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A Malaysian National and His Ivory Connection to Africa

A Malaysian National and His Ivory Connection to Africa

By Chris Morris, International Policy Digest For those even sporadically interested in international wildlife crime, when either the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) or the Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) ‘raises a glass,’ figuratively or literally, to the capture of an international wildlife trafficker, one has to sit up and take note. On June 29th, the Royal Thai Police, in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, made such an arrest. Teo Boon Ching, a Malaysian national, was arrested for wildlife trafficking and money laundering. He is to be held pending extradition...

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Nigeria: I’ll never make serious money but protecting wildlife is priceless

Nigeria: I’ll never make serious money but protecting wildlife is priceless

By Sarah Marshall, The Telegraph Rangers are employed to protect communities and wildlife, but all too often they are treated as foes rather than friends. In the forests of north-east Nigeria, an area roamed by wild animals and even wilder armed poachers, dangers are multiplied. Paid a modest salary for putting their lives at daily risk, it’s a wonder anyone on the front line of conservation can last more than a few months.  Suleiman Sadu is a remarkable exception. For more than 20 years, he’s patrolled the savanna woodlands of Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi state, undeterred by...

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Namibia: Elephant meat distributed to farms

Namibia: Elephant meat distributed to farms

By Arlana Shikongo, The Namibian The meat of a 'problem' elephant that was trophy-hunted on Sunday has been distributed among farmers and farmworkers in the Otavi area.  Romeo Muyunda, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, yesterday confirmed this. The elephant was made available to be trophy-hunted, much to the dismay of some environmental groups and conservationists, as it was reported to be causing havoc on farms between Otjiwarongo and Otavi.  In a statement issued on Monday, professional hunter Jofie Lamprecht, said the elephant had to be put...

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République du Congo: Demantelement d’un reseau majeur de presumes trafiquants d’ivoire a Pointe Noire : un adjudant et un sergent aux arrêts.

République du Congo: Demantelement d’un reseau majeur de presumes trafiquants d’ivoire a Pointe Noire : un adjudant et un sergent aux arrêts.

Par GCM Rédaction Un adjudant de la gendarmerie nationale et un sergent des forces armées congolaises ont été arrêtés pour trafic d’ivoire (détention illégale des pointes d’ivoire) lors d’une opération qui a vu le démantèlement d’un réseau de présumés trafiquants d’ivoire. Quatre civils, membres de ce réseau ont aussi été interpellés lors d’une opération menée par les éléments de la Gendarmerie nationale.  Les six présumés trafiquants qui constituent le réseau, ont été arrêtés successivement les 27, 28, 31 janvier et 02 février 2021 à Pointe-Noire, capitale économique de la République...

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