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July 2010 seizures archive

  • Zambia: Region to Resubmit Ivory Trade Bid - AllAfrica.com
    Zambia: Region to Resubmit Ivory Trade Bid AllAfrica.com TOURISM, Environment and Natural Resources Minister Catherine Namugala has said Zambia will resubmit its proposal to the parties to the Convention in ...

    30 Jul 2010

  • Expo shows illegal pet trade rampant in Indonesia - The Associated Press
    Expo shows illegal pet trade rampant in Indonesia The Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia — The most threatened tortoise in the world is being sold openly at a plant and animal exposition in the heart of Indonesia's capital, ... and more »

    29 Jul 2010

  • Lacey Act can curb illegal logging: Dept - Daily Express
    Lacey Act can curb illegal logging: Dept Daily Express The event was organised by the WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network, and wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, in collaboration with the United States ...

    29 Jul 2010

  • Jaipur man arrested with 43 snakes in his car
    In a shocking wildlife crime, a man in Jaipur has been arrested with 43 snakes in his car. Police caught him with all the snakes, bundled in three cloth bags. The police suspect the snakes were trapped to be smuggled abroad, where they fetch huge amounts for their skins and…

    29 Jul 2010

  • $25000 abalone fine - Esperance Express
    $25000 abalone fine Esperance Express TWO friends from Mount Pleasant, Perth, who came to Esperance to fish for abalone went home with over $25000 in fines instead. Koon Ping Ho, 59 and Poh Mun ...

    29 Jul 2010

  • Pangolin poaching racket busted - Deccan Herald
    Pangolin poaching racket busted Deccan Herald Wildlife enthusiasts of Bellary have helped the police unearth an organised racket in wildlife trade involving hunting and trading of pangolin - the scaly ...

    29 Jul 2010

  • Red sanders seized; lorry driver held - Express Buzz
    Red sanders seized; lorry driver held Express Buzz CHENNAI: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized red sander logs worth Rs 2.34 crore and arrested one person in this connection here on Tuesday ...

    29 Jul 2010

  • Dogs add teeth to anti-poaching drive - Daily Pioneer
    Dogs add teeth to anti-poaching drive Daily Pioneer The dogs will be specially used to detect hidden wildlife articles like tiger bone and skin, leopard bone and skin and bear bile. ...

    29 Jul 2010

  • Simlipal staff to blame for jumbo killings: NTCA panel - The Pioneer
    Simlipal staff to blame for jumbo killings: NTCA panel

    28 Jul 2010

  • Three held with tiger skin

    28 Jul 2010

  • South Africa reports surge in rhino killing - Sify
    South Africa reports surge in rhino killing Sify Rhino horn is prized in Asia for its purported medicinal properties. The horn is fashioned into ceremonial dagger handles in the Middle East.

    28 Jul 2010

  • Man involved in poaching arrested in Jajmau - Indian Express
    Man involved in poaching arrested in Jajmau Indian Express In a joint raid, teams from the CBI and the Forest Department detected a major poaching racket and seized animal skins, tortoise shells and deer horns from ... and more »

    28 Jul 2010

  • Extortion claim over dead sea lion - ABC Online
    Extortion claim over dead sea lion ABC Online Police are investigating allegations of extortion over a sea lion found dead near a damaged abalone farm off Eyre Peninsula this month. ... and more »

    28 Jul 2010

  • Pair fined over illegal abalone haul - ABC Online
    ABC Online Pair fined over illegal abalone haul ABC Online Two Perth men have been ordered to pay a combined total of more than $25000 after being caught illegally fishing for abalone on Western Australia's south ... Abalone poachers may have damaged Esperance stocksABC Online Two net hefty abalone…

    28 Jul 2010

  • P1-million endangered animals seized
    By ELLALYN B. DE VERA About P1 million worth of endangered birds and mammals were seized in Batangas over the weekend, prompting the Department of ... See all stories on this topic »

    28 Jul 2010

  • Forest department officials seize 8.3-ft-tusk weighing 44 kg that ...
    Will the 8.3-feet-elephant tusk recently seized by the forest department in ... Thailand - Large shipment of illicit ivory from African elephants seized at ... www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=5417

    28 Jul 2010

  • Two abalone poachers nabbed - Mornington Peninsula Leader
    Two abalone poachers nabbed Mornington Peninsula Leader AN ABALONE thief who was in a car that ejected backpacks of abalone into the path of a fisheries officers' car has been sentenced to nine months' jail. ...

    27 Jul 2010

  • 6 charged for illegal transport of endangered species – DENR - GMA news.tv
    6 charged for illegal transport of endangered species – DENR GMA news.tv “This incident shows that illegal wildlife trade is very much alive in the country. We have to curb this malpractice," he said in a news release posted on ...

    27 Jul 2010

  • Philippines drops turtle poaching charges
    The turtle fishermen argued they were not aware they were in Philippine seas. [ABC] Shirley Escalante, Manila Last Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 20:38:00 +1000 Philippine authorities have dropped charges against nine Chinese fishermen, caught poaching turtles in Philippine territory. But non government organisations say the move endorses Chinese…

    22 Jul 2010

  • Poison horns to save rhinos? - Times LIVE
    Times LIVE Poison horns to save rhinos? Times LIVE Rhino horn has been extensively analysed and found to contain no medicinal properties. It is ground into a powder, added to liquids or sprinkled over food ... South African Animal Reserve Discovers Corpse of Last Female RhinoOverTheLimit.info (blog) Last Female…

    23 Jul 2010

  • Self-styled Godman arrested for selling tiger skin in Maharashtra
    Latur (Maharashtra), July 22 (ANI): A tiger skin and elephant’s tusks have been seized from a self-proclaimed godman by the district police of Latur in Maharashtra following a report that he had sold them to a local resident. Police have arrested Monu Singh, the god man, and registered a case…

    22 Jul 2010

  • Two trying to sell leopard skin held - Times of India
    Two trying to sell leopard skin held Times of India NEW DELHI: The east district police has arrested two persons, who allegedly planned to sell leopard skin, at the Pandav Nagar area on Wednesday. ... and more »

    22 Jul 2010

  • Cape Schanck abalone theft proved costly - Power Boat - World
    Power Boat - World Cape Schanck abalone theft proved costly Power Boat - World The court heard two men were observed by Fisheries Officers diving for abalone in the Cape Schanck area on February 9. The men collected more than 250 ...

    21 Jul 2010

  • Lion trading the same as cow trading for some - Independent Online
    Lion trading the same as cow trading for some Independent Online David Newton, Joburg-based head of the international wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic, says in theory there is nothing to stop lion products being ... and more »

    22 Jul 2010

  • 6.7 tonnes of fur intercepted by Russia Far East Customs
    A Russian businessman was stopped after he allegedly tried to transport 6.7 tonnes of animal furs by truck across the Russian-Chinese border reports the Global Times (Beijing).

    21 Jul 2010

  • 11 years for ivory seller in China
    A senior staff member of a logisitcs company has been jailed for 11 years and fined CNY50,000 (USD7,400) after he tried to sell 4 African Elephant tusks, reports Xinmin Evening News

    21 Jul 2010

  • Snake charmer held for selling endangered cobras
    Morinda (Punjab), July 18 (IANS) A snake charmer was arrested from this Punjab town for selling endangered black cobras and bird species. He would sell the venom to representatives of pharmaceutical companies in several states, police said Sunday. Ramesh Nath Feroze, a resident of a slum rehabilitation area in Morinda…

    18 Jul 2010

  • Over 190 endangered animals seized in Mexico
    Mexico City, July 7 – More than 190 endangered birds and turtles were seized in the Mexican capital, officials said Tuesday. A Cooper’s hawk, yellow-headed parrots, blue jays, sparrows, owls and turtles were among the animals seized, the Profepa federal environmental protection agency said. The species are protected under…

    6 Jul 2010

  • Poachers, smugglers of endangered animals in Malaysia now face mandatory jail time - The Canadian Press
    Poachers, smugglers of endangered animals in Malaysia now face mandatory jail time The Canadian Press ... said the act was "a huge step in the right direction" to help reduce Malaysia's role as a major player in the illegal wildlife trade. ... and more »

    20 Jul 2010

  • 1000 torture seized while being transported illegally
    Vijayawada July 17 : The Forest Officials seized more than one thousand live star tortoises at the outskirts of Gudivada town in Krishna district, while being transported to Kolkota today.

    18 Jul 2010

  • Six tiger skulls seized in Sumatra
    Indonesian police have arrested two men on Sumatra island with six tiger skulls and other parts from the critically endangered species, an official said Monday.

    19 Jul 2010

  • Mexico arrests man with 18 monkeys around his waist - BBC News
    msnbc.com Mexico arrests man with 18 monkeys around his waist BBC News Adrian Reuter, local representative for Traffic - an international organization that monitors wildlife trade - told the BBC that animal trafficking is a ... Man arrested attempting to smuggle 18 titi monkeys in clothingDigitalJournal.com all 294 news…

    19 Jul 2010

  • Rare tortoise seized - Times of India
    Rare tortoise seized Times of India MADIKERI: Forest mobile police squad seized three rare tortoises from two persons trying to sell them. The duo have bben arrested. The squad also seized the ... and more »

    19 Jul 2010

  • 131 kg seahorses seized in China
    Beijing Customs have seized just over 131 kg of dried seahorses from two Chinese citizens arriving in Beijing airport from Egypt, reports jinghua.cn

    19 Jul 2010

  • 136 kg pangolin scales seized in China
    On 12 July, Customs in Guangzhou seized just over 136 kg found in 10 sacks posted from Malaysia, reports jisi.gov.cn.

    19 Jul 2010

  • Baby rhino the victim of new military-style poachers - Victoria Times Colonist
    Baby rhino the victim of new military-style poachers Victoria Times Colonist The adult animal was one of many victims of a dramatic spike in poaching driven by a surge in demand in Asia, where rhino horn is held to have medicinal ... and more »

    17 Jul 2010

  • Metro wholesalers charged with importing animal, plant parts - Vancouver Sun
    Metro wholesalers charged with importing animal, plant parts Vancouver Sun Cooper estimates global illegal wildlife trade to be worth tens of billions of dollars. Unlike elephant ivory, which has ornamental value, wildlife products ... and more »

    17 Jul 2010

  • Hundreds Of Malagasy Tortoises Seized In Malaysia - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
    Scoop.co.nz (press release) Hundreds Of Malagasy Tortoises Seized In Malaysia Scoop.co.nz (press release) The Malagasy women had filled two bags with 369 Radiated Tortoises Astrochelys radiata and five Ploughshare Tortoises Astrochelys yniphora. ...

    16 Jul 2010

  • Illegal logging of tropical rainforests down by up to 75%
    Guardian: Efforts to tackle illegal destruction of the world's rainforests have been a success, according to a new report that details a significant fall in unauthorised logging. The Chatham House study, released today, says that illegal logging has dropped by between 50 and 75% across Cameroon, Indonesia and the Brazilian…

    15 Jul 2010

  • China seizes thousands of dead pangolins from smugglers - NatGeo News Watch (blog)
    China seizes thousands of dead pangolins from smugglers NatGeo News Watch (blog) Ten tons of frozen pangolin carcasses and pangolin scales were seized from a fishing vessel after it was stopped for inspection by Chinese customs offcers ...

    13 Jul 2010

  • Thai customs make million-dollar ivory seizure
    AFPBANGKOK — Thai customs said Friday they had seized smuggled ivory worth more than one million dollars in a shipment sent from Kenya to Bangkok's main ... See all stories on this topic »

    16 Jul 2010

  • Green Scorpions sting Bay rhino horn smugglers - Weekend Post
    Green Scorpions sting Bay rhino horn smugglers Weekend Post TWO Port Elizabeth men were arrested for allegedly dealing in rhino horn after a sting operation saw them caught red-handed with the horn in their car. ...

    16 Jul 2010

  • Clayton South abalone poacher fined $2000 - Oakleigh Monash Leader
    Clayton South abalone poacher fined $2000 Oakleigh Monash Leader A CLAYTON South man who poached more than 200 abalone from Port Phillip Bay has been hit with a hefty fine. Tukaroa Roi spent two hours illegally plundering ... and more »

    13 Jul 2010

  • Another rhino falls to poachers in South Africa--126th this year - NatGeo News Watch (blog)
    Another rhino falls to poachers in South Africa--126th this year NatGeo News Watch (blog) By Rhishja Larson A female rhino in South Africa's Krugersdorp Game Reserve is the latest atrocity in the illegal rhino horn trade--stabbed to death by ... Anger after another rhino is killedPrimedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness…

    14 Jul 2010

  • Rhino horn dealers in police net - Himalayan Times
    Rhino horn dealers in police net Himalayan Times KATHMANDU: Police today arrested three persons with a rhino horn. This is the third time in the last five weeks that illegal traders in the body parts of ... and more »

    13 Jul 2010

  • Tortoise trading charges - News & Star
    Tortoise trading charges News & Star By Staff Reporter THE owner of a Carlisle pet shop appeared before a judge at the city's Crown Court yesterday accused of trading in endangered tortoises. ...

    13 Jul 2010

  • Southern company imports tones of harmful tortoises - VietNamNet Bridge
    VietNamNet Bridge Southern company imports tones of harmful tortoises VietNamNet Bridge Residents have complained and Vinh Long's environment police inspection revealed that this species of tortoise is dangerous. Vinh Long's Department of ...

    12 Jul 2010

  • Wild turtle trafficked in central Vietnam
    More ivory seized at Hai Phong port. Customs officers at Hai Phong Port... Gov't to impose tougher punishments on labor infringements ... en.www.info.vn/.../6843-wild-turtle-trafficked-in-central-vietn...

    12 Jul 2010

  • 2 suspected orangutan smugglers apprehended in Borneo
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Two men accused of trying to smuggle an endangered orangutan from eastern Indonesia were arrested following a months-long investigation into the illegal trade, a media report said Sunday.

    11 Jul 2010

  • 'Musina Mafia' arming poachers - News24
    'Musina Mafia' arming poachers News24 A recent report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, and IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, showed that since 2006, ... and more »

    8 Jul 2010

  • Wildlife goods seized from Chinese citizens in Belgium
    Authorities in Belgium have confiscated over 3,000 dried seahorses, 250 ivory items and 25 crocodile bags from 100 Chinese passengers' luggage who were transiting Belgium en route from Guinea to Beijing.

    8 Jul 2010

  • Poaching threatens abalone population - San Luis Obispo Tribune
    San Luis Obispo Tribune Poaching threatens abalone population San Luis Obispo Tribune San Francisco — A rash of abalone poaching in Northern California combined with a huge increase in legally ...

    6 Jul 2010