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World Wildlife Fund Confirms Attack On WWF Vehicle In Congo
July 10, 2008 10:47 AM - WWF, Wildlife Alliance
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) officials said today they have received confirmation that two people were killed and three injured in an attack on a WWF vehicle in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo on July 7.
Thai Police Sting Wildlife Dealers: Undercover Operation Nets Some of World's Most Endangered Species
March 28, 2008 11:19 PM - , Wildlife Alliance
Thai Police today conducted their largest operation on wildlife dealers this year when 40 officers raided ten shops suspected of selling rare and endangered species in the famous Jatujak Bangkok weekend market. In an undercover sweep operation, officers from the Royal Thai Police Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division caught a number of dealers red-handed as they attempted to sell some of the world's most endangered species to undercover agents.
Chainsaws Cut into Cambodia’s Preah Monivong National Park
March 12, 2008 10:31 PM - , Wildlife Alliance
Cambodia’s Preah Monivong National Park is an ecological jewel, rich in unique and endangered wildlife and plants. Known better in the country by its local name of Bokor, it is located in the southwest in Kampot Province and is among Cambodia’s most visited tourist attractions. The range of habitats found within Bokor support a number of important mammal species including tigers, leopards, Asian elephants, sun bears, and gibbons. A total of 223 bird species have been recorded in the park, six of which are globally significant, 13 are regionally significant, and 12 have never been seen elsewhere before.
Thailand could support as many as 2,000 wild tigers, 3 times current level
December 28, 2007 12:07 PM - , Wildlife Alliance
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's parks and wildlife reserves could hold up to 2,000 wild tigers, about three times their current level, but only if the government steps up efforts to control poaching, researchers said Monday. The country's Western Forest Complex, 6,900 square miles (18,000 square kilometers) of protected jungle habitat, currently holds 720 tigers, according to a study by Thailand's Department of National Park, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation and the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society.
Gunned Down For Fashion: The Animal Whose Fur is Worth More Than Gold
October 9, 2007 08:02 AM - , Wildlife Alliance
When the men first sighted the beautiful baby antelope in the moonlight, it was past three o'clock in the morning. The creatures were only a few hours old and still wobbling about on their spindly little legs. Mothers and grandmothers nuzzled them protectively. A single male stood guard, sniffing the air tentatively for any signs of danger. It was a beautiful, heart-warming sight that could easily have been taken from a David Attenborough documentary - but for what happened next.
Found in a fridge: One of the world's most endangered species
September 7, 2007 08:28 AM - , Wildlife Alliance
TWO of the world's most beautiful creatures are found stuffed into a fridge in Hanoi - a rare insight into the lucrative trade in endangered animals across South-east Asia that makes a mockery of international conservation treaties. Vietnamese police this week found the two frozen tigers in an apartment, along with two soup kettles filled with animal bones in an outdoor kitchen.
Smugglers Nabbed At Russian-China Border With Tiger Pelts, Hundreds Of Bear Paws
September 5, 2007 10:03 AM - , Wildlife Alliance
Vladivostok, Russia — Border police and Federal Security Bureau have collaborated in the arrest of a band of smugglers attempting to ship 480 bear paws as well as a tiger pelt and skeleton across the Russian-Chinese border Russian border police and federal security agencies found the smugglers on August 17th, attempting to cross the border by boat across Lake Khanka, 300 kilometers from Vladivostok. The smugglers - Chinese nationals - were working to feed the vast underground market for wildlife products in the People's Republic, where wildlife products are sold widely for use in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as luxury goods as status symbols.
Bangkok Luxury Store Owner Convicted for Wildlife Trafficking
August 28, 2007 08:38 AM - , Wildlife Alliance
A Bangkok luxury store owner was convicted today for breaching Thailand's wildlife protection law. The store owner, Mr. Reyaz Ahmad Mir, an Indian national from Kashmir, pleaded guilty to charges of illegally importing and selling "shahtoosh" shawls made from the wool derived from poaching highly endangered Tibetan Antelopes (Pantholops hodgsonii).