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June 2011 seizures archive

  • AR siezes banned wildlife products - E-Pao.net
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) AR siezes banned wildlife products E-Pao.net Twelve kilograms of Pangolin Shells, two mobile hand sets and Indian currency Rs.4040 were recovered from the arrested ladies who were later over along with the recovered items to Customs Office, Moreh,Public Relations Officer(PRO) of Assam Rifles said ...

    30 Jun 2011

  • Bloody week as Poachers kill 22 elephants in Chad, *ivory seized* in *...*
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) It's been a bloody week for elephants as 22 were found slaughtered for their ivory in Chad, and investigators seized illegal ivory in Portugal and India. www.ifaw.org/ifaw_international/.../6_20_2011_71136.php

    30 Jun 2011

  • Russian customs officers arrest tiger-bone smuggler - RIA Novosti
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Russian customs officers arrest tiger-bone smuggler RIA Novosti VLADIVOSTOK, June 30 (RIA Novosti) - Customs officers from Russia's Far Estern Primorye Territory have arrested a Chinese national who attempted to smuggle the bones of an endangered Amur tiger to China, a customs spokeswoman said. ...

    30 Jun 2011

  • Hong Kong couple caught smuggling blue tongue lizards stuffed inside teddy bears - The Australian
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Hong Kong couple caught smuggling blue tongue lizards stuffed inside teddy bears The Australian "Wildlife smuggling is not only illegal, it is cruel and poses a risk to the state's native plants and animals, including rare or threatened species," Mr Marmion said today. "Smugglers disrupt…

    30 Jun 2011

  • Government says fishers don't need endangered species protection in Northern *...*
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Federal wildlife officials said Wednesday that endangered species protections are not needed for the Northern Rockies fisher, a small, fanged predator that thrives in the region's remote, old growth forests. Following a yearlong review, the US Fish and ... See all stories on this topic…

    30 Jun 2011

  • State Wildlife Commission: Tougher measures to protect sharks - WPEC
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) State Wildlife Commission: Tougher measures to protect sharks WPEC "With hammerheads, they're highly valued within the shark fin trade, because they have large fins with high fin ray counts," said Podey. Jim Abernethy who has a local dive business, applauds the state's proposal. "Our conservationists,…

    30 Jun 2011

  • News coastal fishing regulations take effect as of Oct. 1 - Daily Breeze
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) News coastal fishing regulations take effect as of Oct. 1 Daily Breeze ... later date was chosen to "better inform affected ocean users of the new regulations." Locally, about 15 square miles off Point Vicente will see fishing banned, while some take will be allowed…

    30 Jun 2011

  • *Ivory* worth Rs 10 lakh *seized* - 1
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Ivory worth Rs 10 lakh seized-Are you looking for Ivory worth Rs 10 lakh seized? Get details of Ivory worth Rs 10 lakh seized in our discussion see what our ... hostbluefish.com/t-ivory-worth-rs-10-lakh-seized

    30 Jun 2011

  • Greens roar with delight at tigers' permanent status - Times of India
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Greens roar with delight at tigers' permanent status Times of India PANAJI: Protection of the flagship species like tiger in Mhadei wildlife sanctuary is a golden opportunity for Goa not only to conserve the big cat but also halt the spreading tentacles of destruction, say…

    30 Jun 2011

  • Suspects arrested for killing three tigers
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Police and wildlife officials have arrested two suspected poachers believed to be responsible for killing a female tiger and its two cubs in March. Aphoto of Nai sae Tao,aHmonghilltribe man, taken with a dead tiger, is part of evidence authorities plan ... See all stories…

    30 Jun 2011

  • 10:23 Over 3000 tourists witnessed vicuna shearing in Ayacucho - Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) 10:23 Over 3000 tourists witnessed vicuna shearing in Ayacucho Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias More than 3000 domestic and foreign tourists witnessed the shearing of some 400 vicuñas, during the traditional chaccu, which took place at Pampa Galeras Barbara D'Achille National Reserve, located in…

    29 Jun 2011

  • From Beijing to New York: The dark side of traditional Chinese medicine - Scienceline
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) From Beijing to New York: The dark side of traditional Chinese medicine Scienceline Consumer-driven harvesting of bile and other animal parts—both legal and illegal—occurs not just in China but throughout Asia and beyond, says Chris Shepherd, the regional deputy director at the wildlife trade monitoring…

    29 Jun 2011

  • Good prospects for abalone, ornamental plants - Malaya
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Good prospects for abalone, ornamental plants Malaya With a P50 million fund from the national government, the province of Palawan may yet become the abalone center of the Philippines. If the project proves to be successful, the country may even export abalone, initially to Asean…

    29 Jun 2011

  • Viewpoint: Lawmakers need to end the race-baiting and ban shark fins - Sacramento Bee
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) KPBS Viewpoint: Lawmakers need to end the race-baiting and ban shark fins Sacramento Bee California represents 85 percent of the shark fin trade in the United States. If passed, California would join Hawaii, Washington state, and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands in passing legislation…

    28 Jun 2011

  • 11 kg ivory seized in Satara, two arrested - Times of India
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) 11 kg ivory seized in Satara, two arrested Times of India Superintendent of Satara police KM Prasanna has received information about an inter-state gang involved in poaching of elephants and ivory trade, and was preparing to sell the ivory in Satara. The police suspect the…

    27 Jun 2011

  • 'Tortoise mafia' - BBC News
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) BBC News 'Tortoise mafia' BBC News Madagascar's poachers, known in conservation circles as "the tortoise mafia", are increasingly hunting down the Indian Ocean island's reptiles, threatening them with extinction. The tortoise mafia, who allegedly include corrupt government officials and ... and more »

    27 Jun 2011

  • *8 poachers punished for killing tiger*
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) News - A local today convicted eight people in a nine-year-old case of tiger poaching in Akbarpur range of Sariska tiger sanctuary and slapped them with ... www.allvoices.com/.../9501647-8-poachers-punished-for-killi...

    27 Jun 2011

  • Bangladesh intercepts dried turtle smugglers - BBC News
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) BBC News Bangladesh intercepts dried turtle smugglers BBC News "I am quite surprised by the size of the seizure," said Richard Thomas, spokesman for the Traffic wildlife trade monitoring network. "It raises the question, how many bags are getting through undetected?" Mr Thomas said that…

    27 Jun 2011

  • Wildlife smuggling trails go ever deeper - Bangkok Post
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Wildlife smuggling trails go ever deeper Bangkok Post "Many people, including police themselves, don't know about the illegal wildlife trade," said Attapon Sudsai of the Central Investigation Bureau's natural resources and environmental crime suppression division. "That's why the problem has never been ...

    27 Jun 2011

  • *Ivory* worth Rs 10 lakh *seized*
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Following a tip-off, police stopped Shakir Hussain, a resident of Juspur, for regular checking last evening and seized 1.2 kg of ivory from his possession, ...

    27 Jun 2011

  • Tiger carcass given to Binh Duong museum - Thanh Nien Daily
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Thanh Nien Daily Tiger carcass given to Binh Duong museum Thanh Nien Daily The police arrested Hai and 14 others involved in the illegal tiger trade. Last March, Hai was sentenced to three years' imprisonment for trading in endangered tigers. Fourteen other people, including Hai's…

    27 Jun 2011

  • $100m *fine for logging company in PNG*
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Activists attempt to stop the loading of illegally logged trees from Papua New Guinea in 2008. [AAP] Malaysian logging company Concord Pacific has been fined $US100 million after being found guilty of illegal logging and causing environmental damage in ... See all stories on this…

    25 Jun 2011

  • 2 Gujarat robbers questioned in Dey killing - Hindustan Times
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) 2 Gujarat robbers questioned in Dey killing Hindustan Times The duo, sources claimed, also specialised in smuggling red sanders and marine diesel at Kadla port. It may be recalled that the possible involvement of the red sanders and oil mafia in the murder continues to…

    25 Jun 2011

  • Red alert for Namibia's Rhino's? - Namibia Economist
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Red alert for Namibia's Rhino's? Namibia Economist Rhino poaching has reached crisis levels in neighbouring South Africa while a Chinese shop in Swakopmund sells an aphrodisiac claiming to be rhino horn. Where does it come from and what are the implications for Namibia's indigenous free-roaming…

    24 Jun 2011

  • Tas woman charged with abalone trafficking - Ninemsn
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Tas woman charged with abalone trafficking Ninemsn "This case highlights the efforts Tasmania police will take to protect a valuable industry to the state and represents a significant case in terms of the amount of abalone meat involved," he said. A man in NSW will…

    24 Jun 2011

  • No records to prove leopard skin trade in Sri Lanka - The Island.lk (subscription)
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) No records to prove leopard skin trade in Sri Lanka The Island.lk (subscription) A leading researcher and taxonomist says there are no records to prove that the recent killings of leopards has any connection with the leopard skin trade in the country. Researcher Kelum Manamendra-arachchi…

    23 Jun 2011

  • SANParks receives kits to fight rhino poaching - BuaNews Online (press release)
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Cambridge Network SANParks receives kits to fight rhino poaching BuaNews Online (press release) According to SanParks, the kits from the faculty of Veterinary Services of the University of Pretoria will go a long way in ensuring management of the rhino population and effective prosecution of…

    23 Jun 2011

  • Rhino saviour proposes legal trade in horns - Business Day
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Rhino saviour proposes legal trade in horns Business Day LEGALISING international trade in rhino horn was "worthy of very, very serious debate", says the man credited with saving the white rhino from extinction in the 1970s, conservationist Ian Player . SA is home to 90%…

    23 Jun 2011

  • BSF men caught felling in Meghalaya forest - Hindustan Times
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media note) BSF men caught felling in Meghalaya forest Hindustan Times Baghmara Reserve Forest is a crucial wildlife habitat as revealed by numerous scientific studies and surveys in the landscape. Some of the key species found in the BRF include the Asian elephant, marbled cat, hoolock gibbon,…

    22 Jun 2011

  • Arrests made in Uganda mountain gorilla death - WWF International
    WWF International Arrests made in Uganda mountain gorilla death WWF International WWF is working with gorilla range governments to increase the number of wildlife rangers to protect against poachers. The organization also supports greater law enforcement cooperation between countries to disrupt illegal wildlife trade. and more »

    22 Jun 2011

  • Pacific Island Countries Step Up Shark Conservation Efforts - PR Newswire (press release)
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Pacific Island Countries Step Up Shark Conservation Efforts PR Newswire (press release) Trade in shark fins has been banned by APIL members from Hawaii, Guam and the Northern Marianas, and it has been suspended by the Marshall Islands. "The shark fin ban in the CNMI…

    22 Jun 2011

  • *Pasay pet shops selling exotic wildlife raided* | ABSCBN News *...*
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) The Pasay City Veterinary Office conducted a raid on pet shops selling threatened and vulnerable species in Cartimar Mall on Wednesday. www.abs-cbnnews.com/.../govt-raids-pasay-pet-shops-selling-...

    22 Jun 2011

  • Country to Destroy Tonnes of *Ivory Seized* a Decade Ago - Worldnews.com
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Country to Destroy Tonnes of Ivory Seized a Decade Ago. News; Videos; Video Details; Photos. After almost 10 years of... All Africa 2011-06-20 ... article.wn.com/.../Country_to_Destroy_Tonnes_of_Ivory_Seiz...

    21 Jun 2011

  • Artist hung from hooks in protest over shark fin soup - Practical Fishkeeping
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Practical Fishkeeping Artist hung from hooks in protest over shark fin soup Practical Fishkeeping Lush and Shark Savers are urging the public in Hong Kong – which is said to have the biggest shark fin consumption per capita - to sign postcards to the Hong…

    21 Jun 2011

  • *Leopard's hide seized, 3 arrested* - fullstory
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Welcome Guest! You Are Here: Skip Navigation Links Home National. add. Leopard's hide seized, 3 arrested. Advertisement. Share; Print; E-mail; Comments ... www.ptinews.com/.../1691676_Leopard-s-hide-seized--3-arres...

    20 Jun 2011

  • Rhino killed, calf shot - iAfrica.com
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Rhino killed, calf shot iAfrica.com Government ministers and high ranking individuals in certain Asian states have publicised the fact that they use Rhino horn as a medicine....those countries should be publicly condemned. They need to educate their own peoples against this mumbo jumbo ... and…

    20 Jun 2011

  • N.R. Police *seize ivory* worth Rs.26 lakh - news details mysore *...*
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal displaying the seized ivory during a press conference at N.R. Police Station today. DCP P. Rajendra Prasad (extreme left), ... www.mysoretrendz.com/News/newsdetail.aspx?id=18495...

    20 Jun 2011

  • *5 poachers get 7-year jail term*
    Shared by TRAFFIC (Media report) By Narayan Bareth A local court in Alwar found five persons guilty of poaching the tiger in Sariska reserve and sentenced them to seven years' imprisonment. The court has also imposed a fine of `1.30 lakh on each of them. This was the seventh case…

    20 Jun 2011

  • Two held for smuggling red sanders worth Rs 1.4 crore - Hindustan Times
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Two held for smuggling red sanders worth Rs 1.4 crore Hindustan Times Two people were arrested on Saturday by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Mumbai on Saturday for allegedly smuggling 14030kg of red sanders worth Rs1.4 crore. Sandeep Joshi, 35, an employee of the…

    19 Jun 2011

  • *Drought and poachers take Botswana's natural wonder to brink of catastrophe*
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) A bull giraffe flanked by a female strides through the Kwedi area of the Okavango delta. Photograph: Gernot Hensel/Corbis The Okavango delta in Botswana has suffered "catastrophic" species loss over the past 15 years, researchers have announced ... See all stories on this topic »…

    19 Jun 2011

  • Wildlife products - E-Pao.net
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Wildlife products E-Pao.net Zamlunthang (30) son of Vaipau of Zomy colony, Churachandpur was detained with 26 kgs of Pangolin Shells, a mobile phone. He along with the recovered has been handed over to Wild life Department, Imphal. * This news is as published by respected…

    19 Jun 2011

  • Another hill-country leopard bites the dust - Sunday Times.lk
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Sunday Times.lk Another hill-country leopard bites the dust Sunday Times.lk Another large leopard was shot dead in Giritale Wildlife Sanctuary, making the number of big cat casualties of the week to two. The leopard is said to be a 7-foot long large mature beast. Two…

    19 Jun 2011

  • DRI seizes red sanders worth Rs 1.1 cr - Hindustan Times
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) DRI seizes red sanders worth Rs 1.1 cr Hindustan Times The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Mumbai, foiled an attempt to smuggle 14000kg of red sanders worth Rs1.1 crore to Dubai when it called the consignment from mid sea to Nhava Sheva port and seized…

    19 Jun 2011

  • Hounded down - Business Standard
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Hounded down Business Standard It is also very difficult to tell a tiger bone from a leopard bone. The only difference is that leopard bones are smaller; so poachers sell them as tiger cub bones. Also, in Tibet leopard skin is very popular as it…

    19 Jun 2011

  • Tonnes of *ivory seized* in Singapore a decade ago to be burnt in Kenya
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) According to the Lusaka Agreement secretariat's director Bonaventure Ebayi, who is based in Nairobi, this is part of 6.5 tonnes of ivory seized in Singapore ...

    19 Jun 2011

  • 17/06/2011Daring rhino horn robbery flops - Expatica Belguim
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) 17/06/2011Daring rhino horn robbery flops Expatica Belguim A horn torn off a stuffed rhinoceros head in a daring afternoon robbery has been returned to its home in a Belgian museum and the thieves arrested, the Belga news agency said Friday. Guards in the Liege natural…

    17 Jun 2011

  • Asian authorities act on wildlife poaching - Radio Australia
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Asian authorities act on wildlife poaching Radio Australia The same for the pangolins that were exported out for medicine in China and other parts of Asia. I think the dugongs were a similar thing that they were also prized for their tusks for medicinal purposes.…

    17 Jun 2011

  • Police make another big abalone bust - The Mercury.co.za (subscription)
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) The Mercury.co.za (subscription) Police make another big abalone bust The Mercury.co.za (subscription) IN THE second major perlemoen bust this week,1.9 tons of dried abalone with an estimated value of R5.8 million was seized at a farm in Malmesbury. The Hawks, accompanied by Crime Intelligence, the…

    17 Jun 2011

  • Rhino Crisis Round Up: Tragedy, With a Side of Disaster (and a Tiny Ray of Hope) - PlanetSave.com
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Rhino Crisis Round Up: Tragedy, With a Side of Disaster (and a Tiny Ray of Hope) PlanetSave.com During the last two weeks (or so), no fewer than seven countries have been struck by the scourge that is driven by the demand for illegal rhino horn.…

    17 Jun 2011

  • Annual crocodile breeding season gathers pace
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) The nesting process would go on for two months more and there is every likelihood that more nesting spots would be sighted in the coming days, said wildlife officials. On the other hand, the reptiles are showing visible signs of turning violent over ... See…

    17 Jun 2011

  • *Ivory seized* at container terminal
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Portuguese customs authorities have seized almost 300 pieces of ivory, along with coral and African Blackwood, hidden in a personal baggage container, ...

    17 Jun 2011

  • Permits a must by next month
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media note) PUTRAJAYA: Owners of protected wildlife species must obtain the permits by next month or risk having the animals seized, said Natural Resources and ...

    17 Jun 2011

  • Módulos de uso sustentable incrementa producción de fibra de vicuñas en Apurímac - Andina
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media note) Módulos de uso sustentable incrementa producción de fibra de vicuñas en Apurímac Andina Más de 500 familias de cuatro comunidades campesinas de las provincias apurimeñas de Cotabambas y Grau podrán incrementar su producción de fibra de vicuña de los chaccus, gracias a los módulos de…

    17 Jun 2011

  • In Los Padres National Forest, an oasis for endangered turtles
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media note) Today, the conservancy mostly manages animals seized from illegal trafficking operations, or bred in its outdoor pens. The conservancy's primary mission is ...

    17 Jun 2011

  • Kenyan hated by poachers but loved by animals feted - Daily Nation
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media note) Daily Nation Kenyan hated by poachers but loved by animals feted Daily Nation If anyone wants the latest in conservation frontline that explain issues like the ivory trade, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict through real-life stories, she may be the blogger to follow. “This award is…

    17 Jun 2011

  • AR recovers banned wild life products - E-Pao.net
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media note) AR recovers banned wild life products E-Pao.net 10.5 kgs of Pangolin shells, two mobile phones and seven SIM cards were recovered from them. They have been handed over to to Forest Department, Imphal along with the seized items, a statement of the IGAR(S) said. *…

    17 Jun 2011

  • Kashmir conflict spares wildlife
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media note) Wildlife officials cite the recent census that showed the hangul population increasing to 218 as of March 2011, from 175 in 2009. In 2008, the figure was 127. The hangul, the state animal of Jammu and Kashmir, belongs to the family of red deer distinct…

    16 Jun 2011

  • EAST campaigns against 'immoral' shark fin soup - Taipei Times
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media note) Focus Taiwan News Channel EAST campaigns against 'immoral' shark fin soup Taipei Times Shih said he replaced shark fin with cultivated abalone in the traditional banquet dish fotiaoqiang, a type of shark fin soup, adding that nobody complained about the dish losing its original taste.…

    16 Jun 2011

  • Cute and cuddly, but not meant to be a pet - Channel News Asia
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Cute and cuddly, but not meant to be a pet Channel News Asia And all the illegal wildlife trade and even the legal wildlife trade, will pass through Thailand to many countries in Southeast Asia, and maybe around the world (as well)." Wildlife traffickers are…

    16 Jun 2011

  • Man Caught Smuggling *Iguana Meat* Into US
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media note) Officers seized 159 pounds of iguana meat brought into the country at the Otay Mesa border crossing, US Customs and Border Protections announced Wednesday. ...

    15 Jun 2011

  • allAfrica.com: East Africa: Tanzanian Govt, Fight *Ivory* Trade!
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Tanzania has been implicated as the source of nearly 50%of the ivory seized worldwide. Poaching in Tanzania is common but in the long run will cost us in ... allafrica.com/stories/201106070907.html

    15 Jun 2011

  • Russia Seizes a Ton of Animal Parts Smuggled From China - New York Times
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Russia Seizes a Ton of Animal Parts Smuggled From China New York Times Generally, conservationists concerned about the illegal ivory trade from Africa into Asia encourage buyers to turn to the legal trade from Siberia of ivory from mammoths. Still, it was unclear how the…

    14 Jun 2011

  • *Cheetah, leopard trade impacting species*
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) The legal and illegal trade of leopards and cheetah in South Africa is impacting on the two species' populations, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) said. The EWT arranged a workshop last year to determine whether current hunting quotas for leopards ... See all stories on…

    14 Jun 2011

  • A forest laid bare - Malaysia Star
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Malaysia Star A forest laid bare Malaysia Star “One farmer in Semelor gave up planting rubber as his crops have been destroyed eight times,” reveals Or, now a project officer at Traffic, the wildlife trade monitoring body. Past studies said that translocation of elephants displaced…

    13 Jun 2011

  • Three held with leopard skin - Himalayan Times
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Three held with leopard skin Himalayan Times MAHENDRANAGAR: Police have arrested three persons along with leopard skin in Kanchanpur district on Monday. The arrested are Janakraj Giri of Beldandi-3, Dal Bahadur Gharti of Chaumala -7 and Bam Bahadur Malla of Malakheti-9, according to the police.…

    13 Jun 2011

  • 35 Pangolins Worth RM50,000 Seized - Bernama
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) 35 Pangolins Worth RM50,000 Seized Bernama He said the boots of the two cars seized had been modified to hide the reptiles. "Wildlife smuggling is becoming more common due to the high black market demand. This is our second seizure this year," Khairul Nizam told…

    12 Jun 2011

  • Two arrested with tiger skins in Varanasi - Mangalorean.com
    Two arrested with tiger skins in Varanasi Mangalorean.com Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), June 11 (IANS) Two people, allegedly involved in illegal wildlife trade, were arrested here with tiger skins, police said Saturday. The accused, identified as Sartaj and Dilip, both in their mid-40s, were nabbed Friday from ... and more »

    10 Jun 2011

  • Wildlife tourism in Thailand: Cruel and exploitative? - The Scavenger
    Wildlife tourism in Thailand: Cruel and exploitative? The Scavenger The illegal wildlife trade is considered the biggest threat to individual species following habitat loss. The trading of animals among and within countries places intense pressure on wild populations, and has propelled many species to the edge of ...

    10 Jun 2011

  • Hundreds of tortoises smuggled in suitcases - ABC Online
    Hundreds of tortoises smuggled in suitcases ABC Online Customs officials in Thailand have intercepted an illegal shipment of 370 tortoises, hidden in two suitcases that were abandoned at Bangkok's Airport. It is the second seizure of the protected Indian Star tortoise species at the airport within a week. ...

    10 Jun 2011

  • CT man nabbed with 18 bags of abalone - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
    CT man nabbed with 18 bags of abalone Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News Several bags of abalone were found in his possession. Police spokesperson Andre Traut said the man hit the accelerator when patrolling officers tried to pull him over. “An attempt was made to pull the vehicle over,…

    10 Jun 2011

  • Meet to curb wildlife trade - E-Pao.net
    Meet to curb wildlife trade E-Pao.net “We will try to set up a mechanism to control wildlife crime and bust international wildlife smuggling rackets based in places like Dimapur, Imphal, Moreh and Pallel, among others, in the Northeast and neighbouring countries like Myanmar and China,” ... and more »

    6 Jun 2011

  • Education can end Asia wildlife trade, says expert - Radio Australia News
    Education can end Asia wildlife trade, says expert Radio Australia News "The same for the pangolins. that were exported out for medicine in China and other parts of Asia. "I think the dugongs were a similar thing that they were also prized for their tusks for medicinal purposes." Sridhar…

    10 Jun 2011

  • Facebook brings down Goa frog poacher
    Panaji, June 10 (IBNS): Goa forest officials raided the house of a youth in the Ribandar village on Thursday night after his bragging posts on social networking site Facebook of relishing eating and killing of Indian Bull frogs tipped off a network of ... See all stories on this topic…

    10 Jun 2011

  • Malicious campaign against Fisheries - Cape Times (subscription)
    Cape Times (subscription) Malicious campaign against Fisheries Cape Times (subscription) In Moolla's time, poaching of abalone worsened dramatically. We are still fighting the same battle and having the same problems fighting an ever-increasing scourge as he had. It's ludicrous to say that confiscated abalone provides a third of the…

    10 Jun 2011

  • Rhino horn thefts rampant - The Province
    Rhino horn thefts rampant The Province Thieves have wrenched the horns off stuffed rhinoceros in at least five European museums in the past few days, apparently with an eye to grinding up the horns to make an Asian potency remedy. Police in Bamberg, Germany, and Florence disclosed the ...…

    10 Jun 2011

  • Rare crocodiles seized from spare room in Croydon semi
    Four rare crocodiles being kept as secret pets have been seized from the spare bedroom of a family home in the centre of Croydon. The dangerous reptiles, capable of biting a man's arm off, were found by chance in makeshift tanks by police officers at a ... See all stories…

    9 Jun 2011

  • Duo nabbed with rhino horn - Himalayan Times
    Duo nabbed with rhino horn Himalayan Times KATHMANDU: Police arrested two persons in possession of a rhino's horn weighing 404 gm from a house in Chalise of Gajuri VDC-2 of Dhading district on Thursday morning. Those arrested are Bal Bahadur Chepang, 40, and Ramesh Tamang, 35, both hailing from…

    9 Jun 2011

  • White rhino horn suspects in court - The Swazi Observer
    White rhino horn suspects in court The Swazi Observer THE two suspects alleged to have killed and dehorned a white rhino at Hlane Game Reserve last Saturday, yesterday appeared at the Simunye Magistrates Court. Matjekwane Mahlalela and his relative Mciniseli Matsebula appeared before Simunye court's ...

    8 Jun 2011

  • Group launches 'love shark' campaign in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News Channel
    Focus Taiwan News Channel Group launches 'love shark' campaign in Taiwan Focus Taiwan News Channel As part of the campaign, couples should remove shark fin soup from their wedding menus and the general public should stop buying shark products, the Society of Wilderness urged at a press conference. Citing…

    8 Jun 2011

  • Reward out for Golden Eagle poacher
    Wildlife officials estimate that for every wild animal killed legally — tens of millions of animals per year — another is killed illegally. Every year, thousands of poachers are arrested nationwide; however, it is estimated that only 1 percent to 5 ... See all stories on this topic »

    8 Jun 2011

  • Earl Blumenauer urges tougher environmental protections in Pacific trade deal - OregonLive.com
    OregonLive.com Earl Blumenauer urges tougher environmental protections in Pacific trade deal OregonLive.com They also praised the administration for insisting on language that combats illegal trade in wood and wood products, illegal wildlife trade, fisheries subsidies, marine conservation and shark preservation during a negotiating session last month. ...

    8 Jun 2011

  • 'Laughing' insects among new Philippine species - AFP
    AFP 'Laughing' insects among new Philippine species AFP Theresa Mundita Lim, head of the environment ministry's Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau, warned some species could become extinct before they are even documented. "The research on biodiversity is not at pace with the threats. ... and more »

    8 Jun 2011

  • Authorities Act on Wildlife Poaching - Radio Australia
    Authorities Act on Wildlife Poaching Radio Australia The same for the pangolins that were exported out for medicine in China and other parts of Asia. I think the dugongs were a similar thing that they were also prized for the tusks for medicinal purposes. You can go into the…

    7 Jun 2011

  • Bangladesh creates anti-poaching police force - AFP
    AFP Bangladesh creates anti-poaching police force AFP "It's the first time we have created a specific force to combat wildlife poachers who have become increasingly sophisticated," he said, adding that a recent increase in wildlife smuggling was "alarming". Most of the unit will be stationed in the ... and…

    7 Jun 2011

  • Man bust with rare leopard tortoise - The New Age Online
    Man bust with rare leopard tortoise The New Age Online ACTION MEN: The conservation department's Bassie Diole, left, and a cop where the tortoise was found. A street vendor from Berseba Village near Rustenburg in the North West will appear at Bethanie Magistrate's Court today on a charge of…

    7 Jun 2011

  • Last say on parks for fishers - Port Lincoln Times
    Last say on parks for fishers Port Lincoln Times The suggestions was taken from concerned sardine, abalone, prawn and scale fishers, along with recreational anglers and local businesses. Lower Eyre Peninsula marine park local advisory group member Albert Whittle, who has over 50 years' experience in ...

    7 Jun 2011

  • Madagascar offers plethora of new species - msnbc.com
    msnbc.com Madagascar offers plethora of new species msnbc.com Many of those species, however, are endangered due to deforestation, illegal wildlife trade and other factors. One of the species on the WWF's list is Berthe's mouse lemur (Microcebus berthae), which was discovered in 2000. Its average body length of ...…

    7 Jun 2011

  • Shark activists push for Bahamas sanctuary - WA today
    Shark activists push for Bahamas sanctuary WA today In a rare boost for activists from within the Asian giant, billionaire delegate Ding Liguo at the National People's Congress proposed a shark fin trade ban earlier this year in the face of huge opposition. In a bid to shift in…

    6 Jun 2011

  • Chinese flee Mozambique over ivory smuggling
    Elephant ivory, excrement and internal organs, as well as pangolin scales ... In January, Thai authorities seized 73 elephant tusks that were smuggled out ...

    7 Jun 2011

  • Officials slate lenient rhino horn sentence - Legalbrief (subscription)
    Officials slate lenient rhino horn sentence Legalbrief (subscription) The Game Rangers Association of Africa has voiced dismay about the 'slap on the wrist' sentences imposed on two former Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife field rangers who were caught trying to sell a rhino horn. A report in The Mercury notes that…

    7 Jun 2011

  • Two men arrested for illegal ivory trading
    Two Senegalese nationals were arrested on Monday after they were found with elephant tusks in Milnerton.They were taken into police custody after seven tusks were found in their possession. The pair w......

    6 Jun 2011

  • Moreh worry for wildlife bureau - Calcutta Telegraph
    Calcutta Telegraph Moreh worry for wildlife bureau Calcutta Telegraph “The organised rackets are mostly using the Dimapur-Imphal-Moreh route on National Highway 39 for smuggling wildlife items such as bones, skulls and skins of leopards and tigers, rhino horns, pangolin scales, elephant tusks, deer antlers, red sanders ... and more »

    6 Jun 2011

  • Alleged UAE animal smuggler escapes Thailand
    BANGKOK — A man who was arrested as he attempted to smuggle a luggage-load of live endangered animals on a first class flight out of Thailand has escaped from the country, immigration police said Tuesday. Noor Mahmood, a 36-year-old citizen of the ... See all stories on this topic »…

    7 Jun 2011

  • Thailand seizes hundreds of turtles in air luggage Yahoo News
    Read 'Thailand seizes hundreds of turtles in air luggage' on Yahoo! News. Thai customs have discovered hundreds of live turtles and other rare animals in ... uk.news.yahoo.com/thailand-seizes-hundreds-turtles-air-lugga...

    7 Jun 2011

  • Killing Fields: Africa's Rhinos Under Threat - TIME
    Killing Fields: Africa's Rhinos Under Threat. ... Killing Fields: Africa's Rhinos Under Threat. By Hannah Beech / Beijing and Hanoi and Alex Perry ... www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2075283,00.html

    7 Jun 2011

  • 562 perlemoen ripped from coast - The New Age Online
    562 perlemoen ripped from coast The New Age Online A chinese national arrested by police on the West Coast national road with a container full of perlemoen, (abalone) as well as two bags of shark fins, is to appear in court on Friday. The man, aged 37, was stopped…

    2 Jun 2011

  • Shark fin: A soup with bite - AFP
    AFP Shark fin: A soup with bite AFP The demand is such that Hong Kong is the global focus of the shark fin trade, with the WWF estimating that between 44 and 59 percent of the world?s fin catch passes through the territory. According to Hong Kong government figures…

    3 Jun 2011

  • Rare dolphins found dead in Australia's north - Sin Chew Jit Poh
    Rare dolphins found dead in Australia's north Sin Chew Jit Poh Police said they suspected they were caught in a net cast by illegal fishing crews. "The killing and concealing of these two dolphins is totally reprehensible and completely out of line with what the community expects," the World…

    3 Jun 2011

  • Black coral vendor charged; drops out of sight - Inquirer.net
    Inquirer.net Black coral vendor charged; drops out of sight Inquirer.net Navarro's said he and the other employees of JKA were unaware of the shipment's content or that Li and Lim Trading were in illegal wildlife trade. There are reports that Li and Lim's core business was the export of…

    3 Jun 2011

  • Buy your own Star Tortoise for Rs 600 - Mid-Day
    Mid-Day Buy your own Star Tortoise for Rs 600 Mid-Day In one corner of the store, our reporter found shop owners selling Star Tortoises, a species protected under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. When the team enquired around with shop owners about the sale of the tortoise, several…

    3 Jun 2011

  • Indian pangolin on the verge of extinction due to govt's negligence - The News International
    The News International Indian pangolin on the verge of extinction due to govt's negligence The News International One such species is the Indian pangolin or scaled anteater that is native to the Thar desert and parts of Sindh. According to wildlife conservationists a small population of the pangolin -…

    3 Jun 2011

  • Four arrested for carrying leopard skin, bones in MP town - IBNLive.com
    Four arrested for carrying leopard skin, bones in MP town IBNLive.com PTI | 06:06 PM,Jun 04,2011 Jabalpur, Jun 4 (PTI) Four persons carrying leopard skin and bones were arrested by the police from the Wright Town area of the city yesterday. Acting on a tip-off, police officer KP Yadav…

    4 Jun 2011

  • Red lights flashing for fragile fisheries - Times LIVE
    Times LIVE Red lights flashing for fragile fisheries Times LIVE "This serves only as an indication of the value of the confiscated fish products, mostly abalone, and not the total poached figure." The WWF estimates that illegal fishing could constitute up to 30% of the catch in fisheries globally,…

    4 Jun 2011

  • Travel ban on businessmen charged with smuggling e... - Silobreaker
    Travel ban on businessmen charged with smuggling endangered species. ... Travel ban on businessmen charged with smuggling endangered species ... www.silobreaker.com/travel-ban-on-businessmen-charged-wit...

    7 Jun 2011

  • Shark guardians see momentum to save top predator - AFP
    AFP Shark guardians see momentum to save top predator AFP In a rare boost for activists from within the Asian giant, billionaire delegate Ding Liguo at the National People's Congress proposed a shark fin trade ban earlier this year in the face of huge opposition. In a bid to…

    6 Jun 2011

  • Wildlife smugglers are becoming more cunning: environmental police - Thanh Nien Daily
    Thanh Nien Daily Wildlife smugglers are becoming more cunning: environmental police Thanh Nien Daily Police also warned against increasing cases of tiger bone being smuggled from Laos, Cambodia and Thailand into Vietnam in the past several years. Illegal wildlife trafficking worldwide generates between US$5 billion and $20 billion a…

    6 Jun 2011

  • Dismay over sentencing of game rangers - Legalbrief (subscription)
    Dismay over sentencing of game rangers Legalbrief (subscription) The Game Rangers Association of Africa has voiced dismay over the 'slap on the wrist' sentences imposed on two former Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife field rangers who were caught trying to sell a rhino horn, says a report in The Mercury. ...…

    5 Jun 2011

  • Customs sues 'rapists of the ocean' - Philippine Information Agency
    Customs sues 'rapists of the ocean' Philippine Information Agency Gualberto said that per Navarro's account, he and the other employees of JKA Transport System were totally unaware of the shipment's content, much less the involvement of Li and Lim Trading in illegal wildlife trade. ... and more »

    5 Jun 2011

  • Meet to curb wildlife trade - Calcutta Telegraph
    Meet to curb wildlife trade Calcutta Telegraph Behera said animal parts like tiger bones, ivory, pangolin scales, rhino horns, deer antlers, lizards, snakes and forest produces such as red sander wood were being smuggled to places like China, Myanmar and other Southeast Asian nations through the ... and more »

    5 Jun 2011