Sep 1, 2015

Russia-seized salmon boat to be returned today

A Japanese salmon boat and its 11 crew members seized by Russian authorities July 17 for alleged illegal fishing will return home Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said Monday. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s Sakhalin office also confirmed its planned return on Tuesday. A ...

Minnesotan sought for poaching prized Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Jul 29, 2015

Minnesotan sought for poaching prized Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. Authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will appear in court for ...

Deal reached over Chinese coral poachers

Dec 19, 2014

Deal reached over Chinese coral poachers

Japan and China agreed Thursday to boost measures to prevent coral poaching by Chinese vessels in Japanese territorial waters, the Fisheries Agency said. Representatives of the two governments, meeting in Dalian, northeastern China, struck a deal to continue enforcing a stricter crackdown and impose ...

Nov 19, 2014

Diet stiffens penalties for poaching after Chinese incursions

The Diet passed bills Wednesday to strengthen penalties for poaching in the nation’s territorial waters and exclusive economic zones, following a recent surge in coral poaching by Chinese vessels in Japanese waters. The revisions in fisheries regulations raise the fine for poaching in Japanese ...

Aug 19, 2014

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent’s death rate of the world’s largest mammals, because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found. ...