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WWF Malaysia: Concerted effort needed against illegal wildlife trade

KOTA KINABALU: The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia is urging state and federal agencies and departments to work together to put a halt to the illegal wildlife trade.

Alert on wildlife smuggling

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will increase its border checkpoints for wildlife smuggling if it is proven that the elephant tusk smuggled to Kalimantan recently was from Sabah.

A young pygmy elephant along Kinabatangan riverbank.

Customs in the dark over smuggling of elephant tusk

KOTA KINABALU: State Customs is doubtful that a 2.7kg elephant tusk seized in Indonesia was smuggled through its checks at the passenger ferry terminal in Tawau.

Viet man nabbed at KLIA for ivory smuggling

Malaysian authorities have arrested a Vietnamese man and seized a stash of elephant ivory worth almost RM300,000 (US$70,000) on Monday.

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China clamps down on ivory trade as it shuts some factories

China is shutting a third of its ivory factories and retail stores as it moves towards a formal ban on ivory sales by the end of the year.

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Major poaching ring crippled

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of poachers, including a plantation general manager, have been nab­bed by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) in a bust that may have crippled one of the major poaching syndicates in Kelantan.

Huge seizure: Abdul Kadir (right) and Salman holding the shotguns in the midst of weapons and equipment seized from the poachers at the press conference in Kuala Lumpur. — HAZIM FAUZI/The Star

Poachers target Asian jumbos

PETALING JAYA: Elephants in Malaysia and parts of Asia may be in the crosshairs of poachers hunting for ivory.

Rare breed: Sabre, the elephant with uniquely reversed tusks, was killed in November last year.

Hornbill ivory craze pushes Borneo’s icon to the brink

Pontianak: A striking bird with monochrome plumage and a formidable “beak”, the helmeted hornbill is being hunted to extinction, one of the latest victims of a thriving global trade in exotic wildlife.

Customs seize over RM10mil worth of ivory pieces

SEPANG: Customs officers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport have foiled an attempt to smuggle one tonne of African ivory pieces worth more than RM10mil.

Tanzania court jails two Chinese men for ivory smuggling - media

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has sentenced two Chinese men to 35 years each in jail for ivory smuggling, local media reported on Saturday, the latest conviction of Chinese nationals in a drive to stamp out poaching.