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Botswana fights claims of rampant elephant poaching

World / Crime & Legal Sep 21, 2018

Botswana fights claims of rampant elephant poaching

Botswana has rejected claims of a surge of elephant poaching made by a leading conservation charity and put on display carcasses of animals allegedly slaughtered for ivory — some with tusks still intact. Elephants Without Borders (EWB) claimed two weeks ago that it had discovered ...

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 Jun 8, 2018

Philippines protests China seizure of Filipinos' fish catch

China's coast guard has continued to seize the catches of Filipino fishermen at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea despite a protest by the Philippines following an earlier incident, two officials said Friday. The Philippines expressed concern to China in a meeting in ...

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 ...