Another dose of bad news about poaching, wildlife and conservation crimes …
in the spotlight today ……………………
EU complicit in illegal deforestation claims report
No 359 Wildlife Trade News 17th March 2015
Rhino Squad in Training for Botswana as Country Battles Poachershttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-16/rhino-squad-in-training-for-botswana-as-country-battles-poachers
Conservationists: Seven elephants killed in Tsavo last week. (NA comment: Case for another conference? There hasn’t been one for a week.) Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/thecounties/article/2000154991/conservationists-seven-elephants-killed-in-tsavo-last-week
THAILAND’S SAFARI WORLD – February 2015
In 2003 this park was raided and 114 baby orangutans confiscated. About 56 were eventually repatriated to Indonesia, from where they had been stolen after their mothers were killed.
The orangutans (and others) you see below are forced into these humiliating performances twice a day with no regard for the animals welfare. There is no attempt at this park to educate the public about anything – other than how to spend their money. This, in 2015 – what does it tell you about cruelty to animals in Thailand? Look at what the public see, and think for a moment what the public don’t see happening to these orangutans between shows.
If you find looking at the photos distressing, imagine watching the tacky shows in real life, with loud music and jeering crowds of about 2000 people at each show. Can you even begin to imagine how the orangutans are treated between shows?
DO YOU BELIEVE GRASP COULD DO SOMETHING USEFUL FOR A CHANGE AND CAMPAIGN FOR MORE HUMANE TREATMENT OF THESE APES? It’s been 12 years and they haven’t yet got around to doing so between attending meetings and conferences.
to be continued……..
Vietnamese customs seize 43.5kg of elephant tusks allegedly smuggled from Dubai http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/26770/vietnamese-customs-seize-435kg-of-elephant-tusks-allegedly-smuggled-from-dubai
RANGERS SHOOT ‘POACHER’ DEAD http://www.times.co.sz/news/101973-rangers-shoot-%E2%80%98poacher%E2%80%99-dead.html
Cameroon: Germany Lauds Forest, Wildlife Protection http://allafrica.com/stories/201503161870.html
Bears kept in ‘appalling’ conditions at Thai temple http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/bears-kept-in-appalling/1718898.html
Kenya, IFAW launch partnership to curb elephant poaching http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/150316/kenya-ifaw-launch-partnership-curb-elephant-poaching
MNRE speeds up wild elephant zoning to avoid CITES ban http://www.pattayamail.com/news/mnre-speeds-up-wild-elephant-zoning-to-avoid-cites-ban-45651
NJ Senate moves to ban shark fin trade http://www.app.com/story/sports/outdoors/fishing/hook-line-and-sinker/2015/03/16/nj-senate-moves-ban-shark-fin-trade/24864873/
UK imports driving illegal deforestation, study finds http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2399831/uk-imports-driving-illegal-deforestation-study-finds
‘Confiscated logs sold’. SARAWAK http://www.theborneopost.com/2015/03/17/confiscated-logs-sold/
‘Poachers’ caught on camera, arrested. INDIA http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/poachers-caught-on-camera-arrested/article7001567.ece
Scientists Need Help Funding Anti-Poaching Drone Program http://www.ecorazzi.com/2015/03/16/scientists-need-help-funding-anti-poaching-drone-program/
Poacher Kuttu claims to have killed 3 tigers
Tribals to Protect Tiger Reserves http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/Tribals-to-Protect-Tiger-Reserves/2015/03/17/article2717278.ece
Poaching ruins animal sanctuary of Sunderbans http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2015/03/17/85228
Red sanders workers attack team of police, forest guards https://in.newshub.org/red-sanders-workers-attack-team-of-police-forest-guards-13601525.html
Ivory objects worth Rs 50L seized, 2 held. INDIA http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Kolkata/Ivory-objects-worth-Rs-50L-seized-2-held/articleshow/46587769.cms
Traffic Southeast Asia Another online illegal wildlife trader nabbed! This time in Jambi, Indonesia. The trader was caught selling leopard cats and had also advertised civets on his Facebook page. Jambi wildlife authorities told media they handled six cases of illegal wildlife trade online between 2011 and 2015. https://www.facebook.com/Trafficsea?fref=ts
Thailand’s fishing industry is rife with trafficking and abuse http://www.economist.com/news/international/21646200-thailands-fishing-industry-rife-trafficking-and-abuse-here-be-monsters?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/ed/herebemonsters
Workshop held to raise awareness against rhino poaching. VIETNAM: (NA COMMENT: The authorities need to arrest the dealers – who they do know and otherwise protect.): http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/workshop-held-raise-awareness-against-rhino-poaching#sthash.wlLFbN9f.dpuf