Monthly Archives: January 2009

Hanoi’s Environmental Police record largest-ever seizure

Article originally appeared on TRAFFIC website:  More than two tonnes of illegal wildlife products seized in Dong Da district Hanoi, Viet Nam, 19 January 2009—Hanoi’s Environmental Police have made their largest-ever seizure of wildlife products following the confiscation of more than two tonnes of bones from a store in Dong Da district, Hanoi, on […]

Exotic meats found in garage

 Posted at: Exotic meats found in garage By T.N. Alagesh 2009/01/13 KUANTAN: For over three years, a workshop in Jalan Bukit Ubi has been doing more than repairing cars. It’s been a major transit point in the illegal trade in wildlife. After receiving a tip-off from police, the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) […]

ZACC here I come

  I will be attending the Zoos and Aquarium Committing to Conservation at Houston, Texas this week. My presentation “Hope for the Bornean Sun Bears” is schedule on Jan 24th at 2:20 pm. For those of you who are attending the conference, please come and say hi. I am looking forward to meet you all […]

“Will the Rainforests Survive? New Threats and Realities in the Tropical Extinction Crisis”

As we are trying to save individual animals like sun bears, tigers, elephants and other endangered species from poachers, wildlife traders, wild meat consumers, and exotic pet keepers, there is a bigger threat for all of these wildlife species behind all of these killing that act like a big tsunami that are much more destructive: […]

Comments on: The horrifying fate of tigers decapitated by poachers

Dear all for your prompt comments. As you can see from all of the poaching activities I reported here, there are several facts that we can learn: 1)      Many endangered species are being killed and poached each year in SE Asia. Together with the main threats from habitat destruction, these already endangered species can be […]

Malaysia now a global hub … for wildlife smuggling!

Original posting at:  Published: Tuesday January 13, 2009 MYT 9:06:00 PM Malaysia now a global hub … for wildlife smuggling! By YENG AI CHUN KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is ranked among the top 10 illegal wildlife smuggling hubs in the world, specialising in transporting pangolins, birds and clouded monitor lizards. The wildlife is smuggled out […]

Malayan Sun Bear Rescued from Trader

Story from the Field Malayan Sun Bear Rescued from Trader December 11, 2008 On December 9, 2008, the WRRT was contacted by one of its informants about a man suspected of holding a Malayan sun bear cub in Kompong Speu province. The informant had been investigating the suspect since mid-2007. The WRRT prepared a rescue operation for the next day.On the […]

Pictured: The horrifying fate of tigers decapitated by poachers

Pictured: The horrifying fate of tigers decapitated by poachers By Mail Foreign Service 06th January 2009 Posted at Their heads hacked from their graceful bodies, these tragic pictures show the fate of tigers in the brutal hands of poachers. The photographs, released by police this morning, show officers displaying the heads and carcasses of […]

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation UK here I come!

Below is a message that was written by Julie Trump, a volunteer who worked at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center and the bear at BSBCC last year. Julie fall in love immediately with the sun bears at the center after taking care of them during her stay at the center for sometime to learn more […]

Million years to create, days to destroy

 Million years to create, days to destroy Original post at,_days_to_destroy.aspx Dec 5, 2008 Actress Joanna Bessey, who will be hosting a travel documentary on Malaysia produced by BBC that will be aired on the worldwide network come January, is a celebrity who has come to realise the desperate need for more stringent enforcement and […]