Authorities Confiscate Protected Gray Gibbon from Local Official
On 3 May 2013 in Balikpapan, Indonesia, BKSDA authorities seized an endangered gray gibbon from the home of the Balikpapan City Council speaker who was suspected to have kept it as a pet in his house for 7 years. The rescued gibbon was later sent to the BKSDA’s Gunung Bayan rehabilitation center.
Dead Variable Squirrels and Bengal Monitor Seized in Nan Province
On 2 May 2013 in Nan Province, Thailand, Local officers seized 4 dead variable squirrels, weighing 1 kg., and one live bengal monitor weighing 3.9 kgs. in a farm in the middle of Namyao-Namsuad Wildlife Sanctuary.
4 suspects were arrested following section 16, 19 and 22 of Thailand Wild Animal Reservation and Protection Act, B.E. 2535. The farm owner will be prosecuted for illegal deforestation.
32 Elephants, 2 Gibbons, and 1 Macaque Seized in Phangnga
On 3 May 2013 in Phangnga Province, Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression authorities seized a total of 32 elephants from 3 districts, in addition to finding one white-handed gibbon, one pileated gibbon, and one macaque.
17 elephants, the gibbons and the macaque were seized from the famous tourist destination in Phangnga where their talents are shown off to the tourists. 2 elephant farm owners were arrested for violating Thai Forest Act. The operation was a response to the alleged missing elephant cubs and illegal elephant ticket.
Protected Birds and Squirrels Seized After Sold Illegally Online
On 3 May 2013, Technology and Crime Suppression officers seized 3 red-whiskered bulbul, 2 parakeets, 1 palm cockatoo, and 10 squirrels found sold illegally in the internet. The officers found the parakeet sold online at 6,000 THB/ pair.
The seller was arrested in a shopping mall in Bangkok after an appointment was arranged, and to be prosecuted under Thailand Wild Animal Reservation and Protection Act. The wildlife was later sent to DNP for caretaking.
Police seize captive macaque in less than 80 minutes!
On 2 May 2013, Lao Cai, Viet Nam - Bao Nhai FPD seize captive macaque caged inside a restaurant in Bao Nhai commune within 80 minutes after a tip-off from ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit.
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