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Thursday
Jul292010

Russia Tiger habitat gets a boost with protection of key tree species

in Japanese

Moscow, Russia, 29 July 2010, World Tiger Day—the Russian government has introduced measures to protect the Korean Pine, a key species found in Amur Tiger habitat in the Russian Far East.

Rising global demand for Korean Pine has led to a massive increase in logging, much of it carried out illegally, in Russia’s remaining temperate forests.

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Thursday
Jul292010

Sniffer dogs out on patrol in India

in Japanese

New Delhi, India, 29 July 2010—Five dogs specially trained to sniff out illegal wildlife products today joined the ranks of the Forest Departments of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand in India.

The dogs have been trained to detect hidden wildlife articles such as Tiger bone and skin, Leopard bone and skin and bear bile.

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Wednesday
Jul282010

Stiffer penalties sought for wildlife criminals in Thailand

Pattaya, Thailand, 28 July 2010—More than 30 senior judges and prosecutors, plus senior officers from the Royal Thai Police, Royal Thai Customs, and the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation begin a three-day meeting today to examine how to deal more effectively with wildlife crime in the region.

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Monday
Jul262010

WWF and TRAFFIC help timber companies navigate a shifting legal landscape

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26 July 2010—WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) and TRAFFIC, with support from the USAID’s Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade programme (RAFT), will meet suppliers of forestry products from Malaysia this week to explain the implications of laws such as the amended Lacey Act.

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Tuesday
Jul202010

Monkey smuggler arrested in Mexico

Mexico, 20 July 2010—Enforcement officers in Mexico have arrested a man attempting to smuggle 18 monkeys from Peru into the country.

The animals were wrapped inside socks that had been concealed inside his luggage, although the suspect told officers he had later hidden them in a girdle around his waist to protect the animals from X-rays.

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Tuesday
Jul202010

Agreement to combat wildlife trafficking in Mexico

Mexico, July 2010—TRAFFIC and Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) have signed a co-operation agreement to combat illegal trade in wild plants and animals in Mexico.

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Friday
Jul162010

Hundreds of Malagasy tortoises seized in Malaysia

in Japanese

Update: on 20 July, the two women passengers involved were each sentenced to a year in jail under Section 10 (a) of the International Trade in Endangered Species Act 2008.

They were the first to be prosecuted under the Act that came into force on 28 June and provides for a maximum fine of RM100,000 per animal or plant but not exceeding an aggregate of RM1 million (USD316,000), or to imprisonment for a maximum term of seven years, or both, for importing or exporting any scheduled species without a permit.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16 July 2010—Malaysian Customs Department officers on Wednesday foiled another attempt to smuggle hundreds of Critically Endangered Madagascar tortoises into Malaysia and arrested two women in whose bags, the tortoises were hidden.

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Friday
Jul162010

Russian and Chinese Customs meet to tackle illicit wildlife trade

Vladivostock, Russian Far East, 16 July 2010—Chinese Customs officers met their counterparts in Russia earlier this month to discuss co-operation on tackling cross-border illicit wildlife trade.

The meeting led to the signing of a protocol on collaboration between the Vladivostok branch of the Russian Customs Academy and Shanghai Customs Academy.

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