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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.