Wildlife

Thai customs seizes 21 rhino horns worth $5 million

Mar 14, 2017

Thai authorities say they have seized 21 unusually large rhinoceros horns worth almost $5 million that were smuggled from Ethiopia

Thailand seizes 422 pieces of smuggled elephant tusks

Mar 7, 2017

Thai authorities have seized 422 pieces of elephant tusks and arrested a Gambian man suspected of smuggling the ivory

US-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zoo

Feb 23, 2017

An American-born panda on Thursday started settling into her new home in southwest China where she will eventually join a panda breeding program

China closes live poultry markets amid deadly flu outbreak

Feb 17, 2017

China is ordering the closure of live poultry markets in its south-central regions where the worst outbreak of bird flu in years has killed at least 87 people

Scales from endangered pangolins seized in Thailand

Feb 2, 2017

Almost three tons of scales from endangered African pangolins, hidden in sacks, have been seized at Bangkok's main airport

EU hopes licensing system will help save Indonesian forests

Sep 15, 2016

The European Union has admitted Indonesia to a special licensing system it hopes will prevent the illegally felled tropical timber that makes up a substantial part of the country's wood production from being shipped to the 28-nation bloc

Giant panda is no longer endangered, experts say

Sep 5, 2016

A leading international group has taken the giant panda off its endangered list thanks to decades of conservation efforts, but China's government discounted the move, saying it did not view the status of the country's beloved symbol as any less serious

Thai farmers launch (bee) sting operation to stop elephants

Aug 25, 2016

After several failed efforts to stop wild elephants from rampaging through their produce, farmers in Thailand have turned to Plan Bee

Indonesia urged to take stern action on illegal bird trade

Aug 11, 2016

A wildlife trade monitoring group has called on Indonesia to take strong action against traders of endangered birds who are driving several species toward extinction

Indonesia urged to take stern action on illegal bird trade

Aug 11, 2016

A wildlife trade monitoring group has called on Indonesia to take strong action against traders of endangered birds who are driving several species toward extinction

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