The new year began just as last year ended: bad news and then some more bad news for several critically endangered species. Within the space of just three weeks this year, as many wild Malayan tigers perished – two lost to poachers, one killed in a car accident while she was crossing a highway at night. The three tigers’ deaths, which alarmed environmentalists, encapsulated two of the primary threats to wild animals’ lives in Malaysia’s forests: poaching and habitat fragmentation due to deforestation....
Wildlife Trafficking: A Crisis for Nature and Humanity. We called on the global community to share bold ideas that deliver innovative solutions to stem the slaughter of the world’s wildlife and 300 applicants from around the world responded.
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Here are the top 16 innovative ideas to end wildlife trafficking.
Scotland has the strongest wildlife legislation in the UK. And yet the difficulties securing wildlife crime prosecutions remain very real, according to retired Tayside police officer Alan Stewart, who was Scotland’s first full-time wildlife crime officer.
Between April 2014 and February 2015, almost 250 wildlife crimes were recorded by Police Scotland.
The research, published by the Scottish Environment Link charity, showed that only 20 (13.5%) of the 148 confirmed wildlife crimes reported to the police during 2008-2013 resulted in a prosecution.
This year, we helped secure an extraordinary series of gains in the federal policy-making realm — gains ushered in by Congress and federal executive agencies. More broadly, the government banned the use of chimps in experiments, saw new rules to protect elephants against the ivory trade, established new protections for African lions from American trophy hunters, . . .
The director of the Johor Wildlife and Natural Parks Department (Perhilitan) has been arrested for allegedly stealing a 100-year-old rhinoceros horn from the Johor Royal Museum, The Star Online reported.
Johor police chief, Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the 46-year-old director who was transferred to this state in August, was detained after he surrendered himself at the JB Sentral police station, here, at about 9pm yesterday....
Waning Chinese demand has seen a serious drop in the value of illegal raw ivory, according to a Kenya-based conservationist group.
Wildlife Margrit's insight:
Could this be good?
"Kenya-based conservation organisation Save the Elephants said Monday that the price of illegal raw ivory in China had fallen to $1,100 per kilogramme, down from a record high last year of $2,100 per kilo."
Tanzanians facing trial for the murder of a British conservationist whose helicopter was shot down have been jailed for 20 years for possessing firearms, lawyers said Friday.
Roger Gower, 37, died when suspected poachers gunned down his helicopter during a patrol of the Maswa Game Reserve in northern Tanzania, close to the world famous Serengeti National Park, on January 29. Photographs of the crashed helicopter show twisted metal, apparent bullet holes in the fuselage and smears of blood on the pilot’s seat.
Four men have been charged with Gower’s murder: Shija Mjika, 38, Njile Gunga, 28, Dotto Pangali, 42, and Moses Mandago, 28....
63 year-old illegal wildlife trader, George Bush, was sentenced to 14 months in prison (suspended for two years) for offering to sell two leopard cat skulls, 134 monkey parts including hands and heads, and a skeleton of an infant crab-eating macaque, according to London Metropolitan Police Service's Wildlife Crime Unit.
Former Lord's Resistance Army fighter tells the Telegraph how the wanted Ugandan warlord runs an ivory poaching and smuggling operation to fund his depleted forces...
The ivory trade is providing a final “lifeline” for Joseph Kony, the Ugandan warlord responsible for abducting tens of thousands of children.
After waging war for three decades – and being indicted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court – Kony has been forced back to a last refuge in a remote area of South Sudan called Kafia Kingi....
Nagpur: Days after three dreaded poachers and tiger skin traders were convicted for killing a big cat in Dhakna in Melghat tiger reserve (MTR), another three poachers were acquitted by Amravati additional chief judicial magistrate SB Bhajipale.
Interestingly, the judgment comes a few days after a sensitization workshop was organized for judges by the forest department in Chikhaldara. Recently, another additional CJM had sentenced two poachers Ranjit Bhatia and Dalbir Bawariya, and a tiger skin trader Sarju Bawariya from Haryana for seven years....
The Nkhotakota magistrate court on Thursday sentenced two Malawian men to four years in prison with hard labour after being found guilty of possessing a gun with live bullets and poaching in a restricted area.
According to Nkhotakota police spokesperson Sergeant Williams Kaponda, the two, Yotam Chimaima and Kumpaliro Abraham were caught poaching on September 17 at Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.
Kaponda said on this day, the two went to the wildlife reserve and killed bush bucks, a development that angered some people who saw them killing the animal...
In a major transformation at Chilika, Asia’s largest brackish water lake in Odisha and the largest winter resort for migratory birds in the subcontinent, a group of poachers has become a protector of birds, inspiring others in their neighbourhood to follow suit. They have even formed a bird protection committee which the forest department is banking on to protect birds flocking to Chilika.....
From steamy lowland jungle and lush cloud forests to rich coastal mangroves and underwater oases, Latin America is home to a cornucopia of diverse plants and animal species. This verdant region, however, is being plundered of its rich wildlife. ...
Wildlife Margrit's insight:
Not good news!
"As one of the world’s largest consumers of illegal wildlife products, the U.S. is a key actor in the global wildlife trade, accounting for some $6 billion of legal and $2 billion of illegal wildlife trade annually. A majority of the contraband flowing into the county is coming from the country’s neighbours in the south: the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America."
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