No 312 Wildlife Trade News 7th January 2015

Even while on the road, bad news don’t stop coming in …

Your daily dose of news about poaching, wildlife and

environmental crimes

in the spotlight today ……………………

EXPOSED: Shocking trade in baby orangutans being bred as playthings for the Russian super-rich for £24,000 each. extract: And the endangered creatures are not just being reared in Russia but also being imported in an apparent defiance of international rules. (NA comment: We have reported here in this newsletter, several times in the past, on the illegal trade in great apes to Russia (these babies are not born there). As far as we know CITES has done nothing about the trade or Russia – another reason why a Working Group is needed – at the very least.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2891073/Shocking-Russian-trade-baby-orangutans-bred-playthings-super-rich-25-000-each.html#ixzz3O77EgbQz

No 312 Wildlife Trade News 7th January 2015

Wildlife seizures in 2014 highlight Lao PDR’s role in trafficking (NA comment: It’s been like this for years – not that CITES has done anything about it. Even tortoises move faster than CITES officials do.)

Radiated Tortoises: 170 were recently seized in France, en route to Lao PDR © Xu Ling / TRAFFIC http://www.traffic.org/home/2015/1/6/wildlife-seizures-in-2014-highlight-lao-pdrs-role-in-traffic.html

Chained up, locked in cages and taken from their mothers: Cruel truth behind Thailand animal abuse highlighted by Beyonce’s tiger ‘happy snap’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2899874/Chained-locked-cages-taken-mothers-Cruel-truth-Thailand-animal-abuse-highlighted-Beyonce-s-tiger-happy-snap.html#ixzz3O7CiAoYb

Legalizing Rhino Horn Trade Won’t Save Species, Ecologist Argues What can South Africa’s rhino horn trade proponents learn from experiences with the South American vicuña?

ESSAY: Infighting Over Whether to Trade in Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn Jeopardizes Both Species http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/06/essay-infighting-over-whether-to-trade-in-elephant-ivory-and-rhino-horn-jeopardizes-both-species/

Traditional farming technique preserves soil, forest in Kalimantan http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0106-gfrn-bell-fachrizal-kalimantan-farming-preserves-forest.html

Richard Branson – Don’t Let Earth’s Animals Go The Way Of The Dinosaurs

Myanmar Arrests More Than 100 Foreigners for Illegal Logging http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/myanmar-arrests-100-foreigners-illegal-logging-28022688

International red sanders smuggler held http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/international-red-sanders-smuggler-held/article6757581.ece

SUSPECTED SA RHINO POACHING KINGPIN EVADES EXTRADITION TO SD http://www.times.co.sz/news/100870-suspected-sa-rhino-poaching-kingpin-evades-extradition-to-sd.html

Isan company launches ethical elephant tours. THAILAND http://ttgasia.com/article.php?article_id=24404

Laos Implicated in High-Value Illegal Wildlife Seizures http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/229147017

2 held with animal parts. NEPAL

http://www.ekantipur.com/2015/01/07/national/2-held-with-animal-parts/400005.html

Rhinos spared from tracking device http://www.thenewage.co.za/148139-1008-53-Rhinos_spared_from_tracking_device

Human and wildlife conflicts escalate in Tanzania, threatening tourism http://www.eturbonews.com/54266/human-and-wildlife-conflicts-escalate-tanzania-threatening-touri

Deaths due to electric fencing aiding poachers http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-deaths-due-to-electric-fencing-aiding-poachers-2050355

99% of Conservation Areas in Costa Rica Lack Needed Resources http://www.costaricantimes.com/99-of-conservation-areas-in-costa-rica-lack-needed-resources/34584

Move to ban display of wildlife trophies in social media. INDIA http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/move-to-ban-display-of-wildlife-trophies-in-social-media/article6762454.ece

Leopard pelt seized, one held. INDIA http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/leopard-pelt-seized-one-held/article6762192.ece

88 wild animals died of electrocution by poachers, govt tells SC
Read more at: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/ht5HwrzuvqjzfGJUtNdYXJ/88-wild-animals-died-of-electrocution-by-poachers-govt-tell.html?utm_source=copy

Illegal pet trade in lemurs threatens Earth’s most endangered mammal http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/illegal-pet-trade-lemurs-threatens-earths-most-endangered-mammal-1482222

N$100 000 reward offered for Palmwag rhinos. NAMIBIA http://www.namibian.com.na/indexx.php?id=21828&page_type=story_detail&category_id=1

Passionate memoir of the fight to save tigers from extinction http://eia-international.org/passionate-memoir-of-the-fight-to-save-tigers-from-extinction

Japanese whalers leave harpoons at home as they head for Antarctic http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/06/japanese-whalers-leave-harpoons-home-antarctic

One From The Heart For The Manta Rays. INDONESIA. EXTRACT: Air cargo and forwarder executives could unwittingly be participating in the illegal transport of manta ray products from Indonesia. http://www.aircargonews.com/1214/141231/For-The-Manta-Rays.html

Anti-poaching mission in Franceville. GABON

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