US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has said her visit to Vietnam on June 29-July 1 aims to boost the US-Vietnam cooperation in the fight against wildlife trafficking, including elephant, rhino, sea tortoise, tiger, and pangolin.
Federal and state enforcement agencies announced the conclusion of a 10-day international effort of enhanced coordination and increased action against the illegal trafficking of wildlife that resulted in 25 seizures at airports and international mail facilities in Miami and Los Angeles.
In recent years, many people have heard of “drones” being used in various places around the world. Yet many people are not quite sure what they are and their practical uses. The Crime Museum, in partnership with the Kashmir World Foundation, is giving visitors a hands-on approach to learning the important role drones play in illegal wildlife trafficking around the world....
Lost amid the noise surrounding the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been the fact that the deal's environment chapter can potentially help curb one of the severest transnational crimes: wildlife trafficking.
A series of raids conducted across Asia, Africa and Europe resulted in more than 300 arrests and over 600 seizures of assorted wildlife contraband — from several tons of ivory and rhino horns to whale ribs and sea horses, authorities said Thursday. Law enforcement agencies from 62 countries...
Police in Indonesia’s second city of Surabaya, a hotbed of wildlife trafficking, seized 16 eagles of various types from a trafficker who was using Facebook to connect with potential customers. A tip alerted the authorities to the trafficker. They used the Internet to confirm his activities before moving to arrest him at his house in Surabaya’s Bubutan area.
Fishing nets thought to have been left behind by Chinese fishing boats that engaged in illegal poaching of so-called jewelry coral in waters near Tokyo's remote Ogasawara Islands have become a major impediment for local fishermen. Fishhooks used by the fishermen frequently get snagged in the derelict fishing nets, but there is no way of knowing how many such nets litter the sea bottom at depths of 100 meters or more. The bountiful waters continue to suffer the consequences of illegal activities
Viet Nam hopes to co-operate with countries and international organisations to protect endangered wildlife species, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan said at the First Pangolin Range States Meeting in Da Nang yesterday.
Poachers were disturbed in the act as they attempted to drag a 400-pound nesting turtle off a West Bay beach.The three men fled the area, leaving the turtle lying on its back, after they were interrupted by a fisherman, out with his dog, at around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
DAR ES SALAAM — African Wildlife Foundation and WildAid, in partnership with Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, are launching a new public awareness campaign, one aimed at educating the Tanzanian public about the severe poaching crisis and building widespread support to protect elephants and other species from the illegal wildlife trade.
Tanzania has lost 60 percent of its elephants in the last five years, mainly because of poaching for ivory. Demand in China and other ivory consuming nations is fueling a black market in ivory, which has lead to the decimation of the East African country’s once thriving elephant herds. Only those criminals and corrupt individuals at the very top of the illegal ivory supply chain in Africa and Asia have benefited from this destruction and are reaping huge profits, while everyday Tanzanians are being robbed of their natural heritage...
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