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Swift Arrest on Tiger Poacher made by Thailand Police with the Help of Camera Traps

Swift Arrest on Tiger Poacher made by Thailand Police with the

Help of Camera Traps

Thailand police have confiscated tiger skin and body parts at a police checkpoint in Mae Sot District inWestern Thailand.

Since poaching of tigers in Thailand is illegal, proving the geographic origin of tigerparts is crucial to prosecute the accused.

Fortunately, camera traps set up across Thailand’s WesternForest Complex by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) could

seal the fate of an alleged tiger poacherin Thailand.Thailand police have arrested the alleged poacher, who now awaits trial.

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Swift Arrest on Tiger Poacher made by Thailand Police with the Help of Camera Traps

Swift Arrest on Tiger Poacher made by Thailand Police with the

Help of Camera Traps

Thailand police have confiscated tiger skin and body parts at a police checkpoint in Mae Sot District inWestern Thailand.

Since poaching of tigers in Thailand is illegal, proving the geographic origin of tigerparts is crucial to prosecute the accused.

Fortunately, camera traps set up across Thailand’s WesternForest Complex by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) could

seal the fate of an alleged tiger poacherin Thailand.Thailand police have arrested the alleged poacher, who now awaits trial.

Read more...

The impacts of haze on Southeast Asia’s wildlife

For several months until very recently, a gray pall of haze hung over Singapore, a result of uncontrolledwildfires and peat

land hotspots in neighboring Indonesia. And as Anuj Jain from the National Universityof Singapore (NUS) conducted his

research on tropical butterfly conservation in the city state’s forests andparks, he noticed something wrong: less of the

insects were fluttering around. In addition, animal activity asa whole had dropped markedly.Jain was not alone in his

observations. Singapore’s captive birds were singingless, and researchers in a rooftop garden study observed lower bird

activity on smoky days. But besides thesesuperficial observations nobody could be truly sure how living organisms and the

larger ecosystem were beingaffected by the toxic haze.

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