No 277 Wildlife Trade News 26th November 2014

Your daily dose of bad news from around the world about poaching, wildlife and
environmental crimes

in the spotlight today ……………………

Wildlife crime study finds 33,000 items worth £7m for sale online Biggest ever survey in 16 countries finds adverts for live tigers, orangutans and chimps – plus a ‘toilet-trained’ gorilla. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/25/wildlife-crime-study-sale-online

‘Shocking’ scale of online trade in endangered animals and parts revealed http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/shocking-scale-of-online-trade-in-endangered-animals-and-parts-revealed-9882009.html

No 277 Wildlife Trade News 26th November 2014

Palanivel’s secretive NRE and Perhilitan must be stopped. MALAYSIA

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/letters/2014/11/26/palanivels-secretive-nre-and-perhilitan-must-be-stopped/

Sarawak labelled as ” ground zero of deforestation’ http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/11/26/sarawak-labeled-as-ground-zero-of-deforestation/

Delhi NGO to rescue 67 circus elephants from ‘torture’ Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2849492/Delhi-NGO-rescue-67-circus-elephants-torture.html#ixzz3K9bec7jI

China Demands Philippines Release Fishermen (NA comment. China wants criminals who killed turtles to be freed – to go back into business?) http://www.voanews.com/content/china-demands-philippines-release-fishermen-arrested-in-disputed-waters/2533491.html

Vietnam seizes over 1,000 dead endangered sea turtles extract: "They were meant to be processed into handicrafts for export to China," http://www.rappler.com/science-nature/environme

nt/76099-vietnam-endangered-sea-turtles

Adaptive Engagement: China’s Approach to Southern Africa http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/14524/adaptive-engagement-china-s-approach-to-southern-africa

Interpol interested to investigate wildlife trafficking in Bangladesh – See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2014/nov/26/interpol-interested-investigate-wildlife-trafficking-bangladesh#sthash.1AsQKuAP.dpuf

10 tigers missing from Pilibhit Reserve http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bareilly/10-tigers-missing-from-Pilibhit-Reserve/articleshow/45274567.cms

"Does Asia Pulp & Paper have sufficient plantation fiber supply to support its zero deforestation commitment?". INDONESIA http://www.greenomics.org/docs/APP-plantation-fiber-supply_(LowRes).pdf

APP boosting timber productivity to support zero deforestation policy http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1126-app-plantation-yields.html#sthash.g18O1cCA.dpbs

Malaysia’s famous Orang Utan may be extinct by 2020
Full article: http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=406461:malaysias-famous-orang-utan-may-be-extinct-by-2020&Itemid=4#ixzz3K68W2hse

China: 10 sentenced to 5 to 13 years’ imprisonment last week for purchasing, transporting & selling in China. (NA comment: History in the making – and not before time?)

More elephants die in Aceh in two years. SUMATRA/INDONESIA extract: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Aceh recorded that 28 elephants have died in Aceh since January last year. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/11/26/more-elephants-die-aceh-two-years.html

Man with 12 pangolins nabbed in Beaufort. SABAH/MALAYSIA http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=94074

Humanity Caged by Monkeys. INDONESIA

http://www.profauna.net/en/content/humanity-caged-monkeys#.VHQ92cm6j4d

Could this be the mantra of the CITES Standing Committee?

“To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing?”

Missing Ivory: Mutagamba suspends UWA’s executive director. UGANDA – See more at: http://www.independent.co.ug/news/news/9524-missing-ivory-mutagamba-suspends-uwas-executive-director#sthash.MownioHl.dpuf ( NA comment: click the link to see the actual suspension letter.)

Exotic pet owners given 30 days to free animals. UAE

Image Credit: Atiq-Ur-Rehman/Gulf News Archives A cheetah was found in front of the mosque near Radisson SAS Hotel in Sharjah. The decision to ban keeping wild animals in farms and houses has come in for praise. http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/crime/exotic-pet-owners-given-30-days-to-free-animals-1.1417567

Wildlife SOS to Help Rescue India’s Remaining Circus Elephants http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2357771

Centre to work with NGO to rescue elephants being used illegally in circus. INDIA http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/agra/Centre-to-work-with-NGO-to-rescue-elephants-being-used-illegally-in-circus/articleshow/45272868.cms

India’s wildlife crisis Read more at: http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/b29g5l2Zo5xAD3a8GjX49H/Indias-wildlife-crisis.html?utm_source=copy (NA comment: check out the graph)

Phuket: Khao Lak elephant camp raided, croc seized http://www.thephuketnews.com/khao-lak-elephant-camp-raided-croc-seized-49814.php

Poor billionaire has no compassion for living animals: iLIVE. ROMANIA http://www.timeslive.co.za/ilive/2014/11/25/poor-billionaire-has-no-compassion-for-living-animals-ilive

Russia considers tougher penalties for illegal wildlife trade over internet http://rapsinews.com/legislation_news/20141125/272648997.html

South Africa: U.S. Boosts Fight to Protect Wildlife http://allafrica.com/stories/201411251600.html

Stunning Honesty From Sarawak’s New Chief Minister Adenan Satem shocks observers by calling out the state’s rampant corruption. extract: In a rare gathering of timber barons, Adenan apparently stunned his audience, telling them that he will “put the fear of god into people who are dishonest.” “Some, of course not all, pretend they don’t know. The reason is very simple; either they are stupid, cowards or corrupt,” he said in a cracking break from the past. http://thediplomat.com/2014/11/stunning-honesty-from-sarawaks-new-chief-minister/

Chris Packham’s Malta team wins major environmental prize http://www.birdwatch.co.uk/channel/newsitem.asp?c=11&cate=__15716

Ethiopia: Authority’s Hands On Wildlife Trafficking http://allafrica.com/stories/201411251457.html

Elephant orphans must grow up without their mothers

Ivory poaching has left many young elephants without mothers. These youngsters must find a way to rebuild their lives. http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141125-how-elephant-orphans-cope-alone

Illegal logs used in public schools. The Philippines http://manilastandardtoday.com/2014/11/26/illegal-logs-used-in-public-schools/

Monkey menace: Lift ban on monkey export for bio-medical research. INDIA http://www.india.com/news/india/monkey-menace-lift-ban-on-monkey-export-for-bio-medical-research-203467/

Canadian pleads guilty in NY rhino horns case http://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/747245/Canadian-pleads-guilty-in-NY-rhino-horns-case.html?isap=1&nav=5040

Pangolins seized from carat roadblock. SABAH/MALAYSIA http://news.asiaone.com/news/malaysia/pangolins-seized-carat-roadblock

Is Jurassic World Violating CITES Protections? http://deepseanews.com/2014/11/is-jurassic-world-violating-cites-protections/

Prince William honours Africa’s wildlife guardians http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-william/11254394/Prince-William-honours-Africas-wildlife-guardians.html

Progress being made in curbing illegal timber imports – See more at: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1125-illegal-timber-imports.html#sthash.W4uBMz0V.dpuf

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