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Friday
Dec 17 2010

Rapid demonstration of illicit slow loris trade

Jakarta, Indonesia, 17th December 2010—Just a day after conservationists and government officials gathered to discuss the future of slow lorises, 18 of these threatened primates were seen openly for sale in Pasar Jati Negara, one of Jakarta’s major bird markets.

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Friday
Oct 08 2010

Clampdown on illicit wildlife trade in Mandalay

Myanmar, 9th October 2010– Authorities in Myanmar have seized a menagerie of wildlife parts and products from a shop in Mandalay including two Clouded Leopard skins prominently displayed outside the premises.

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Wednesday
May 26 2010

Lorises at risk from illegal trade

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Cambridge, UK, 26 May 2010—A study by researchers from Malaysia, Australia and the UK finds that levels of trade in Slow and Slender Lorises is at levels that may be detrimental to their survival. Lories are small, nocturnal primates found throughout Asia.

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Wednesday
Dec 09 2009

Otters feel the heat in Southeast Asia

Analysis of camera-trap records suggests otters have disappeared from parts of their former range in Southeast Asia Click photo to enlarge © TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9 December 2009—Otters and some species of wild cats are at serious risk in Southeast Asia, according to a recent meeting of small carnivore experts in Bangkok.

Their conclusion was based on an analysis of thousands of camera-trap records that helped map the regional distribution of many small carnivore species. Some, like otters, have apparently disappeared from parts of their former range.

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Monday
Sep 07 2009

Hunting pushes Saola to the brink

Excessive hunting is threatening the survival of the rare Saola, a relative of wild cattle that lives in remote forests of Southeast Asia Click photo to enlarge © 1996 by W. Robichaud/WCS

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Gland, Switzerland, 7 September, 2009—One of the world's most enigmatic mammals, the Saola Pseudoryx nghetinhensis , is on the brink of extinction, according to a group of experts who held an emergency meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR, to try to save the animal.

The meeting identified snaring and hunting with dogs, to which the Saola is especially vulnerable, as the main direct threats to the species.

Experts emphasized that the Saola cannot be saved without intensified removal of poachers' snares and reduction of hunting with dogs in key areas of the Annamite forests, along the border of Lao PDR and Viet Nam.

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Tuesday
May 26 2009

Arrest of Cambodians highlights rising poaching concerns in Malaysia’s protected areas

Sign of the times: increased enforcement efforts in Malaysian rainforests is uncovering more evidence of poaching activites, such as this abandoned camp Click photo to enlarge © Perak Wildlife and National Parks Department

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26 May 2009—Three Cambodian poachers with a stash of Wild Boar and argus pheasant meat, agarwood and snares have been nabbed by the National Parks and Wildlife Department (Perhilitan) at their hideout in a forest reserve in Malaysia’s northern state of Perak.

The trio was part of a larger group of seven men who had been poaching protected species in the Bintang Hijau Forest Reserve in Ulu Lawin, near the town of Gerik.

Perak Perhilitan director Shabrina Mohd Shariff said the department deployed a team of 15 enforcement officers on Saturday after a tip-off.

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Friday
Apr 03 2009

Wild Boar meat seized in Malaysia

Malaysian authorities have seized a lorry-load of Wild Boar meat, believed to be from animals illegally trapped in Pahang State Click photo to enlarge Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3 April 2009—Four tonnes of Wild Boar carcasses have been seized from a lorry believed to be smuggling the meat from Malaysia to Thailand.

The carcasses which had been disemboweled, decapitated and cut in half, were found piled high in the back of the lorry which authorities flagged down on the evening of 1 April along a major highway in the Peninsular Malaysian state of Pahang.

News reports quoted State Wildlife and National Parks Department assistant director Ahmad Ikhwan Zainuddin saying the meat from about 150 head of Wild Boar was still fresh and could have been taken from the freezer for processing before it was transported.

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