A famous film actor, Salman Khan, killed a black buck, a protected species. Did this catapult poaching of wild life into the headlines? Nope! Here are two reasons why it should: Between 2014 and 2016, there was a 52 % hike in poaching and wildlife crimes. The numbers is 2017 are believed to be at […]
ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30338127 Patrol team work led to capture of poachers with special treatment national February 07, 2018 02:00 By The Nation IT WAS good teamwork, and more importantly, good spirits and courage to protect the forest that led to the high-profile arrest of a tycoon and his associates for […]
Authorities in Spain have dismantled a massive transnational reptile trafficking network, highlighting how the low risks and high rewards of wildlife trafficking fuel the lucrative illicit trade.
I have previously shared two stories about the increased jaguar (Panthera onca) poaching that is occurring in Bolivia as a result of the demand for jaguar parts in China. The most recent of these articles, released in February of 2016, claimed that one man was arrested before shipping 105 jaguar teeth to China – the […]
Hundreds of animals have been seized and more than 160 arrests made in Interpol co-ordinated raids across Asia. Under the PAWS (Protection of Asian Wildlife species) programme law enforcement officials from 13 Asian countries moved in on wildlife traffickers.
While the operation led to the…
Trade in wildlife parts is the 4th largest illegal trade in the world. Even a tourist’s purchase of an small ivory trinket or ivory chopsticks makes a huge impact on the world’s elephant population, collectively speaking.
Illegal poaching gangs are well organized by international crime syndicates and they take on violently the game wardens who’s job it is to protect their wildlife charges- these gangs want ivory for the huge Chinese market, largely, and they don’t care who or what they have to kill to get it. Other items such as whale teeth, exotic bird feathers, bear parts for superstitious medical purposes, rhino horn for Chinese potency (it actually does nothing), leopard and cheetah skins for fashion and decor, shark fins for soup (throw away the rest of the shark), these and all manner of other parts keep these gangs going very profitably.
Many species are facing extinction just from poaching, not counting habitat loss , climate change and other challenges that face our wild friends. Some say that elephants in the wild could be extinct in just 11 years!!!
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
The air over Sesfontein this time of year is usually a peculiar metallic hue, tinged by the talcum-fine dust whipped by the harsh desert wind blowing from the Skeleton Coast, 250 kilometres away to the west.
But today, the white heat seemed bleaker than ever, and another metallic taste stirred …