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August 3, 2015 11:14 PM Online ‘tamu’ running wild with sale of animals

KOTA KINABALU: Protected animals such as clouded leopards and sun bears are being offered on sale through private groups on Facebook and WhatsApp. These online tamu (market) are trading a wide range of protected animals, birds, leopard cats, slow lorises, turtles and even dolphins. “So far, we have charged one person in court for trading in the protected 9

July 28, 2015 3:51 PM American sought in Zimbabwe for alleged killing of beloved lion Cecil Add to ..

Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. The American allegedly paid $50,000 to kill the lion named Cecil, Zimbabwean conservationists said. Authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will appear in court 8

June 2, 2015 1:31 PM Tanzania elephants suffer 'catastrophic decline'

ARUSHA, Tanzania: Elephant census figures released by Tanzania show a "catastrophic decline" of around 60% over the last five years, leading wildlife trade monitoring group TRAFFIC said Tuesday. "The government's figures show Tanzania lost tens of thousands of elephants over the past decade," said Steven Broad, TRAFFIC's executive director. "It is incredible 14

May 26, 2015 3:51 PM Poachers kill half Mozambique's elephants in 5 years

MAPUTO: Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique's elephants for their ivory in the past five years, the US based Wildlife Conservation Society said Tuesday. A Mozambique government-backed survey showed a dramatic 48% decline in elephant numbers from just over 20,000 to an estimated 10,300, the WCS said in a statement. "This decline is due to rampant 12

May 20, 2015 4:00 PM Texas Hunter Shoots Endangered Namibian Rhino for $350,000

Windhoek: A US hunter who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia successfully shot the animal on Monday, saying that his actions would help protect the critically-endangered species. Corey Knowlton, from Texas, downed the rhino with a high-powered rifle after a three-day hunt through the bush with government officials on hand to ensure 7

May 14, 2015 9:27 PM Some 10 poachers arrested for killing endangered female giant panda

Police in south-western China have arrested 10 people for killing a female giant panda, an endangered species that tops the country's list of protected animals. China Central Television said that forest police in Yunnan province recovered panda skin, panda meat, bones and an internal organ from the poachers. A recent census shows the wild panda population 10

May 13, 2015 9:50 PM Apple, A123 close to settling battery hiring lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc and electric battery maker A123 Systems are close to settling a legal dispute over claims that the smartphone and computer maker, which is also looking into building an electric vehicle, poached A123 employees to build a large-scale battery unit. A123, which makes batteries that are used in electric cars, sued Apple in February 13

April 27, 2015 8:13 AM 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. The discovery, which would be worth millions of dollars on the black market, was destined for Laos where the illegal ivory trade flourishes. Some 511 pieces 10

April 25, 2015 3:34 AM The animals of southern Africa and the creature called the Victoria Falls

Even the roar of the lions and other beasts was no match for the thunderous sound of millions of litres of water falling from great heights. IF you think stand-up comedy is tough, try cracking jokes while within mauling distance of a pride of lions. Welcome to Alex Larenty’s career at the Lion Park, a tourist attraction just outside Johannesburg, South 11

April 23, 2015 12:09 AM Vietnamese held for poaching sea cucumber

BACHOK: A group of Vietnamese fishermen with more than 500kg of sea cucumber has been arrested about 50 nautical miles west of Tok Bali. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency’s Kelantan chief Kapt Nurul Hizam Zakaria said the Vietnamese fishermen were acting suspiciously when they were intercepted by enforcement officers at 11.50am on Tuesday 4