No 235 Wildlife Trade News 13th October 2014

Nature Alert’s latest news about poaching, wildlife crime
and more, from Africa and the rest of the world …

in the spotlight today ……………………

Trader in wildlife trafficking falls After years in hiding, a businesswoman wanted for illegally trading marine species in the Philippines has been arrested by authorities. The trader was identified as the owner of some P35 million (about USD 782,000) in marine species seized at Eva Macapagal Port in Manila in 2011: (Traffic SE Asia)

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No 235 Wildlife Trade News 13th October 2014

Ivory trade plan under fire Dapong says closing shops would ‘stifle rights’ (Thailand)
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/social/437282/ivory-trade-plan-under-fire

Poachers shot, battling for their lives in ICU (Zimbabwe) http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-18355-Poachers+shot,+battle+for+lives/news.aspx

Kenya: Fears for Elephants As Park Is Swallowed in Oil Block http://allafrica.com/stories/201410130297.html

EAC must chase after Chinese tourists (Kenya) http://www.busiweek.com/index1.php?Ctp=2&pI=2017&pLv=3&srI=75&spI=116&cI=10

Why Cambodia leads the way in rescuing captive bears http://www.erietvnews.com/story/26768207/why-cambodia-leads-the-way-in-rescuing-captive-bears

Aquarium warns exotic pet owners to think carefully before they buy(UK) http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/local/aquarium-warns-exotic-pet-owners-to-think-carefully-before-they-buy-1-6350078

Making Papua New Guinea’s community-managed tree plantations sustainable Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/voice/making-papua-new-guineas-communitymanaged-tree-plantations-sustainable-20141009-3hlfx.html#ixzz3FwGdBqHs

China Focus: Hainan gibbon struggles to survive http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=246231

UN evite slwcs

Marooned in shrinking forests, Bornean orangutans hang on as disaster looms (PART I)
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1007-gfrn-joshi-bornean-orangutan-1.html#he94BCtAUlfCE2Sh.99

Canada Inuits reach EU deal to resume seal-product exports http://phys.org/news/2014-10-canada-inuits-eu-resume-seal-product.html

The truth behind animal tourism http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/the-truth-behind-animal-tourism/story-e6frfqfr-1227088905966

Polar Bears Threatened in Arctic By Greenhouse Gases http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1014417-polar-bears-threatened-in-arctic-by-greenhouse-gases/

Trust fund established for protected areas (Philippines) http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1781413080612

Drugs flushed into the environment could be cause of wildlife decline New studies show antidepressants causing starlings to feed less and contraceptive drugs reducing fish populations in lakes http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/13/drugs-flushed-into-the-environment-could-be-cause-of-wildlife-decline

Environmental degradation costs Ghana 5-10% of GDP http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=330056

Activists fume as green panel ‘ignores public opinion’ (India) Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2790284/activists-fume-green-panel-ignores-public-opinion.html#ixzz3G08mcDoB

“So who actually looks after our elephants then?” http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-10-12-so-who-actually-looks-after-our-elephants-then/#.VDtoZBawQuc

Firms blamed for fires (Sumatra) extract: “Not a single one fulfilled its own promises, whether they are companies operating plantations or in industrial forests,” he said. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/10/13/firms-blamed-fires.html

Journalist killed in Kratie (Cambodia) http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/journalist-killed-kratie

Cambodian officers arrested over killing of investigative journalist
Read more at: http://english.astroawani.com/news/show/cambodian-officers-arrested-over-killing-of-investigative-journalist-45962?cp

Myanmar to expand private investment in forest plantations http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/Myanmar-to-expand-private-investment-in-forest-pla-30245282.html

Deforestation drives pythons in the forest into the wards (Myanmar) http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7804:deforestation-drives-pythons-in-the-forest-into-the-wards&catid=44:national&Itemid=384

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