Protection of Asian Wildlife Species
Hundreds of animals seized in operation targeting wildlife trafficking across Asia
LYON, France – A five-month long INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting wildlife trafficking in tigers and other big cats across Asia has resulted in the seizure of hundreds of animals and more than 160 arrests.
Involving 13 countries, Operation PAWS (Protection of Asian Wildlife Species) also focused on lesser known species also in high demand by the black market, such as bears and pangolins. Wildlife traders using the Read More
Vietnam's tiger farms are called trafficking hubs
July 4, 2012: A tailless tiger named Ami looks out from a cage at a tiger farm in southern Binh Duong province, Vietnam. Conservationists allege that Vietnam's 11 registered tiger farms are merely fronts for a thriving illegal market in tiger parts. (AP Photo/Mike Ives)
July 4, 2012: A tiger lies in a concrete shelter at a tiger farm in southern Binh Duong province, Vietnam. (AP Photo/Mike Ives)
July 4, 2012: A tiger sits in a cage at a tiger Read More
COIMBATORE: In an early morning operation, forest officials arrested a person carrying a bag with tiger skin at the Thiruvalluvar Bus Stand in the city on Wednesday. Officials suspect the skin to belong to that of a tiger cub less than a year old.
Conservator of Forests, of Coimbatore Circle, VT Kandasamy told reporters on Wednesday afternoon, that officials, led by assistant conservator, R Jayaraj, had gone to the spot based on a tip off. They arrested Palanisamy(47), a resident of Kumaranthapuram in Tirupur. The estimated cost of Read More
Zoonosis Diseases That Jump Between Animals and Humans
Crazy Cat Lady Syndrome
Perhaps this could explain the Crazy Cat Lady Syndrome and why exotic cat owners are often psychotic.
ScienceDaily (Mar. 11, 2009) — Scientists have discovered how the toxoplasmosis parasite may trigger the development of schizophrenia and other bipolar disorders.
The team from the University of Leeds' Faculty of Biological Sciences has shown that the parasite may play a role in the development of these disorders by Read More
Poacher Catches His Own Illegal Tiger Trade on Cell Phone
July 14, 2011, 4:41 PM
By ANDREW C. REVKIN
When a wildlife conservation patrol in Thailand’s Western Forest Province surprised some poachers, a pile of abandoned gear, particularly a cell phone, provided evidence of their crime:
The short slide show tells the story. In a statement, Joe Walston, who directs programs in Asia for the Wildlife Conservation Society, which is working with the Thai government on tiger conservation projects, Read More