No 280 Wildlife Trade News 29th November 2014

The daily dose of bad news
about poaching, wildlife and
environmental crimes …

in the spotlight today ……………………

Zimbabwe’s baby elephants getting sold to China zoos: activists SHAME ON THE GOVERNMENTS OF ZIMBAWE – AND CHINA http://world.einnews.com/article__detail/236993059?lcode=sMqsa0jdrmsk4ziH7pNBzNYfguUYalDD4Xg-V14_P_k%3DvA Will you ever see this news report on the CITES web site, Facebook page or Twitter? Or, will China be excused such embarrassment? What do you think?

No 280 Wildlife Trade News 29th November 2014

Ivory Coast seizes two Chinese trawlers in fishing dispute
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2852399/Ivory-Coast-seizes-two-Chinese-trawlers-fishing-dispute.html#ixzz3KNS6b5uK

Hong Kong says it won’t be joining Elephant Protection Initiative http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1651288/hong-kong-says-it-wont-be-joining-elephant-protection-initiative

Online wildlife trade exposed in Bahrain

Exotic parrots are available online in Bahrain

http://www.tradearabia.com/news/MISC_270469.html

Whaling opponents ‘imperialists’, says Japan

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/28/whaling-opponents-imperialists-says-japan

Endangered Wildlife. PAKISTANI extract: Pakistani officials and the Arabs have a very healthy working relationship; the officials harvest friendly contacts, enjoy the brush of the royal life and pocket a sizeable amount of cash for their troubles, and in return the Arabs are discreetly allowed to indulge in decadent pleasures to their heart’s desire. The tale of the Saudi prince who shot 2,100 endangered Houbara Bustards in a three week safari …’ http://nation.com.pk/editorials/29-Nov-2014/endangered-wildlife

Yes, the anti-seal campaign is about money http://www.thetelegram.com/Opinion/Columnists/2014-11-26/article-3951993/Yes,-the-anti-seal-campaign-is-about-money/1

INTERPOL environmental working group meetings enhance collaboration http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2014/N2014-227

Colombia hosts international workshop for ensuring sustainable trade in sharks listed in CITES http://cites.org/eng/colombia_shark_workshop

Clearcutting Cambodia’s ecological heartland Firms linked to the country’s leaders are reaping a fortune by leveling a key forest. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/cambodia/141115/clearcutting-cambodias-ecological-heartland

North Korea’s military orders surge in squid poaching http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11259846/North-Koreas-military-orders-surge-in-squid-poaching.html

Factories or forests? INDIA http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/factories-or-forests/article6643853.ece

New TRAFFIC & WWF report examines international walrus trade

http://www.traffic.org/home/2014/11/27/new-report-examines-potential-threat-to-walruses-from-huntin.html

Nepal’s killing fields: FIVE THOUSAND buffalo lie slaughtered at the beginning of Hindu ceremony which sees up to 300,000 animals killed to bring worshippers good luck http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html

French Wildlife Photography Festival Backs Pangolin Conservation http://annamiticus.com/2014/11/28/french-wildlife-photography-festival-backs-pangolin-conservation/

Some Lesser-Known Animals Like Pangolin And Star Tortoise Targeted By Indian Poachers

http://www.thecapitalwide.com/1256/some-lesser-known-animals-like-pangolin-and-star-tortoise-targeted-by-indian-poachers/

Environmentalists call for intensified awareness. GHANA http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/artikel.php?ID=337093

277 Illegal Logs Confiscated At Kubah National Park SARAWAK/MALAYSIA http://www.malaysiandigest.com/news/530153-277-illegal-logs-confiscated-at-kubah-national-park.html

6 lorries stopped for dangerous loading, overloading (LOGGING) SARAWAK / MALAYSIA http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/11/29/6-lorries-stopped-for-dangerous-loading-overloading/

New database key to fighting deforestation. INDONESIA http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/11/29/new-database-key-fighting-deforestation.html

Google Helps Map Illegal Fishing http://www.forbes.com/sites/heatherclancy/2014/11/28/google-helps-map-illegal-fishing/

Saving the Lear’s Macaw http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02cx9xc?ocid=socialflow_twitter

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