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October 2011 seizures archive

  • Bangladesh to set up dolphin sanctuaries
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) DHAKA — Bangladesh will declare three river areas in its southwest as dolphin sanctuaries, wildlife officials said Monday, in a bid to protect the country's population of endangered freshwater cetaceans. The forestry department took the decision after ... See all stories on this topic »…

    31 Oct 2011

  • Save Russian caviar! - The Voice of Russia
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) The Voice of Russia Save Russian caviar! The Voice of Russia They claim that 90% of global caviar trade is still illegal. Legal Russian sturgeon caviar can only be purchased in Duty Free zones and from authorized Russian distributors. Mikhail Novikov, a young Russian businessman,…

    31 Oct 2011

  • US Official: No Action against Iceland's Whaling - IcelandReview
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) IcelandReview US Official: No Action against Iceland's Whaling IcelandReview ... “inaccurate” information on the purchase in that they said that the meat could legally be imported into the US, “In fact, such citizens could face arrest and prosecution under several US laws for illegal wildlife…

    31 Oct 2011

  • Red sanders seizure: Main accused held - The Hindu
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Hindu Business Line Red sanders seizure: Main accused held The Hindu The team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has taken into custody the main accused in connection with the seizure of 1.35 tonnes of red sanders from the International Container Transshipment Terminal, Vallarpadom, on…

    30 Oct 2011

  • Shark Finning Photos Reveal Extreme Reality - Global Animal
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Shark Finning Photos Reveal Extreme Reality Global Animal In Taiwan, 85 percent of sharks caught come from the high seas, Glenn Sant of TRAFFIC—a global wildlife-trade monitoring network—said by email. The International Union for Conservation of Naturelists more than half of open-ocean shark species as…

    29 Oct 2011

  • Four charged with abalone violation - The Turlock Journal
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Four charged with abalone violation The Turlock Journal 2002 A Denair man was among four individuals arrested in Mendocino for exceeding an abalone limit. Bobby Dean Tickner, 51, of Denair was arrested along with Rudy Bart Acosta, 43, of Hickman, Ernest Ruiz Jr., 37, of…

    29 Oct 2011

  • *Rhino poachers jailed*
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Two poachers will serve an effective 16 year jail term each after they were convicted of illegally hunting two rhinoceros worth $120 000 at Sango Ranch in Bikita. Elia Mwapfaa (36) of Bwerudza village in Chipinge and Martin Maera (18) of Chief Ziki in ...…

    29 Oct 2011

  • Poaching kingpin loses appeal - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Poaching kingpin loses appeal Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News Lemtongthai was arrested earlier 2011 in connection with a syndicate which smuggled rhino horn out of South Africa. He allegedly used prostitutes to pose as trophy hunters. He is due to return to the Kempton Park…

    28 Oct 2011

  • 13.5 tonnes of red sanders seized at ICTT Vallarpadam - Times of India
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Hindu Business Line 13.5 tonnes of red sanders seized at ICTT Vallarpadam Times of India KOCHI: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 13.5 tonnes of red sanders from a container at Vallarpadom International Container Trans-shipment Terminal (ICTT) on Friday. The sanders, valued about Rs…

    28 Oct 2011

  • DRI stops smuggling of red sanders - The Hindu
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) DRI stops smuggling of red sanders The Hindu Officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) stopped a consignment of red sanders while being exported from the International Container Transshipment Terminal, Vallarpadom on Friday. The consignment of 13.5 tonnes of red sanders is expected ...

    28 Oct 2011

  • Black Abalone Protected on 138 Square Miles - Courthouse News Service
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Black Abalone Protected on 138 Square Miles Courthouse News Service WASHINGTON (CN) - The National Marine Fisheries Service has designated 138 square miles of critical habitat along the coast of California and its offshore islands for the endangered black abalone. The Endangered Species Act designation…

    28 Oct 2011

  • Malaysia seizes 450 protected snakes, turtles - Sin Chew Jit Poh
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Malaysia seizes 450 protected snakes, turtles Sin Chew Jit Poh Malaysia has pledged to fight wildlife smuggling, which activists say is rampant in the Southeast Asian nation due to regional demand for exotic dishes, pets, or traditional medicines derived from animals. and more »

    28 Oct 2011

  • Shark conservation is gaining momentum - but are we doing enough? - The Guardian
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Shark conservation is gaining momentum - but are we doing enough? The Guardian One study estimated that the demand for shark fin – seen as a delicacy in China – killed between 26 million and 75 billion sharks a year. The global trade is estimated…

    27 Oct 2011

  • No More Slupring Shark Fin Soup In Toronto From 2012 - Bernama
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Globe and Mail No More Slupring Shark Fin Soup In Toronto From 2012 Bernama The move to ban the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins or their derivative products passed by a vote of 38 to 4, but ironically it was not supported…

    27 Oct 2011

  • Thai rhino horn suspect seeks bail - Independent Online
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Independent Online Thai rhino horn suspect seeks bail Independent Online By OMPHITLHETSE MOOKI People for the Liberation of Animals supporters Miranda Jordan and her sister Melissa leave the Johannesburg High Court after suspected rhino horn smuggler Chumlong Lemtongthai argued for bail. Photo: Dumisani Sibeko A…

    27 Oct 2011

  • Justice: *US Virgin Islands* jewelry *company* to pay $1.8M fine in *coral* *...*
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) CHARLOTTE AMALIE, US Virgin Islands — A high-end jewelry manufacturer in the US Virgin Islands was ordered Wednesday to forfeit thousands of pounds (kilograms) of protected black coral and pay a $1.8 million fine for trading in it. The US Department ... See all stories…

    27 Oct 2011

  • Illegal Trade in Whale Meat from Iceland's International Airport Exposed - PR Newswire (press release)
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Illegal Trade in Whale Meat from Iceland's International Airport Exposed PR Newswire (press release) In fact, such citizens could face arrest and prosecution under several US laws for illegal wildlife trade. Travelers returning with whale meat to the European Union or many other nations that…

    26 Oct 2011

  • 17 held for rhino horn smuggling - Himalayan Times
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) 17 held for rhino horn smuggling Himalayan Times CHITWAN: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has arrested 17 people on the charge of their involvement in the smuggling of rhino horns. They were made public on Tuesday. The preliminary investigation revealed that smuggling accused are involved…

    25 Oct 2011

  • Sanders ban chokes state funds - Deccan Chronicle
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Sanders ban chokes state funds Deccan Chronicle The ban by the Centre on international trade of red sanders has effectively watered down the state government's hopes to get hundreds of crores of rupees through the sale of seized wood. The precious red sanders, seized from…

    25 Oct 2011

  • Man nabbed with 1 500 abalone - Independent Online
    Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Independent Online Man nabbed with 1 500 abalone Independent Online A man was arrested in Somerset West on Tuesday for possession of 1502 perlemoen (abalone), Western Cape police said. Police pulled over a vehicle on the N2 highway travelling to Cape Town, said Warrant Officer…

    25 Oct 2011

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2 arrested for huge abalone haul - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) ...
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Javan Rhino extinct in Viet Nam: Hanoi, Viet Nam, 25th October 2011—The last Javan Rhinoceros in Viet Nam was sh...
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Customs busts pangolin scale smuggling racket - Times of India: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Customs bust...
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*5 poachers with fox caracasses held*: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) CHIKMANGLUR: The special forest squad...
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*Holland bans Malaysian logs*: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Malaysia Today. Independent News Portal in Ma...
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*Spurt in rhino poaching at Kaziranga*: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) GOLAGHAT, Oct 22 – Kaziranga Nationa...
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*Seven notorious tiger poachers held in joint operations*: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) By News Bulletin ...
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Red sanders worth Rs 3.7 cr seized - Hindustan Times: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Red sanders worth Rs 3...
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Customs officials *seize* a tonne of *ivory* in Vietnam: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) HANOI, October 24, ...
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Man arrested for R3,2 million worth of abalone - Citizen: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Man arrested for R...
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Rhino Crisis Round Up: Arrests in Nepal, Sniffer Dog Deployed in India & More - : Shared by ...
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Two held with pangolin skin worth Rs 9 mn - Zee News: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Two held with pangolin...
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UAE urged to choke off contraband ivory trade - The National: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) The NationalUA...
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Five caught over perlemoen - Independent Online: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Five caught over perlemoenI...
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Man Charged With Selling Ram's Skull: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Colorado wildlife officials say 39-yea...
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Reward for mountain lion poachers now $11700: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Wildlife officials were alerte...
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Taiwan to ban shark finning from next year - eTaiwan News: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Asian Scientist M...
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Rhino poaching protest in South Africa - Jerusalem Post: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Rhino poaching prot...
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Plan to save KZN leopards - The Witness: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) The WitnessPlan to save KZN leopard...
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Obtuvieron 278 kg de fibra de vicuña - Los Andes Perú: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Obtuvieron 278 kg de ...
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Wildlife smuggling becoming rarer but has not gone extinct - China Daily: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Ch...
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Pobitora steps up guard to thwart poachers - Assam Tribune: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Assam TribunePob...
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*Marine cops seize 372 logs worth RM186,000*: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) by Johnson K Saai. Posted on O...
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Conservation of medicinal plants top of WHO agenda: Toyama, Japan, 19th October 2011—more than 60 international ...
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Rash of poaching incidents worry Sundre *wildlife officials*: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Sundre Fish an...
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Two held with leopard skin in Chhattisgarh - Zee News: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Two held with leopard...
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Quota holders slate department's failure to halt abalone poaching - Legalbrief (subscription): Shared by TRAFFI...
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*Trafficking of baby gorillas poses new threat to endangered species*: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Named...
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Camera trap photographs one of few critically endangered Amur leopards in China
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Pangolin smugglers cost Indonesia 'billions' - Jakarta Post: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Pangolin smuggl...
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Judge upholds ban on American hunters bringing back polar bear trophies - Winnipeg Free Press: Shared by TRAFFI...
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Medicinal plants programme receives prestigious award: October 2011—A joint WWF, TRAFFIC and IUCN project on sus...
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Burning Ivory Will Not Stop Poaching - Middle East North Africa Financial Network: Shared by TRAFFIC (media r...
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A genetic barcode against forestry law-breaking: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) There are around 60 species...
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Customs & excise board wants duty evasion laws amended - Times of India: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Cus...
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Quota holders slam department - Independent Online: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Independent OnlineQuota ...
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*MOF Seizes 5000 Turtle Eggs*: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) SANDAKAN, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- The Marine Oper...
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Illegal elephant ivory trade run from Romford home - London24: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) London24Illeg...
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South Africa hardens its stance on rhino trophy hunts - Globe and Mail: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Glob...
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*Indonesian tiger smuggler could escape with light sentence*: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Pekanbaru, Ind...
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Tuna management measures welcomed: Bali, Indonesia 13th October, 2011—delegates to a crucial meeting to decide t...
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*3 'tuko' traders nabbed in Quiapo*: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) MANILA, Philippines – Three men alleged...
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Poachers kill three rhinos in weeks - The Standard: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) The StandardPoachers kil...
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Chinese Demand for Ivory Threatens Kenya's Elephants - Voice of America: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Chi...
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Rhino hunting permits could be suspended - News24: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Rhino hunting permits cou...
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Czech museums faced with rhino horn thieves' gang - Prague Daily Monitor: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Cz...
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Police intervene to stop smuggling of rare parrots’ eggs: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Slovak police, in ...
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China reaches across South Asia frontier in trilateral meeting with Nepal and India: Chengdu, China, 12th Octobe...
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Three face charges in shooting during illegal alligator hunt, officials say: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report)...
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Patas! More pachyderms being targeted by deadly jaw bomb: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report)   By Saliya Kumara...
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Agarwood thieves felling trees in forest reserves - Malaysia Star: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Malaysia ...
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Leopard skin seized from BT Road shop - Times of India: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Leopard skin seized ...
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Open season on owls in India - Livemint: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Open season on owls in IndiaLivemin...
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Snakes in the post constricting biodiversity - The Canberra Times: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Snakes in...
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Grant will aid state plan to restore pinto abalone - The Olympian: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Grant wil...
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California governor signs ban on shark fin trade - CBS News: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Los Angeles Tim...
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Marshall Islands Creates World's Largest Shark Sanctuary - Environment News Service: Shared by TRAFFIC (media...
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WWF mourns forest ranger murdered by poaching gang - Surfbirds News: Surfbirds NewsWWF mourns forest ranger murd...
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Born Free Foundation Raises Concern Over Ivory Trade - Middle East North Africa Financial Network: Shared by TR...
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New rhino horn laws proposed - East Coast Radio: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) New rhino horn laws propose...
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Puttur: Pangolin Smuggling - Four Arrested - Daijiworld.com: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Puttur: Pangoli...
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Plan to legalize rhino horn trade prompts concerns - Thanh Nien Daily: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Plane...
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27000 Demand Governor Brown Approve Shark Fin Ban Before Sunday - Change.org (blog): Shared by TRAFFIC (media...
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Rhino Crisis Round Up: INTERPOL-Listed Rhino Killer Shot Dead by Police in ... - PlanetSave.com: Shared by TRAF...
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City moving on shark fin ban - Mississauga: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) City moving on shark fin banMiss...
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AR recovers banned wildlife products, drugs - E-Pao.net: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) AR recovers banned ...
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Caught trying to sell tortoise for meat - Daily Mirror: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Caught trying to sel...
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Poachers Wiping Out Rare Monkey in Tanzania: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Poaching and wildlife crime are...
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Fishers warned of abalone crackdown - ABC Online: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Fishers warned of abalone ...
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Perlemoen seized in WCape - Citizen: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Perlemoen seized in WCapeCitizen7335 un...
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Singapore's Cold Storage to stop the sale of shark's fin products - CNNGo.com: Shared by TRAFFIC (media repor...
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*Wildlife officials* to keep a close watch on Chatuchak Market *...*: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) The Na...
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South Africa studies legalising rhino horn trade: report - AFP: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) AFPSouth Afr...
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Feds: American eels may need protection: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Fish and Wildlife officials conside...
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Inuit tribe and *wildlife officials* agree on polar bear quota | Canada *...*: Shared by TRAFFIC (media repor...
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Workshop aims to tackle animal smuggling - The National: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) The NationalWorksho...
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Bid for Ivory Bill on eBay: Cambridge, UK, 2nd October—There’s only hours to go for your chance to become the pr...
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Court fines pangolin killer Rs 30, 000 - Daily Mirror: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) Court fines pangolin ...
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2 students among three held with leopard skins - IBNLive.com: Shared by TRAFFIC (media report) 2 students amo...