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A compilation of seizures and prosecutions reported in the TRAFFIC Bulletin from 1997 onwards (PDF, 1.6 MB)

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June 2010 seizures archive

  • Local film exposes drugs and thugs of abalone world - Times LIVE
    Local film exposes drugs and thugs of abalone world Times LIVE Cape filmmaker Joss Lean set out to make a simple documentary about abalone poaching in False Bay. Instead, he ended up with a full-length film exposing the ...

    19 Jun 2010

  • Illegal abalone fishers face huge fines - Sydney Morning Herald
    Illegal abalone fishers face huge fines Sydney Morning Herald Five men are facing half a million dollars in combined fines and eleven years in prison after being caught allegedly in possession of over 300 abalone, ... Fishy thieves caught in netSydney Morning Herald all 8 news articles »

    19 Jun 2010

  • Full-grown tiger skeletal seized in Guwahati - SINDH TODAY
    Full-grown tiger skeletal seized in Guwahati SINDH TODAY A kilo of Pangolin scale is worth about Rs.60000 while a gram of crushed Tiger bone costs almost Rs.1000 in the international market. ... and more »

    18 Jun 2010

  • Jairam Ramesh announces global auction of seized Red Sanders - Thaindian.com
    Jairam Ramesh announces global auction of seized Red Sanders Thaindian.com Red Sanders is a moderate sized deciduous tree used locally for the manufacture of Hindu idols, pictures, frames, dolls and household containers. ... and more »

    17 Jun 2010

  • Tons of bushmeat smuggled into Paris, study finds - Houston Chronicle
    Houston Chronicle Tons of bushmeat smuggled into Paris, study finds Houston Chronicle Anne Lise Chaber AP This June 2008 image released Thursday June 17, 2010 by the Zoological Society in London shows a pangolin, often referred to as a scaly ...

    17 Jun 2010

  • Two Indians arrested for poaching in Nepal - Press Trust of India
    Two Indians arrested for poaching in Nepal Press Trust of India The Police arrested the Chinese nationals last month as they were trying to cross over to Chinese territory allegedly carrying 46 kg of pangolin skin. ...

    17 Jun 2010

  • Four arrested with animal body parts - Himalayan Times
    Four arrested with animal body parts Himalayan Times KATHMANDU: In a latest crackdown against animal poaching and wildlife trade, police today arrested four persons with a rhino horn and a leopard skin at ...

    16 Jun 2010

  • Chinese pangolin poachers chargesheeted - Republica
    Chinese pangolin poachers chargesheeted Republica ... the Chinese nationals last month as they were trying to cross over to Chinese territory allegedly in possession of 46 kilograms of pangolin skin. ...

    16 Jun 2010

  • Egyptian police stop man at airport trying to smuggle 8 foxes, 50 ...
    Thailand seizes 2 tons of tusks from Africa, its largest ivory seizure. February 25th, 2010 Thai customs seizes 2 tons of ivoryBANGKOK — Thailand has seized ... crimewatch.gaeatimes.com/.../egyptian-police-stop-man-at-air...

    16 Jun 2010

  • Poachers held with 60 tortoises - Thaindian.com
    Poachers held with 60 tortoises Thaindian.com He added: “They have been involved in illegal wildlife trade for nearly six years. We are yet to ascertain from where they got the tortoises. ... and more »

    15 Jun 2010

  • Two held with leopard skins in Chhattisgarh
    Raipur, June 15 (IANS) Two people have been arrested from Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region with a pair of leopard skins, police said Tuesday. The arrests were made Monday from Kumhari village in Kanker district, 210 km south of capital Raipur. Acting on a tip off, police raided the village and arrested…

    15 Jun 2010

  • 335 tortoise seized at Amethi railway station, National news
    Most viewed News 335 tortoise seized at Amethi railway station National news. ... Iqbal, 43, was arrested and 335 tortoise kept in a sack seized from his ... www.mediaticks.com/.../displaynews.php?...

    15 Jun 2010

  • Three held for alleged rhino horn smuggling - Independent Online
    Three held for alleged rhino horn smuggling Independent Online On Wednesday, Sars customs officials and the police arrested a foreign student travelling to Vietnam with 11,7kg of rhino horn, worth an estimated R605,000. Rhino horn smugglers behind barsPrimedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News all 28 news articles »

    15 Jun 2010

  • Over 40000 kg of red sanders wood seized - Press Trust of India
    Over 40000 kg of red sanders wood seized Press Trust of India Jodhpur (Raj), Jun 15 (PTI) Over 40000 kg of red sanders valued at nearly Rs 10 crore was seized from a locked factory in Boranada Industrial area here, ...

    15 Jun 2010

  • Endangered Tiger Found In Man's Freezer
    A tiger, several turtles, a monkey and the remains of a chimpanzee have been discovered in a household freezer. Police found the dead animals in a raid on a suburban house in Coventry and have arrested a 52-year-old man. Alan Dudley has been charged with 10 offences relating to illegal…

    14 Jun 2010

  • Poachers kidnap and murder ranger in India - Mongabay.com
    Poachers kidnap and murder ranger in India Mongabay.com ... horns are in high demand in the black market as a traditional Chinese medicine, although scientists have found no curative benefits to consuming rhino horn.

    14 Jun 2010

  • Government introduces tough abalone laws - ABC Online
    ABC Online Government introduces tough abalone laws ABC Online The men, in their mid-20s from Bermagui, were arrested in April allegedly in possession of more than 450 abalone. The Department of Industry and Investment ... and more »

    7 Jun 2010

  • Poachers turn to Nepal following action in India
    Killing of four poachers inside Kaziranga National Park in north-east India last month was hailed as a major action against poaching of endangered one-horned rhinos.

    14 Jun 2010

  • Poacher held with over 300 tortoises in Uttar Pradesh - Sify
    Poacher held with over 300 tortoises in Uttar Pradesh Sify A poacher has been arrested with 335 tortoises in Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur district, police said Saturday. Iqbal Ahmad, 45, was nabbed late Friday from ... Poacher with 335 tortoise arrestedDeccan Chronicle 335 tortoise seized at Amethi railway stationPress Trust…

    11 Jun 2010

  • Environmental police launch wildlife hotline - Viet Nam News
    Environmental police launch wildlife hotline Viet Nam News "The hotline has been set up to step up the fight against the illegal wildlife trade by providing officers with timely, accurate and complete information on ...

    8 Jun 2010

  • Bizarre Bird Smuggling Case Lands Two Men in Jail - Treehugger
    Treehugger Bizarre Bird Smuggling Case Lands Two Men in Jail Treehugger But after pleading guilty in court, the two men have been sentenced to jail for their role in the illegal wildlife trade--although their sentences may be ... and more »

    8 Jun 2010

  • US course for airport staff to prevent wildlife trafficking - VOVNews.vn
    US course for airport staff to prevent wildlife trafficking VOVNews.vn ... immigration staff and security officials, were provided with the latest developments of the illegal wildlife trade in the world and its impacts. ...

    1 Jun 2010

  • Two men arrested for possession of ivory - The Bostwana Gazette
    Two men arrested for possession of ivory The Bostwana Gazette The ivory trade has been banned since 1989 with the exception of a few one-time sales, but there has been a dramatic surge in illegal trafficking since 2005 ... and more »

    5 Jun 2010

  • Spotlight on tigers makes poachers shift to leopards - Hindustan Times
    Spotlight on tigers makes poachers shift to leopards Hindustan Times A leopard skin sells for Rs 25000 in the local black market. In big cities, the price goes up to Rs 50000 and in the international market, it can fetch Rs ... and more »

    10 Jun 2010

  • Raids conducted by police - SahilOnline
    Raids conducted by police SahilOnline The police have also seized the leopard's skin. The raid was conducted by a police team led by PSI Manjappa. The arrested were identified as Ramatama Gowda ... and more »

    5 Jun 2010

  • 39 tons of red sanders logs seized - Press Trust of India
    39 tons of red sanders logs seized Press Trust of India Chennai, Jun 8 (PTI) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence today recovered red sanders logs worth Rs 4.68 crore, declared as furniture and being attempted to ...

    8 Jun 2010

  • Rhino shot dead in CNP - Nepalnews.com
    Rhino shot dead in CNP Nepalnews.com The poachers have taken the Rhino's horn but left the hoof with it. This is the seventh case of a Rhino's death in CNP in the past two months. ... and more »

    11 Jun 2010

  • Diver convicted of moving undersize abalone - Ukiah Daily Journal
    Diver convicted of moving undersize abalone Ukiah Daily Journal The DA's Office reported that Warden Patrick Freeling testified that on May 23, 2009 at 7 am he was patrolling for abalone violators in the cove adjacent to ... and more »

    9 Jun 2010

  • State taken to task for lifting perlemoen bar - Independent Online
    State taken to task for lifting perlemoen bar Independent Online The government's decision to have abalone (perlemoen) removed from the international permit system that controls trade in endangered species is ... and more »

    8 Jun 2010