIVE
    Times LIVE Cape police nab abalone suspect Times LIVE A man was nabbed in Sea Point for allegedly being in possession of 138 abalone, the City of Cape Town said on Friday. "City of Cape Town law enforcement ... Man caught with 138 abalonePrimedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News all…

    3 Dec 2010

  • Leopard skin man may walk free after search without warrant - Legalbrief (subscription)
    Leopard skin man may walk free after search without warrant Legalbrief (subscription) Mlungu Mxegeni Ngubane - linked to the slaughter of at least 150 leopards in KZN - is hoping to walk free, arguing that police did not have a warrant to ...

    2 Dec 2010

  • Kenya: Big haul of Ivory seized | African News and Current Affairs ...
    News, Africa, Analysis, Kenya, Nairobi, Ivory, poaching, sniffer dogs, milan, Jomo Kenyatta International, Lang'ata,Kenwyan wildlife service, chopsticks. African News and Current Affairs... - http://newafricaanalysis.co.uk/

    2 Dec 2010

  • Abalone poachers arrested in SA - Sydney Morning Herald
    Abalone poachers arrested in SA Sydney Morning Herald Three Adelaide men have been arrested and charged with trafficking abalone following raids on 21 homes and businesses across the northern suburbs. ... Arrests made in major abalone bustStock Journal all 19 news articles »

    2 Dec 2010

  • Vietnam Steps Up Fight Against Wildlife Trade - Bernama
    Vietnam Steps Up Fight Against Wildlife Trade Bernama According to the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network (TRAFFIC), despite an increase in enforcement by international organisations and governments to control ... and more »

    2 Dec 2010

  • $11000 fines and costs for smuggling native reptiles - PerthNow
    $11000 fines and costs for smuggling native reptiles PerthNow Ms Ritchie said wildlife smuggling was an ongoing problem and removing protected fauna from the wild had serious implications. “In the Piromalli case, ... and more »

    1 Dec 2010