» 01/17/2007, 00.00
Illegal coffee growing destroying animal habitat in Sumatra
About 20 per cent of Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park has been stripped to give way to coffee plantations. WWF accuses coffee multinationals of involvement. Rare mammals are at risk of extinction.
29/07/2016 16:42:00 NEPAL
World Tiger Day: Nepal wants to save big cats from Chinese market
The species is still endangered even though its numbers are up. Poaching to meet demand from China remains the main threat. In Chinese culture, tiger meat has magical powers, and tiger parts go into local pharmacopeia and religious items.
17/07/2008 CHINA - SOUTH AFRICA
Animal rights activists on war footing against ivory market in China
The organisation that deals with trade in endangered species has approved exchange between China and South Africa, allowing the Asian country to import 51 tonnes. In Kenya, three Chinese are arrested under the accusation of "illegal trafficking" of ivory.
Flooding kills 109 people in Sumatra
Torrential rains have been falling on the province since December 21 forcing more than 400,000 residents to flee. The central government issues a national emergency as local authorities warn of a pending food crisis. Illegal logging is blamed for the tragedy.
Yudhoyono cancels visit to the Netherlands fearing arrest
A Moluccas pro-independence movement, the RMS, files for his arrest. It would have been the first state visit by an Indonesian head of state in 40 years.
13/08/2016 12:04:00 INDONESIA
Save Sumatra elephant from extinction
On the occasion of the World Elephant Day, celebrated yesterday, the authorities publish the last census of mammals living on the island. Decline of 39% from 2007. Ministry spokesman: "In addition to poaching, elephants are suffering from bad sanitary conditions. We have much work to do".
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