Vietnam police seize 7.5 tons of ivory, pangolin scales

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police have seized 7.5 tons of elephant ivory and pangolin scales in one of Vietnam's biggest wild animal trafficking cases. Vietnam News Agency reported the 3....

Singapore seizes 26 tons of pangolin scales

Singapore has seized around 26 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 38,000 of the endangered species over five days, authorities said Wednesday. In the latest seizure, customs officials on Mon...

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Singapore seizes more pangolin scales in week's 2nd bust

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore has seized 14 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 21,000 endangered mammals in the second such bust in less than a week. The scales, which were en ...

Hong Kong Legislator Urges Tougher Measures to Investigate Wildlife Crime

HONG KONG (WildAid)-With an increasing trend of major wildlife smuggling passing through Hong Kong and last week’s record seizure of rhino horn en route from South Africa to Malaysia, Hong Kong ...

Johannesburg wildlife clinic saves animals hurt in city

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At the edge of a sprawling Johannesburg suburb, a veterinary hospital is saving the lives of wildlife on the urban fringes. "I'd love to be in the bush, but I get...

TV dramas in China could be further spurring endangered pangolin trade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Demand for byproducts made from one of the most trafficked animals in the world has been piqued in China due to the growing popularity of an originally rather niche intere...

Too Early to Celebrate Decline in South Africa Rhino Poaching

(WILDAID) - Just as the South African government reported fewer rhinos poached in 2018, Hong Kong authorities yesterday announced a record-breaking seizure of rhino horn from two air passengers travel...

South African activists try to protect endangered pangolins

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday, some conservationists in South Africa are working to protect the endangered animals, including caring for a few that hav...

World Pangolin Day Comes Amid Alarming Number of Seizures

It's been more than two years since the ban on global trade in all pangolin species went into effect. But it has not been enough. Roughly two million pangolins have since been poached. This yea...

Wildlife group: Malaysia seizes record 30-ton pangolin haul

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A wildlife monitoring group says Malaysian authorities have seized a record 30 tons of pangolin and pangolin products in eastern Sabah state, the biggest such bust in the...

Staggering Uganda wildlife bust worth some $3.5 million

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Officials say a staggeringly large bust of smuggled ivory and pangolin scales in Uganda is worth $3.5 million. Uganda Revenue Authority spokesman Vincent Serum...

Hong Kong seizes $8 million in ivory, pangolin scales

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted an illegal shipment of pangolin scales and ivory tusks worth more than $8 million. Acting on a tip from mainland Chinese ...

Uganda seizes 750 pieces of ivory, arrests 2 Vietnamese

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities say they have seized 750 pieces of ivory and thousands of pangolin scales being transported through the East African country from neighboring South Sudan. ...

Photo of the Day: Mexican artist spray-paints amazing mural in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Photos of a vividly colored mural spray-painted on a building by Mexican artist WERC in Taiwan's southern city of Kaohsiung were posted on the Arcade Art Gallery website on...