Category Archives: Animal-abuse / poaching / trafficking

2011

Elephant poaching continues at an alarming rate. In November, six carcasses and ten active camps were found in the northern Moyowosi Game Reserve by our microlight pilot on patrol. Shortly after those discoveries, six more carcasses were found in the … Continue reading

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South Africa troops tackle rhino poachers

South Africa is to deploy hundreds of extra troops along its borders to help fight gangs smuggling rhino horns, the government has announced. Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said four military companies would be sent to the borders with Zimbabwe, Swaziland … Continue reading

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Two held in killing of wild elephant in Phetchaburi; ivory buyer sought (Thailand)

Police say pair confess to killing beast after being approached by Karen man Phetchaburi police have asked the provincial court for permission to detain without bail two suspects accused of killing an elephant in Kaeng Krachan National Park while they … Continue reading

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Elephant Killing (Goma)

I received a very disturbing call this morning from Rodrigue, the Sector warden for the Rwindi area. An elephant was killed during the night by poachers on the main road to Goma. He immediately went in with a section of … Continue reading

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Video: Baby elephant orphaned for ivory trade (Thailand)

Phachi is an orphan, her mother was shot and killed by suspected poachers at her home in Ratchaburi Province. She now lives in Thailand’s Lampang Elephant Conservation Centre, about 700km north of Bangkok. The roughly five-year-old pachyderm was taken there … Continue reading

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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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