Wildlife

Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking

Jan 20, 2018

Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade

Thailand seizes large elephant tusks worth over $450,000

Jan 12, 2018

Thai authorities have seized 148 kilograms (326 pounds) of African elephant ivory, including three large tusks, worth around 15 million baht ($469,800) from a Bangkok airport

Rare Sumatran tiger kills Indonesian palm oil worker

Jan 5, 2018

A rare Sumatran tiger has killed a woman working at a palm oil plantation in western Indonesia in the latest human-tiger conflict in an area hit bit widespread deforestation

AP Exclusive: Pulp giant tied to companies accused of fires

Dec 20, 2017

AP Exclusive: Indonesian paper giant Sinarmas is linked to opaque network of shell companies that own plantations accused of stealing lands and starting forest fires

Bangkok firefighters on front line of city's snake scourge

Nov 15, 2017

Firefighters in Thailand's capital get several urgent distress calls a day that don't involve rushing into burning buildings but rather handling a far more common problem: snakes

Group: Orangutan orphans a sign of habitat destruction

Oct 16, 2017

An Indonesian conservation group says the discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threatening survival of the great apes

Thailand seizes rhino horns, arrests suspected smugglers

Oct 11, 2017

Thai authorities have arrested two Chinese citizens suspected of smuggling rhinoceros horns worth about $300,000 through Bangkok's main airport

To fight wildlife crime, experts say 'follow the money'

Sep 17, 2017

With wildlife crime escalating, nations are going beyond raids to "follow the money" in an effort to track down the kingpins financing smuggling rings

More than 100 endangered pangolins seized in Thailand

Aug 31, 2017

Thai customs officials seize more than 100 live pangolins and 450 kilograms (990 pounds) of scales from the endangered animal

Philippine leader feasts on chicken to allay bird flu scare

Aug 28, 2017

The Philippine president has eaten grilled chicken, duck and eggs with other officials to help allay fears caused by the country's first large outbreak of avian flu

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