COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – DNA samples from 359 elephant tusks seized in Sri Lanka as part of an illegal consignment, have been taken by a specialist INTERPOL team to assist national authorities determine their origin and potentially identify the criminal networks behind large-scale elephant poaching. The INTERPOL Investigative Support Team (IST), composed of experts from […]
“TWO men are today being interviewed by Police and RSCPCA officials following a series of early morning raids in Colne this morning. The men, aged 23 and 48, were arrested after police raided homes in Hawley Street and Duke Street and are being questioned on suspicion of animal cruelty. A number of items were seized […]
“Poachers are using toxic pesticides to kill India’s endangered tigers, conservationists have warned. They have called for a ban on the chemical Carbofuran, which is used as a cheap pesticide by local potato farmers. Tribal poachers are laying traps for tigers by leaving recently killed animal carcasses filled with the chemical on their territories. The […]
“Jonathan Bowes admits string of animal cruelty charges. A Leicestershire man who admitted using scissors to cut off parts of adult ducks’ wings, permanently preventing them from flying, has been banned from keeping birds for five years. Jonathan Bowes, 41, of Main Street, Knipton, was today (Monday) sentenced to the ban, and fined a total […]
“On the afternoon of May 31, 2011, Charlie Everitt, an investigator for the National Wildlife Crime Unit in Edinburgh, Scotland, received an urgent call from a colleague in the Northern Constabulary, the regional police department whose jurisdiction includes the islands off the country’s western coast. The officer told Everitt that a nature-reserve warden on the […]
CAPE TOWN, South Africa The strategic use of INTERPOL’s global tools and services was the focus of the 2nd Regional Consultation on Fisheries Crime, targeting Southern and Eastern Africa. Organized under the auspices of INTERPOL’s Project Scale and in close collaboration with the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), representatives from 11 […]
In 2010 a group of 108 Gray Parrots were seized at Sofia Airport. After 3 years of court procedures the remaining 33 parrots were sent to Uganda thanks to the cooperation between the World Parrot Trust, the Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria, the Sofia Zoo, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC), the Uganda Wildlife […]
“The Angling Trust has secured an important breakthrough in the war against poachers and fish thieves. Now all 132,000 police officers in England and Wales will have web access to fisheries enforcement guidance and the law on POLKA – the national Police On-Line Knowledge Area. Officers in the 43 forces in England […]
“A MAN has been fined for illegally importing elephant ivory into New Zealand. The case against Jiezhen Jiang came about after raids at two homes, including one in Cheltenham. Police raided a house in Duke Street, Fairview, in November 2011, and seized elephant tusks believed to be worth thousands of pounds on the black market. […]
An Auckland man has been fined NZ$12,000 for illegally importing ivory. His conviction comes as a result of coordinated UK enquiries by the National Wildlife Crime Unit, Gloucestershire Police and UK Border Force which resulted in the successful UK conviction of Antiques dealer Alex Maw for selling ivory ornaments online (Sept 2012). See http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Antiques-dealer-Alex-Maw-fined-pound-1-000/story-17009126-detail/story.html#axzz2YcgjGqbg for more details. […]
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