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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's much-criticised Tiger Temple tourist attraction on Monday blamed the government for the deaths of scores of its tigers seized by authorities in 2016, denying official accounts that the big cats died from inbreeding and disease.
BANGKOK: More than half of the tigers confiscated in 2016 by Thai authorities from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease because their immune systems were weakened by inbreeding, media reported.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - More than half of the tigers that Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease because their immune systems were weakened by inbreeding, media reported.
BIDOR: Wildlife poachers and smugglers could be whipped under tougher laws proposed to combat the scourge, says Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.BIDOR: Wildlife poachers and smugglers could be whipped under tougher laws proposed to combat the scourge, says Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
PETALING JAYA: From urban centres to deep jungles, the illegal wildlife trade is a multimillion-ringgit business spread across the peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak.
Hanoi: Fifty-five pieces of rhino horn were found encased in plaster at an airport in the Vietnamese capital, said the authorities, as the country tries to crack down on sophisticated wildlife smuggling Routes.
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam said it has seized more than 125 kg (275 lb) of rhino horns hidden in plaster blocks and shipped from United Arab Emirates, the latest large-scale wildlife trafficking case in Southeast Asia.
Ali Ahamed’s black satchel was overflowing with turtles, their tiny heads poking out. Just a few feet away, on the hotel room floor, roughly 20 larger turtles with dark brown shells were removed from black suitcases and flipped onto their backs to keep them from crawling under the couch.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has begun an all-out effort to eradicate poaching and wildlife trafficking with more enforcement on the ground.
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Forestry Department's special "Protect Team" – aimed at wiping out poachers and traffickers threatening the state's iconic wildlife species – has been given a boost with an RM4mil donation from the Sime Darby Foundation.