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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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Friday
Feb052010

Arrests over Red Sanders smuggling in India

Police have arrested 5 people on suspicion of smuggling Red Sanders after 26 logs were seized near G.V. Satram reports The Hindu

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Thursday
Feb042010

Poachers kill rhino in India

Poachers have killed a rhino in Kaziranga National Park, the fourth such incident in Assam in the past month, reports the Press Trust of India

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Thursday
Feb042010

Rhinos drugged and dehorned in South Africa

2 white rhinos in the Willem Pretorius nature reserve were apparently darted and drugged so their horns could be removed using a power-saw or grinder, reports the Times Live

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Wednesday
Feb032010

Huge parrot haul in Cameroon

More than 700 African Grey Parrots were confiscated at Douala airport in a shpment set to be loaded onto an Ethiopian Airlones flight. It follows an earlier seizure of 300 parrots in November, reports MyFoxAustin.com

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Wednesday
Feb032010

2 arrested over reptile smuggling in India

Kavoor police have arrested two people after live snakes and turtles were seized from them, reports Mangaloremithr

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Monday
Feb012010

Leopard skins and more than 20,000 shells seized in India

A man has been arrested after more than 20,000 shells, including conch shells of 12 different species were seized, and in a separate incident, three men were arrested following the seizure of animal skins, including 2 Leopard pelts, reports The Hindu

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Monday
Feb012010

Confiscated wildlife in US linked to Malaysia

A wildlife trader in Malaysia has been linked to a large seizure of more than 28,000 exotic wild animals in the USA reports The Star

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Monday
Feb012010

14 arrested over abalone poaching in South Africa

14 people found in posession of 194 abalone in Robben Island nature reserve have been arrested by Western Cape police, reports Times live

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Monday
Feb012010

Abalone poachers attack police in South Africa

Gansbaai police and Marine and Coastal Management officers who confronted 60 people believed to be involved in poaching abalone were shot at and were pelted with petrol bombs and stones, reports the Independent online

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Saturday
Jan302010

2 arrested, abalone seized in South Africa

2 men were arrested and more than 11,000 abalone seized following a raid on a house in Durbanville reports Eyewitness News

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Friday
Jan292010

Sturgeon and caviar seized in Russia

In separate incidents, police in Russia have seized 1.4 tonnes of sturgeon from a truck in Khabarovsk and 9 kg of caviar from the restuarant carriage of a Moscow-Tashkent train, reports RIA Novosti

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Friday
Jan292010

Convicted scrimshaw artist faces jail in US

A man convicted of smuggling sperm whale teeth and elephant ivory into the US faces up to 5 years in jail, reports the Boston Herald

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Friday
Jan292010

Asian Elephant skin seized in China

On 28 January, Kunming railway police seized 5 kg of Asian Ekephant skin at Jinmacun station from a man who claimed he had bought them at a local medicinal wholesale market reports News 163

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Thursday
Jan282010

Internet wildlife peddlers arrested in Malaysia

3 men have been arrested on suspicion of selling wildlife over the Internet, and several birds and reptiles seized from them, reports The New Straits Times

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Thursday
Jan282010

Possible Tiger poisoning case in India

A dead Tiger at Pench National Park is undergoing further forensic tests to determine if it had been poisoned, reports the Indo Asian News Service

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