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Cambodian Forestry Official Arrested in US Over Alleged Monkey-Smuggling Scheme
November 18, 2022

Cambodian Forestry Official Arrested in US Over Alleged Monkey-Smuggling Scheme

By Sebastian Strangio
Masphal Kry, a Cambodian forestry official, and seven others have been charged with conspiring to illegally export long-tailed macaques to the United States.

Alleged Malaysian Wildlife Trafficker Extradited to US
October 10, 2022

Alleged Malaysian Wildlife Trafficker Extradited to US

By Sebastian Strangio
Teo Boon Ching has been accused of running a smuggling network that funneled rhino horn and other products from Africa to customers in China and Vietnam.
This Tiger Cub is Only the Tip of the Iceberg of an Illegal Trade
May 09, 2022

This Tiger Cub is Only the Tip of the Iceberg of an Illegal Trade

By Natalie Phaholyothin
Many Asian countries have passed strong laws against the tiger trade, but implementation remains patchy. That needs to change.

Online Trade in Engandered Wildlife Booming in Myanmar Since Coup
April 01, 2022

Online Trade in Engandered Wildlife Booming in Myanmar Since Coup

By Sebastian Strangio
The World Wildlife Fund claims that illegal online transactions of endangered wildlife products rose 74 percent in 2021.

Time to Confront Southeast Asia’s Online Wildlife Trafficking
December 13, 2021

Time to Confront Southeast Asia’s Online Wildlife Trafficking

By Danielle Fallin
As COVID-19 restrictions ease in Southeast Asia, illegal wildlife traders are poised to make a comeback.

China-Backed SEZs Linked to Southeast Asia’s Illegal Wildlife Trade
June 15, 2021

China-Backed SEZs Linked to Southeast Asia’s Illegal Wildlife Trade

By Sebastian Strangio
The trade has been facilitated by a combination of loose state jurisdictions and proximity to China's economy.

Can Vietnam Prevent the Next Pandemic?
July 28, 2020

Can Vietnam Prevent the Next Pandemic?

By Tom Fawthrop
As zoonotic diseases become more dangerous, Vietnam moves toward cracking down on wildlife trafficking.
Southeast Asia Must Confront its Illegal Tiger Problem
August 28, 2019

Southeast Asia Must Confront its Illegal Tiger Problem

By Preeti Jha
A new report raises fresh concerns about the impact of tiger breeding centers on the illegal tiger trade.

The Stalemate Driving Vietnam's Illegal Wildlife Trade
July 09, 2019

The Stalemate Driving Vietnam's Illegal Wildlife Trade

By Kate Fox
Vietnam had a plan for ending bear bile farming. What went wrong?

With its Environmental Crisis, Is Laos Missing the Forest for the Trees?
January 06, 2018

With its Environmental Crisis, Is Laos Missing the Forest for the Trees?

By Erin Cook
The overall challenge remains vast despite piecemeal efforts to address it.

India’s Wildlife Trafficking Epidemic
October 26, 2017

India’s Wildlife Trafficking Epidemic

By Neeta Lal
Poaching and the illegal wildlife trade is on the rise in India.
The Tragic Tale of Thailand’s Tiger Temple
June 07, 2016

The Tragic Tale of Thailand’s Tiger Temple

By Luke Hunt
The discovery of 40 dead tiger cubs is sadly just one of many cases of illegal wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia.

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