Posts Tagged ‘Wildlife trafficking’

Live Tiger Found in Luggage

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

 A new technique:

Bangkok, Thailand, 26th August 2010—A two-month old tiger cub was found sedated and hidden among stuffed-tiger toys in the luggage of a woman at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Sunday.  Read the story on TRAFFIC’s site here.

The Star Talks Big Cats in Year of Tiger

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

 This story ran in Malaysia’s The Star  Feb. 22.  

The Star

Not a good year for the big cats


The tiger occupies a position of prestige in many of our country’s symbols. As such, there are plenty of reasons for us to protect and conserve our tigers.

THIS writer has received a letter from an annoyed animal protection group. The group noticed that in the run-up to the Chinese New Year celebrations, this newspaper had featured tigers in private (more…)

Malaysian Wildlife Department Responds

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Here is Perhilitan’s response to The Star’s probe on wildlife trafficking.  Talk about ‘old stories:’

Perhilitan D-G: Illegal trading in wildlife ‘an old story’

PETALING JAYA: The Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) is keeping mum over allegations that Malaysia is a major wildlife trafficking centre.

Perhilitan director-general Datuk Abdul Rasid Samsudin had replied: “it is an old story” when asked to comment on the Starprobe story yesterday alleging that illegal trading in wildlife had put Malaysia on the world map for the wrong reasons.

When pointed out that the problem was still going on and the number of cases were getting higher, Abdul Rasid said: (more…)