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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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October 2010 seizures archive

  • Agency Fails to Confiscate Baby Orangutan Kept as Pet
    MEDAN: The North Sumatra office of the Natural Resource Conservation has been criticized for failing to confiscate a baby orangutan kept as a pet in a luxury home. Orangutan Information Center (OIC) founder Panut Hadisiswoyo said that the agency should have acted firmly and seized the legally protected endangered animal.…

    28 Oct 2010

  • Rhino in Assam meets untimely death again – Poachers
    Total Views: 34Kaziranga, the National Park in the state of Assam, India is the home of the one horned Rhino. Poaching and killing of the animal has been declared to be illegal by the government but nothing seems to stop the people intent on disfiguring and murdering the hapless animals.…

    28 Oct 2010

  • 20 quintals of deer antlers seized in Uttar Pradesh
    20 quintals of deer antlers seized in Uttar Pradesh New Kerala Lucknow, Oct 12 : A huge haul of deer antlers, weighing around 20 quintals, was seized from a warehouse of a biscuit-manufacturing unit in Uttar P...

    12 Oct 2010

  • Illegal trade of butterflies - VoiceofSikkim
    Illegal trade of butterflies VoiceofSikkim The illegal wildlife trade in India is estimated at several thousand crore, the third most lucrative after arms and drugs, and it isn't just tiger skins and ...

    29 Oct 2010

  • Pangolin seized from illegal wildlife trader - News24
    Pangolin seized from illegal wildlife trader News24 Johannesburg - A pangolin, or scaly anteater, was rescued from a suspected illegal wildlife trader in Alberton on October 13 and released into the wild four ... Pregnant pangolin rescued from alleged animal traderPrimedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News National Briefs.......Daily Dispatch Online…

    29 Oct 2010

  • 'Holy' man, son held for selling ivory and tiger skin - Times of India
    'Holy' man, son held for selling ivory and tiger skin Times of India He initially said that he was a holy man and had nothing to do with ivory trade, but when he grew to trust us he not only offered us tiger skins and ivory ... and more »

    28 Oct 2010

  • Red sanders worth `80 lakh seized - Hindustan Times
    Red sanders worth `80 lakh seized Hindustan Times A container of red sanders worth Rs 80 lakh was seized at the JNPT port on October 24. It is for the 16th time that the Central Intelligence Unit of ...

    28 Oct 2010

  • Guilty Plea In Illegal Export Of Elephant Ivory
    Authorities say he sold ivory laden pool cues to an undercover London police officer. Federal agents seized 197 pounds of elephant ivory from his offices, ...

    28 Oct 2010

  • 4 Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling - Press TV
    Press TV 4 Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling Press TV In September, Congo police arrested three Chinese men carrying six suitcases full of elephant tusks, the wildlife trade monitoring network (TRAFFIC) ... and more »

    28 Oct 2010

  • 3 sentenced to jail for wild boar poaching - Netindia123.com
    3 sentenced to jail for wild boar poaching. Kendrapada | Monday, Oct 25 2010 IST A Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court of Pattamundai under the ... www.netindia123.com/showdetails.asp?id...cat...

    28 Oct 2010

  • One-horned rhino killed in Kaziranga park - Thaindian.com
    One-horned rhino killed in Kaziranga park Thaindian.com Profits in the illegal rhino horn trade are staggering. A rhino horn sells for up to Rs.1.5 million per kilogram in the international market after the horns ... and more »

    28 Oct 2010

  • M'sian pangolin trade uncovered - Straits Times
    WWF International M'sian pangolin trade uncovered Straits Times KUALA LUMPUR - SEIZED logbooks from a wildlife trafficking syndicate show it killed and trafficked 22200 pangolins in Malaysia between 2007 and 2009, ... Seized notebooks give unique insight into scale of illicit pangolin tradeWWF International all 5 news articles »

    28 Oct 2010

  • Disfigured but alive: Zimbabwe cuts horns to save rhinos - AFP
    France24 Disfigured but alive: Zimbabwe cuts horns to save rhinos AFP Asian demand for rhino horn, believed to treat anything from headaches to sexual woes, has lured highly organised criminal syndicates. ... Attacks on endangered rhinos increase and South Africa steps up protectionMinnPost.com all 15 news articles »

    27 Oct 2010

  • Marine cops thwart bid to smuggle pangolins - Malaysia Star
    Marine cops thwart bid to smuggle pangolins Malaysia Star MUAR: A smuggling syndicate's attempt to bring in 23 pangolins during a heavy storm here failed when a marine police team intercepted their car. ... Malaysian police rescue 23 pangolins from suspected smugglersMonsters and Critics.com all 3 news articles »

    27 Oct 2010

  • Rhino horn theft linked to government - Times LIVE
    Times LIVE Rhino horn theft linked to government Times LIVE The armed robbery of seven rhino horns from a farm in Bela Bela could be linked to government - allegedly the only people who knew where the horns were, ... Police search for rhino horn thievesPrimedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness…

    27 Oct 2010

  • Idols made of ivory seized in Jaipur,India news,Online News,Online ...
    Idols made of ivory seized in Jaipur,Online news portal provides india news , online news, latest business news, top world news,local news, breaking news, ... www.indiareport.com/India-usa-uk-news/latest-news/.../1

    27 Oct 2010

  • Police search for rhino horn thieves - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
    Times LIVE Police search for rhino horn thieves Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News Limpopo police on Wednesday said they were hunting for a gang of armed men who stole seven rhino horns during a robbery near Bela Bela at the weekend. ... Gang robs vet of rhino hornJacaranda 94.2…

    27 Oct 2010

  • One held in perlemoen bust - Independent Online
    Independent Online One held in perlemoen bust Independent Online They approached the divers who proceeded to load 107 shucked abalone and a cellphone onto the park's vessel. One diver was arrested, but the other decided ... and more »

    27 Oct 2010

  • Ivory trader trapped by Maneka - Times of India
    Ivory trader trapped by Maneka Times of India "There is a lot of ivory trade going on in Delhi and nearby areas. Singh is just a link in a really long chain. Dealing in ivory is a non-bailable offence ... and more »

    26 Oct 2010

  • Kenyan police, wildlife rangers seize ivory in Nairobi home ...
    Last Friday, 22 October 2010, police and wildlife rangers raided a Nairobi home after being tipped off by the public and seized a cache of elephant ivory, leopard skin and other wildlife products. Kenya's NTV reporters were there during ... Theatre of Inconveniences - http://theatreofinconveniences.wordpress.com/

    26 Oct 2010

  • Ploughshare tortoises find their way home - Channel Television
    Channel Television Ploughshare tortoises find their way home Channel Television The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is celebrating the news that three of four ploughshare tortoises, stolen from its base in Madagascar, ...

    26 Oct 2010

  • Authorities to auction ivory found under sea - Society - TuoiTreNews
    Elephant tusks seized from a Binh Thuan resident who found them in a chest ... in mid-October but he had left it there hoping to sell the ivory someday. ... tuoitrenews.vn/.../authorities-to-auction-ivory-found-under-se...

    26 Oct 2010

  • Wildlife parts seized in shop
    KUALA LUMPUR – SOME 400 pieces of wildlife parts, from tiger skins to porcupine quills, were confiscated from a shop in Jalan Haji Hussein in Chow Kit, here. The 10.30am raid on Sunday was conducted by officials from the Wildlife Crime Unit of the Department of Wildlife and National…

    25 Oct 2010

  • Language hitch as five appear over abalone - The South African Star
    Language hitch as five appear over abalone The South African Star A case against five men accused of possessing abalone (perlemoen) worth about R5 million was postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court yesterday. ... Hawks raid nets R5m worth of abaloneLegalbrief (subscription) all 2 news articles »

    25 Oct 2010

  • Three arrested for trading in ivory
    ... three persons while allegedly trying to sell two ivory tusks. The suspects are Shankar, Raju and Beerappa. Two vehicles have also been seized from them. ... Deccan Herald

    23 Oct 2010

  • Illegal trade of butterflies - Express Buzz
    Illegal trade of butterflies Express Buzz Today's market for butterflies is a bit like the shark fin craze, everyone wants it because they can all afford it. Earlier, only collectors bought ... and more »

    23 Oct 2010

  • Rare tortoises sold without certificates - News & Star
    Rare tortoises sold without certificates News & Star By staff reporter A CARLISLE dad who illegally sold 11 endangered tortoises without a licence was yesterday given a suspended 24-week jail sentence. ...

    23 Oct 2010

  • Scent of decline hangs heavy over oudh producers - GulfNews
    Scent of decline hangs heavy over oudh producers GulfNews ... according to the report released last week by Traffic, the wildlife trade monitoring network commissioned by the Convention on International Trade in ... and more »

    22 Oct 2010

  • Green crime cost is billions, report says - Sydney Morning Herald
    Green crime cost is billions, report says Sydney Morning Herald POLLUTION, illegal logging and wildlife smuggling are now parts of a multibillion-dollar international crime problem almost as lucrative as the drugs and ... and more »

    22 Oct 2010

  • Thai police raid illegal wildlife warehouse - Monsters and Critics.com
    Straits Times Thai police raid illegal wildlife warehouse Monsters and Critics.com 'We know of at least 3 metric tons of live turtles, snakes and pangolins being secretly moved from Thailand to other countries on a weekly basis throughout ... Thai police raid warehouse full of reptiles illegally collected for…

    22 Oct 2010

  • Chinese Customs seize rhino horn
    On 18th October 2010, Zhanjiang Customs seized 7 rhino horns weighing a total of 13.4 kg that were declared as a shipment of trumpet shells from Africa, reports a Chinese Government website. 3 suspects have been arrested and futher investigations are underway.

    22 Oct 2010

  • Abalone worth R5m found at house - Independent Online
    Times LIVE Abalone worth R5m found at house Independent Online Five men were arrested with abalone (perlemoen) with a street value of R5 million at a house in Glenvista, south of Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on ... Hawks raid nets R5m worth of perlemoenTimes LIVE all 11 news articles »

    21 Oct 2010

  • Tigers could be extinct within 12 years: WWF - AFP
    AFP Tigers could be extinct within 12 years: WWF AFP ... focus on the tiger landscapes that have the greatest chance of long term retention of the tiger, and increased control of tiger trade," he said. ... and more »

    21 Oct 2010

  • 411 Critically Endangered Tortoises Saved from Illegal Wildlife Trade - PR Newswire (press release)
    411 Critically Endangered Tortoises Saved from Illegal Wildlife Trade PR Newswire (press release) REIMS, France, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After several months of waiting, 411 critically endangered tortoises will return to their home country of ... and more »

    21 Oct 2010

  • Duck Poacher Receives Heavy Fines and Licence Suspensions
    Duck Poacher Receives Heavy Fines and Licence Suspensions. CARAQUET, N.B. -- October 12, 2010 -- Paul-Andre David, age 23 of Pigeon Hill, New Brunswick pleaded guilty today in New Brunswick Provincial Court in Caraquet, for illegally hunting black scoters (large sea ducks) on New Brunswick's Acadian Peninsula.

    21 Oct 2010

  • Rhinos fitted with GPS device - Times LIVE
    AFP Rhinos fitted with GPS device Times LIVE "The GPS device is fitted into the rhino's horn by drilling a hole in the inert part of the horn," head of counter-poaching in the North West, Rusty Hustler ... S.Africa using GPS microchips to stop rhino poachingAFP all 22 news…

    20 Oct 2010

  • SC dismisses poacher's plea against conviction - Hindustan Times
    SC dismisses poacher's plea against conviction Hindustan Times The case was based on a disclosure statement made by one Balwan, arrested in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, in 2003 with a carton containing leopard skin. ... and more »

    20 Oct 2010

  • S. Africans in Vietnam to counter rhino horn trade: NGO - MSN Malaysia News
    S. Africans in Vietnam to counter rhino horn trade: NGO MSN Malaysia News "Vietnam has been increasingly implicated as a main driver of the illegal rhino horn trade in Asia, and a major trade route has emerged connecting illegally ...

    19 Oct 2010

  • Cops nab notorious red sanders smuggler - Times of India
    Cops nab notorious red sanders smuggler Times of India KADAPA/CHITTOOR: The Kadapa police nabbed a wanted smuggler of red sanders along with four others in the wee hours of Tuesday. ... and more »

    19 Oct 2010

  • 10 wild cats seized in Vietnam - Straits Times
    10 wild cats seized in Vietnam Straits Times ... two clouded leopards, a cobra and horns, said Sarah Morgan, Vietnam spokesman for Traffic, the British-based wildlife trade monitoring network. ... and more »

    19 Oct 2010

  • Report casts Japan as major importer of rare plants and animals - Mainichi Daily News
    Report casts Japan as major importer of rare plants and animals Mainichi Daily News The report, titled the "State of Wildlife Trade in Japan" and prepared by Traffic East Asia-Japan, a group that monitors wildlife trade, says Japan was the ... and more »

    18 Oct 2010

  • Ivory bust in Macao
    The ivory seized in the operation Sunday weighs about 1 ton. The case was also the first in Macao since 2003, when customs official confiscated 170 ...

    19 Oct 2010

  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Clampdown on illicit wildlife ...
    Support TRAFFIC's work tackling illegal trade in elephant ivory and tiger parts ... Stuffed Leopard Cats were among the illicit wildlife parts seized in ... www.traffic.org/.../clampdown-on-illicit-wildlife-trade-in-man...

    19 Oct 2010

  • Airport rhino horn smuggler jailed for 12 months - BBC News
    TopNews United Kingdom Airport rhino horn smuggler jailed for 12 months BBC News A 52-year-old man, from Chelmsford, admitted the theft and was cautioned by police for the illegal sale of rhino horn. Speaking after the hearing, ... £180000 rhino horn smuggler jailed for a yearIndependent 1YR'S JAIL FOR…

    5 Oct 2010

  • Severe Penalties To Stamp Out Poaching - Bernama
    Severe Penalties To Stamp Out Poaching Bernama ... army, People's Volunteer Corps, Orang Asli Affairs Department and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to curb wildlife smuggling. and more »

    7 Oct 2010

  • 4 with leopard hide held, role of politician to be probed - Indian Express
    4 with leopard hide held, role of politician to be probed Indian Express Investigations revealed that the suspects had come to Pune to sell the leopard skin to a person for Rs 3 lakh. Police said while suspect Panchal is a ...

    11 Oct 2010

  • Two suspects nabbed with 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/24012.html

    19 Oct 2010

  • Purported Poachers Appear In Court - NewsTime
    Purported Poachers Appear In Court NewsTime Six suspected rhino horn poachers are expected to appear in the North Gauteng High Court this morning. ...

    11 Oct 2010

  • 200 endangered Madagascar tortoises seized at Suvarnabhumi Airport - Thai News Agency MCOT
    France24 200 endangered Madagascar tortoises seized at Suvarnabhumi Airport Thai News Agency MCOT BANGKOK, Oct 11 – Thai customs officials on Sunday seized 218 radiated tortoises smuggled into Thailand by a Malagasy man to sell to a trader at Bangkok's ... Thailand seizes endangered Madagascar tortoisesAFP Thai authorities nab…

    11 Oct 2010

  • TRAFFIC - Seizures journal legacy - Elephant and leopard parts ...
    Support TRAFFIC's work tackling illegal trade in elephant ivory and tiger parts. Subscribe to news ... Elephant and leopard parts seized in China ... www.traffic.org/.../elephant-and-leopard-parts-seized-in-china...

    19 Oct 2010

  • Nabbed for fishing with banned nets
    By Amadoru Amarajeewa The Trincomalee harbour police apprehended two persons attempting to smuggle conch shells in the seas north of the Trinco sea port ... See all stories on this topic »

    19 Oct 2010

  • Revoked licences send a clear message - Malaysia Star
    Revoked licences send a clear message Malaysia Star Wong's case also highlights the fact that action and enforcement to deter illegal wildlife trade should not just be a task for Perhilitan but that of other ... and more »

    9 Oct 2010

  • Wild animals seized in raid
    KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-four wildlife species kept in cages and aquariums in a store and bedroom were seized in a raid at Pandan Perdana near here. www.thestaronline.com/news/story.asp?file=/2010/10/...

    19 Oct 2010

  • Six from Nepal held for theft - Deccan Herald
    Six from Nepal held for theft Deccan Herald ... 52 motorcycles, two laptops, 10 mobile phones, a pistol, electronic gadgets, ivory and leopard skin had been seized from the suspects. ...

    9 Oct 2010

  • Kataban illegal wildlife trade busted - The Daily Star
    Kataban illegal wildlife trade busted The Daily Star Officials from the Department of Forest, with the help of law enforcement agency, busted the illegal trade of wildlife and recovered huge number of Myna, ...

    9 Oct 2010

  • Edinburgh scientists help convict rhino smuggler - The Edinburgh Journal
    Edinburgh scientists help convict rhino smuggler The Edinburgh Journal “It's clear that the illegal wildlife trade is still a major problem here, and there are proven links between wildlife crime and organised criminal groups, ...

    9 Oct 2010

  • GLOBAL POLICE SWOOP TRAPS TIGER TRADERS - BigNews.biz (press release)
    BigNews.biz (press release) GLOBAL POLICE SWOOP TRAPS TIGER TRADERS BigNews.biz (press release) ... range of environmental crimes, including illegal wildlife trade, illegal logging, hazardous waste, and trade in climate and ozone-altering chemicals. 2. ... and more »

    8 Oct 2010

  • Chinese court sentences rhino horn smuggler to 12 years - Mongabay.com
    Chinese court sentences rhino horn smuggler to 12 years Mongabay.com A traditional Chinese medicine businessman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempting to smuggler rhino horn from Vietnam to China, ...

    7 Oct 2010

  • Animals seized from Wong go to Malacca Zoo
    GEORGE TOWN (Oct 6, 2010): Animals seized from convicted wildlife smuggler Anson Wong will be placed in the Malacca Zoo. State Wildlife and National Parks ... See all stories on this topic »

    7 Oct 2010

  • South Africa launches crime unit to battle rhino poaching - AFP
    The Age South Africa launches crime unit to battle rhino poaching AFP The East Asian economic boom has powered the demand of rhino horn, with buyers willing to pay up to 2500 dollars (1900 euros) for a single horn, ... Save the rhinoBuaNews Online (press release) NPA assigns dedicated…

    5 Oct 2010

  • Man jailed for rhino horn smuggling bid - BBC News
    Man jailed for rhino horn smuggling bid BBC News A man who pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle a rhino horn worth hundreds of thousands of pounds through Manchester Airport has been sentenced to 12 ... Rhino horn smuggler is sentencedBBC News all 2 news articles »

    5 Oct 2010

  • ITBP suspends two officers held in smuggling case - Hindustan Times
    ITBP suspends two officers held in smuggling case Hindustan Times The red sanders is a precious wood grown in south Indian states like Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and is smuggled for foreign markets like those of ... and more »

    8 Sep 2010

  • 5 arrested for Opathe poaching - East Coast Radio
    5 arrested for Opathe poaching East Coast Radio ... confiscated six firearms, including a rifle that's believed to have been used on animals that have lost their lives to the illegal trade in rhino horn. ...

    4 Oct 2010