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

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November 2010 seizures archive

  • Vietnam officials under fire for trying to sell seized tiger paste - Monsters and Critics.com
    Vietnam officials under fire for trying to sell seized tiger paste Monsters and Critics.com According to Traffic, the wildlife trade monitoring network, the region's wild tiger population has dwindled to about 350 today. ... and more »

    30 Nov 2010

  • Abalone thieves caught - Milton Ulladulla Times
    Abalone thieves caught Milton Ulladulla Times TWO men allegedly involved in trafficking commercial quantities of illegal abalone will each face fines of up to $88000 or a 10-year jail sentence after ... Abalone thieves put on noticeBay Post/Moruya Examiner all 2 news articles »

    30 Nov 2010

  • Seven held; wildlife products, ganja seize - E-Pao.net
    Seven held; wildlife products, ganja seize E-Pao.net Meanwhile, 55 kgs of pangolin shells, 1 kg leopard skin and two leopard skulls have been seized by troops of 42 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector from two ... and more »

    30 Nov 2010

  • Abalone raids bring big haul for Fisheries - Peninsula Weekly
    Abalone raids bring big haul for Fisheries Peninsula Weekly TWO alleged abalone traffickers from the Mornington Peninsula have been netted in a major fisheries operation. A Rye man, 40, and a Rosebud ... Abalone crackdown heats upABC Online all 3 news articles »

    30 Nov 2010

  • Doughnut shop owner sentenced for ivory smuggling - Inland Empire ...
    JPG Pictured: Ivory seized from Chau's doughnut shop in Claremont (photo courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office). LOS ANGELES - The owner of a Claremont doughnut shop was placed on probation and fined nearly $4000 on Monday for smuggling ivory ... Inland Empire Courts - http://www.insidesocal.com/sb/iecourts/

    30 Nov 2010

  • Abalone crackdown heats up - ABC Online
    Abalone crackdown heats up ABC Online New South Wales Fisheries has netted a big haul of illegal abalone poachers on the state's far south coast. Black market activities are no secret to the ... and more »

    29 Nov 2010

  • Afghanistan no longer for the birds
    Aminullah Azad, deputy chief of the frontier police in the area, confirmed that bird-smuggling was not one of his department's priorities. ... dailyme.com/story/.../afghanistan-longer-birds.html

    30 Nov 2010

  • Rhino war goes hi-tech - Weekend Post
    Rhino war goes hi-tech Weekend Post He said many former perlemoen poachers had now moved into the rhino horn trade because of dwindling perlemoen resources. He added that criminals often ... and more »

    28 Nov 2010

  • Forest stations to check poaching - Deccan Chronicle
    Forest stations to check poaching Deccan Chronicle ... smuggling of protected species, cutting and smuggling of teakwood, sandalwood and red sanders, apart from regular fuel wood from the forest areas. ...

    28 Nov 2010

  • Two held with Rhino horn - Himalayan Times
    Two held with Rhino horn Himalayan Times MAKAWANPUR: Two persons were arrested with rhino-horn from Sunachuri of Manahari-2 in Makawanpur district. The arrestees have been kept at the Chitwan ...

    27 Nov 2010

  • 15 arrested for ivory smuggling in Gabon
    LIBREVILLE — Gabon authorities detained 15 people suspected of smuggling ivory Saturday after a swoop in which 105 kilogrammes of ivory was seized, ... See all stories on this topic »

    28 Nov 2010

  • Pangolin scales seized - Calcutta Telegraph
    Calcutta Telegraph Pangolin scales seized Calcutta Telegraph 27: Large consignments of pangolin scales worth more than Rs 400 crore have been seized from Calcutta airport this week with officials saying they were ... Pangolin skin seized at airportMSN India Rs 400cr pangolin scales haulCalcutta Telegraph all 2 news articles »

    27 Nov 2010

  • Pangolin skin seized at airport - MSN India
    Pangolin skin seized at airport MSN India Kolkata, Nov 27 (PTI) A pangolin skin was seized by the customs officials when being smuggled from Chennai to Imphal at NSC Bose international airport here. ...

    27 Nov 2010

  • Sharks protected; status quo for bluefin tuna - msnbc.com
    Reuters UK Sharks protected; status quo for bluefin tuna msnbc.com Experts say the rise of Asia's middle class, combined with the continent's penchant for pricey shark fin soup, a traditional delicacy, has turned sharks ... Unprecedented Shark Conservation Action taken by Atlantic Tuna CommissionPR Newswire (press release) Whitetip, hammerhead…

    27 Nov 2010

  • Kenyan game wardens kill 2 poachers - News24
    StarAfrica.com Kenyan game wardens kill 2 poachers News24 The ivory trade has been banned since 1989, but illegal sales have thrived with demand being fuelled largely by the Far East. ... Kenya Wildlife Agents Kill 2 Elephant PoachersNPR Pair Of Poachers Killed In KenyaNewsTime all 188 news articles »

    26 Nov 2010

  • South Africa Tackles Rhino Poaching - NPR
    South Africa Tackles Rhino Poaching NPR But conservationists say government needs to do more as the escalating value of rhino horn is driving organized crime to new tactics, including the use of ... and more »

    25 Nov 2010

  • Two rhino deaths end reserve's breeding plan - Daily Dispatch Online
    Two rhino deaths end reserve's breeding plan Daily Dispatch Online “While law enforcement officials have made many high-profile arrests, the demand for rhino horn is insatiable.” In some cultures it is thought the horn, ... Rhino poachers kill in Eastern CapeBikya Masr all 3 news articles »

    23 Nov 2010

  • Rare Falcons Confiscated at Moscow Airport

    22 Nov 2010

  • Rare rhino horns seized from auctioneers - Irish Times
    Rare rhino horns seized from auctioneers Irish Times Trade in rhino horn is prohibited by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species to which Ireland is a signatory. ...

    23 Nov 2010

  • Chinese premier calls for concerted efforts to save tigers - Xinhua
    Xinhua Chinese premier calls for concerted efforts to save tigers Xinhua ... administrative and social projects in this regard, such as constructing a network of preservation stations and banning tiger bone trade, Wen told the ... and more »

    23 Nov 2010

  • Police seize two rhino horns after tip-off - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
    Police seize two rhino horns after tip-off Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News Earlier this month four men were arrested outside Heidelberg after trying to smuggle a rhino horn worth R2 million into Gauteng. and more »

    23 Nov 2010

  • Cops net rhino horns at road block - News24
    Cops net rhino horns at road block News24 It was alleged that the illegal shipment of rhino horn was destined for Cape Town as the men were travelling by public transport from Johannesburg, ... and more »

    22 Nov 2010

  • Huazhou police seize 49 pangolins
    On 9 November, Huazhou police in Guangdong Province seized 49 pangolins illegally transported from Guangxi Province under the back seat of a car, reports news.qq.com

    22 Nov 2010

  • Kunming Forest Police seize 34 pangolins
    On 6 November 2010, Kunming Forest Police seized 21 live pangolins illegally transported from Nujiang in Yunnan province. Later, an additional 13 frozen pangolins were confiscated from the appartment of one of the three suspects arrested, reports the Green Times

    22 Nov 2010

  • 4.5 kg Leopard bone seized in China
    Tengchong Forest Police in Yunnan Province have recently seized 4.5 kg of Leopard bone, summugled across the border from Myitkyina in Myanmar, reports the Chuncheng Evening Newspaper

    22 Nov 2010

  • More than a million Atlantic sharks killed yearly: study - France24
    France24 More than a million Atlantic sharks killed yearly: study France24 File photo shows shark fin for sale in a glass cabinet in Hong Kong. Many sharks are fished for their fins -- prized as a delicacy in Chinese cuisine -- and ... and more »

    21 Nov 2010

  • Myanmar border markets deadly site of tiger trade - Reuters
    Myanmar border markets deadly site of tiger trade Reuters BANGKOK (Reuters) - Black markets along the borders of Myanmar are the deadly gateway of a thriving illegal trade in tigers, considered "easy money" by many ... Wildlife group targets Myanmar-China tiger tradeThe Associated Press Wildlife Group Targets Myanmar-China Tiger…

    19 Nov 2010

  • Tiger summit aims to double numbers - BBC News
    Globe and Mail Tiger summit aims to double numbers BBC News A recent report by Traffic, the global wildlife trade monitoring organisation, said that body parts from more than 1000 tigers had been seized in the last ... India under spotlight at tiger conservation conferenceAFP Tiger Summit aims to…

    19 Nov 2010

  • 18 butchered rhino - but no answers - Times LIVE
    Times LIVE 18 butchered rhino - but no answers Times LIVE News of the latest rhino killings broke as the country battles sophisticated poaching syndicates which feed the trade in rhino horn. ... and more »

    18 Nov 2010

  • 2 held on charge of smuggling - Himalayan Times
    2 held on charge of smuggling Himalayan Times A team of Armed Police Force (APF) arrested Purna Kandangwa and Saroj Kandangwa of Chudandanda of Terhathum along with the head of pangolin from Jorsalla of ...

    17 Nov 2010

  • Navy detects 62 conch shells
    Dailymirror.lk – Dailymirror Print Edition : Sri Lanka News : News, Politics, Opinion, Video, Finance, Business, Sports. www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/news/news/27529.html

    17 Nov 2010

  • Tiger skin seized on city outskirts
    TNN, Nov 16, 2010, 04.28am IST Article Comments Tags:Tiger Reserve|Alipore Court BARUIPUR: The skin of a Bengal Tiger was seized by a special team of Sunderbans Tiger Reserve (STR) officials from Baruipur in South 24-Parganas on Monday night. Three persons were arrested in this connection. Police suspect the trio to…

    15 Nov 2010

  • DRI probe into red sanders at timber depot - Express Buzz
    DRI probe into red sanders at timber depot Express Buzz Official sources said the details were collected after the DRI got specific information about shipment of red sanders from the state to Malaysia. ...

    16 Nov 2010

  • Poacher held with tiger skins - Sify
    Poacher held with tiger skins Sify Preliminary investigations reveal Rakesh was involved in the illegal wildlife trade for the last six years,' he said. and more »

    16 Nov 2010

  • Hunters nabbed with slain, endangered Siberian tiger - CNN (blog)
    Bikya Masr Hunters nabbed with slain, endangered Siberian tiger CNN (blog) More than 110 pounds of tiger bone – including the animals' skulls and skeletons – were confiscated. Chinese tiger-breeding centers have proposed creating ... Rare Tiger Killed By Poachers in SiberiaPR Newswire (press release) Rare Amur Tiger Killed…

    16 Nov 2010

  • Three held with tiger skin

    16 Nov 2010

  • Tiger skeletons and bones seized in China
    On 21st October 2010, Heilongjiang Suifenhe Customs in Jilin province, assisted by Hunchun Police and frontier soldiers, seized two Tiger skeletons, one Tiger skull and a packet of musk from a car. Three suspects were arrested, reports chinajilin.com.cn

    15 Nov 2010

  • 4 poachers held with leopard skin near Saoli
    The forest department scored a major success against wildlife poaching, after sleuths of Saoli forest range nabbed four poachers with a leopard skin in Dabgaon (Maushi) village in Saoli tehsil on Sunday morning.

    14 Nov 2010

  • Study: Tuna black market worth billions of dollars
    The craze for sushi has fueled a black market in tuna worth billions of dollars, as governments collaborate with the industry despite fears for the species' survival, an investigation found.

    7 Nov 2010

  • 13.5 kg Pangolin scales seized in China
    On 27th October, Luohu Customs in Guangdong province, seized 13.5 kg of pangolin scales from three Hong Kong passengers, reports a Chinese government website. So far this year, Luohu Custons have seized 44 kg of pangolin scales in the passenger inspection channel.

    7 Nov 2010

  • Global Investigative Group Probes Wildlife Mafia
    Over 37 tons of pangolins have been seized in the region in 2008 alone. Products from rare and endangered species, such as elephant ivory, tiger bone, ... www.asean-wen.org/index.php?option...id...

    7 Nov 2010

  • Two Chinese held in South Africa for abalone smuggling: report - People's Daily Online
    Two Chinese held in South Africa for abalone smuggling: report People's Daily Online Two Chinese nationals will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court next week on charges of bribery and possession of abalone, the South African Press ... and more »

    6 Nov 2010

  • Anson Wong slapped with five-year jail term
    SHAH ALAM: Convicted wildlife smuggler Anson Wong has been slapped with a five-year jail term, after a High Court here allowed an appeal filed by the Attorney-General’s Chambers for a heavier sentence against him. Continue reading here …

    3 Nov 2010

  • Owls Highly Endangered Species in Country - Press Information Bureau (press release)
    Owls Highly Endangered Species in Country Press Information Bureau (press release) TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network is a joint programme of WWF, the global conservation organization and IUCN, the International Union for the ...

    2 Nov 2010

  • Pangolin buyer gets jail term in China
    A man who bought 20 pangolins was given a one-year jail sentenced plus two-years probabtion at Pujiang Court, reports Xinhuanet.com

    1 Nov 2010

  • Internet Tiger skin confiscated
    In October, Forest Police from Taiwan confiscated a Tiger skin for auction on an internet site according to UDN.com

    1 Nov 2010

  • Father, son held for animal skin trade
    Ghaziabad, Oct 27 A father and son duo were arrested here today for their alleged involvement in trading lion skin.

    1 Nov 2010

  • Chinese in court for abalone, ivory - News24
    Chinese in court for abalone, ivory News24 Cape Town - An elderly Chinese man and his young wife appeared in a Cape Town court on Monday for the alleged possession of dried abalone (perlemoen) and ... and more »

    1 Nov 2010

  • 10 suspected poachers arrested in Uttarakhand
    Dehradun, Oct 31 Ten suspected poachers were arrested and animal parts seized during simultaneous raids by forest department and police in many places in Uttarakhand, officials said today.

    1 Nov 2010

  • Indian police bust elephant smuggling ring
    Indian police busted an elephant smuggling ring in the northeastern state of Assam, arresting five people and seizing three wild elephants, two of them calves, authorities said Monday.

    1 Nov 2010

  • Kenya game rangers kill 3 poachers
    More than 200 elephants died as a result of poaching last year in Kenya and tonnes of ivory have already been seized this year. ... See all stories on this topic »

    1 Nov 2010

  • Poachers leave cops high and dry - Independent Online
    Independent Online Poachers leave cops high and dry Independent Online Hout Bay police Captain Rian Bester (left) went to the scene after being tipped off that abalone poachers were diving off Llandudno, ... and more »

    1 Nov 2010