Smithsonian Magazine Spotlights Wildlife Trafficking

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HUGE article in the Smithsonian Magazine about wildlife trafficking out of Ecuador. Tags: wildlife trafficking ecuador latin america

Thai Police Arrest Ivory Traffickers

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Police arrested two Thai nationals for trafficking in African ivory. Tags: ivory africa poaching trafficking thailand elephants Unfortunately, if they are found guilty, they would face a maximum of only four years in jail. The fines could be up to 40,000 baht (1,150 dollars). The dollars part doesn't seem like much to me either, but it could be a fortune in Thailand. Anyone know?

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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. Over the last two years, authorities have discovered 57 cases of trafficking in wild animals involving more than 7,612 individuals including monkeys and Tibetan bears and elephant tusks. Tags: vietnam exotic meats wildlife trafficking bush meat endangered species Sounds just awful.

Singapore a Transit Hub for Trafficking

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Seems like every other month I post an article about some SE Asian country being a " hub" for wildlife trafficking (eg. Tags: singapore wildlife crime wildlife trafficking asia Vietnam, Malaysia.) How many more are there?

Texas Father & Son Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking

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Washington Man Sentenced for Gall Bladder Trafficking

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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 This man is a meat-cutter from our home state of Washington. 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. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says Wednesday that William A.

Psychiatrist Arrested for Trafficking in Gall Bladders

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Malaysia is One of the Centers of Wildlife Trafficking

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Pangolins Saved from "Harvesting" by Trafficker

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Trafficking Should be Crime Story, Not Wildlife Story

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Chances are you'll see a bizarre overemphasis on cocaine and how it grows and who sells it on street corners and little attention on major traffickers, their national and transnational syndicates, and the government regulators and prosecutors who failed to stop the trafficking. You will see no names beyond the lowest level traffickers. Tags: organized crime wildlife trafficking endangered species Interesting.

Largest Ever Trafficking Bust in Africa

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Another Wildlife Trafficking Ring Busted

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In India this time. They seized tiger skins, tiger bones and otter skins. Where could those tiger bones be going but to Asian countries to make tiger bone wine?

Sad Orangutan Trade

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Asian Demand for Ivory Pushing Elephants to Extinction

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Pet Trade Taking Toll on Southeast Asia

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Tourist Tries to Smuggle 44 Lizards in Underwear

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Man Arrested with Frozen Tigers and Panther in House

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The guy was clearly trafficking in illegal parts as there were about 50 kg of bones belonging to other tigers. Tags: wildlife smuggling vietnam wildlife trafficking tigers panthers This happened in Vietnam.

Fighting Illegal Wildlife Trade Requires More Funding

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Smugglers Go to Extremes with Argentinian Parrots

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Cherokee Man Imprisoned for Selling Gall Bladders

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Baby Gorilla Rescued from Smugglers

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She is thought to be about two years old, was hidden at the bottom of a bag and covered with clothes when Congolese Wildlife Authority officers arrested the suspected trafficker at Goma airport. Tags: wildlife crime smuggling trafficking congo gorillas endangered species

Huge Ivory Seizure in Malaysia

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ivory wildlife trafficking smuggling elephants malaysiaPossibly the largest ever. full story here in Wildlife Extra News. December 2011. Malaysian authorities have seized a staggering 15 tonnes of elephant ivory in Port Klang, just west of Kuala Lumpur; the sixth and by far the largest major seizure involving Malaysia in recent months, quite possibly the largest ever.

TRAFFIC Says Malaysian Raid Proves Organized Crime Link

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A police raid that uncovered 42 stolen vehicles and a mini-zoo of exotic animals in Taman Wahyu here yesterday is proof that wildlife trafficking is linked to organised crime, said wildlife trade monitoring group TRAFFIC. Tags: organized crime wildlife trafficking malaysia From the Malaysian Insider.

US Fish and Wildlife Offers Ivory Identification Guide

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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.

Man Caught Smuggling 200 Birds

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Witherspoon in Trouble for Python Purse

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wildlife trafficking california Stupid python entertainment exotic skins snakesFor some bizarre reason (hopefully just ignorance), Reese Witherspoon has pissed off animal rights activists by purchasing and carrying around a purse made out of python skin. Python skinning is horrible, brutal and repulsive. And it's illegal for her to have it at least in the State of California. And she paid $4,000 for it. Sorry, but that's stupid enough on its own. 4,000 for a frigging purse?!

US a Hub for Eatin' Them Endangered Species

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Since the demand continues, so does the trafficking.". Tags: wildlife trafficking us endangered species And here I've been yelling at China all this time. (Be Be warned there's a horrific picture of a cooked monkey head in this article.) From Alternet.org. The United States is one of the world's largest, if not the largest, consuming nations for wildlife products.

Marmoset Smuggler Escapes in India

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Sher Singh, one of the kingpins of the countrywide wildlife trafficking racket involved in stealing eight common marmosets from Alipore Zoo on August 9, walked off a train in the wee hours of Friday. Sure doesn't sound like these guys take wildlife trafficking very seriously. Tags: India wildlife trafficking Unfortunate. From the Times of India.

Internet Exploits Cameroon's Primates

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Illegal wildlife traffickers provide fake credentials to establish that primates are being legitimately offered for sale. Tags: wildlife crime wildlife trafficking africa primates endangered species cameroon Their ads claim that the primate comes with "veterinary health documents, a "permit" from CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and a year's health care guarantee.

Baby Tiger Victim of Wildlife Trade

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It was reported that two men were arrested for attempting to transport the baby tiger carcass - along with the bones of at least two tigers - and that the “case showed the possibility of larger-scale tiger trafficking in the country.” Tags: wildlife crime vietnam wildlife trafficking Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers endangered species Sometimes I'm just embarrassed to be human.

Huge Ivory Seizure in Africa

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Good News and Bad News for Orangutans

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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!

Wildlife Rescued in Trinidad and Tobago

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Gobal Smuggling Ring Uncovered in Brazil

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Virginia Fox Smuggler Gets Six Months

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pleaded guilty in March to five counts of trafficking in wild animals. Tags: wildlife trafficking blood sport fox hunting us Howard Glen Blevins, 68, of Asheville, N.C., A statement from U.S. Attorney Julia Dudley said Blevins had bought animals for several years from trappers in different states and brought them to Virginia to sell to the owners of "fox pens." Hunters would then pay to hunt in the pens.

Central London Shop Raided for Illegal Wildlife Products

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$10 Million Euros in Smuggled Wildlife Seized

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China Calls for Tiger Protection

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