Myanmar Feeds China’s Pangolin Appetite New study shows open availability of world’s most trafficked mammal in town bordering China.   By Laurel Neme PUBLISHED January 19, 2016 Myanmar and pangolins. Not words I normally think of together. That’s why the recent report by TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring NGO, on pangolin trafficking in Myanmar took me…

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        Petition Seeks Ban on Trade in Fake Rhino Horn   Exclusive: NGOs express concerns that cultured rhino horn undercuts existing law and imperils wild rhinos. By Laurel Neme PUBLISHED Wed Feb 10 09:00:12 EST 2016 Trade in bioengineered rhino horn shouldn’t be allowed. That’s the contention behind a petition filed today with the U.S. Fish…

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      How the International Trade in Geckos Is a Scam The coauthor of a new report says low-profile species are often hit hardest by illegal and unsustainable trade. By Laurel Neme PUBLISHED Wed Jan 06 07:00:00 EST 2016 Tokay geckos are the world’s second largest species of gecko, with males reaching lengths of up to…

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First posted on 2016-01-09   Why Shutting Down China’s Ivory Trade Won’t Be Easy An undercover investigation shows how Chinese businesses launder illegal ivory into the legal market and also trade in illegal rhino horn. By Laurel Neme PUBLISHED Fri Jan 08 07:00:00 EST 2016 China is the world’s largest ivory consumer, with its legal market often providing…

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