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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.

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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. Tags: vietnam exotic meats wildlife trafficking bush meat endangered species. But the problem is the high demand for these products. From Vietnam News.

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Man Convicted of Illegally Trafficking Live Deer

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The deer still got screwed because they ended up at the hunting preserve, but any kind of sentence for wildlife trafficking must be enforced. Tags: wildlife crime wildlife trafficking ohio south carolina Lacey Act deer. I hope he serves the whole term.

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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. Page, 63, was sentenced Dec. 18 and was also fined $3,000.

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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?

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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). Anyone know?

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Texas Father & Son Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking

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Tags: wildlife trafficking Arkansas Texas deer.

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Psychiatrist Arrested for Trafficking in Gall Bladders

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Thai Government Deals with Victims of Wildlife Trafficking

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Zambian Police Officers Caught in Ivory Trafficking

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ZAMBIA Wildlife Authority (Zawa) yesterday arrested four people, including two police officers, in Kafue for trafficking in ivory and rhino horns worth more than K1 billion. Tags: wildlife crime ivory africa zambia trafficking elephants. 36 elephants? 36 elephants? That's a huge slaughter in my opinion.

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Pangolins Saved from "Harvesting" by Trafficker

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Tags: wildlife crime Traditional Chinese Medicine trafficking china malaysia.

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Malaysia is One of the Centers of Wildlife Trafficking

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Tags: wildlife crime wildlife trafficking malaysia endangered species.

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Largest Ever Trafficking Bust in Africa

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Artist Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking

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Artist Enrique Gomez De Molina was sentenced to 20 months in prison and a $6,000 fine in Miami on Friday for trafficking in illegal and threatened wildlife. “In promoting that message, he fell grievously from doing things the right way and became one of the very people he tried to educate,” Kuehne said.

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Pangolin: The most trafficked animal!

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submitted by /u/berlioz1982 [link] [comments].

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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?

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Illegal donkey skin trade is a ‘trojan horse’ for wildlife trafficking, claims charity

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submitted by /u/Impressive_Tennis724 [link] [comments].

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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.

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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. This includes wildlife used for food, whether for cultural reasons or luxury markets," says Leigh Henry, a senior policy officer for the World Wildlife Fund and the international wildlife-trade monitoring network TRAFFIC.

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'Looking for a flamingo?': bird trafficking in Iraq – photo essay | Environment

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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.

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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.

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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. Frankly, with the rate these poor animals are being decimated, I wonder sometimes if they SHOULD be released back into the wild. Wouldn't they be safer in the reserve?

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Sad Orangutan Trade

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Fighting Illegal Wildlife Trade Requires More Funding

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Tourist Tries to Smuggle 44 Lizards in Underwear

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Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife trafficking reptiles Stupid new zealand lizards.

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Customs Officials Meet to Discuss China/Russia Smuggling

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During the meeting, participants carried out an analysis of the current situation regarding wildlife trafficking across the Russian-Chinese border, and discussed practical ways it could be addressed. Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife trafficking tigers china russia.

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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. This is totally fraudulent, however, because CITES bans international trade and does not issues such permits.

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Asian Demand for Ivory Pushing Elephants to Extinction

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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.” The baby tiger was between four and five months old.

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Cherokee Man Imprisoned for Selling Gall Bladders

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Pet Trade Taking Toll on Southeast Asia

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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. There is no magic, no power, NOTHING to it. It's just so frustrating! From the AFP.

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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. Here is an article about it.

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US Fish and Wildlife Offers Ivory Identification Guide

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Tags: wildlife crime ivory wildlife trafficking trafficking elephants.

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Smugglers Go to Extremes with Argentinian Parrots

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Huge Ivory Seizure in Africa

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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. Hunters would then pay to hunt in the pens. Often they were injured.

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Congo Officer Arrested for Baby Chimp Sales

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No wonder wildlife trafficking is such a problem. Tags: iccn chimpanzees wildlife trafficking africa congo. Even members of the army are involved. In this case, someone confused a baby chimp with a baby gorilla. ICCN (Congolese Wildlife Authority) rangers received a tip-off that someone in Goma was trying to sell a baby gorilla.

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Yikes! Two TONS of Snakes & Tortoises Seized

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Tags: wildlife smuggling cambodia wildlife trafficking reptiles tortoises snakes.

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Good News and Bad News for Orangutans

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Tags: wildlife crime exotic pets wildlife trafficking animal cruelty orangutans pet trade endangered species.

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Sobering Tiger Statistics

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Tags: India wildlife trafficking poaching tigers china endangered species.

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Wildlife Rescued in Trinidad and Tobago

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