Interpol Focuses on Asian Big Cats
NEW DELHI, India – Enhancing techniques for investigating crimes against wild tigers and other Asian ‘big cats'was the focus of an INTERPOL meeting in India attended by some 30 senior law enforcement officers.
The five-day (1-5 July) Integrated Investigative Training and Operational Planning Meeting for South Asia was co-hosted by INTERPOL's Environmental Crime Programme and India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). It brought together police, customs and wildlife officers from eight Read More
A NEW PHILOSOPHY FOR CONSERVATION
The doctrine of sustainable use has failed. Everywhere we look we find that in practice, sustainable use has become sustained abuse. Everywhere we look, we see our precious natural heritage being destroyed. Sustainable use has become just a licence to kill. Whether it is the senseless destruction by rich white men (hunting) or by poor blacks (bushmeat and poaching) or by Asian syndicates (poaching) the result is the same – devastation of biological diversity and dreadful animal suffering on a global Read More
A THAI deputy prime minister has been charged in connection with the export to China of 100 tigers, an endangered species protected by international law, the attorney general's office told AFP.
Plodprasop Suraswadi approved the export of tigers from Sriracha Tiger Zoo - a popular tourist attraction a few hours from Bangkok - to a Chinese breeding firm in 2002. He was the head of the forestry department at the time.
He was charged under an article in Thai law which includes the "abuse of power, failing to carry Read More
BHOPAL: Hides of a tiger and a cub with gunshot wounds were recovered from three persons close to Pench tiger reserve in eastern Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, casting doubt on the slew of measures and enormous money being spent to protect the endangered tiger.
This is for the first time in the recent times that the poachers had used guns to kill the big cats in the state, apparently after catching the forest ground duty staffers' napping in the wild. Before this, there had been cases of tiger poaching with poisoning and electrocutions Read More
Vietnamese police seize 4 baby tigers in car
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police have seized four baby tigers and more than 100 pangolins being transported in a car in central Vietnam.
A police officer in Ha Tinh province says two men were detained for questioning after officers seized the live animals Tuesday.
The officer didn't give his name, saying he wasn't permitted to do so by his superiors.
The men told police they were hired by an unknown man to transport the animals to nearby Nghe An province.
Pangolins Read More