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Qatar Airways recognized for its commitment to preventing illegal endangered wildlife trade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 15:01

Qatar Airways is today celebrating becoming the world’s first airline to achieve a new industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation. The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) ... Read More

Tanzania jails Chinese national for ivory trafficking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 20:20

Tanzanian Resident Magistrate sentenced a Chinese national to 15 years in prison today for trafficking of elephant tusks, which prosecutors claimed to have been chopped from about 400 African elephants. ... Read More

Thinking globally: Victoria Cliff Resort in Mergui Archipelago , Andaman Sea

Keith Lyons Keith Lyons- February 18, 2019 04:55

Victoria Cliff Resort, a new snorkeling and dive resort in the Mergui Archipelago is ‘thinking globally, acting locally’ to foster sustainable tourism in Myanmar, as Keith Lyons discovers. One of ... Read More

New Island Paradise Mergui Archipelago: Chic eco-resort opening

editor editor- February 13, 2019 05:05

A chic, back-to-nature resort. Awei Pila,  has opened recently in the remote tropical Mergui archipelago, off the coast of southern Myanmar and Thailand, offering exclusive seclusion and barefoot luxury comfort ... Read More

Uganda officials bust major ivory and pangolin scales smuggling racket

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 20:20

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has started reaping the results from the introduction of Non-intrusive Cargo Inspection (NII) scanning technology that this week, uncovered a major regional poaching racket. Officers at ... Read More

Malaysian airline cabin crew charged with international drug trafficking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 18:16

A 48-year-old Malaysian airline flight attendant has been charged with smuggling high-grade heroin and ice into Sydney and Melbourne. The man was the second flight attendant arrested at Sydney Airport ... Read More

Egypt boosts nationwide security for Christmas and New Year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 24, 2018 23:15

Egypt's Armed Forces, in coordination with the Ministry of Interior, has intensified measures to secure Christmas and New Year's celebrations nationwide, the army said in a statement on Monday. "The ... Read More

China Sonangal denies smuggling diamonds from Zimbabwe

editor editor- March 4, 2013 03:41

CHIADZWA, Mutare West, Zimbabwe - China Sonangal has refuted a report by 100Reporters, a website run by journalists, implicating the company in the smuggling of diamonds from Marange through the ... Read More

Tanzania Director of Wildlife sacked over illegal wildlife export

editor editor- August 15, 2012 06:20

(eTN) - Tanzania’s no-nonsense Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Ambassador Khamis Kagesheki, announced today the sacking of several top officials in his ministry for their involvement in Read More

Crossing the US-Mexican border on a bicycle

editor editor- January 23, 2012 03:21

While crossing the US-Mexican border on his bicycle, the man was stopped by a guard who pointed to two sacks the man had on his shoulders. "What's in the bags?", ... Read More

Tourism and drug trafficking booming in Bali

editor editor- September 19, 2011 07:28

Bali has become a haven for international drug gangs lured by ever-growing throngs of tourists, island officials have warned. Read More

130 African grey parrots rescued from smuggler in Uganda

editor editor- January 14, 2011 07:16

Over 130 rare African parrots were seized near midnight Monday from a woman officials say was smuggling the valuable birds from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda, a frequent ... Read More

German tourist jailed in New Zealand for smuggling lizards

editor editor- March 4, 2010 05:44

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A German tourist was sentenced to jail time Wednesday after he admitted trying to smuggle native New Zealand lizards out of the country — the second ... Read More

Eritrea subjected to UN sanctions

editor editor- December 31, 2009 01:46

Eritrea got an unwelcome Christmas present from the UN Security Council, when in a 13-0-1 vote the council opted for sanctions until such time that the country "ceases arming, training, ... Read More

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