Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam

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Dr Scott Roberton, head of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), said that hunting wild animals for meat and trafficking had been happening in many countries, especially developing ones. Among them, stag and wild boar accounted for around 70 per cent of the consumed meat, followed by turtle, snake, fox and porcupine. Tags: vietnam exotic meats wildlife trafficking bush meat endangered species Sounds just awful.

Washington Man Sentenced for Gall Bladder Trafficking

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This man is a meat-cutter from our home state of Washington. Page, a meat cutter from Curlew, was sentenced to a year jail in Ferry County Superior Court after being convicted on six counts of unlawful trafficking in wildlife. Tags: wildlife trafficking State of Washington bears I'm not sure the sentencing is strict enough to keep him from doing it again. I hope he serves out his whole sentence though.

Pangolins Saved from "Harvesting" by Trafficker

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We believe the animals were destined to be sold to Asian countries for their meat, as well as their scales to be used as traditional medicine," the department's enforcement chief Saharudin Anan told AFP. Tags: wildlife crime Traditional Chinese Medicine trafficking china malaysia I had no idea what a pangolin was, but, thanks to Wikipedia , I now know it's a scaly anteater. And, surprise, their "harvesting" is tied back to.CHINA! From Red Orbit.

DNA Bar Codes Could Help Identify Illegal Bush Meat

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One of the major challenges in combating the bushmeat trade is identifying the source species for the meat and products. Once an animal has been carved up, meat looks like meat and leather looks like leather. According to a paper published in the September 1 online edition of the journal Conservation Genetics, DNA bar codes can be used to quickly and clearly distinguish the source species of meat or leather goods for many rare and threatened species.

Young Lowland Gorillas Released into Nature Reserve

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Sounds like these guys were orphaned as a result of bushmeat and illegal trafficking activities.) Tags: wildlife trafficking united nations bush meat congo gorillas The UN airlifted these guys into the nature reserve so they can coalesce into a group that can survive when released back into the wild. This action is to prevent them from being eaten or poached in the meantime.

Wildlife Rescued in Trinidad and Tobago

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There was also over 400 lbs of "wild meat" (I don't want to know what that could be!). Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife crime trafficking Three corrupt police officers in Trinidad and Tobago robbed a couple of Venezuelan wildlife smugglers and were subsequently arrested themselves. Over 1,000 animals were rescued, including 500 bull finches and 300 picoplats, The rescued wildlife also included monkeys, parrots, macaws and other species from Venezuela.

Ivory Bigger than Drugs in Africa

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Trafficking in ivory and game meat has become one of the most lucrative illegal trades in Africa due to rising demand in Asia, experts said on Friday. "In Tags: wildlife crime ivory africa trafficking asia elephants Sad, sad, sad. Why doesn't this greed ever end? Ivory means NOTHING. It's just a material. There is no magic, no power, NOTHING to it. And even with all the public education and media attention, there is just no abatement in demand. It's just so frustrating!

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