No 305 Wildlife Trade News 29th December 2014

The daily dose of bad news from around

the world about poaching, wildlife and

environmental crimes

in the spotlight today ……………………

Every child born from now on is at risk of never seeing an elephant or a rhino in the wild. Richard Branson

No 305 Wildlife Trade News 29th December 2014

ZIMBABWE ELEPHANT DEAL STILL LARGELY

SHROUDED IN SECRECY

from this in Africa …..

to this in China…… with help from electric shocks, isolation, beatings, etc etc.

SHAME ON ZIMBABWE, UAE, FRANCE AND CHINA

Richard Branson: Rhino poaching can be crushed like it was in 1993http://www.biznews.com/green/2014/12/27/richard-branson-rhino-poaching-can-be-crushed-like-it-was-in-2003/

Anti-Rhino Poaching Unit lays complaint after game Rangers arrested http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/3ace238046babc118803ea6b5ddd2f56/Anti-Rhino-Poaching-Unit-lays-complaint-after-game-Rangers-arrested-20141228

Could this landmark animal rights ruling spell the end of zoos?

Getty

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/548397/Could-this-landmark-ape-rights-ruling-spell-the-end-of-zoos

The Englishman returning wildlife to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple complex http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-englishman-returning-wildlife-to-cambodias-angkor-wat-temple-complex-9946595.html

Ivory outlets in Chatuchak market inspected. THAILAND http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNPOL5712280010001

Chinese Miners colluding with Kratie authorities: NGO. Cambodia http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/miners-colluding-kratie-authorities-ngo

Japan Arrests Chinese Fishermen Amid Report of Sea Hotline Talks http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-29/japan-arrests-chinese-fishermen-amid-report-of-sea-hotline-talks.html

Mumbai: Trio arrested for killing leopard http://www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbai-trio-arrested-for-killing-leopard/15870198

Police bust racket selling sand boa snakes. INDIA

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/police-bust-racket-selling-sand-boa-snakes/article6730776.ece

Why does Taib fear our little voice of truth? SARAWAK/MALAYSIA http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/highlight/2014/12/27/why-does-taib-fear-our-little-voice-of-truth-claire/

‘Wildlife conservation a challenge in India’: Over 1.7m hectares of forest land has been diverted http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/article-2888574/Wildlife-conservation-challenge-India-1-7m-hectares-forest-land-diverted.html

Nip deforestation in the bud to curb floods, NGOs say. MALAYSIA
Read more: http://www.therakyatpost.com/news/2014/12/28/nip-deforestation-bud-curb-floods-ngos-say/#ixzz3NAmUFAP1

Be prepared for worse flooding if deforestation continues. MALAYSIA – See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/sideviews/article/be-prepared-for-worse-flooding-if-deforestation-continues-piarapakaran-s#sthash.zcmjgD4T.dpuf

Bail for rangers charged with killing poacher. SOUTH AFRICA http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Bail-for-rangers-charged-with-killing-poacher-20141227

‘Political interests should not be served at the cost of forest, wildlife’. INDIA http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Political-interests-should-not-be-served-at-the-cost-of-forest-wildlife/articleshow/45663525.cms

The true true size of Africa

The Economist

In Botswana, farmers battle roaming wild animals for their livelihood http://www.bdlive.co.za/africa/africanbusiness/2014/12/28/in-botswana-farmers-battle-roaming-wild-animals-for-their-livelihood

Giving captive bears in Sabah a better future. SABAH/MALAYSIA http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=95674

Scientists warn that superb parrots still vulnerable. AUSTRALIA http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-centenary/scientists-warn-that-superb-parrots-still-vulnerable-20141228-127xf2.html

The Dolphin Project

Conservationists call for ‘critically endangered’ status for Oman’s humpback whales http://www.menafn.com/1094057548/Conservationists-call-for-critically-endangered-status-for-Omans-humpback-whales

Forget NGOs, forest officials to bell big cats. INDIA http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hubballi/Forget-NGOs-forest-officials-to-bell-big-cats/articleshow/45672946.cms

Mumbai: Rare forest owlet in danger from tribals http://www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbai-rare-forest-owlet-in-danger-from-tribals/15873160

Will ASEAN be a conduit for transnational organised crime? http://www.dvb.no/news/will-asean-be-a-conduit-for-transnational-organised-crime-burma-myanmar/46958

Zoo animals keep warm with blankets, heaters. INDIA http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Zoo-animals-keep-warm-with-blankets-heaters/articleshow/45671448.cms

Wings clipped: Chennai turns into hub for illegal bird trade. INDIA http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Wings-clipped-Chennai-turns-into-hub-for-illegal-bird-trade/articleshow/45671374.cms

POACHING VESSEL “THUNDER” DELIBERATELY AVOIDS FRENCH EEZ WHILE SEA SHEPHERD CONTINUES GILLNET RETRIEVAL http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1412/S00175/poaching-vessel-thunder-deliberately-avoids-french-eez.htm

Government to raise pay scale of forest staff. INDIA http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/government-raise-pay-scale-forest-staff-719

Illegal trade in leopard hide rampant. NEPAL http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Illegal+trade+in+leopard+hide+rampant+&NewsID=438821

Reserve forest turned into dumping ground in Haridwar. INDIA http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/Reserve-forest-turned-into-dumping-ground-in-Haridwar/articleshow/45670101.cms

Illegal encroachers of Rajaji thrash activist. INDIA http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/Illegal-encroachers-of-Rajaji-thrash-activist/articleshow/45669953.cms

Legal Personhood for Apes http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-wells/legal-personhood-for-apes_b_6378486.html

The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/28/the-buddhist-business-of-poaching-animals-for-good-karma.html

Thousands of environmentalists demonstrate in İstanbul http://national.bgnnews.com/thousands-of-environmentalists-demonstrate-in-istanbul-haberi/2498

Friday 3 October 2014. Young Australian volunteers unwittingly paying to prop up ‘cruel’ canned hunting industry: South African conservationist

Image: Caged lions, allegedly used for canned hunting purposes. (Ian Michler)

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bushtelegraph/canned-hunting/5788472

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