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March 2010 seizures archive

  • Almost 200 ivory pieces posted to China
    On 3 February 2010, Customs officers at Harbin Post office in Heilongjiang province confiscated 194 items of ivory from a package arriving from Kenya. The parcel claimed to contain nuts. The case has been transferred to the anti‑smuggling department of Harbin Customs for further investigation.

    4 Mar 2010

  • Three arrested for trading leopard pelt
    Chikkanyakanahalli, Mar 19, DHNS: Three persons were arrested for attempting to sell a leopard pelt in the City on Friday. The pelt has been seized from them....

    19 Mar 2010

  • Jail for Snow Leopard trappers
    2 herdsmen in Xinjiang province have been sentenced to between 8-10 years in jail for setting a trap which killed a Snow Leopard, reports Xinhuanet.com. In November 2008, 3 people were sentenced to 12 years in jail in Xinjiang for killing 4 Snopw Leopards, while 5 people were arrested on…

    7 Mar 2010

  • Poisoned goats used to kill Ranthambore tigers
    Poisoned goats used to kill Ranthambore tigers TNN, Mar 9, 2010, 06.43am IST JAIPUR: A day after two tiger cubs were found poisoned to death on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, forest officials arrested two persons for killing them. The accused have allegedly confessed to their crime. According to…

    8 Mar 2010

  • Singapore a key transit hub for wildlife smuggling - AsiaOne
    Singapore a key transit hub for wildlife smuggling AsiaOne Wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC lists Singapore as among the world's top 10 wildlife smuggling hubs. "The animals are just shipped into Singapore, ... and more »

    30 Mar 2010

  • Mexican agents seize endangered animals, arrest 7
    Mexican environmental protection agents have seized about 50 dead rattlesnakes and close to 500 live birds, and arrested seven people in a crackdown on dealers of rare and endangered animals.

    23 Mar 2010

  • Enviros Want Black Abalone Protected - Courthouse News Service
    Courthouse News Service Enviros Want Black Abalone Protected Courthouse News Service SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Environmentalists want habitat protected for a once-common abalone whose population has declined by 99 percent ...

    26 Mar 2010

  • Designer given 6 months for gator bags - China Post
    Designer given 6 months for gator bags China Post ... endangered species or prohibited products made from endangered animals, including items like ivory chopsticks, snakeskin shoes, or leopard skin jackets. ...

    26 Mar 2010

  • WWF expert finds poachers, traffickers erasing Vietnam's wildlife - Thanh Nien Daily
    Thanh Nien Daily WWF expert finds poachers, traffickers erasing Vietnam's wildlife Thanh Nien Daily In 2008, Vietnam authorities seized 20 tons of pangolin, commonly called anteaters, then being smuggled from Indonesia to China. They caught more than six ...

    24 Mar 2010

  • Two Kruger Park rhino poachers to serve 10 years behind bars - Travel Wires
    Two Kruger Park rhino poachers to serve 10 years behind bars Travel Wires Dr Mabunda said further that the problem with rhino poaching is that the surge in demand for rhino horn is driven by a combination of endemic poverty in ...

    25 Mar 2010

  • Man smuggled parrot eggs in custom T-shirt - NewsLite
    Man smuggled parrot eggs in custom T-shirt NewsLite "Customs and Border Protection continues to investigate and prosecute wildlife smuggling attempts into and out of Australia in a bid to end this cruel ... and more »

    24 Mar 2010

  • Wildlife Crime Unit stops potential illegal sale of stuffed adult tiger
    OFFICERS from the Metropolitan Police's Wildlife Crime Unit (WCU) have seized a stuffed adult tiger from a central London studio which is believed to have ... See all stories on this topic

    24 Mar 2010

  • Pair fined nearly $5K each over abalone haul - ABC Online
    Pair fined nearly $5K each over abalone haul ABC Online Two men charged with breaching regulations governing abalone fishing have appeared in the Busselton Magistrates Court. Kim Tae Kwan, 47, and Sung Jin, 25, ... and more »

    23 Mar 2010

  • Thai restaurateurs buyers of pangolins - AsiaOne
    Thai restaurateurs buyers of pangolins AsiaOne There is high demand for exotic animals, particularly pangolins, from Thai restaurant operators. "Although the animal is priced between RM200($84) and ...

    23 Mar 2010

  • Ivory seized from car bound for China border
    Police in the northern province of Quang Ninh seized Friday 150 kilograms of ivory from a car heading for the Mong Cai border with China. ...

    23 Mar 2010

  • Poaching still threatens abalone - Queen Charlotte Islands Observer
    Poaching still threatens abalone Queen Charlotte Islands Observer Abalone poaching ramps up around the Lunar New Year, putting the imperiled species further at risk, Heather Ramsay writes. According to the Fisheries and ...

    22 Mar 2010

  • :: Wildlife Trust Of India :: Third ivory seizure in Tamil Nadu in ...
    This is the third ivory seizure in the state in less than a month. ... Ivory seized in Salem, Tamil Nadu. The apprehended trader and the seized tusks ...

    18 Mar 2010

  • Light on log smuggling route - Calcutta Telegraph
    Calcutta Telegraph Light on log smuggling route Calcutta Telegraph Guwahati, March 17: The customs department has got a whiff of a major international racket involved in smuggling of red sanders (red sandalwood) logs from ...

    17 Mar 2010

  • China's Illegal Wildlife Trade in Tigers, Turtles, Timber - Environment News Service
    Environment News Service China's Illegal Wildlife Trade in Tigers, Turtles, Timber Environment News Service Other topics covered include sustainable utilization of traditional medicinal plants, tackling cross-border illegal wildlife trade on the China-Nepal border ... and more »

    17 Mar 2010

  • Python parts and pangolins seized in raid
    KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) has confiscated over 26,000 pieces of python gall bladders, 35,000 pieces of python skins, and three pangolins in two operations in Kedah...

    16 Mar 2010

  • Tiger-bone liquor 'open secret' in zoo - China Daily
    Tiger-bone liquor 'open secret' in zoo China Daily By Zhang Jiawei (chinadaily.com.cn) Tiger-bone liquor made by a zoo in northeast China's Liaoning province where 13 Siberian tigers have died in the last ... China zoo closed amid allegations it harvested tiger partsTimes Online Tiger-bone liquor in zoo an 'open…

    16 Mar 2010

  • Zambia should sale ivory, but not Tanzania, says CITES - Zambian Watchdog
    Times LIVE Zambia should sale ivory, but not Tanzania, says CITES Zambian Watchdog However, in an evaluation of the Panel of Experts reports, the Secretariat recommended supporting the Zambian ivory trade proposal, and the downlisting of ... While stocks lastEconomist Elephant poaching, illegal ivory trade out of control in…

    16 Mar 2010

  • Red sanders worth Rs 1 cr seized at Kochi port - Express Buzz
    Red sanders worth Rs 1 cr seized at Kochi port Express Buzz KOCHI: An attempt to export approximately 11 metric tonnes of red sanders was foiled when the sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on ...

    16 Mar 2010

  • Gang involved in ivory trade unearthed
    Salem (Tamil Nadu), Mar 16, (PTI) Forest officials have unearthed another gang involved in ivory trade and seized six tusks, making it the third ivory ... See all stories on this topic

    16 Mar 2010

  • Perlemoen arrests - Weekend Post
    Perlemoen arrests Weekend Post Police spokesman Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said the men, aged between 18 and 30, were arrested with 40kg of abalone in a bakkie they were travelling ... and more »

    16 Mar 2010

  • Illegal Wildlife Trade Flowing Through Porous China-Myanmar Border - Earthtimes (press release)
    France24 Illegal Wildlife Trade Flowing Through Porous China-Myanmar Border Earthtimes (press release) ... for illegal wildlife products such as tiger bone wine to buyers in China, according to a new report from TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. ... Myanmar a gateway for wildlife trade to China: reportAFP all…

    16 Mar 2010

  • China zoo shut amid allegations it harvested tiger parts - Sin Chew Jit Poh
    NEWS.com.au China zoo shut amid allegations it harvested tiger parts Sin Chew Jit Poh Large vats of tiger-bone liquor have been produced at the zoo since 2005 and were given to high-level officials of the provincial forestry, parks, ... Inquiry into zoo deaths of rare tigersIrish Times Tiger deaths…

    16 Mar 2010

  • Shark conservation proposal defeated at UN meeting - The Associated Press
    Shark conservation proposal defeated at UN meeting The Associated Press "The global shark fin trade is driving the oceans to collapse," Courtney Sakai, a senior campaign director at Oceana, said in a statement. ... Sharks need protection, says reportPeninsula On-line Sharks lose out at UN meetingMongabay.com Japan and China…

    16 Mar 2010

  • Rhinos, tigers face an uncertain future - The Mercury (subscription)
    Rhinos, tigers face an uncertain future The Mercury (subscription) The demand for rhino horn was driven by some people's belief, that, if taken daily, it could stave off cancer or stop it completely, Stellar said. ... and more »

    15 Mar 2010

  • Myanmar a gateway for wildlife trade to China: report - AFP
    AFP Myanmar a gateway for wildlife trade to China: report AFP These included a clouded leopard skin, pieces of elephant skin, batches of bear bile extracted from live animals, a dead silver pheasant, a monitor lizard ... Myanmar a gateway for wildlife trade to China: ReportEconomic Times all 18…

    16 Mar 2010

  • Gang involved in ivory trade unearthed - Press Trust of India
    Gang involved in ivory trade unearthed Press Trust of India Salem (Tamil Nadu), Mar 16, (PTI) Forest officials have unearthed another gang involved in ivory trade and seized six tusks, making it the third ivory ... and more »

    16 Mar 2010

  • Despite ban, African ivory flows to Asia - Sydney Morning Herald
    ThisDay Despite ban, African ivory flows to Asia Sydney Morning Herald In all these countries, trafficking has taken on military dimensions, said Celine Sissler-Bienvenu, an expert on illegal ivory trade at the International ... Elephant poaching on the rise despite global banEdmonton Journal Corruption raises doubts over ivory salesNew…

    16 Mar 2010

  • New Pentagon Effort Targets Illicit Wildlife Trade - New York Times
    New Pentagon Effort Targets Illicit Wildlife Trade New York Times ... "once the product is sold, the damage is done," Kretser said, noting that money has already gone to vendors and fueled illegal wildlife trade. ... Internet trade driving rare salamander to extinctionIndependent all 506 news articles »

    16 Mar 2010

  • Internet trade driving rare salamander to extinction - Independent
    Internet trade driving rare salamander to extinction Independent Illegal wildlife trade is gaining ground on the internet, according to Cites. Officials say that while wildlife law enforcement has made gains in policing ... and more »

    16 Mar 2010

  • Endangered Species Perish While Governments Debate Trade Rules - Environment News Service
    The Hindu Endangered Species Perish While Governments Debate Trade Rules Environment News Service WWF and TRAFFIC are calling for a permanent ban on all trade in tiger parts and products, and for a curtailment of commercial captive breeding operations. ... Potential CITES trade ban for rare salamander underscores wildlife…

    15 Mar 2010

  • Surge in rhino poaching devastates African populations - Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles Times Surge in rhino poaching devastates African populations Los Angeles Times A report last year by the World Wildlife Fund, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and wildlife-trade monitoring network TRAFFIC said ...

    15 Mar 2010

  • Ivory worth Rs 25 lakh seized | Deccan Chronicle
    Ivory worth Rs 25 lakh seized. Decrease text size Increase text size. March 15th , 2010. By DC Correspondent , DC Correspondent · Bookmark and Share ...

    15 Mar 2010

  • UN meeting asked to regulate world shark trade - Reuters AlertNet
    UN meeting asked to regulate world shark trade Reuters AlertNet WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - Exploding Asian demand for shark fin soup has slashed worldwide shark ... Shark fin - A multi-billion dollar tradeAljazeera.net (blog) Campaigners welcome Maldives Indian Ocean shark sanctuaryFishnewseu (blog) all 3 news articles »

    15 Mar 2010

  • Surge in rhino poaching devastates African populations - Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles Times Surge in rhino poaching devastates African populations Los Angeles Times ... to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, which maintains the ban on the trade of rhino horn. ... Rhinos, tigers face an uncertain futureThe Mercury (subscription)…

    15 Mar 2010

  • Two rhinos poached in Rietvlei Nature Reserve - City Of Tshwane
    City Of Tshwane Two rhinos poached in Rietvlei Nature Reserve City Of Tshwane This is part of the illegal Rhino horn trade currently running in South Africa. From the evidence collected at the crime scene it is apparent that the ...

    14 Mar 2010

  • CITES gives Peru six months to curb illegal mahogany logging - Peninsula On-line
    CITES gives Peru six months to curb illegal mahogany logging Peninsula On-line ... timber species are listed on CITES, of which bigleaf mahogany is the most valuable,” said Colman O'Criodain, Wildlife trade analyst, WWF International. ... and more »

    14 Mar 2010

  • Agarwood needs protection: Expert - Peninsula On-line
    Peninsula On-line Agarwood needs protection: Expert Peninsula On-line ... as some of the major consumers are in the region,” said James Compton, Asia-Pacific Programme Coordinator, Traffic- a wildlife trade monitoring network. ...

    14 Mar 2010

  • Abalone industry endorses harsh penalties - ABC Online
    Abalone industry endorses harsh penalties ABC Online The New South Wales South East abalone industry has welcomed a two-month sentence handed down to a man for abalone poaching. The 33-year-old from Batemans ... and more »

    14 Mar 2010

  • Law enforcement: the elephant in the ivory room
    The real forces that drive elephant poaching are being obscured by squabbles over whether stockpiled ivory should be sold legally, says Tom Milliken

    15 Mar 2010

  • 3 arrested for possessing rare tortoises | India Environment Portal
    3 arrested for possessing rare tortoises. The city police arrested three persons and seized two rare species of tortoise. Read more >>. Date: 11/03/2010 ...

    13 Mar 2010

  • Mozambique: Mozambican Customs Seize Smuggled Abalone - AllAfrica.com
    Mozambique: Mozambican Customs Seize Smuggled Abalone AllAfrica.com Maputo — Mozambican customs officers on Monday seized over two tonnes of Abalone, smuggled into the country from South Africa. Abalone are highly prized ... Mozambique: France Pledges 10 Million Euros to Mozambican BudgetAllAfrica.com Mozambique: France Hopes for Swift Solution to Donor…

    12 Mar 2010

  • Chinese medicine societies reject use of tiger bones - Sify
    Chinese medicine societies reject use of tiger bones Sify Reports indicate that a statement by World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), which has urged its members not to use tiger bone or any other ... and more »

    12 Mar 2010

  • Crackdown on rhino horn trade - Dispatch Online
    Crackdown on rhino horn trade Dispatch Online Three years ago, Commercial Attaché Khanh Toan, at the Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa, was detected to have connections to rhino horn smuggling and was ...

    12 Mar 2010

  • Thailand's flourishing ivory trade - Aljazeera.net
    Thailand's flourishing ivory trade Aljazeera.net And much of it is smuggled into Thailand - a renowned hub for ivory smuggling. Most of the ivory crafted there eventually ends up in the US and Europe. ... and more »

    13 Mar 2010

  • Chinese medicine societies reject tiger bones ahead of CITES - WWF International
    WWF International Chinese medicine societies reject tiger bones ahead of CITES WWF International China is among the 175 countries that are signatories to this international treaty governing wildlife trade. “CITES governments should be encouraged by this ... China boost on eve of Doha meetPeninsula On-line all 15 news articles »

    12 Mar 2010

  • Australia backs away from tuna trade ban - ABC Online
    Washington Post Australia backs away from tuna trade ban ABC Online KAREN BARLOW: Greenpeace and the wildlife trade monitoring group Traffic say the stocks of atlantic bluefin tuna are so low the species should not be fished ... Garrett rejects bluefin trade banSydney Morning Herald Strict tuna conservation measures…

    12 Mar 2010

  • Call to Lift Ivory Sales Ban Threatens African Elephants - TIME
    Call to Lift Ivory Sales Ban Threatens African Elephants TIME "We keep moving the goalposts," says Steven Broad, the executive director of TRAFFIC International, which monitors wildlife trade. (See pictures of wildlife ... Ivory Wars Redux? African Nations Move to 'Downlist' the ElephantTIME all 247 news articles »

    12 Mar 2010

  • Rhinos in Kaziranga to have special guards - Times of India
    Rhinos in Kaziranga to have special guards Times of India Rhino horn is also much fancied by buyers from the Middle East who turn them into handles of ornamental daggers. The park is a sanctuary for more than half ... and more »

    12 Mar 2010

  • Three held in connection of Rhino horn smuggling - Republica
    Three held in connection of Rhino horn smuggling Republica A mobile team of Chitwan National Park held them from the park, said chief Conservation Officer of the park Narendraman Babu Pradhan. ...

    12 Mar 2010

  • Zimbabwe: Trio in Trouble Over Tusks
    Harare — POLICE last week swooped on three suspected ivory tusk dealers in the city centre and recovered five tusks worth over US$6 000. ... See all stories on this topic

    12 Mar 2010

  • Court slams abalone poacher - ABC Online
    Court slams abalone poacher ABC Online New South Wales Fisheries has welcomed the two-month jail sentence handed down to a man for abalone poaching on the New South Wales far south coast. ... Jail for abalone thiefBay Post/Moruya Examiner all 4 news articles »

    11 Mar 2010

  • 3 arrested for possessing rare tortoises - Indian Express
    3 arrested for possessing rare tortoises Indian Express Faraskhana police station officials said that after a tip-off on Tuesday , a police team led by Sharmila Sutar recovered two tortoises from the possession ...

    10 Mar 2010

  • Pair accused of abalone offences - ABC Online
    Pair accused of abalone offences ABC Online Two men are due to face court in Busselton later this month charged with breaching abalone fishing laws. The men were allegedly found on the Dunsborough ... and more »

    10 Mar 2010

  • Trafficker with tiger, panther bodies caught at Vietnam border - Times LIVE
    Trafficker with tiger, panther bodies caught at Vietnam border Times LIVE ... and other body parts are often used in traditional medicine. A kilogram of pure tiger-bone paste can sell for up to 5, 000 dollars on the black market. Trafficker with tiger, panther bodies caught at Vietnam borderMonsters…

    10 Mar 2010

  • Shark fishing banned in the Maldives - Mother Nature Network
    Mother Nature Network Shark fishing banned in the Maldives Mother Nature Network The shark fin trade is flourishing in Asia, where experts point out that 70 million of the fish were killed each year just to support it. ... and more »

    10 Mar 2010

  • Over 2 tons of wildlife and animal bones seized - VietNamNet Bridge
    VietNamNet Bridge Over 2 tons of wildlife and animal bones seized VietNamNet Bridge VietNamNet Bridge – The bones were seized at the Lao Bao border gate in Quang Tri on March 7 and are part of illegal wildlife trade between Laos and Vietnam ...

    11 Mar 2010

  • India sea cucumber raid arrests
    A court in India bails two people after rare sea cucumbers were found at a restaurant in a five-star hotel in the capital, Delhi.

    9 Mar 2010

  • NGOs teach Vietnam students about illegal wildlife trade - VietNamNet Bridge
    VietNamNet Bridge NGOs teach Vietnam students about illegal wildlife trade VietNamNet Bridge VietNamNet Bridge - The World Wildlife Fund and wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC is teaching students about the illegal wildlife trade at 12 junior ...

    9 Mar 2010

  • Calls for end to killing of wild animals for food - The Borneo Post
    The Borneo Post Calls for end to killing of wild animals for food The Borneo Post Speaking to The Borneo Post yesterday, he said he was saddened to read the story of the weeping pangolin and its offspring which were caught and almost ...

    8 Mar 2010

  • Timber worth millions seized
    IPOH: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission officers on Saturday seized timber worth millions of ringgit in a joint operation with the state Forestry Department and Rela in jungle near the border with Pahang.

    7 Mar 2010

  • China buys up African rhinos 'to farm for horn' - Times Online
    Times Online China buys up African rhinos 'to farm for horn' Times Online ... into herds and farmed for their horns, which are valued for medicinal purposes,” said Tom Milliken of Traffic, the wildlife trade monitoring network. ... Chinese farm threatened African rhino for horns: ReportThaindian.com all 14 news…

    6 Mar 2010

  • Two arrested with leopard skin - Press Trust of India
    Two arrested with leopard skin Press Trust of India Bijnor, Mar 6 (PTI) Two persons were arrested by Special Task Force personnel and leopard skin was seized from them in Meerut. Ashish and Pran Nath, ... and more »

    6 Mar 2010

  • Man sentenced for possessing leopard skin - Economic Times
    Man sentenced for possessing leopard skin Economic Times 5 Mar 2010, 2321 hrs IST, PTI NEW DELHI: A man from Uttar Pradesh, who was arrested with leopard skin, has been convicted and sentenced to four years ... Accused convicted in leopard skin seizure casePress Information Bureau (press release) all…

    5 Mar 2010

  • Accused convicted in leopard skin seizure case - Press Information Bureau (press release)
    Accused convicted in leopard skin seizure case Press Information Bureau (press release) The accused convicted in leopard skin seizure from Uttar Pradesh has been sentenced for 4 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 11000/-. ... Man sentenced for possessing leopard skinTimes of India all 21 news articles »

    5 Mar 2010

  • California bans import of turtles and frogs for food - USA Today
    California bans import of turtles and frogs for food USA Today American Tortoise Rescue estimates that 2 million bullfrogs and 300000 red-eared slider turtles are imported into California each year. ... State to ban importing of non-native turtles, frogs for foodLos Angeles Times all 36 news articles »

    4 Mar 2010

  • New high-tech weapon in illegal fishing fight - Narooma News
    New high-tech weapon in illegal fishing fight Narooma News "It will be used by Industry and Investment (I&I) NSW Fisheries Officers from the Far South Coast as well as the Abalone Operations Group, to target abalone ...

    4 Mar 2010

  • Rhino poaching soars in Kenya - Capital FM
    Rhino poaching soars in Kenya Capital FM “The Rhino horn, as much as people use it for medicinal purposes has no medicinal property and this has been proven scientifically,” he explained. ...

    4 Mar 2010

  • Musk and bear gall bladders seized in China
    Dalian Customs have confiscated 10 musk sacs and 2 bear gall bladders from a passenger on a flight from Dalian to Seoul, reports a government website

    1 Mar 2010

  • Seized ivory tusks, elephant parts at Paris airport
    French customs officers at a Paris airport seized elephants' feet, two ivory tusks and a tail from packages sent from Cameroon, the customs office said ... See all stories on this topic

    4 Mar 2010

  • Pangolin smuggling bid by fishermen foiled
    newsdesk@thestar.com.my MUAR: Some fishermen here have been found to be involved in smuggling pangolins from Indonesia after the marine police checked a fishing vessel in Parit Jawa. Muar marine police commanding officer...

    3 Mar 2010

  • Red sanders seized, 10 held
    Special Correspondent KADAPA: Khajipet police and forest officials arrested 10 persons and seized 220 red sander logs worth of Rs.12 lakh kept ready for illegal transportation at two different places in Khajipet mandal on Wednesday....

    3 Mar 2010

  • Wildlife part internet traders face prison in UK
    A Yorkshire couple have pleased guilty to using the internet to trade illegally in species including a lion cub, birds of prey, monkey skulls, flying fox skulls, butterflies, snake skulls and penguin parts, reports the Yorkshire Post

    1 Mar 2010

  • 300 kg coral seized in Thailand
    Police in Thailand at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport have arrested a woman on suspicion of smuggling 300 kg of live coral into the country, reports the Earth Times

    2 Mar 2010

  • Filipino Wildlife Employee Missing Along With Seized Ivory Tusks - AHN | All Headline News
    Filipino Wildlife Employee Missing Along With Seized Ivory Tusks AHN | All Headline News The global ban on ivory trade began in 1989 when poaching reduced the population of African elephants to 600000, from 1.3 million in the previous decade. ... and more »

    3 Mar 2010

  • NGOs: Review issuance of permits for keeping endangered species - Malaysia Star
    Malaysia Star NGOs: Review issuance of permits for keeping endangered species Malaysia Star He said several zoos had cases pending against them for illegal wildlife trade. “It is difficult to understand why licences continue to be issued to those ...

    3 Mar 2010

  • Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga - Economic Times
    Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga Economic Times Rhino horn is also much fancied by buyers from the Middle East who turn them into handles of ornamental daggers. Elephant ivory tusks are chiefly used for ... and more »

    4 Feb 2010

  • National parks in India and Nepal hit by rhino poachers - Mongabay.com
    National parks in India and Nepal hit by rhino poachers Mongabay.com However, scientific studies have found no proof that rhino horn is an effective medicine. Historically Indian rhinos spread across the entire northern part ...

    2 Mar 2010

  • Release of rhino poachers exposes widespread enforcement failures - WWF International
    Release of rhino poachers exposes widespread enforcement failures WWF International Charges included illegal possession of firearms and illegal possession of a rhino horn. The incident, part of a surge in rhino poaching in Zimbabwe and ...

    2 Mar 2010

  • Suspected poachers nabbed - Sunday News
    Suspected poachers nabbed Sunday News Two others were arrested after they were found in possession of a fresh rhino horn which they failed to account for. Confirming the arrest to Sunday News ...

    1 Mar 2010

  • Thirst is building for tiger bone wine - Xinhua
    Thirst is building for tiger bone wine Xinhua BEIJING, Mar. 1 -- Roaring demand for tiger bone tonic wine during the Year of the Tiger has delighted those taking part in the underground industry but ... Tigers at risk due to Year of the TigerUPI.com all 8 news articles »

    1 Mar 2010

  • Gecko smuggling jail sentence welcomed - Stuff.co.nz
    Gecko smuggling jail sentence welcomed Stuff.co.nz ... engineer living in Kampala, Uganda, was today sentenced in Christchurch District Court to 15 weeks in jail for his role in a wildlife smuggling venture. ... Wildlife Enforcement Group Welcomes Gecko Smuggler SentenceVoxy all 158 news articles »

    2 Mar 2010

  • Release of rhino poachers exposes widespread enforcement failures - WWF International
    Release of rhino poachers exposes widespread enforcement failures WWF International Gland, Switzerland - The release of six alleged rhino poachers from custody two weeks before a meeting of the largest wildlife trade convention is ...

    2 Mar 2010

  • Thai police hunt for foiled reef smuggler
    Bangkok - Thai police have charged a woman with smuggling live coral into the kingdom in violation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), customs officials said Tuesday. Acting on a tipoff, customs officers seized 300...

    2 Mar 2010