Dubai: The Ministry of Environment and Water has collaborated with Etihad Airways and other agencies to combat the growing threat of illegal wildlife smuggling.
The collaboration started following the ministry’s recently concluded workshop with Etihad Airways and other major stakeholders, namely Traffic, the wildlife trade monitoring network; Environment Agency Abu Dhabi; Emirates Wildlife Society — WWF; and the International Fund for Animal Welfare...
A new group of wildlife DNA forensics scientists from Southeast Asia has gathered for the first time to discuss boosting the use of DNA as an enforcement technique in the fight against wildlife crime.
Established in June against a backdrop of rising global interest in the role of forensic science in assisting law enforcement and prosecution, the technical group comprises DNA scientists from Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam and Indonesia, all experts in wildlife enforcement testing.
The group is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia and was set up as an output from a Society for Wildlife Forensic Sciences workshop, organized by TRAFFIC’s Wildlife TRAPS Project and TRACE Wildlife Forensics Network (TRACE WFN), and funded by the UK Government and USAID....
Lovers of frogs legs pay exorbitant rates to eat the meat. Due to the ban under the Wildlife Act of 1972, the amphibian’s meat is not served to unknown people for fear of authority but environmentalists fear that the dwindling number of frogs could soon see them classified as endangered
NAIROBI, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Kenya Airways has partnered with International Air Transport Association (IATA), Kenya Wildlife Service and global conservation organization, Freeland, to curb smuggling of wildlife products through commercial airlines.
Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV), Vietnam’s first NGO focused on the conservation of nature and environmental protection, launched a short film on August 18 to increase awareness of the illegal consumption of endangered species and their products in Vietnam
Juliáo Chiburre, chief secretary of Magude town council, wears a neat stripy shirt, a khaki jacket and a mournful air: the 36-year-old Mozambican bureaucrat is at his wits’ end. Surrounded by files, he goes over the dilemmas familiar to officials in remote towns across rural Africa: erratic electricity, concerns about the harvest, potholed roads — before turning to the epic price and peril of his town’s speciality trade. “We try to tell the people not to do this,” he says. “They pretend to listen but once we leave, they do their business. The promised amounts are very attractive. When the youth come back here, they buy cars and spend money.”...
Quito, Sep 7 (EFE).– A Mexican suspected of belonging to an international wildlife trafficking ring was arrested over the weekend when he tried to smuggle 11 iguanas out of the Galapagos Islands, the Ecuadorian Environment Ministry said. The man allegedly captured iguanas and smuggled them out of the Galapagos with the assistance of “foreigners who arrived on the islands supposedly as tourists,” the ministry said in a statement. This is the second time that the suspect, whose identity was not re
Thailand recently destroyed over two tons of illegal ivory as a symbol of their movement toward protecting animals from poaching and illegal trade. In addition, the country established new laws to reduce illegal ivory trade and protect African elephants (whose products are traded through Thailand).
Poachers in Canacona’s heavily forested area operate effectively as they evade forest officials to obtain the meat of wild animals which they then consume and/or sell to exotic meat eaters in the state.
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