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Too late for these tigers!

At midnight August 11th, two tiger carcasses were discovered by police in a local restaurant in South Vietnam.

 

Aug13-tigers confiscated in Dong Nai province

 

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Pangolin update: pangolins closer to extinction than previously thought

Earlier this week, we reported that 1.4 tons of pangolin scales (from as many as 10,000 animals) had been confiscated from a shipping container entering Vietnam from Sierra Leone. The increase of cases involving African species of pangolins is thought to be due to the rapidly decreasing numbers of Asian pangolins. Now, the IUCN Red List, which documents the threat levels to species around the world, has upgraded both of Vietnam’s native pangolin species from “Endangered” to “Critically Endangered”.

 

Jul31-pangolins closer to extinction than previously thought

 

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More than 550 rhinos poached in 2014 already

Every year more and more rhinos are being poached in South Africa. In the first half of 2014, 558 rhinos have already been poached.

 

Jul15-More than 550 rhinos poached in 2014 already

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