The Grahamstown High Court in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa sentenced Wednesday three individuals to a total of 500 years in prison after they were found guilty of more than 55 counts of rhino poaching between the years 2013 and 2016, the South African Police Service (SAPS) announced in a press release.
Vietnamese customs has seized over nine tonnes of ivory found in a container shipment from the Republic of Congo, thought to be the largest ivory seizure in recorded history.
Animal conservationists have warned that only 10 vaquitas are left in the world and have urged Mexico to eradicate illegal fishing in the northern Gulf of California, the animal’s sole habitat.
Members of the National People’s Congress, China’s legislature, announced a proposal to ban the use of pangolin products, the world’s most trafficked animal, in traditional Chinese medicine.
Authorities in the Malaysian province of Sabah discovered two high-volume facilities containing thousands of boxes of pangolin meat, the world’s most trafficked mammal, a leading wildlife trafficking NGO said in a press release.
The illegal wildlife trade in Hong Kong is booming, according to a new study, and consequently contributing to a global extinction crisis by supplying an increasing demand for wildlife products in Asia, particularly China.
Leaders from 80 countries recognized wildlife trafficking as organized crime, theInternational Institute for Sustainable Development reported on Tuesday.
Spying on their mobile phones, GPS devices and tablets, police from several European countries broke up an international tuna trafficking network that allegedly handles 2.5 million kg of tuna annually and arrested 79 of its suspected members, a Europol press release said Tuesday.
Over the past 17 years, nearly 96 million large sea snails valued at US$900 million have been illegally poached off the coast of South Africa and trafficked by organized crime groups, a new report released Wednesday reveals.
Two Chinese flight attendants were fined and ordered to leave the United States on Monday for attempting to smuggle dozens of protected box and spotted turtles in carry-on bags from Los Angeles to China, local news reported.
A worldwide crackdown on illegal wildlife and timber trade has lead to 1,974 seizures of reptiles, birds and other exotic animals and the identification of 1,400 suspects, Interpol said Wednesday.
During a crackdown on the illegal import and transport of wildlife in Southern California, authorities said on Friday that they found king cobras smuggled inside potato chip cans, exotic songbirds stashed in luggage and a severely underweight Bengal tiger in a backyard.
A US court sentenced on Wednesday a retired officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to five years and two months in prison for laundering money obtained from the illegal import of hundreds of narwhal tusks from Canada.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a new resolution intended to escalate the crackdown on illicit trafficking in wildlife, media reported Sunday.
The Chinese government announced Monday it wants to cooperate with Ecuador on the protection of marine life and go after illegal fishing, media reported.
The US Department of Justiceannounced on Tuesday that three men pleaded guilty to illegally trafficking more than 60 alligator snapping turtles from Texas, where the speciesis threatened with statewide extinction.
A South African wildlife conservationist who frequently received death threats from poachers was murdered on Wednesday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, The Guardianreported.
China denied Sunday accusations that two of its diplomats are involved in illegal ivory trafficking in Africa, after the President of Uganda ordered an investigation into the pair.
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