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
Thai man nabbed with 16 tiger cubs in truck October 27, 2012 Enlarge Rescued tiger cubs at a police station in Vietnam's Ha Tinh province last month. A Thai man has been arrested with 16 tiger cubs in his pick-up truck while driving near the kingdom's border with Laos, police said Saturday. A Thai man has been arrested with 16 tiger cubs in his pick-up truck while driving near the kingdom's border with Laos, police said Saturday.Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-thai-nabbed-tiger-cubs-truck.html#jCp Read More
California Fish and Game officials patrol online waters for exotic-animal sales
PLEASANTON — A word of warning for Craigslist posters and social media aficionados hoping to hawk or show off their exotic species: California Fish and Game is watching.
In an effort to protect the state’s ecosystems, the agency’s game wardens routinely troll the waters of Craigslist and other social media for everything from Bengal tigers to ferrets.
“People call our headquarters and say, ‘I spotted this on Craigslist’ Read More
HANOI, Vietnam — Police in central Vietnam say they have found the carcasses of two endangered wild tigers in the trunk of a car that was stopped for speeding.
Police in Quang Binh province say they detained the two men in the car for questioning after finding the tiger carcasses Monday. The men told police they were hired by an unknown man to transport the carcasses to nearby Quang Tri province.Tiger bones are used In Vietnam to make a medicine which is used as a traditional pain killer. It sells for about $1,000 for 100 grams, or several Read More