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March 2011 seizures archive

  • Green: Report Finds Lax Monitoring of Wildlife Trade - New York Times (blog)
    Green: Report Finds Lax Monitoring of Wildlife Trade New York Times (blog) “These findings should be setting off alarm bells among CITES authorities, said co-author Chris R. Shepherd of Traffic, a wildlife trade monitoring network. Overall, the international wildlife trade is estimated to be worth billions of dollars a…

    31 Mar 2011

  • Vertebrates used for medicinal purposes by members of the Nyishi and Galo ... - 7thSpace Interactive (press release)
    Vertebrates used for medicinal purposes by members of the Nyishi and Galo ... 7thSpace Interactive (press release) More frequently it was wild animals, including endangered or protective species like hornbill, pangolin, clouded leopard, tiger, bear, and wolf, whose various parts were either used in folk remedies or as food.…

    31 Mar 2011

  • Restaurant fined for fishy seafood - Times LIVE
    Times LIVE Restaurant fined for fishy seafood Times LIVE Six abalone and a variety of protected local fish were also found. Hong Ping Wu pleaded guilty on behalf of the restaurant, which was sentenced to a fine of R180,000. Paul Wu pleaded in his personal capacity and was sentenced…

    31 Mar 2011

  • Wildlife Reserves Singapore hosts regional workshop on turtle conservation - PR Urgent
    Wildlife Reserves Singapore hosts regional workshop on turtle conservation PR Urgent Human encroachment, combined with over-hunting and the illegal wildlife trade, are decimating the world's population of turtles at a pace faster than they can reproduce. Prized highly for their meat and medicinal value, particularly in Southeast Asia ...…

    31 Mar 2011

  • PE rhinos dehorned to foil poachers - Weekend Post
    PE rhinos dehorned to foil poachers Weekend Post A rhino's horn is made of the same material as a horse's hoof and it does not hurt them at all to have them removed, Fowlds explained. “But when they wake up they will feel the difference, certainly.” Rhinos use their…

    31 Mar 2011

  • Thai police raid secret ivory carving workshops
    By AP Police raided secret ivory carving workshops in central Thailand, seizing an allegedly illegal haul of elephant and walrus tusks, authorities and a conservation group said Wednesday. Missakawan Buara, commander of the Nature Crime Police, ... See all stories on this topic »

    30 Mar 2011

  • Sea urchins: from pest to plate - ABC Online
    Sea urchins: from pest to plate ABC Online Scientists, government, fishery and conservation groups are forming a management plan for the which is devastating the habitat of Tasmania's multi-million dollar rock lobster and abalone industries. The pest has now travelled down the east coast around ... and more »

    29 Mar 2011

  • Park owner appeals jail sentence for tiger trading - Viet Nam News
    Park owner appeals jail sentence for tiger trading Viet Nam News Efforts must also focus on reducing consumer demand for tiger bone glue, a form of traditional medicine made by boiling down tiger bones and used to treat arthritis and to strengthen bones, according to Hung. The Thanh Canh…

    29 Mar 2011

  • IFAW: Twiggy and Julie Walters call on public to surrender their ivory and ... - Politics.co.uk
    IFAW: Twiggy and Julie Walters call on public to surrender their ivory and ... Politics.co.uk Celebrity animal lovers Twiggy and Julie Walters are backing the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Ivory Surrender which launches tomorrow (Wed), encouraging the public to donate unwanted ivory to highlight the illegal ivory…

    29 Mar 2011

  • Wildlife trafficking through post surges in India - Deccan Herald
    Wildlife trafficking through post surges in India Deccan Herald In the past decade, hundreds of postal parcels containing contraband like ivory articles, tiger nails, horns of bison, deer, wild sheep, and goats, butterflies, mongoose hair brushes, snakes, lizard skins, medicinal herbs, seeds, orchids, red sanders ... and more »

    29 Mar 2011

  • Doubts Raised on Gains in Indian Tiger Census - NYTimes.com
    Wildlife officials underlined the need for new sanctuaries to create corridors for tigers to move between existing protected sites. “The area occupied by tigers outside protected areas has gone down considerably,” the authors noted. ... Green - http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/

    29 Mar 2011

  • Leaf harvesting impacts Amazon palm - Mongabay.com
    Leaf harvesting impacts Amazon palm Mongabay.com Overexploitation of wildlife doesn't just threaten animals such as bluefin tuna, pangolins, and parrots, but plants as well. Leaves from the carana or puy palm (Lepidocaryum tenue) are used for thatching buildings in the northwestern Amazon, ...

    28 Mar 2011

  • California Shark Fin Ban Gets One Step Closer to Passing - Change.org (blog)
    Change.org (blog) California Shark Fin Ban Gets One Step Closer to Passing Change.org (blog) That's good news for sharks, which are rapidly disappearing due in a large part to the shark fin trade and the practice known as "finning," where fishermen cut the fin and tail from a shark…

    28 Mar 2011

  • Philippines arrests 6 Chinese for poaching turtles
    AP The Philippine military says six Chinese fishermen have been arrested for poaching endangered turtles in the archipelago's waters. Lt. Gen. Juancho Sabban, chief of the military's Western Command, said Friday the fishermen were apprehended on a ... See all stories on this topic »

    28 Mar 2011

  • Local forest turtle getting extinct - Manila Bulletin
    Local forest turtle getting extinct Manila Bulletin A new report from the Turtle Conservation Coalition, a global alliance of conservation groups, including the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission's Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG) has ... and more »

    28 Mar 2011

  • India releases tiger numbers as experts convene - WWF International
    India releases tiger numbers as experts convene WWF International ... WWF (World Wildlife Fund), WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the Smithsonian Institute, the wildlife trade network TRAFFIC, CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). ... and more »

    28 Mar 2011

  • 40 snakes almost on plane in Indonesia
    (The Associated Press) Indonesian airport authorities say they have detained two men who attempted to carry 40 pythons on board a flight to Dubai. Jakarta airport official Salahudin Rafi says the two Kuwaitis were about to enter the departure area Friday when X-rays showed their bags were filled with sedated…

    26 Mar 2011

  • Carcasses of endangered wild animals seized | Siasat
    Itanagar March 27 Several carcasses of endangered wild animals have been seized from the possession of a man at Doimukh near here police said today ... www.siasat.com/.../carcasses-endangered-wild-animals-seized

    27 Mar 2011

  • Bucks turtle trader busted
    Lang was fined $1100, according to state officials, and ordered to pay restitution for the costs of caring for the animals seized or acquired in the ...

    27 Mar 2011

  • Eight tonnes of processed wild boar meat seized
    PADANG BESAR: The Perlis Anti-Smuggling Unit (UPP) seized eight tonnes of wild boar meat processed at an illegal premises in Kampung Kolam on Friday The Star Online: Nation

    26 Mar 2011

  • Sumatran Tiger Found Dead in Indonesia
    Jakarta Globe 23 Mar 11; An official says a rare Sumatran tiger has been found dead in a palm oil plantation in western Indonesia. Sartono, a local forestry police officer, says the tiger apparently had been electrocuted. Its body was discovered Wednesday in the plantation near Berbak National Park in…

    23 Mar 2011

  • Vietnam poachers nabbed in Palawan
    Redempto Anda Inquirer Southern Luzon 25 Mar 11; PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—A Philippine law enforcement team onboard two slow outrigger boats caught six Vietnam nationals poaching inside Palawan waters using a speedboat fitted with three 60 horsepower engines. Superintendent Rodel Garcia Lota, police chief of Balabac, said the Vietnamese fishers, who…

    25 Mar 2011

  • Malaysia: Five foreign pangolin hunters nabbed - AsiaOne
    AsiaOne Malaysia: Five foreign pangolin hunters nabbed AsiaOne KUALA TERENGGANU: Five foreign poachers allegedly hunting pangolins at the Marang Tembat Forest Reserve were detained following a raid by the Wildlife Department rangers. The rangers also seized a bottle filled with pangolin meat and scales as well as ... and…

    25 Mar 2011

  • Africa’s rhinos face worst poaching crisis in decades
    IUCN 25 Mar 11; Well-equipped, sophisticated organized crime syndicates have killed more than 800 African rhinos in the past three years - just for their horns. With the most serious poaching upsurge in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya, Africa’s top rhino experts recently met in South Africa to assess the…

    24 Mar 2011

  • Banned wildlife products recovered - MorungExpress
    Banned wildlife products recovered MorungExpress On thorough check of the vehicle, Assam Rifles confiscated 301 kg Pangolin shells, one leopard skin and 19 kg of bones (including 4 leopard skulls). In addition to wild life products, 2 lakh 32 thousand diclofenac tablets were also recovered from the ...

    25 Mar 2011

  • Two elephants electrocuted in Ganjam, 2 held
    The wires had been illegally connected to a 11 KV line. Forest officials recovered the carcasses and seized the livewires from the spot. The DFO, however, ruled out the possibility that the poachers were illegal ivory-traders. ... See all stories on this topic »

    26 Mar 2011

  • Newsvine Major tiger farmer sentenced to imprisonment
    Major tiger farmer sentenced to imprisonment. News Type Event Seeded on Fri Mar 25 2011 1117 AM EDT. Read Article Article Source Zoo News Digest ... troglodytes.newsvine.com/_.../6343112-major-tiger-farmer-se...

    25 Mar 2011

  • Two arrested for elephant electrocution
    They also seized several quantities of wires from the spot.DFO however ruled out that their intension was to poach the elephants for ivory. "Their intension was not to kill the elephants, but they spread the live wires to poach the wild boar to save ... See all stories on this…

    25 Mar 2011

  • Two sentenced to 3 years each for smuggling leopard skin
    PTI | 06:03 PM,Mar 24,2011 Kurukshetra, Mar 24 (PTI) Two persons were sentenced to three years imprisonment each by the Environment Court, Kurukshetra, today on the charge of smuggling leopard skin. Both the convicts, Gianiram and Dharma, ... See all stories on this topic »

    25 Mar 2011

  • NPA to gauge W.Cape environmental crimes - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
    NPA to gauge W.Cape environmental crimes Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News It says for now it is mainly dealing with cases relating to abalone poaching. The NPA's top brass in the province briefed the media on their strategy for the next financial year on Friday. Advocate Adrian Mopp said…

    25 Mar 2011

  • Eight tonnes of processed wild boar meat seized
    PADANG BESAR: The Perlis Anti-Smuggling Unit (UPP) seized eight tonnes of wild boar meat processed at an illegal premises in Kampung Kolam on Friday The Star Online: Nation

    26 Mar 2011

  • Undercover turtles busted reptile dealer
    Lang was fined approximately $1100 and was ordered to pay restitution to the PFBC for costs resulting from the care of the animals seized or acquired during ...

    25 Mar 2011

  • Bid to curb poaching - Sowetan
    Bid to curb poaching Sowetan Conservation chief executive Bandile Mkhize down-played rumours that a rhino horn cures cancer. Mkhize said in an attempt to curb the involvement of Wildlife staff with poachers, rangers were being screened and moved around different game parks before ... and more »

    24 Mar 2011

  • Angry villagers burn alive captured leopard
    Wildlife enthusiasts blamed wildlife officials for not ensuring protection to the leopard which is listed among the endangered species and its killing entails imprisonment up to seven years. While an FIR had been registered against an ... News One - http://www.inewsone.com/

    25 Mar 2011

  • Wildlife Service to head up probe
    The Province is your online source of news on British Columbia, BC, Canada and around the world. Find the latest breaking news in business, sports, ... www.theprovince.com/Homes/Wildlife+Service.../story.html

    24 Mar 2011

  • Two sentenced to 3 years each for smuggling leopard skin - IBNLive.com
    Two sentenced to 3 years each for smuggling leopard skin IBNLive.com PTI | 06:03 PM,Mar 24,2011 Kurukshetra, Mar 24 (PTI) Two persons were sentenced to three years imprisonment each by the Environment Court, Kurukshetra, today on the charge of smuggling leopard skin. Both the convicts, Gianiram and Dharma, ...

    24 Mar 2011

  • College of Chinese Medicine Partners with World Wildlife Fund to Save Tigers - CatChannel.com
    CatChannel.com College of Chinese Medicine Partners with World Wildlife Fund to Save Tigers CatChannel.com Since the China tiger trade ban in 1993, tigers have been officially banned from use in Chinese medicine. However, some commercial interests and tiger farms assert that tiger parts are necessary ingredients for Chinese medicine…

    24 Mar 2011

  • Wildlife Service to head up probe
    By Suzanne Fournier, The Province March 23, 2011 The federal Canadian Wildlife Service will head up an investigation into a Richmond-based company that was seeking to buy and export tiger and endangered animal parts to China. ... See all stories on this topic »

    24 Mar 2011

  • Vietnamese Arrested For Possessing Pangolin Meat - Bernama
    Vietnamese Arrested For Possessing Pangolin Meat Bernama KUALA TERENGGANU, March 24 (Bernama) - Four Vietnamese and a Cambodian have been arrested for posessing 2kg pangolin meat and scales in a raid at Kampung Durian Guling, Marang yesterday. Terengganu Wildlife and National Parks director Yusoff Shariff ...

    24 Mar 2011

  • allAfrica.com: Kenya: Two Arrested With Wildlife Trophies in Murang'a
    Two people have been arrested in Murang'a with wildlife trophies. The two were arrested by the Kenya Wildlife Services rangers and Makuyu police officers. ... allafrica.com/stories/201103210203.html

    23 Mar 2011

  • Tigers reduced to skin and bones for Chinese market - Ottawa Citizen
    Tigers reduced to skin and bones for Chinese market Ottawa Citizen Tiger furs are sought as trophies for the floor or wall, paws as ashtrays, penis bones as aphrodisiacs and even tiger-bone wine as medicine. Wildlife conservationists have vowed to double the number of healthy wild tigers by the…

    18 Mar 2011

  • Snow Leopard skins seized in China
    Hohhot Customs officers in Inner Mongolia have arrested 3 suspects after 2 Snow Leopard skins were found concealed in a vehicle this March, reports a Chinese Government website

    21 Mar 2011

  • Despite Ban, UAE remains Market Hub for Shark Fins - Green Prophet
    Despite Ban, UAE remains Market Hub for Shark Fins Green Prophet ... shark fin soup served at a Dubai function did court controversy but the fact remains that shark fin soup is 'not uncommon in Dubai'. According to a news report on the issue by UAE 7 Days, the…

    23 Mar 2011

  • TOI report on leopard deaths spurs HC
    NAGPUR: The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of a TOI report regarding death of 30 leopards all over Maharashtra. A division bench of justices Dilip Sinha and Ashok Bhangale directed principal chief conservator of forest ... See all stories on this topic »

    23 Mar 2011

  • Poachers hitting Frankston hard - Hastings Leader
    Hastings Leader Poachers hitting Frankston hard Hastings Leader Most offences were fishers taking molluscs such as abalone, snails, limpets and periwinkles within the protected inter-tidal zone, which is less than two metres of water. Fisheries operations manager Iain Bruce said the peninsula was historically a ... and more »

    22 Mar 2011

  • The danger of orangutan extinction - Jakarta Post
    The danger of orangutan extinction Jakarta Post There are several essential factors threatening the existence of orangutans: Habitat loss due to changes in land use, forest fires, illegal wildlife trade, and to some extent also because of human's need for food. How do these threats affect their ...

    22 Mar 2011

  • YouTube sensation fuelling trade in an endangered species
    They are the adorable, furry little creatures with the big round eyes who almost purr in delight as they are tickled into a stupor. They are also an endangered species whose stardom on YouTube is fuelling a trade built on cruelty and abuse.

    21 Mar 2011

  • Mornington Peninsula is illegal fishing hot spot - Mornington Peninsula Leader
    Mornington Peninsula Leader Mornington Peninsula is illegal fishing hot spot Mornington Peninsula Leader Most offences were fishers taking molluscs such as abalone, snails, limpets and periwinkles inside the protected intertidal zone, which is less than 2m of water. Fisheries operations manager Iain Bruce said the Peninsula was historically a…

    21 Mar 2011

  • 40kg of ivory seized in Paris | Wildlifewatch
    French customs officials seized 40kg of ivory from a private residence in Paris on the evening of March 8, 2011. The 40 kg of ivory consisted of several ... www.wildlifewatch.in/species/elephants/6664.html

    21 Mar 2011

  • Move to protect sharks in Sabah
    Ruben Sario The Star 19 Mar 11; KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government is willing to consider a call for sharks to be placed in the list of protected species under the Wildlife Act. Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said he would be meeting with officials of…

    18 Mar 2011

  • African elephants victims of Thai trafficking
    BANGKOK, March 21, 2011 (AFP) -For many years Southeast Asia had a bountiful supply of elephants to satisfy Thailand's ivory traffickers, but the decimation of the species has seen them turn to Africa for their plunder. The more than 1600 tusks seized ... See all stories on this topic »

    21 Mar 2011

  • Leopard skulls seized in Chandel - Times of India
    Leopard skulls seized in Chandel Times of India IMPHAL: Barely twenty days after Assam Rifles personnel seized three kg of tiger bones from Manipur's Chandel district, jawans of the country's oldest paramilitary force have once again confiscated huge amount of animal organs, including leopard skin ... and more »

    20 Mar 2011

  • CITES won't approve rhino bid - The Zimbabwean
    CITES won't approve rhino bid The Zimbabwean The sate Herald newspaper last month quoted Environment and Natural Resources Management Minister, Francis Nhema, saying he and southern African colleagues were approaching CITES to call for the lifting of a trade ban on rhino horn. ...

    19 Mar 2011

  • Bảo vệ các loài hoang dã từ cửa khẩu - Nhân Dân
    Nhân Dân Bảo vệ các loài hoang dã từ cửa khẩu Nhân Dân Ông Manop Lausprasert, cán bộ cấp cao Ban điều phối Chương trình ASEAN-WEN đánh giá cao vai trò của các cơ quan chức năng của Việt Nam trong việc thực thi CITES, bảo vệ hiệu quả…

    18 Mar 2011

  • Rhino poachers get nine-year jail term - The New Age Online
    Rhino poachers get nine-year jail term The New Age Online Last year, a Vietnamese man was sentenced to 10 years in jail after being caught at OR Tambo International Airport trying to smuggle 18kg of rhino horn out of the country. Other suspected poachers–64 in total–have been arrested this…

    18 Mar 2011

  • Tigers reduced to skin and bones for Chinese market - The Province
    Tigers reduced to skin and bones for Chinese market The Province Tiger furs are sought as trophies for the floor or wall, paws as ashtrays, penis bones as aphrodisiacs and even tiger-bone wine as medicine. Wildlife conservationists have vowed to double the number of healthy wild tigers by the…

    17 Mar 2011

  • Jumbo boost to rhino safety - Aljazeera.net
    Jumbo boost to rhino safety Aljazeera.net In South Africa, the demand for rhino horn is at an all-time high, and the black market price of around $55000 per kilogram has definitely led to an increase in poaching. Over 300 cases of poaching were recorded just last year, more than…

    17 Mar 2011

  • Rs 2.5 crore worth red sanders wood seized - Times of India
    Rs 2.5 crore worth red sanders wood seized Times of India Ahmedabad: An attempt to smuggle out red sanders wood from Gujarat shore was foiled on Wednesday. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials seized two containers with around 30 tonne of red sanders wood worth Rs 2.5 crore…

    17 Mar 2011

  • Planet Tiger: Bid to sell tiger skin online lands two youths ...
    Chinese national arrested in Nepal with tiger skin... ► Feb 24 (3). Tiger translocated to Sariska · Tiger cub, elephant calf born at National Park ... planettiger.blogspot.com/.../bid-to-sell-tiger-skin-online-lands-...

    17 Mar 2011

  • Bushmeat black market thrives in Paris - PRI's The World
    PRI's The World Bushmeat black market thrives in Paris PRI's The World His favorites are porcupine, snake and the anteater-like pangolin. The three animals are among a dozen species that are commonly smuggled into France to cater to the country's African community. The meat often ends up for sale…

    16 Mar 2011

  • Quest for shark fins brings Mexican fishermen to American waters - Washington Post
    Quest for shark fins brings Mexican fishermen to American waters Washington Post The fins — which eventually head to Asia, where they're used in shark fin soup — are worth $35 per pound in Playa Bagdad. As the market for shark-based dishes has grown, more fishermen have converged on…

    16 Mar 2011

  • Comerciantes sacrifican animales silvestres para venderlos disecados a turistas
    En un operativo realizado por las autoridades de la Administración Técnico Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre (ATFSS) y la PNP, en los establecimientos comerciales de la primera cuadra de jirón Lamas, en Tingo María, se descubrió un creciente e ilegal negocio de animales silvestres disecados. Se pudo comprobar que los comerciantes…

    14 Mar 2011

  • Rhinos Continue to Die, Even as South Africa Steps Up War on Poachers - NatGeo News Watch (blog)
    Rhinos Continue to Die, Even as South Africa Steps Up War on Poachers NatGeo News Watch (blog) But while the poachers and the rhino-horn smuggling syndicates they work for are showing no signs of letting up on their gruesome business, the anti-poaching measures instituted towards the end of last…

    16 Mar 2011

  • Seized sandalwood to enrich the state coffers - Times of India
    Seized sandalwood to enrich the state coffers Times of India The government has decided to auction 500 metric tonnes of red sanders seized in anti-smuggling raids over the years and kept in the custody of the Thane division of the forest department. "This is for the first time that…

    15 Mar 2011

  • Suspected smuggler of rare Sumatran tigers arrested in Indonesia
    Indonesian wildlife officials have arrested a suspected smuggler of critically endangered Sumatran tigers after a two-day stakeout, World Wildlife Fund reports. There are believed to be fewer than 400 of these rare big cats in the wild. ... See all stories on this topic » Reuters Blogs (blog)

    16 Mar 2011

  • Botswana arrests Zim game rangers
    Three Zimbabwean wildlife officials were arrested in Botswana last Friday after they allegedly strayed into that country in pursuit of suspected poachers. However, the arrests have been described as retaliation from the Botswana authorities after five ... See all stories on this topic »

    16 Mar 2011

  • Piano Co. Sentenced for Smuggling Ivory
    A Georgia piano importer has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to federal charges of illegally smuggling internationally protected elephant ivory into the U.S.

    9 Mar 2011

  • Tiger smuggler suspect busted following BKSDA, WWF joint investigation
    A suspected tiger smuggler has been arrested in West Sumatra following a three-day investigation by the Natural Resource Conservation Agency in Riau and West Sumatra Province (BKSDA), WWF Indonesia reported Saturday.

    12 Mar 2011

  • Bring Back Smuggled Orangutans: Activist - Jakarta Globe
    Bring Back Smuggled Orangutans: Activist Jakarta Globe Previously, a batch of 48 orangutans were repatriated to Indonesia from Thailand after being rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, but Hardi has accused the government of failing to push for the return of the current 12. “This isn't about money but…

    14 Mar 2011

  • A new reserve raises hope for displaced orang utans - Malaysia Star
    Malaysia Star A new reserve raises hope for displaced orang utans Malaysia Star Fadhil Hasan, the head of Indonesia's palm oil association, denied plantation workers were intentionally killing orang utans to protect their crops from raids, saying villagers involved in the illegal wildlife trade pose the greatest threat to…

    14 Mar 2011

  • Disgust at cruel soup - 7DAYS
    7DAYS Disgust at cruel soup 7DAYS Chicken stock is added to the soup to give it flavour, the shark fin is completely pointless.” Shark hunting in UAE waters was outlawed by the Ministry of Environment and Water in 2008, but the trade of fins caught elsewhere continues in Dubai…

    14 Mar 2011

  • African elephants at risk from Thai ivory trafficking
    Experts are pessimistic, citing a lack of communication between African authorities and Bangkok, together with poor training of police and customs officers. Corruption also plays a part, with seized ivory stocks disappearing from customs warehouses ... See all stories on this topic »

    14 Mar 2011

  • SPOT LLC... Ivory Investigations (SATCOM) - SatNews Publishers
    SatNews Publishers SPOT LLC... Ivory Investigations (SATCOM) SatNews Publishers The team aims to identify the locations and types of elephants being poached in the Democratic Republic of Congo while raising global awareness on the growing illegal ivory trade through social media and a feature documentary. ... Explorers look to…

    14 Mar 2011

  • Poachers wiping out wildlife - The Zimbabwe Standard
    Poachers wiping out wildlife The Zimbabwe Standard The fact that some members of the ruling elite have been implicated in illegal ivory trade hasn't helped the situation. If anything, it sends the message to the ordinary people that they also can take their chances on the natural resource and…

    13 Mar 2011

  • Singapore a key transit hub for wildlife smuggling - Macau Daily Times
    Singapore a key transit hub for wildlife smuggling Macau Daily Times Wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC lists Singapore as among the world's top 10 wildlife smuggling hubs. “The animals are just shipped into Singapore, (which acts) like a transit point from other countries like Indonesia or Malaysia or other…

    13 Mar 2011

  • After 14 years, court convicts ivory dealer
    The incident dates back to 1998, when the Colaba police, acting on a tip-off, sent a decoy to buy an ivory item. Soon after, the police raided Issa's store and seized 61 items made of ivory. After a detailed panchnama, the forest department submitted ... See all stories on this…

    11 Mar 2011

  • 5 years jailtime for killing of turtle
    The killing of a mature female loggerhead turtle in 2009 is what landed Makotikoti Zikhali in jail for five years. The sentence was handed down last week by magistrate Muntu Khumalo in the Ingwavuma regional court. The case against Zikhali, 54, moreSowetan ( 3/10/2011 10:50:57 PM -08:00 ) Man…

    11 Mar 2011

  • Sandy Springs Deer Poacher Cited
    Georgia Department of Natural Resources A 20-year-old Sandy Springs man was cited by state wildlife officials for poaching a 12-point buck, thanks to an anonymous tipster and a non-profit tip line working to stop poachers. Lee Ellis, 20, of 500 Black ... See all stories on this topic »

    10 Mar 2011

  • China legislator urges shark fin ban - AFP
    China legislator urges shark fin ban AFP "Only legislation can stop shark fin trading and reduce the killings of sharks," Xinhua news agency quoted Ding Liguo, a billionaire delegate to the National People's Congress (NPC), as saying. Enormous profits generated by the shark fin trade have led ...

    9 Mar 2011

  • Exotic pet enthusiasts bombard Serikin again
    KUCHING: Exotic pet enthusiasts are bombarding Serikin once again. This time around, the border market stretch is famous [...]

    7 Mar 2011

  • Guam Moves to Protect Sharks - Governor Calvo Signs Shark Fin Ban Into Law in Guam - PR Newswire (press release)
    Guam Moves to Protect Sharks - Governor Calvo Signs Shark Fin Ban Into Law in Guam PR Newswire (press release) WildAid's mission is to end illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. We do this through global multimedia public awareness, field conservation programs and enforcement of marine protected areas. Our…

    9 Mar 2011

  • Men face charges of trade in geckos
    International reptile thieves may have again targeted Otago Peninsula. Two Germans have been arrested and charged with being involved in the illegal trade of jewelled geckos from the area. read more

    8 Mar 2011

  • Nagpur, Raipur hubs for live owl trade - Times of India
    Nagpur, Raipur hubs for live owl trade Times of India A recent report by 'Traffic', a body that monitors illegal wildlife trade, on illegal trade, trapping and utilization of owls says Nagpur is a big hub for live owl trade in India. Like tigers, owls too are protected species…

    8 Mar 2011

  • South Africa: Clamp down on cross-border wildlife smuggling
    "Some of the countries participating in the training session made a number of significant interceptions during the actual operation and moreover, Vietnam Customs seized 1.2 tonnes of ivory shipped from Tanzania via Singapore just prior to the start of ... See all stories on this topic »

    9 Mar 2011

  • German pair charged with stealing NZ geckos - Radio New Zealand
    German pair charged with stealing NZ geckos Radio New Zealand ... year after trying to smuggle geckos out of New Zealand. Mr Williams says the lizards are in danger of extinction and there are about 5000 left in the wild. The geckos are popular in the illegal wildlife trade…

    8 Mar 2011

  • Captive orangutans in Indonesia may be freed - Sify
    Captive orangutans in Indonesia may be freed Sify Fadhil Hasan, the head of Indonesia's palm oil association, denied plantation workers were intentionally killing orangutans to protect their crops from raids, saying villagers involved in the illegal wildlife trade pose the greatest threat to the apes. ... and more »

    8 Mar 2011

  • Animal Attraction: Antiques Dealer Sent to Prison for Wildlife Smuggling - KHOU (blog)
    Animal Attraction: Antiques Dealer Sent to Prison for Wildlife Smuggling KHOU (blog) Seized sperm whale tooth. Both narwhals and sperm whales receive protection under the Endangered Species Act and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. by Stacy Fox David L. Place, owner of Manor House Antiques Cooperative in…

    8 Mar 2011

  • SPOT Partners With Epicocity Conservation Team on Elephant Ivory Project - GlobeNewsWire (press release)
    SPOT Partners With Epicocity Conservation Team on Elephant Ivory Project GlobeNewsWire (press release) The team aims to identify the locations and types of elephants being poached in the Democratic Republic of Congo while raising global awareness on the growing illegal ivory trade through social media and a feature documentary.…

    8 Mar 2011

  • Close to extinction? Alarming rise in manta ray hunting threatens ocean's ... - Daily Mail
    Daily Mail Close to extinction? Alarming rise in manta ray hunting threatens ocean's ... Daily Mail Conservationists have warned that demand could soon rival that of the controversial shark fin trade. The rays are pulled from the ocean, either with fine gill nets or spears, and slaughtered to meet…

    8 Mar 2011

  • Farmer takes on abalone poachers - Independent Online
    Independent Online Farmer takes on abalone poachers Independent Online Abagold produces abalone, the world's most desirable seafood, in close harmony with nature at the most southern tip of Africa. The pristine cool water of the Atlantic Ocean provides all the necessary nutrients for the cultivation of ...

    7 Mar 2011

  • Three convicted for poaching leopard, selling skin - Times of India
    Three convicted for poaching leopard, selling skin Times of India Some of them posed as fake customers and caught the three accused red-handed while trying to sell the leopard skin. RFO JD Gahukar, who is retired now, had investigated the case. He said the accused would have been set…

    1 Apr 2011

  • Turtles wait in suitcase pending Turkish court decision
    Ahmet Kemal Şenpolat, head of the Animal Rights Federation, or HAYTAP, said officials often put animals seized during border control operations into ...

    1 Apr 2011

  • Poachers devastating abalone exports - Dynamic Export - News Headlines
    Poachers devastating abalone exports Dynamic Export - News Headlines Abalone poaching is severely depleting commercial harvests in Australia, a licensed diver has said. The diver, who wished to remain anonymous, suggested that within a decade abalone divers will not be able ...

    6 Mar 2011

  • Red sander farmers fear smugglers threat - Deccan Chronicle
    Red sander farmers fear smugglers threat Deccan Chronicle March 6: Protecting their red sanders from smugglers is turning out to be a big headache for plantation owners as the state government has failed to provide effective marketing facilities for the precious wood in several districts. ...

    6 Mar 2011

  • Asian demand drives shark trade - The National
    The National Asian demand drives shark trade The National Jonathan Ali Khan, a local conservationist who is making a documentary about sharks off the coast of Musandam in the Strait of Hormuz, said the UAE had always been pivotal in the shark fin market. "Dubai is a hub for…

    5 Mar 2011

  • The £6bn trade in animal smuggling - Independent
    The £6bn trade in animal smuggling Independent A wildlife expert with more than two decades' experience examining the illegal wildlife trade in Africa, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "There is credible evidence they [Al-Shabaab, the Somali affiliate of al-Qa'ida] are involved in ivory ... and more »

    5 Mar 2011

  • Sharks get protection in Marshall Islands - AFP
    Sharks get protection in Marshall Islands AFP ... a moratorium on the trade and export of shark fins, a report said Friday, the latest in a trend across the Pacific Ocean. More than 70 million sharks are killed each year primarily for their fins, which are in high demand…

    4 Mar 2011

  • Hunting: Virginia deer kills down 15 percent
    State wildlife officials say a harsh winter contributed to a 15 percent decline in the number of deer killed during Virginia's 2010-2011 hunting season. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says hunters reported 219797 kills statewide, ... See all stories on this topic »

    4 Mar 2011

  • AfricaNews - Cameroon fights against poaching - Walter
    ... Communication Officer for the Worldwide Fund for Nature, WWF, Njengi Office in Yokadouma, the East Region of Cameroon, earlier in December 2010, game rangers at Ntam control post pursued and seized two ivory tusks from a fleeing ... AfricaNews - RSS News - http://www.africanews.com/site/rss/page/rss_news

    4 Mar 2011

  • Tourists to Myanmar warned not to buy ivory souvenirs amid crackdown on ... - The Canadian Press
    Tourists to Myanmar warned not to buy ivory souvenirs amid crackdown on ... The Canadian Press "Forestry department officials will open investigations and take action against the illegal ivory trade," an official was quoted as saying. The weekly is privately run but, like all media in Myanmar, is subject…

    4 Mar 2011

  • Dubai-bound sanders worth Rs 1 crore seized - Deccan Chronicle
    Dubai-bound sanders worth Rs 1 crore seized Deccan Chronicle 3: A container concealing red sanders worth Rs 1 crore bound to Dubai was intercepted in Mumbai port and brought back to the city on Thursday by the directorate of revenue intelligence sleuths. The red sanders mafia of the state…

    3 Mar 2011

  • NY ivory smugglers go behind bars - AFP
    NY ivory smugglers go behind bars AFP "Despite international efforts to control the ivory trade and stop the decline of elephant populations, prices and demand remain high causing continued elephant poaching and illegal ivory finding its way into international and domestic markets," the US ... and more »

    3 Mar 2011

  • Smugglers change routes to skip cops - Deccan Chronicle
    Smugglers change routes to skip cops Deccan Chronicle March 2: Red sanders smuggling goes on unabated in the district as smugglers have changed routes to export the precious wood to Chennai and Bengaluru. Earlier, smugglers used to export red sanders from Kadapa to Chittoor district. ...

    2 Mar 2011

  • Assam Rifles men seize tiger bones at Moreh - Times of India
    Assam Rifles men seize tiger bones at Moreh Times of India Other animal parts including rhino bones and skin, bear glands, pangolin shells, deer horns and tiger paws have also been seized by the paramilitary forces off and on in the last five years from various military check posts…

    2 Mar 2011

  • Kew News - Chemistry Aids Brazilian Rosewood Conservation
    Dalbergia nigra (Brazilian rosewood) is a timber species from the Atlantic forests of Brazil that has become threatened in the wild due to overexploitation ... www.kew.org/.../chemistry-aids-conservation-brazilian-rosewo...

    2 Mar 2011

  • Nearly Extinct Rhino Babies Caught on Video - Care2.com
    Care2.com Nearly Extinct Rhino Babies Caught on Video Care2.com Traditional Chinese “medicine” has driven the price of rhino horn to as much as $30000 per kilogram even though scientifically it has been proven to have no medicinal significance. The main ingredient of rhino horn is simply keratin, the same…

    2 Mar 2011

  • 500 kilo abalone bust at OR Tambo airport - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
    500 kilo abalone bust at OR Tambo airport Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News Officials found 500 kilogrammes of abalone after they were following up on Tuesday's 200 kilogramme dagga bust. They found the abalone in the same clearing agent consignment. The South African Revenue Service's (Sars) Kumaren Moodley said…

    2 Mar 2011

  • Iguana Meat Confiscated At Texas Border Houston News Story KPRC ...
    LAREDO, Texas -- Two ice chests on a bus from Mexico bound for Texas yield nearly 58 pounds of alleged iguana meat mixed with corn dough and apparently ... www.click2houston.com/news/27040853/detail.html

    2 Mar 2011

  • Poachers 'devastating' abalone industry - Bay Post/Moruya Examiner
    Poachers 'devastating' abalone industry Bay Post/Moruya Examiner Abalone poaching is having a devastating effect on the commercial industry, according to a Eurobodalla abalone diver. The diver, who asked to remain anonymous, says abalone was everywhere about a decade ago but is now becoming harder to ...

    1 Mar 2011

  • Wildlife found in burning Philippine house - GulfNews
    Wildlife found in burning Philippine house GulfNews Manila: Firefighters rescued five tigers, two Burmese pythons, three Indian tortoise, exotic cats, four dogs and fighting roosters after they controlled the fire that destroyed a wooden house in Metro Manila's ... and more »

    1 Mar 2011

  • Chinese national arrested in Nepal with tiger skin
    Kathmandu, Feb 24 (PTI) Nepalese authorities have arrested a Chinese national and seized four pieces of tiger skin from his possession. Gama Tumeng was arrested from the Tribhuvan International Airport here yesterday as he landed from a Thai Airline ... See all stories on this topic »

    1 Mar 2011

  • Sumatran Rhino, other rhino horns and ivory seized in China
    On 26th February 2011, Kunming Forest Police released details of two rhino horn seizures that took place in 2010. In October 2010, two suspects were arrested in Kunming in possession of a Sumatran Rhino horn they had purchased in Myanmar. In November 2010, a man and his wife were arrested…

    1 Mar 2011

  • Four jailed for trading pangolins in China
    Four men were jailed for between three and six and a half years and fined up to CNY30,000 (USD566) for their part in trading and transporting protected pangolins, reports CWCA.org.cn

    1 Mar 2011

  • Taiwan takes part in global turtle conservation project - Taiwan Today
    Taiwan Today Taiwan takes part in global turtle conservation project Taiwan Today The Taipei Zoo is working with the Turtle Survival Alliance to bring the Burmese star tortoise back to its native habitats in Myanmar. (Courtesy of the Taipei Zoo) The Taipei Zoo and the Council of Agriculture donated…

    1 Mar 2011