U.K. soldier on Malawi anti-poaching mission killed by elephant

World May 8, 2019

U.K. soldier on Malawi anti-poaching mission killed by elephant

A British soldier serving in Malawi with an anti-poaching operation has been killed by an elephant, the defense ministry said Tuesday. Mathew Talbot was on patrol Sunday in Liwonde National Park when "he was killed by an elephant," a spokesman told AFP. The director of Malawi's ...

Tiny tracker developed to help fight rhino poaching

World / Science & Health Dec 28, 2018

Tiny tracker developed to help fight rhino poaching

French tech company Sigfox has developed a bite-size tracker that can be inserted into the horns of rhinos to help conservationists monitor and protect the endangered species. With the dramatic decline of animal species in the past century mostly due to poaching and urban expansion, ...

Poaching woes prompt plan for sea cucumber certificates

National Aug 19, 2018

Poaching woes prompt plan for sea cucumber certificates

With the poaching of Japanese sea cucumbers showing no sign of abating amid strong sales of the delicacy in China, the government is considering establishing a system to ensure that proof of authorized harvest is presented at the time of export. Sea cucumbers from Hokkaido ...

Asia Pacific May 2, 2018

Thai tycoon denies poaching protected wildlife, pleads not guilty

The president of Italian-Thai Development Pcl, Thailand's largest construction company, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to trespassing in a wildlife sanctuary and poaching, a lawyer said. Premchai Karnasuta and three company employees were arrested in February for allegedly poaching protected animals in the Thungyai Naresuan ...