Wildlife

Thai exec guilty in poaching case, cleared of panther charge

Mar 19, 2019

A construction tycoon has been convicted in Thailand on charges related to a high-profile poaching case but was found not guilty of possessing panther carcass seen in photos that sparked public outcry

Orangutan mother blinded by air gun pellets in Indonesia

Mar 19, 2019

An orangutan mother has been blinded after being shot with at least 74 air gun pellets on Indonesia's Sumatra island, where threats to the endangered species have increased

China sets aside crops for wild elephants to spare farmers

Mar 10, 2019

China is growing crops specifically for wild elephants to graze on in an effort to spare the livelihoods of local farmers

Over 1,500 turtles found inside luggage in Philippines

Mar 5, 2019

Philippine authorities have found more than 1,500 live turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport

Indonesia court allows dam in orangutan habitat to proceed

Mar 5, 2019

Environmentalists have lost a court challenge to a Chinese-backed dam in Indonesia that will rip through the habitat of the most critically endangered orangutan species

China backs Tanzania prison sentence for 'ivory queen'

Feb 20, 2019

China says it backs Tanzania's sentencing of a Chinese woman labeled the "ivory queen" to 15 years in jail for smuggling elephant tusks

Wildlife group: Malaysia seizes record 30-ton pangolin haul

Feb 12, 2019

A wildlife monitoring group says Malaysian authorities have seized a record 30 tons of pangolin and pangolin products in eastern Sabah state, the biggest such bust in the country

China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

Feb 9, 2019

China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country's vital pork industry

In year of the pig, Hong Kong has had enough of wild ones

Feb 5, 2019

Hong Kong ushers in the year of the pig while studying how to reduce potentially dangerous encounters between people and wild boars

Hong Kong makes record seizure of pangolin scales, ivory

Feb 2, 2019

Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted a record 8.3 tons of pangolin scales and hundreds of elephant tusks worth more than $8 million

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