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Irrawaddy dolphins functionally extinct in Laos

The population of critically endangered Mekong River Dolphins—also known as Irrawaddy Dolphins —  in the Cheuteal trans-boundary pool between southern Laos and northern Cambodia has shrunk by 50 per cent this year alone ...

dateOct 26, 2016 in Ecology
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Laos failing to curb illegal wildlife trade: monitor

The illegal trade in pangolins, helmeted hornbills and other wildlife products is thriving in Laos, a monitoring group said Friday, urging the Southeast Asian nation to crack down on a lucrative commerce largely fuelled by ...

dateSep 23, 2016 in Ecology
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Thai customs make new three-tonne ivory seizure

More than three tonnes of elephant ivory have been found at a Thai port stashed in a container shipped from Kenya, customs said Monday, the second huge haul of tusks from Africa in less than a week.

dateApr 27, 2015 in Ecology
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Captive elephants in Laos face extinction

( —The captive elephant population in Laos will be extinct in just over a century if current management practices do not change, a University of Queensland study has found.

dateMay 05, 2014 in Ecology
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Thai police seize nearly 200 pangolins

Thai police Tuesday said they had seized almost 200 live protected pangolins, which are prized in China and Vietnam as an exotic meal and for use in traditional medicine.

dateSep 17, 2013 in Ecology
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