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After a drastic reduction in wildlife trafficking during the pandemic, authorities in South-East Asia must act swiftly to stop smugglers getting back in business once border controls are relaxed, according to a forthcoming UN report.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Sniffer dogs are being used at border checkpoints to detect the smuggling of endangered animals, and items such as elephant ivory and pangolin scales, to further clamp down on wildlife smuggling.
LOCAL conservationist Nguyen Van Thai recalls the moment when, as a boy, he watched his neighbours dig up and kill a female pangolin that had curled up into a scaly ball.
A conservationist working to save pangolins from the devastating multi-billion-dollar wildlife trade won a prestigious award for his role in rescuing over a thousand of one of the world’s most endangered creatures.
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Wednesday (June 16)
HANOI (AFP): A Vietnamese conservationist working to save pangolins from the devastating multi-billion-dollar wildlife trade won a prestigious award Tuesday (June 15) for his role in rescuing over a thousand of one of the world's most endangered creatures.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Friday (June 4)
The People’s Court of northern Hung Yen province on June 2 sentenced Nguyen Van Long, 36, to five years and three months in jail for storing 780 kg of pangolin scales - a type of banned goods - in Vietnam.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ranger Atul Deokar's walkie-talkie crackled one October night. He heard his colleagues' panicked voices shouting for back-up: They had been surrounded by 70 villagers armed with axes and sharpened sticks and demanding to hunt in India's protected Pench Tiger Reserve.