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The sickening story of Vietnam’s illegal tiger farms and open trade in tiger parts

Over the past decade, several villages in Do Thanh commune in central Vietnam’s Nghe An province have become thrilling markets for trading tiger parts. Tuoi Tre reporters shed light on illegal tiger farms where the large cats are kept in captivity in small, unsanitary cages like those found at pig farms.… Read More The sickening story of Vietnam’s illegal tiger farms and open trade in tiger parts

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Thailand arrests lorry driver transporting tiger cubs

Thai authorities have arrested a lorry driver after 16 tiger cubs were discovered in the back of his vehicle. The man was stopped near the border with Laos after avoiding a police checkpoint.… Read More Thailand arrests lorry driver transporting tiger cubs

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Dying Orangutan with 104 bullets lodged in it rescued from Palm Oil Plantation

A male orangutan named Aan was found, dying, with 104 bullets lodged all over his body in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan.… Read More Dying Orangutan with 104 bullets lodged in it rescued from Palm Oil Plantation

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Illegal ivory pieces seized in Istanbul

The Istanbul police confiscated 635 cylindrical ivory pieces of different sizes and detained one person. They were sent from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Turkey through Europe.… Read More Illegal ivory pieces seized in Istanbul

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Asia’s conservation crossroads: Will six species perish?

The Wildlife Conservation Society has circulated a list of Asian species that are at a “conservation crossroads” and are desperately in need of the sort of concerted effort that saved the bison from extinction.… Read More Asia’s conservation crossroads: Will six species perish?

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The Biggest Asian Wildlife Traffickers Are Untouchable

Squealing tiger cubs stuffed into carry-on bags. Luggage packed with hundreds of squirming tortoises, elephant tusks, even water dragons and American paddlefish. Officials at Thailand’s gateway airport proudly tick off the illegally trafficked wildlife they have seized over the past two years.… Read More The Biggest Asian Wildlife Traffickers Are Untouchable

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Long Read: Fighting a last ditch battle to save the rare Javan Rhino

Ujung Kulon National Park in Java is home to the one of the rarest animals on earth, the Javan Rhino. With only 35 animals in the wild and none in captivity, this is their last and only refuge.… Read More Long Read: Fighting a last ditch battle to save the rare Javan Rhino

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China rejects call for ban on tiger farms

The UK and India have called on China and other countries to ban tiger farms because they undermine conservation efforts.

But China responded strongly at the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Geneva, challenging delegates to “show us the evidence that [tiger farms] encourage poaching of wild tigers”.… Read More China rejects call for ban on tiger farms

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Vietnam’s tiger farms

Nineteen tigers prowl outdoor cages the size of dormitory rooms, nibbling frayed wire fences and roaring at a caretaker who taunts them with his sandal.… Read More Vietnam’s tiger farms