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Tycoon in poaching case gets bail

Kanchanaburi (Thailand): A Thai tycoon accused of poaching a black leopard was sentenced to 16 months in jail on other charges but allowed to go free pending an appeal, in a case that has caused an outcry in a country fed up with impunity for powerful figures.

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Thai officials smell clue with faeces find in tycoon poaching case

BANGKOK: Thai officials will test human faeces found at a campsite in a wildlife sanctuary to try to prove their case against a tycoon accused of poaching a leopard.

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Indonesians arrested over Sumatran tiger poaching

Bengkulu, Indonesia (AFP) - Indonesian authorities have arrested two men on suspicion of poaching Sumatran tigers and seized a skin and bones taken from one of the rare animals, a national park official said Monday.


African elephant population tumbles due to poaching

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa's elephant population fell around 20 percent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a report on Sunday.

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Forest guards held over poaching

GUWAHATI (India): Indian police said they have arrested four forest guards on suspicion of helping to cover up rhino poaching in a national park visited by Britain’s Prince William and his wife last month.


Vietnamese fishermen caught for poaching

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) caught 11 Vietnamese fishermen poaching in Malaysian waters about 80 nautical miles off Terengganu.


Poaching on the rise due to demand for exotic meat

DEMAND for exotic meat has led to an increase in poaching in Pahang.


U.N. tackles illicit wildlife poaching amid Cecil the lion uproar

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday called on all countries to step up their efforts to tackle illicit poaching and trafficking in wildlife amid global uproar over the unlawful killing of "Cecil" the lion in Zimbabwe.

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Thai millionaire found guilty of bribing officials in poaching case

Bangkok: A Thai millionaire once listed among the country’s richest people was found guilty of attempting to bribe park officials after being caught poaching protected animals.


British soldier killed 'by elephant' in Malawi counter poaching operation

LONDON (Reuters) - A British soldier has been killed while taking part in counter poaching operations in Malawi, Britain's defence ministry said on Tuesday.