No 390 Wildlife Trade News: 23rd April

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

in the spotlight today ……………………

Red Sanders Shipped to China, HK http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/Red-Sanders-Shipped-to-China-HK/2015/04/23/article2778612.ece

China, Japan value red sanders most

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/150423/nation-current-affairs/article/china-japan-value-red-sanders-most

DID YOU EVER HEAR OF RED SANDERS BEING CONFISCATED IN EITHER CHINA OR JAPAN?

CITES DEFINITELY ISN’T WORKING – IS IT?

WHICH IS WHY THIS ILLICIT TRADE CONTINUES AND CRIMINALS ARE LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK.

No 390 Wildlife Trade News: 23rd April

CHINA: A ravenous market for wildlife parts is pushing Earth’s biota to the brink http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-debuys-wildlife-trafficking-southeast-asia-20150313-story.html#page=1

Circus Tricks and TV Stunts: How the International Zoo Association Defines ‘Education’Education and entertainment are often natural allies. But in a zoo, where the welfare of captive animals is on the line, entertainment can quickly become exploitation. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) claims to agree – at least according to its official Code of Ethics and Animal Welfare. WAZA’s code states: “Where ‘wild’ animals are used in presentations, these presentations must: (a) deliver a sound conservation message, or be of other educational value, (b) focus on natural behaviour, (c) not demean or trivialize the animal in any way.” http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/circus-tricks-and-tv-stunts-how-the-international-zoo-association-defines-education/

Japanese zoo association suspended by world body over Taiji dolphin hunts World Association of Zoos and Aquariums takes action against Japanese member representing aquariums that take dolphins from Taiji hunt http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/23/japanese-zoo-association-suspended-world-body-dolphin-hunts?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=dlvr.it

How financial power can be used to save iconic species from extinction
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-earth-sanctions-can-save-iconic-species-from-extinction-and-make-the-world-safer-2015-4#ixzz3Y4Vj3NRS

Every 20 Minutes an Elephant Is Killed for Its Tusks http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/22/elephants-killed-for-tusks/

Dubai Police hand over 300kg of illegal ivory for destruction. The shipment was in transit in Dubai on its way from the Ivory Coast to Vietnam

http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/dubai-police-hand-over-300kg-of-illegal-ivory-for-destruction-1.1497144

Cross-border strategy for rhino poaching not on the table http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/science/2015/04/22/cross-border-strategy-for-rhino-poaching-not-on-the-table

Namibia to intensify fight against poachers – Minister http://en.starafrica.com/news/namibia-to-intensify-fight-against-poachers-minister.html

‘Arrogant’ rhino poachers each get 15 years in prison http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Arrogant-rhino-poachers-each-get-15-years-in-prison-20150422

Plans to save the Kruger rhino population http://citizen.co.za/368081/plans-to-save-the-kruger-rhino-population/

Cameroon: Elephant Poaching – Experts Institute Tracking System http://allafrica.com/stories/201504221126.html

Namibia: Aerial Patrols to Curb Poaching http://allafrica.com/stories/201504220605.html

Illegal animal trafficking action plan demanded. EU https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/news/illegal-animal-trafficking-action-plan-demanded

Growing threat to Great Indian Hornbills

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/growing-threat-to-great-indian-hornbills/article7132205.ece

More humans needed to protect Kashmir’s wildlife http://www.risingkashmir.com/more-humans-needed-to-protect-kashmirs-wildlife/
Official apathy poses serious threat to Kashmir’s wildlife http://www.risingkashmir.com/official-apathy-poses-serious-threat-to-kashmirs-wildlife/

Operation Sesha: DRI ropes in 17 nations to check red sanders smuggling http://indianexpress.com/article/business/business-others/operation-sesha-dri-ropes-in-17-nations-to-check-red-sanders-smuggling/

Nepal Govt set to introduce DNA barcode to curb wildlife smuggling http://www.eco-business.com/news/govt-set-to-introduce-dna-barcode-to-curb-wildlife-smuggling/

Transparency crucial to combatting illegal logging. SARAWAK http://www.theborneopost.com/2015/04/23/transparency-crucial-to-combatting-illegal-logging/

16 illegal loggings, 137 suspects detained in first four months. SARAWAK
Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2015/04/23/16-illegal-loggings-137-suspects-detained-in-first-four-months/#ixzz3Y6RDZKDT

Unlocking Palm Oil’s Potential http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/special-report/unlocking-palm-oils-potential/

10 Animals the President’s Trade Deal Will Help Protect from Illegal Wildlife Trafficking. USA https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/04/22/10-animals-president-s-trade-deal-will-help-protect-illegal-wildlife-trafficking

Covington turtle smuggler slapped with 15-month prison sentence. USA http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/04/covington_turtle_smuggler_slap.html

Short Film Showcase: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/22/short-film-showcase-how-to-move-a-two-ton-elephant-to-safety/

Sasser: Revolting hummingbird case brings illegal wildlife trade to light. USA http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/more-sports/outdoors/20150422-sasser-revolting-hummingbird-case-brings-illegal-wildlife-trade-to-light.ece

Kenya’s wildlife officials to seek strategic partnerships on China visit
Read more:http://www.gbooza.com/page.html#ixzz456 http://www.gbooza.com/group/insideafrica/forum/topics/kenya-s-wildlife-officials-to-seek-strategic-partnerships-on-chin?xg_source=activity#ixzz3Y6Til2sJ

Bid to smuggle 504 freshwater turtles TO THAILAND foiled http://www.dawn.com/news/1177672/bid-to-smuggle-504-freshwater-turtles-foiled

‘State of forests alarming’. PHILIPPINES http://www.visayandailystar.com/2015/April/23/topstory2.htm

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