No 315 Wildlife Trade News 11th January 2015

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

in the spotlight today ……………………

Zimbabwe defends decision to send 62 baby elephants to zoos in China, France and the UAE as it claims the country is ‘overpopulated’ with the animal

  • Zimbabwe says it has 80,000 elephants, but only has capacity for 42,000
  • The country has been allowed to trade in wild animals since 1997
  • China wants 27 elephants, the UAE 15, and France wants 15 to 20


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2904461/Zimbabwe-defends-decision-send-62-baby-elephants-zoos-China-France-UAE-claims-country-overpopulated-animal.html#ixzz3OUiRhuST UK PAPER WITH APPROX 2 MILLION READERS

NOTHING TO DO WITH OVERPOPULATION

AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH GREED.

SHAME ON FRANCE, UAE and CHINA

No 315 Wildlife Trade News 11th January 2015

Can Borneo’s Tribes Survive ‘Biggest Environmental Crime of Our Times’?

Politically connected timber barons have destroyed most of Borneo’s rain forest. The Penan are fighting to hold on to what’s left. SARAWAK/MALAYSIA

Ancient rain forests give ground to a barren landscape of oil palm plantations and access roads in Sarawak, one of two states in the Malaysian island of Borneo. More than 90 percent of Borneo’s primary forest has been destroyed.

Photograph by Matthias Klum, National Geographic Creative http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150111-borneo-rainforest-environment-conservation-ngbooktalk/

Police arrest Kalimantan palm-oil tycoon Budiono . INDONESIA
Tan – See more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/01/12/police-arrest-kalimantan-palm-oil-tycoon-budiono-tan.html#sthash.xxDfLtQC.dpuf

Palm Oil Threatens Community Forest in Central Kalimantan. INDONESIA http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1191144-palm-oil-threatens-community-forest-in-central-kalimantan/

Malaysia. Deforestation, mining wreak havoc in Temiar outposts (VIDEO)

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/deforestation-mining-wreak-havoc-in-temiar-outposts#sthash.Xjpv4M7a.dpuf

Over 2,000 turtles seized in Bengal http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-4485.html

‘Blood Of The Tiger’: Shedding Light On China’s Farmed-Tiger Trade

http://www.npr.org/2015/01/10/375894967/blood-of-the-tiger-shedding-light-on-chinas-farmed-tiger-trade

CITES ISN’T WORKING – IS IT?

ARE CITES AND ITS SECRETARIAT JUST

TAMED CHINESE ‘POODLES’.

Malaysian (ILLEGAL FISHING) ship bombed by Indonesiahttps://sg.news.yahoo.com/malaysian-ship-bombed-indonesia-004807100.html?linkId=11635490

Elephant Conservation Centre in Indonesia’s Lampung province declared a stampeding success http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/elephant-conservation-centre-in-indonesias-lampung-province-declared-a-stampeding-success/story-fni0cx4q-1227181017258?nk=30a88a47b5f68f840aecd6674bd71832

What’s Good for People Is Good for Orangutans

(Photo Courtesy of Nardiyono) http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/opinion/whats-good-people-good-orangutans/

‘Green’ Tourism Seen as an Answer to Protect Indonesia’s Forests http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/green-tourism-seen-answer-protect-indonesias-forests/

Suspecting illegal transportation, AJYP activists detain elephant. INDIA http://www.sentinelassam.com/state1/story.php?sec=2&subsec=2&id=214749&dtP=2015-01-11&ppr=1

Activists call out ‘one of the worst actors in pulp and paper’

Logged rainforest timber at a TPL concession. Photo taken February 2014 by Canopy. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1230-gfrn-gaworecki-tpl-deforesting-as-pulp-demand-grows.html

More ‘legal’ ivory will hasten the demise of species http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/2015/01/12/more-legal-ivory-will-hasten-the-demise-of-species

Four Arrested In Pender County For Taking 900 Venus Fly Trap Plants. USA http://www.islandgazette.net/news-server9/index.php/news/local-news1/item/1062-four-arrested-in-pender-county-for-taking-900-venus-fly-trap-plants

2 Yellow Monitor Lizards Rescued

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2-Yellow-Monitor-Lizards-Rescued/2015/01/12/article2615898.ece

Poacher killed in Orang National Park. INDIA http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Poacher-killed-in-Orang-National-Park/articleshow/45845343.cms

Assam taps army on rhino poaching http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150112/jsp/frontpage/story_7951.jsp#.VLNpHXuTIsc

Illegal logging threatens Lake Tanganyika water catchment http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=76224

Indonesian indigenous groups look to tourists to protect forests http://www.eco-business.com/news/indonesian-indigenous-groups-look-tourists-protect-forests/

NZ navy intercepts toothfish poachers http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/64876249/nz-navy-intercepts-toothfish-poachers

Northeast insurgents poaching rare Assam rhinos? http://www.asianage.com/india/northeast-insurgents-poaching-rare-assam-rhinos-969

Security Beefed up in Similipal Park to Prevent Mass Hunting by Tribals http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Security-Beefed-up-in-Similipal-Park-to-Prevent-Mass-Hunting-by-Tribals/2015/01/12/article2615996.ece

Fourth rhino killed, army help sought by Dispur http://www.sentinelassam.com/mainnews/story.php?sec=1&subsec=0&id=214880&dtP=2015-01-12&ppr=1#.VLNsvXuTIsc

Again a rhino poached in Assam, 3rd incident in 10 days http://www.indileak.com/again-a-rhino-poached-in-assam-3rd-incident-10-days/

49 per cent forest cover vanished from Andhra Pradesh in 8 decades http://www.deccanchronicle.com/150112/nation-current-affairs/article/49-forest-cover-vanished-ap-8-decades

Poachers electrocuted 88 animals, SC told http://www.deccanherald.com/content/452926/poachers-electrocuted-88-animals-sc8200told.html

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