Tim, one of Africa's last 'giant tusker' elephants, dies at 50

World Feb 6, 2020

Tim, one of Africa's last 'giant tusker' elephants, dies at 50

Big Tim, a beloved elephant who was one of Africa's last giant "tuskers," has died, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Wednesday. "The celebrated elephant died early Tuesday morning aged 50," KWS said in a statement. A survivor of poachers, Big Tim was found dead ...

Poaching of glass eels on the rise in Japan amid surging prices

National Jan 28, 2020

Poaching of glass eels on the rise in Japan amid surging prices

Japan is struggling to crack down on the poaching of glass eels, which has been on the rise due to surging prices reflecting unprecedentedly poor catches. In Kochi Prefecture, a major glass eel fishing area, police discovered a facility used by poachers and arrested 11 ...

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 ...