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Tribal pangolin poachers to be roped in for bee-keeping

COMMUNITY CONNECT: To be paid Rs 500 if they find a hive of the 'Sateri' honey bee in the wild
DNA - Published

Singapore seizes pangolin scales, ivory worth $48 million - Published

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Chinese police officers break toilet to free trapped pangolin [Video]Chinese police officers break toilet to free trapped pangolin

Police officers broke a toilet to rescue a pangolin trapped inside in southern China.

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Singapore Officials Seize Elephant Ivory, Pangolin Scales in Record Haul [Video]Singapore Officials Seize Elephant Ivory, Pangolin Scales in Record Haul

Ivory from nearly 300 African elephants was seized by officials in Singapore on July 21, marking the country’s largest ivory confiscation to date, the National Parks Board of Singapore said. The..

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Authorities Seize Record Haul Of Ivory In Singapore [Video]Authorities Seize Record Haul Of Ivory In Singapore

Authorities seized 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory in the city-state, which conservation groups consider a transit point for the illegal wildlife trade. The ivory, which came from nearly 300 African..

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Singapore seizes record volume of elephant ivory [Video]Singapore seizes record volume of elephant ivory

Singapore said on Tuesday (July 23) it had seized 8.8 tonnes (9.7 tons) of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups said is a transit point for the..

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Sindh: Pangolins on verge of extinction owing to surging Chinese demand

[Pakistan], May 29 (ANI): The rising demand for Pangolin meat among Chinese nationals living in Karachi, consolidated by illegal trade flourishing along new routes to China, have brought this
Sify - Published

Indian Pangolin trapped in well rescued

An Indian Pangolin that was trapped in a well in the Madugula forest area of Chodavaram range of Visakhapatnam district was rescued by a team of fores
Hindu - Published

Three farmers held smuggling Pangolin scales worth Rs 22 lakh in Thane

three farmers held smuggling pangolin scales worth rs 22 lakh in thane
Navghar police have seized Pangolin scales, estimated to worth Rs 22 lakh, from three persons in Thane, an officer said on Wednesday. The Thane Rural Navghar police under the supervision of SDP Atul..
Mid-Day - Published

Vietnam seizes 5.26 tonnes of pangolin scales hidden in cashew containers

Vietnam has seized more than five metric tonnes of pangolin scales hidden in cashew nut containers shipped from Nigeria, the government said on Friday, in Southeast Asia's latest large-scale wildlife..
Reuters India - Published

Rescued from poachers, mom & baby pangolin taste freedom

It was Range Forest Officer (RFO) Rajendra Pawar from Yeoor Range who first received a tip-off about some people trying to trade live pangolins after which he began his investigations.
DNA - Published

Singapore makes second huge seizure of pangolin scales in days

Singapore intercepted a second shipping container packed full of pangolin scales destined for Vietnam in less than a week, authorities said on Wednesday, a combined haul that set a new record for the..
Reuters India - Published

Singapore seizes record haul of pangolin scales enroute to Vietnam

Singapore has seized 12.9 tonnes of pangolin scales found in a shipping container destined for Vietnam, the biggest seizure of its kind globally in five years, authorities said on Thursday.
Reuters India - Published

Uganda seizes ivory, pangolin scales worth an estimated $8 million

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda seized a contraband shipment of ivory and pangolin scales it said was the largest the country had ever taken, with a market value estimated at more than..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Hong Kong customs seize record haul of pangolin scales

Hong Kong customs busted a massive endangered species smuggling operation from Africa, seizing a record quantity of pangolin scales along with more than 1,000 ivory tusks, as authorities step up the..
Reuters India - Published

Police arrest two men, seize endangered pangolin worth Rs 40 lakh

A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
Zee News - Published

Undercover Investigation: Shocking Footage of Pangolin Poaching Uncovered

undercover investigation: shocking footage of pangolin poaching uncovered
Alarming footage captured by *World Animal Protection* and *WildCRU* (Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford) reveals the heart-breaking moment a pangolin is brutally killed for its..
NewsVoir - Published Also reported by •Sify

Mumbai: How Thane Crime Branch rescued this adorable pangolin

Thane Crime Branch Unit 1 on Thursday night arrested three men and rescued a pangolin, which they were trying to sell for a hefty sum. However, what has left animal activists alarmed is that this is..
DNA - Published

Vietnam seizes eight tonnes of ivory, pangolin scales

Vietnamese authorities have seized more than eight metric tonnes of pangolin scales and ivory in one of the Southeast Asian country's largest wildlife trafficking cases for years, the government said..
Reuters India - Published

Myanmar torches illegal wildlife stockpile worth $1.3 million to deter smugglers

Myanmar authorities destroyed hundreds of seized elephant tusks, pangolin scales and other animal parts, worth a total of $1.3 million on the black market, on Thursday as part of a crackdown on illegal..
Reuters India - Published

Fad for 'lucky' tail hair threatens Vietnam elephants

A fondness for rings and bracelets embedded with elephant hairs is fuelling a worrying fashion fad in a country notorious for its illicit wildlife trade, from rhino horns to pangolin scales, tiger..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Telengana join hands to curb timber racket

To combat illegal timber and wildlife trade that denudes the state's forests, the Maharashtra government had joined hands with the neighbouring states of Telangana and Chhattisgarh. In an inter-state..
DNA - Published

Pangolin seizure: Forest official in the radar of Thane police

Ashok Jadhav, 29 and Santosh Buthala, 28, both residents of Poladpur in Raigad, were arrested for allegedly poaching the Pangolin from Sahyadri ranges
DNA - Published

Two held for trying to sell rare pangolin

Officials from the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and the Forest Department admit that the pangolin is among the most poached animals
DNA - Published

Hind Mazdoor Sabha to discuss labour issues in two-day meet

hind mazdoor sabha to discuss labour issues in two-day meet
Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), a leading trade union, will hold a two-day state-level meeting at Talegaon Dabhade in Pune district from tomorrow to discuss issues about the government's labour policy, its..
Mid-Day - Published

Poaching pushes anteaters to near extinction as environment ministry shuts its eye (Feb 17 is World Pangolin Day) - Published

5 kg pangolin scales seized in Madhya Pradesh, government staffer held - Published

Ivory Coast seizes huge haul of elephant tusks and pangolin scales

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Around 600 kg of elephant tusks and 600 kg of pangolin scales have been seized in Ivory Coast, ready to be sent to Vietnam and other Asian countries, authorities said on Thursday.
Reuters India - Published

China makes its biggest seizure of endangered pangolin scales: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese customs have seized 11.9 tonnes of scales of pangolins, the world's most poached animal and under threat of extinction, in their biggest seizure of its kind, state media..
Reuters India - Published

Training for airport security, customs, CISF on forest crimes

Did you know that mongoose hair is being smuggled for making paint brushes, crocodile skin to manufacture belts, purses and hand bags and pangolin scales passing off as dry herbs and general..
Deccan Herald - Published

Sashastra Seema Bal now a nemesis for wildlife smugglers

The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has had a good run in nabbing the smugglers involved in carrying out wildlife crime. This year, SSB has seized things worth Rs 187.69 crore from 93 smugglers. These..
DNA - Published

Protecting animals of a lesser god

A nocturnal tree-dweller, the tokay gecko is one of the largest lizards in the world. Its striking colours, bright white and orange dots sprayed like a pattern all over the body, and the piercing gaze..
Deccan Herald - Published

Malaysia seizes nearly $1 million in trafficked wildlife at airport

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities seized trafficked ivory tusks and pangolin scales worth nearly $1 million over the weekend, airport customs officials said on Wednesday, the latest in a..
Reuters India - Published

Covert op to check wildlife trade

The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) is all set to launch a month-long covert operation across the country on August 1, to check illegal trade of lesser-known species of animals. Named Operation..
DNA - Published

Conserving the elusive chinkaras

For 71-year-old M R Desai, honorary wildlife warden of Bagalkot district, December 23, 2015 was an unforgettable day. His 40 years of tireless efforts of making 9,636.91 hectares of forest land into a..
Deccan Herald - Published

Wildlife cybercrime investigation cells to be launched soon

For a strong crackdown on forest-related offences and poaching, the state forest department is planning to launch wildlife cybercrime investigation cells at the Tadoba-Andhari and Navegaon- Nagzira..
DNA - Published

Malaysia seizes 400 kilograms of pangolin scales from Ghana

Kuala Lumpur airport customs director Hamzah Sundang said officials found the scales in 16 boxes labeled oyster shells at the airport cargo warehouse yesterday based on a tip.
DNA - Published

Why a ranger is called van singham

Forest range officer SanjayDutta heads an armed task force for undercover operations to control poaching and illegal wildlife trade in the region. Confiscations include tiger and leopard skins and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Safeguarding a crucial habitat

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is unique for its landscape and typical biodiversity of the Deccan Plateau. Situated between Sandur and Hospet taluks of Ballari district, the sanctuary is the largest..
Deccan Herald - Published

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