No 364 Wildlife Trade News 23rd March 2015

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

in the spotlight today ……………………

BOSTWANA CONFERENCE? If you are attending and you see this man there as well, will you please do something useful as well as practical and ask him why CHINA is breaking the CITES convention and the hearts of 20 or more baby elephants in Zimbabwe? And, will he block the trade – NOW?

Dr. Meng Xianlin
The CITES Management Authority of China
The State Forestry Administration
18E. Street, Hepingli, Beijing(100714). P.R of China
Tel: 0086-10-84239003
Fax: 0086-10-84238893


No 364 Wildlife Trade News 23rd March 2015

China Focus: Animal reality show starts debate on animal rights

Chinese skipper avoids jail term in Japan coral poaching case

Fiji and China sign MoU. (NA COMMENT: Time to say goodbye to Fiji’s forests?)

The Shocking Role the World Zoo Association Plays in Taiji Dolphin Hunts extract: It is in WAZA’s power to greatly influence the ways its member zoos are run. And it is in its best interests to do so.

Hong Kong pupils learn about gory realities of African ivory trade

Tasmanian government ignored expert advice on logging threat to swift parrots Liberal government approved logging against advice from its own department that it could threaten the survival of the species, documents reveal

NGOs, residents asked to help fight poachers. KENYA
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Companies urged to keeps the promises they make. GHANA

25-yr-old Tusker Electrocuted at Coffee Estate in Valparai

Peruvian group calls for protection against illegal loggers

Rhino dehorned as ‘protection’. SOUTH AFRICA

How Rwanda went from poisoning lions to paying to protect them

Ex-poachers Turn Saviours of Sandalwood Forest in Marayoor Area

Online trade of cubs, rare birds thrives in south India

PRESS RELEASE New Protected Peat Area established where controversial Palm Oil Company licence revoked, land seized, and canals now blocked in Aceh’s Leuser Ecosystem.

Indonesia’s small islands being rapidly damaged by industrial activities