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  1. News - China - WILDLIFE

    Poaching and trading of wildlife rampant in mainland China

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... on the mainland and those who sell rare and endangered species could face criminal charges. Guangdong's forestry department said it had confiscated 66,500 wild animals- 52,600 of them birds- ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Poaching and trading of species- many nationally protected- is rampant on the mainland, especially in Guangdong where the illegal trade is huge In the market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1103178/poaching-and-trading-wildlife-rampant-mainland-china
  2. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    One in 10 grouper species face extinction, with most eaten in Hong Kong

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... and Conservation Department said it had been working with other regions in protecting endangered species.   ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com HKU researcher wants law to tighten monitoring of trade after study finds 20 species are at risk Grouper face extinction due to consumer demand Follow @SCMP_News One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1243043/one-10-grouper-species-face-extinction-most-eaten-hk
  3. News - World - WILDLIFE

    South Africa may send rhinos abroad to beat poachers

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species there has also been a shift from medicinal use to flaunting rhino horn as a sign of wealth. Its street value is estimated ... while another species, the pangolin- a kind of anteater- is hunted because its scales are a prized fashion product and its meat a delicacy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572484/south-africa-may-send-rhinos-abroad-beat-poachers
  4. News - Asia - WILDLIFE

    Thailand warned it faces international sanctions over illegal ivory trade

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP

    ... said the governing body of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species. "There have been years without any real action on the ground when it comes to controlling ... assault on African elephants," O'Criodain said. The decision on Thailand came as delegates wrapped up a week-long CITES conference on trade in endangered species. Stoerkersen said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552939/thailand-warned-it-faces-international-sanctions-over-illegal-ivory-trade
  5. News - China - WILDLIFE

    Environmentalists get claws into plans for Qatari-funded falcon-breeding centre in China

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 06:20pm by Laura Zhou in Beijing laura.zhou@scmp.com

    ... the department said, without giving any further details. We don’t want the saker falcons to become another [endangered species like the] panda Weibo microblogger Thepaper.cn, a news website owned ... breeding of falcons at the centre, will put the birds at greater risk from poachers. “In all, we don’t want the saker falcons to become another [endangered species like the] panda,” a microblogger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552043/environmentalists-get-claws-plans-qatari-funded-falcon-breeding-centre
  6. News - World - WILDLIFE

    US-Africa summit on wildlife poaching addresses Asian demand

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 08:24pm by AFP

    ... and rhino horns, definitely you will be able to save these species," he said. But doing that remains a challenge. Ivory markets in China and Thailand are thriving, and in nations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567756/us-africa-summit-wildlife-poaching-addresses-asian-demand
  7. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Small crocodile found abandoned in Tai Po village

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO, Johnny Tam

    ... were endangered species and could not be sold in pet shops in Hong Kong. Illegal possession and importing of the species may result in a maximum penalty of HK$500,000 and one year in jail. ... Jolie Ho and Johnny Tam Pui Pui may soon get some snappy company Hong Kong's celebrity crocodile, Pui Pui, may get some company after another of the species was found abandoned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1101519/small-crocodile-found-abandoned-tai-po-village
  8. News - Asia - WILDLIFE

    Death of rare eagle investigated by Philippine authorities

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 07:20am by AFP

    ... two bullet wounds, Josie de Leon, division chief of the environment department's Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau, said. Killing endangered species in the Philippines is punishable ... resident. The carcass of the giant bird, belonging to a species threatened with extinction, was recovered from a resident of Gingoog city on the southern island of Mindanao, the Philippine Eagle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1335403/death-rare-eagle-investigated-philippine-authorities
  9. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Look who popped in for lunch: Cobra makes Sai Kung house call

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by Danny Mok, Clifford Lo

    ... by a python in Sai Kung West Country Park in less than a fortnight. In the first incident, a couple fought off the python that attacked their dog. Hong Kong is home to more than 50 species of snake, ranging in size from tiny "slug" snakes to pythons. Some 14 species are poisonous- and eight of them can kill humans with their venom. Official advice from the Agriculture, Fisheries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534402/shock-sai-kung-cobra-makes-house-call
  10. News - World - WILDLIFE

    Elephants in Zimbabwe fall prey to cyanide poisoning by ivory poachers

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The animals' tusks are highly sought after for Asia's ivory trade. Nine people have been arrested on suspicion of poisoning watering holes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1317812/elephants-zimbabwe-fall-prey-cyanide-poisoning-ivory-poachers

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