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Wildlife group targets Myanmar-China tiger trade

(AP) -- Wildlife trafficking officials say they have reached a preliminary agreement with an ethnic minority group in Myanmar to close down markets where hundreds of poached tigers from across Asia are sold ...

dateNov 19, 2010 in Ecology
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New taste for Thai elephant meat

(AP) -- A new taste for eating elephant meat - everything from trunks to sex organs - has emerged in Thailand and could pose a new threat to the survival of the species.

dateJan 27, 2012 in Other
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Illegal orangutan trader prosecuted

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) announced today Sumatra's first ever successful sentence of an illegal orangutan owner and trader in Medan, ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Ecology
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Asian gecko threatened by medicine trade

Activists warned Thursday that wild populations of Southeast Asia's striking Tokay Gecko were in danger of being over-hunted for use in traditional medicine in China and other countries.

dateApr 11, 2013 in Ecology
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Haphazard reporting puts Australian parrots at risk

Wildlife smugglers within and outside Australia could be exploiting high overseas demand for Australian parrots due to a lack of systematic reporting and monitoring of the wildlife trade in many countries, ...

dateOct 27, 2014 in Ecology
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Hong Kong to return rare Philippine turtles

Thirty-six live turtles seized from a smuggler, including 20 of one of the world's rarest species, are to be returned from Hong Kong to the Philippines, officials said on Wednesday.

dateApr 25, 2012 in Ecology
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