Wildlife crimes in Cambodia can now be reported through a newly established Facebook page, providing users of the social network a one-stop portal to the various organisations involved in protecting the Kingdom’s flora and fauna.
This is the third public destruction of confiscated elephant ivory in China since January 2014. It follows the crushing of 6.2 tonnes of seized ivory in Dongguan and the incineration of 28 tonnes in Hong Kong SAR....
In honor of an investigative report from "Earth Focus," our critically acclaimed environmental TV newsmagazine, on the illegal ivory trade, here's a collection of videos and articles about wildlife and environmental conversation.
The episode, "Illicit Ivory," streaming online indefinitely beginning May 27, uncovers the devastating effects of the illegal ivory trade, its impact on the dwindling African elephant population, and the link between this illicit activity with insurgency groups and organized crime. The program will also be broadcast on our national channel, Link TV (channel 375 on DirecTV and channel 9410 on DISH Network), on May 28 at 9 p.m. PST/EST.
KAMPALA, Uganda - The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has asked Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to install container scanners at all border posts and help limit trafficking in illegal wildlife products.
Dr. Andrew Sseguya, the UWA ED told a training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers in Kampala that the absence has created a loophole for traffickers.
“The traffickers have changed tactics now. They carry ivory and label it as Shea butter. Recently, ivory was seized in Mombasa, but it was labeled as vegetables which is perishable,” Sseguya said....
South Africa seems to be in something of a mess. The international media regularly reports disputes within the ruling ANC. Allegations of inappropriately high amounts of public money being spent on the President's private residence remain unresolved. The nation's mining industry, a vital source of revenue, has been plagued by industrial disputes; resulting in terrible levels of violence. Video footage of South Africa Police Service personnel, captured by onlookers, showing apparent brutality har
TEHRAN- Iranian officials at the Department of Environment will introduce new bill with tougher penalties for wild animal poaching, Mehr news-agency reports on Saturday.
The new law will be announced within the next week and will increase the penalties for killing the Asiatic Cheetah from the current 20 Million Tomans ($6,000) to 100 Million Tomans (about $30,000) and Persian leopard from five million ($1,500) to 80 million (about $24,000), Ali Teimoori confirmed....
Singapore authorities seized the biggest illegal shipment of ivory and other exotic animal parts in more than a decade Tuesday, with the haul from Kenya worth an estimated Sg$8 million ($6 million)....
Wildlife Margrit's insight:
Penalties simply must be more equal to the reward!
Today’s environmental challenges are staggering in their severity and scope. Iconic animals such as elephants and rhinoceros, as well as lesser known species, such as the pangolin, saola, vaquita, and totoaba are under threat from wildlife trafficking. Illegal fishing is driving global economic losses in the billions each year while depleting treasured marine resources. While illegal logging is damaging ecosystems and undercutting sustainable, regulated business....
An outfit usually associated with investigating arms dealers and weapons traffickers is applying its advanced network mapping capabilities to go after wildlife trafficking syndicates.
This week Washington D.C.-based C4ADS unveiled the Environmental Crimes Fusion Cell, a unit which consists of a team of analysts, network mapping technology provided by software company Palantir, and a network of NGOs and enforcement agencies. The unit analyses wildlife trade data to provide actionable intelligence...
Poachers slaughtering elephants in Mozambique cut their population almost in half from 2009 to last year, but in Uganda, elephant numbers are increasing as a result of anti-poaching measures, according to aerial surveys.
Dear Friends,In line with our goal of involving the public widely iin conservation matters, I have created an editable document and am inviting the public to subit suggestions to Richard Leakey, the new Chairman of Kenya Wildlife Service, on how to end wildlife crime in Kenya. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OFCcrHTEmTggOaakH28ooYVj7gFNY_FpG0IVY9CJeaw/editThe document will remain live until COB on 3rd. We will present it to him on 5th World Environment Day. I would appreciate help of one or
Wildlife Margrit's insight:
Paula Kahumbu CEO of Wildlife Direct is asking for our input...
The recent discovery of a black bear carcass missing its paws and gall bladder near Sechelt serves as a grim reminder that a black market for bear parts still thrives in B.C. Sgt. Murray Smith of the Conservation Officer Service’s Sunshine Coast detachment said he believes the mutilated carcass, found on a forestry road just over two weeks ago, is the work of poachers.
In a dark fish tank at a government-run lab, a bright sea snail scuttles out from its hiding place.
It’s a pinto abalone, and its numbers are dangerously low in Washington state after decades of overharvesting and poaching. This little-known animal is a delicacy, still served in U.S. restaurants; its shell is a source of mother-of-pearl...
Animal Welfare (IFAW) said that it has started training of African law enforcement officers in order to deal with wildlife trafficking that is out of control in the continent.
According to the IFAW, the training is related to a larger strategic framework to support the law enforcement reply to tackle wildlife crime at the regional level by making cooperation among African countries' law enforcement authorities better....
Ning Qiu, 43, of Frisco, Texas, an appraiser of Asian art, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield, in Beaumont, Texas, to 25 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to smuggle rhinoceros horns and objects made from rhino horn and elephant ivory, worth nearly $1 million, from the United States to China. Qiu was also directed to pay a $150,000 fine, which was directed to the Lacey Act Reward Fund.
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