Chinese media is not known for its investigative journalism but are things about to change. An investigation by the Central Chinese Television (CCTV) station into poaching and wild meat trade has led to the sackings of four senior forestry officials, the arrest of 5 poachers and the closure of markets, shops and restaurants. The CCTV investigation was into [...]
The start of this month has seen a series of raids on markets, shops and restaurants across 4 Asian countries. The raids undertaken by national police and law enforcement officers from India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand were co-ordinated and supported by INTERPOL officials under the banner of Operation Stocktake. India’s wildlife crime unit raided 37 shops and arrested 10 [...]
Poaching and the bush-meat trade are getting much higher profiles in wildlife conservation campaigning and fundraising. Bushmeat is certainly putting a strain on some wild animal populations but are some groups forgetting that people need to eat? Lack of bushmeat could increase child anaemia by 29%. A new study that looked at the importance of wild meat [...]
Despite a number of raids by Forest Protection Department officials in Da Lat, the most prolific wildlife trader in the city remains free to ply her trade. Now thought to be in her sixties Tu Loan runs a restaurant that openly sells bush meat and rhino horn. she also runs a zoo which is used [...]
Last week a two-day conference in Kigali, Rwanda, saw a range of groups from the ten African countries that are home to gorilla populations come together to discuss ways of protecting this endangered great ape. The conference attracted a wide range of groups involved with the gorillas from government departments through to law enforcement agencies, [...]
Forests in Tanzania are at threat of losing most of it’s wildlife and the biggest threat to the animals of the forests is the bush-meat trade. Many large forest animals are already hunted out locally and hunters are now targeting smaller species.