China Calls for Tiger Protection

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India’s newfound partnership with China on environment issues has yielded results in the area of tiger protection as well. In what could be seen as a new year’s gift for the Indian tiger, China’s State Forestry Administration has issued a directive calling for the protection of tigers, especially the need to step up action against illegal trade in tiger parts and products. What kind of protection do they really mean? From the Economic Times (part of the India Times, I think).

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Central London Shop Raided for Illegal Wildlife Products

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The regulations closed a legal loophole which enabled traders to pretend animal products came from countries with lower levels of protection. Tags: wildlife crime UK wildlife trafficking Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers endangered species Not surprisingly, they raided a shop selling Chinese traditional medicines. From the Telegraph. Detectives seized 200 products believed to be made from endangered animals including musk deer, leopards and tigers.

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DNA Bar Codes Could Help Identify Illegal Bush Meat

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How is anyone to know if it came from a species that is protected under national or international law? Tags: wildlife crime wildlife trafficking endangered species This is an interesting piece from the Scientific American blog. 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.

Organizations Putting Animals First

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Understanding that threats to animals can range from illegal trafficking to utter exploitation, these leaders strive to promote the safety and protection sanctuaries offer our fury, feathered, four-legged friends. Run by a very qualified staff, the organization’s employees boast a collective 40 years’ experience in animal protection in addition to their numerous accolades and certifications including MBAs, law degrees and more.

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