Prosecuting a buyer of animal bones and pangolin scales for medicine

Hung admitted that the bones of wild animals and pangolin scales were bought from three unknown people along the Vietnam-Laos border to make medicine. On May 6, the police of Bo Trach district (Quang Binh) said that they had prosecuted and detained Mai Thanh Hung for 4 months (born in 1992, currently living in Phong […]

Dorset ospreys produce egg for first time in 200 years

A pair of ospreys have made the first breeding attempt in southern England for almost 200 years. Conservationists are delighted that a pair of the birds at Poole Harbour, Dorset, have produced an egg, which they are guarding at a nest in a secret location. Thanks to nest cameras, viewers can watch the female osprey […]

Spanish police seize massive taxidermy collection worth $32M

More than 1,000 stuffed animals, some on verge of extinction, found in warehouse in Valencia Spanish police on Sunday seized one of the largest private taxidermy collections ever discovered in Europe in a warehouse in Valencia. Within the massive space, there were 1,090 stuffed animals, including 405 protected species like elephants, white rhinos, Bengal tigers, […]

Woman found guilty of importing over 1,000 elephant tusks from Nigeria

SINGAPORE – A Vietnamese woman was a director of a trading company when it imported a 40-foot container containing more than 1,000 elephant tusks from Apapa, Nigeria. On Wednesday (March 23), following a trial, District Judge Ong Chin Rhu found Dao Thi Boi, 40, guilty of an offence under the Endangered Species (Import & Export) […]

A transport of a frozen tiger weighing over 200 kg caught red-handed

On March 26, Lai Chau Provincial Police said that they had just arrested 3 smugglers for transporting a tiger weighing over 200 kg for consumption. Specifically, at 19:30, on March 25, at the Muong So junction area, Phong Tho district, Lai Chau province, the Criminal Police Department of Lai Chau Provincial Public Security Department coordinated […]

Rhino Bond Sold by World Bank in First Issuance of Its Kind

The World Bank said it has priced the world’s first wildlife bond, raising $150 million that will be partly used for the conservation of black rhinos in South Africa. The five-year bond will pay returns determined by the rate of growth in populations of the animals in two South African reserves, the Addo Elephant National Park and […]

Three arrested after killing tiger for bone glue

Three people in the northern province of Dien Bien were detained Thursday after electrocuting a tiger to produce bone glue. Luong Van Anh, 45, Ngo Sy Thanh, 46, and Ngo Sy Tien, 55, were detained by police after a raid on Anh’s home. The group electrocuted a 220-kilogram tiger before cutting it up. The three […]

Hope for Kenya’s mountain bongos as five released into sanctuary

Rewilding programme marks the ‘most significant step’ in ensuring the critically endangered species’ survival Five mountain bongos have been released into a sanctuary in Kenya, a milestone in the fight for the animals’ survival with fewer than 100 left in the wild. Considered critically endangered, the chestnut-coloured mountain bongo is one of the largest forest antelopes […]

WildAid Publishes Study Exposing Widespread Consumption of Endangered Pangolins in Cameroon

Simon Denyer, a senior consultant for WildAid, has kicked off a major public awareness campaign in Cameroon aimed at protecting endangered species of pangolins, backed by the Cameroonian government. At the event, held on the eve of World Pangolin Day last month, Denyer presented the results of two studies conducted by WildAid into pangolin meat consumption […]