“Rescued from the dinner table: Shocking moment Russian police intercept rare Amur tiger cub being smuggled on black market Police seized a box containing the endangered big cat in Nizhnevartovsk Tiger cub was caught by poachers possibly after its mum had been shot It is likely the cub would have been used […]
In January 2015 Wildlife Crime Officers from Lancashire Police and the National Wildlife Crime Unit executed a search warrant in the Preston area. The warrant was issued under the provisions of the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997 and related to the sale furs coats made from the pelts of endangered species, […]
“A taxidermist has appeared in court accused of 10 allegations of buying and selling endangered species. Aaron William Halstead (24) faces allegations brought under the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997, after a raid on his Burnley home by police and wildlife officers, the town’s magistrates heard. Halstead, of New Copy Barn, […]
Officers from the National Wildlife Crime Unit and Cumbria Police executed a search warrant at a house in the Workington area of Cumbria on Friday 17th July 2015. The warrant had been issued under the provisions the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997 as a result of evidence gleaned during other investigations […]
A company which sold jewellery made from animal claws has been fined over £2,000. The court heard that police were notified by Westminster Trading Standards that the jewellery was on sale at a concession of Annina Vogel Ltd in the Liberty department store in Regents Street. A Westminster Borough wildlife crime officer attended the location […]
An international law enforcement operation tackling the illegal trade in endangered species has seen more than 300 seizures of animals, plants and derivative products in the UK and hundreds more worldwide. In the six-week global operation Border Force and UK Police detected consignments at UK ports and airports including ivory and ivory products, 166 […]
“A haul of taxidermy animals including a tiger’s head, monkey skulls, reptiles, and stuffed birds of prey have been seized from a house in Devon. The operation follows the seizure by Border Force of a chameleon preserved in formaldehyde at the Heathrow Worldwide Distribution Centre postal hub on 17 April. The reptile, which had been […]
A man who purchased a haul of endangered animal parts, including chimpanzee skulls, lion claws, and a cheetah skin, has been handed a suspended prison sentence for his part in the illegal trade of endangered wildlife. Peter Prineas, 52, of Orpington, south east London, admitted to buying illegal animal parts, some of which may have […]
A Deptford trader who sold sex pills made from seahorses for Viagra-style effects has been penalised by magistrates. Keen-eyed Detective Constable Louise Morris, of the Met’s Wildlife Crime Unit, was walking through the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre on her way to work last year when she spotted 46-year-old Mongolian national Lu Yao’s stall and […]
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