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Cambridge, UK, 19th August 2010—The Spoon-billed Sandpiper, one of the world's most threatened birds, is rapidly heading towards extinction because young birds are being targeted for human consumption.
Cambridge, UK, 11 August—Hunting appears to have been significantly underestimated as a key reason for the historical decline of Orangutans, according to a new study published today.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11 August 2010—A network linking wildlife forensic specialists across South-East Asia is taking shape as law enforcement agencies begin to turn to DNA testing as a significant weapon in the fight against wildlife trafficking.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10 August 2010—Member agencies of a newly created anti-poaching taskforce seized two tonnes of Agarwood stashed at a jetty on Banding Island which is located near the wildlife rich Belum-Temengor Forest Complex in the north of Peninsular Malaysia.
Hai Phong, Viet Nam, 10 August 2010—Indonesian wildlife trade enforcement officials met their Vietnamese counterparts in Hai Phong city last week for a first bilateral dialogue on collaboration against illegal wildlife trade between the two countries.
9 August 2010—A new study documents “waves” of forest degradation advancing 120 km from Dar Es Salaam over a 14 year period.
The study, by an international team of scientists, supports an economic model that predicted the sequential removal of products from high to low value radiating out from major demand centres.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 August 2010—Malaysia’s Parliament this week passed the country’s tough new Wildlife Conservation Bill 2010 which provides significantly higher penalties and mandatory jail terms for wildlife crime.
The new law, expected to come into force by the end of this year, will replace the 38-year-old Protection of Wild Life Act.