Wildlife Traffickers Arrested After Ivory and Pangolin Scales Were Found

Wildlife Traffickers Arrested After Ivory and Pangolin Scales Were Found

Nigeria customs service arrested three suspected wildlife traffickers after seizing animal parts. Officers seized 196 sacks containing 7,137 kg of pangolin scales and 4.6 kg of pangolin claws. The suspected traffickers were also found with a startling 846.34 kg of ivory, according to Wildlife Justice Commission. The animal parts were discovered when they were already […]

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Chinese special economic zones hotspots for wildlife trafficking, surveys say

Chinese special economic zones hotspots for wildlife trafficking, surveys say

SINGAPORE — Special economic zones set up to promote trade between China and its Southeast Asian neighbors are facilitating a black-market trade in wildlife products, according to watchdog group TRAFFIC. Tens of thousands of prohibited wildlife parts and products are being sold across open and unregulated markets in five Southeast Asian countries, with a significant […]

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Sighting of super rare Chacoan fairy armadillo in Bolivia ‘a dream come true’

Podcast: Sighting of super rare Chacoan fairy armadillo in Bolivia ‘a dream come true’

The four-wheel-drive bumped over a rutted road. Rain that began as soon as they left the pavement was so thick that the road, compacted by traffic, became slippery, and the tires dug-in. It was 8 a.m. At the wheel was Nick Mcphee, Australian conservationist-turned Bolivian ecotourism uber-specialist, and with him were Bolivian biologist Huáscar Bustillos […]

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