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Scribe hacked to death in Bangladesh
Jun 21, 2012 Coming close on the heels of the report about a Nepalese journalist being issued death threats, is a news about a journalist in Bangladesh, Jamal Uddin, who has been hacked to death in Sharsha, Jessore. In most likelihood, Jamal was killed for reporting on a local drug smuggling syndicate, report Bangladesh based Media Watch and other IFEX members.
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Asian countries record highest illegal tiger trade
Nov 10, 2010 A study done by British-based Traffic International with support from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) said that more than 1,000 tigers have been killed in Asia over the last decade for illegal trade in parts. With barely 3,500 remaining in the wild, the region’s tiger population is nearing extinction.
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UN agency meet to restrict elephant, rhino poaching
Aug 17, 2011 A UN backed international convention at Geneva will focus on innovative financial mechanisms to curb the poaching of wildlife and tighten illegal trade in products like ivory, bones, timber and skins.
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Afghanistan, Pakistan and Russia join forces against heroin trade
Dec 09, 2010 Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan have signed an agreement with Russia to check growing Afgan heroin trade. While Russia is already struggling to contain an HIV epidemic amidst its 2 million drug users, the remaining three are also battling the growing influence of heroin among youth.
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Myanmar ATS drugs on rise, reveal UN report
Apr 12, 2011 Political instability in Thailand's border areas is abetting Myanmar's infamous narcotics trade. A new UNODC report highlights a surge in the production of amphetamine-type stimulants and a new increase in its domestic demand.
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TRAFFIC helps to claw back illegal parrot trade in India
Feb 16, 2012 New Delhi-based NGO TRAFFIC India, with support from WWF, is building the capacity of police, customs officials, the forest departments and others in identifying various species of Indian parrots, to halt the illegal practice of bird trade.
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Greenpeace exposes pirate fishing practices on Andaman coast
Feb 22, 2012 Greenpeace activists have exposed loopholes in marine ecosystem policies, allowing illegal fishing practices in economic exclusive zone off the coast in Andaman Islands.
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Urgent action needed to protect India's shrinking wildlife
Jun 26, 2012 Despite India's Wildlife Protection Act now entering its 40th year, wildlife in the country continues to decline due to poaching and trading. This was the unanimous voice of delegates at a book launch organised by the Delhi-based research organisation, TERI.
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Thousands of Amur falcons killed for trade in India
Dec 04, 2012 This is a documentation of the shocking massacre of tens of thousands of migratory Amur falcons (Falco amurensis) in the remote state of Nagaland in India’s northeast.
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Study raises concern over global trade in python skins
Nov 29, 2012 A new study finds that close to half a million python skins are reported as exported annually from South-East Asia. The main importer is the European fashion and leather industry. The study raises concerns over the illegality in parts of the trade, animal welfare issues and the trade’s impact on the conservation of python populations.
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