wildlife trafficking - updates

Rappler's latest stories on wildlife trafficking


Nearly 900,000 pangolins trafficked in Southeast Asia – watchdog

Feb 21, 2020 - 10:01 AM

Over 96,000 kilograms (210,000 pounds) of the creatures' scales were also seized in Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam between 2017 and 2019 alone, the report says

RESCUED. A live Philippine pangolin has been turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Central Luzon. Photo by Christian Sarmiento

Peruvian police arrest Belgian with 20 wild birds in suitcase

Jan 16, 2020 - 11:25 AM

Some of the brightly colored birds showed signs of dehydration and stress, and some had lost part of their plumage having spent hours in the boxes, the wildlife service says

WILDLIFE. A Crimson rumped Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus) is seen at the private reserve of Paz de las Aves (Peace of the Birds) near Nanegalito, Ecuador, 65 Km north of Quito on April 4, 2012. (Photo by Rodrigo Buendia/AFP)

Haul of dead sea turtles seized in Palawan town

Jul 07, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Authorities say the cargo of critically endangered Hawksbill turtles was bound for Balabac an island town in the southernmost part of Palawan known as a backdoor for wildlife trafficking

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Authorities identify the illegal haul as critically endangered Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata). Photo from Frederic Cayao's Facebook page

Asian wildlife traders harness social media – conservationists

Mar 03, 2016 - 1:27 PM

UPDATED More traders are using closed Facebook groups and password protected online forums to reach Asian customers

In this file photo, Indonesian police posing as wildlife buyers have arrested a suspected trafficker for selling protected eagles on Facebook. Photo by Brury Susanto/AFP

Almost 500 protected turtles found in Thai airport bags

Nov 08, 2013 - 7:49 PM

Over the span of week thousands of turtles and tortoises were seized at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok Thailand