News tagged with environmental crime

Thai police seize 16 'illegal' elephants

Thai police said Wednesday they had seized 16 elephants from tourist destinations as part of a nationwide swoop on operators suspected of using smuggled wild pachyderms for entertainment.

Aug 21, 2013
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Lao forests feeding Vietnam industry, group says

(AP) -- Despite an export ban, Vietnamese companies are smuggling logs from the once rich forests of Laos to feed a billion-dollar wood industry that turns timber into furniture for export to the Europe and the United States, ...

Jul 28, 2011
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Interpol pledges war on environmental crime

Interpol on Monday adopted a resolution unanimously pledging support to back the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and to fight environmental crime.

Nov 08, 2010
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