The BBC reports Baby crocodiles found living in a remote region of Nepal give hope for the future of one of the rarest and strangest reptiles on earth. Read story at New hope for one of world’s most endangered reptiles – BBC News
Thai immigration officials seized 95 Indian tortoises inside the luggage of a Taiwanese couple attempting to smuggle them to Taiwan. According to a statement from Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, officials identified the suspects as 38-year-old Lai Tsung and 37-year-old, Lai Tsung. Both were detained while passing a security check at the departures terminal of Bangkok’s Don Meung International Airport.
DALIAN CONFERENCE, PART TWO. The 11th Asia for Animals conference, which took place in Dalian, China, brought together hundreds of delegates from all fields of animal protection, rescue, and advocacy. Focused on how laws can be used creatively to protect nonhuman animals, speakers talked about their successes and challenges, their hopes and their aims. Attendees […]
Yarlen admitted that he became a poacher at 15 and has since killed several tigers, sloth bears, hundreds of wild boars and peacocks.
A Louisiana resident and owner of a freight forwarding company pleaded guilty today in federal court in the Eastern District of Louisiana to trafficking exotic birds that are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Paul Tallman of Kenner, Louisiana, owner of Aerotyme-Inc., pleaded to the […]
BANGKOK — Transnational crime syndicates are growing more powerful in Southeast Asia and raking in profit by exploiting rampant corruption, weak law enforcement and lax border controls, the United Nations said on Thursday. Such groups generate profit of tens of billions of dollars each year from a rising trade in drugs, counterfeit goods and medicines, […]
The Revelator reports on species We Lost in 2019 Three bird species, two frogs, a shark, a famous snail and one of the world’s largest freshwater fish were among those declared extinct this year. Read more at The Faces of Extinction: The Species We Lost in 2019 • The Revelator