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  1. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    Google Glass and drones leading the fight against poaching in Nepal

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:20am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... Bibek Bhandari in Kathmandu Conservation group experimenting with Google Glass and drones to protect endangered species Technology leading the fight against poaching An animal welfare ... to combat poaching. The exercise is part of Nepal's attempts to harness new technologies to tackle the illegal wildlife trade, which poses a threat to the country's vulnerable ...

  2. News - China Insider - MARITIME DISPUTES

    Chinese fishermen held in Philippines defiant ahead of turtle-poaching trial

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 02:39pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... on Tuesday at a court which they say they do not recognise. The nine fishermen from Hainan province face up to 20 years in a Philippine jail for illegally poaching and taking a record number ... Philippine pesos (HK$6,181) to foreign traders they meet at sea, according to two police officers. Local law enforcement lacks the capacity to tackle wildlife poaching said one law enforcement ...

  3. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Philippine trial of Chinese fishermen accused of turtle-poaching stalls without interpreter

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila The lack of an interpreter on Tuesday held up Philippine legal proceedings against nine Chinese fishermen caught with hundreds of marine turtles in a disputed South China Sea shoal. Manila says the fishermen were within the Philippines’ ...

  4. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Sri Lanka claims to have seized 73 Indian fishermen for poaching

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Sri Lanka 'seizes 73 Indian fishermen' for poaching Sri Lanka's navy said it has arrested 73 Indian fishermen for illegal poaching amid heightened tensions between the neighbours over the long-standing issue. The navy said it seized 16 Indian trawlers with 73 fishermen on board for poaching in Sri Lankan waters over the weekend. ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese fishermen plead not guilty to Philippine poaching charges

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:00pm by Reuters

    ... and arrested its 11 crew members this month at Half Moon shoal in the disputed Spratly islands. If convicted of poaching a protected species, the men face prison terms of 12 to 20 years. They were ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Philippines to charge nine Chinese fishermen for ‘poaching’ in South China Sea

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:56pm by Agencies and Teddy Ng

    ... Agencies in Manila and Hanoiand Teddy Ng in Beijing Manila to repatriate two Chinese minors among crew arrested for allegedly killing turtles, but risks Beijing's ire Turtle poaching ... waters. Philippine prosecutor Allan Ross Rodriguez said the fishermen, detained last Tuesday off the disputed Half Moon Shoal, 80km from the coast of Palawan, would be charged with poaching ...

  7. News - World - CONSERVATION

    White House bans nearly all US ivory sales in move to combat elephant poaching

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 11:50pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post White House move to combat trade hailed by conservationists battling elephant poaching Ivory clampdown bans virtually all U.S. sales In what animal conservationists hailed as a "significant milestone" in the global fight against elephant poaching, the Obama administration has announced a ban on nearly all ivory sales in the United States. As part ...

  8. News - China - IVORY SMUGGLING

    Chinese ivory smuggler gets record sentence in Kenya poaching crackdown

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 05:26pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... a surge in poaching. Tang Yong Jian, 40, was ordered to pay 20 million shillings (HK$1.78 million) or else go to jail for seven years. He was arrested last week carrying an ivory tusk weighing 3.4 ... to see poachers “lose a lot of money and spend long terms in Kenyan prisons,” he said. Kenya is a key transit point for ivory smuggled from across the region. Poaching has risen sharply in Africa ...

  9. News - World - WILDLIFE

    South Africa says more than 1,000 rhinos poached last year

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 02:15am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Johannesburg Record 1,000 rhinos killed last year in South Africa More than 1,000 rhinos were poached for their horns in South Africa in 2013, a record number and an increase ... of 37 rhino have been poached since the start of 2014," the department of environmental affairs said. South Africa's rhino population totals around 20,000. Elsewhere in Africa, ...

  10. Infographics - CONSERVATION

    Everything you need to know about ivory poaching

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 02:02am by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz A ban was imposed in 1989 banning the international trade in ivory to reverse a rapid decline in the population of African elephants. But to no avail. Illegal hunting and killing of elephants remains a sad reality in Africa despite the ban. ...




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