No 240 Wildlife Trade News 18th October 2014

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Report Estimates Enormous Economic Value of Living Elephants

No 240 Wildlife Trade News 18th October 2014

Five suspected poachers arrested in Kruger

Emergency appeal to combat militant elephant poaching in DRC

Alarmingly, young elephants have also been targeted in these latest attacks. Credit: African Parks.
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China tests outright logging ban in state forests (NA comment: While it is very active in illegal logging across continents.)

Overwhelmed U.S. port inspectors unable to keep up with illegal wildlife trade

The horn and ivory trade (USA)

Five strangest turtle seizures around the globe extract:

The Malayan box turtles and true tortoises, then valued at almost $240,000, were found in a China-bound container marked as holding watermelons.

Sabah Oil Palm Industry Players Urged To Commit To Continuous Conservation Efforts (NA comment: even taking the first step would be startling progress for this industry which remains in denial about all the bad things it has done.)

Red sanders worth Rs 7 crore seized

DENR: Be aware of our protected areas (Philippines) extract: “Our Protected Areas are a life support system for our survival, which should be preserved and enhanced,” said Conrado Marquez, Regional Technical Director for DENR Wildlife, Coastal Management and Protected Areas Services of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-6. – See more at:

Going Undercover to Fight Illegal Logging

Government pledges to reduce deforestation (Indonesia)

Push to undermine Indonesia’s new president could stymie environmental progress, say NGOs Read more at

Kitikmeot Inuit warned to stop selling caribou meat online

M’sian biodiversity moves seem encouraging (NA comment: Highly optimistic title)

Rhino poached in Gorumara

Remembering the notorious forest bandit Veerappan

PMO seeks report on tiger poaching in Vidarbha

How Humans Are Causing Lethal Tumors on Endangered Sea Turtles

Govt blamed for poor management of natural resources (Tanzania)

Six elephants ‘unsmuggled’ from Phuket

Man arrested for involvement in elephant poaching (India)

More than two captive jumbos die every month

None of the four elephants had ownership certificates. (Photo: DC)

Two men caught with tiger skin

Two poachers held, 32 migratory birds seized (Pakistan)

Cameroon officials catch traffickers with gorilla, chimp and elephant bones

From Russia to Amazonia, Rampant Ecocide

Government asked to enact stringent laws against poaching (Uganda) – See more at:

More rangers killed in hot spot Mt. Elgon National Park

Australia plans to ban import of Lion trophies from South Africa

Indonesia’s tough choice: capping coal as Asian demand grows

What is killing Spain’s amphibians? Scientists have pinned down the identities of two closely-related viruses that are wiping out entire communities of toads and newts in Spain. Now they have to figure out how to slow them down.

UK is breaking EU’s conservation laws on porpoises

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