A vast Haul of Ivory from Malaysia is Seized in Hong Kong

A vast Haul of Ivory from Malaysia is Seized in Hong Kong

Just when we’ve thought that Malaysian officials have managed to successfully roll back international ivory-smuggling syndicates using the country as a transit point, here comes a reminder that ivory smugglers remain relentless and continue to use the country for their nefarious activities. To wit: customs officials in Hong Kong discovered…

Tiger poachers are Nabbed in Sumatra

Tiger poachers are Nabbed in Sumatra

Sumatran tigers are much like their Malayan cousins: they’re rare, majestic … and critically endangered in the wild. They share another thing in common: they’re frequently targeted by poachers. A case in point: Acting on a top-off, Indonesian authorities arrested two men for allegedly trafficking in the body parts of…

Hotels and Restaurants take Shark Fin Soup off Menus. So Must even More

Hotels and Restaurants take Shark Fin Soup off Menus. So Must even More

18,000. That’s the number of the restaurants around the world that have already taken shark fin soup off their menus. The restaurants, which include such high-end global chains as Shangri La, Marriott International and InterContinental, have done so in response to a global campaign that originated in Hong Kong. The campaign is driven…

WWF wants to Double the number of wild Tigers by 2022

WWF wants to Double the number of wild Tigers by 2022

It’s a poignant irony: one of the world’s most endangered species is also one of its mightiest. Tigers have fallen on hard times throughout their ranges across Asia with only a few thousand of them left in the wild from Siberia to India to Malaysia. At every place where numerous tigers once…

WWF Event Seeks to Convince Malaysians to Take Sharks off Menus

WWF Event Seeks to Convince Malaysians to Take Sharks off Menus

Sharks are wonderful creatures and they do not belong on a plate. That was the message of a three-day program organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature’s Malaysian chapter and Penang State’s government. Running from January 16 to 18 at a popular mall on the island, the “My Fin My…