Monthly Archives: January 2012

An Epidemic Of Wildlife Smuggling In Asia: The Rhino Horn Trade

TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, reports a worrying level of illegal trade of animals and plants in Asia for medicine, pets, and food, many of which are listed by CITES as critically endangered. Two Vietnamese men were sentenced to … Continue reading

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No money to protect elephants (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe has missed out on accessing money for elephant conservation programmes, due to its non-participation in the recent CITES committee meeting in South Africa. Six African states were allocated money for conservation initiatives at the meeting in December 2011. The … Continue reading

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Elephant herd grieves for baby who died of a heart defect (Germany)

This is the moving moment a grieving herd of elephants said their goodbyes to a little calf who tragically died of a serious heart defect. Advertisement >> Baby Lola was due to be the world’s first elephant to have heart … Continue reading

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Alarm raised over dog-snatching in Phuket (Thailand

A Phuket expat who lost his dog at Nai Harn Beach last Sunday has raised concerns over dog-snatching at the popular tourist area. Frank Lamine wrote to the Phuket Gazette earlier today reporting that he had heard of one local … Continue reading

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Business booming for the dog smugglers of the Mekong (Thailand)

Chinese New Year is a dangerous time for pet dogs in Thailand. Traditionally the time of peak demand for dog meat in Vietnam, the dog smugglers of the Mekong work deep into the night shipping thousands of animals — sometimes … Continue reading

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JFK library to release last of his secret tapes (John F. Kennedy)

“On one recording, made days before Kennedy’s assassination, he asks staffers to schedule a meeting in a week. He tells them he’s booked for the weekend, with no time to meet with an Indonesian general then, either.” Read more in … Continue reading

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Thailand to build DNA database to protect elephants

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Preecha Rengsomboonsuk has vowed to solve within a year issues related to Thailand’s elephants. Preecha planned to build a DNA database on 4,000 or so domesticated elephants in order to stop people taking over identity … Continue reading

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