Wildlife trade hub Vietnam is also hub of impunity for traffickers, report says

Wildlife trade hub Vietnam is also hub of impunity for traffickers, report says

Only 14% of wildlife seizures made in Vietnam in the past decade have resulted in convictions, according to a new report that highlights the weak enforcement in the country and lack of coordination between its agencies in following up on investigations. The report, published by the U.K.-based Environmental Investigation Agency, revealed that of at least […]

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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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Southeast Asia losing tigers as deadline looms to double population by 2022

Southeast Asia losing tigers as deadline looms to double population by 2022

Tigers once roamed throughout the dense forested interior of mainland Southeast Asia and several islands of Indonesia. Positioned at the pinnacle of the food chain, tigers maintain ecosystem balance, and by protecting them, we can preserve entire biodiverse landscapes. However, the long-term survival of this flagship conservation species now hangs in the balance. In 2010, […]

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