Monthly Archives: March 2013


Tainted Turtle Meat Kills at Least Three Kids, Poisons Hundreds in West Sumatra

At least three people have died and hundreds more were sickened after consuming toxic turtle meat in Mentawai Island, West Sumatra, a local news portal reported on Wednesday. Rijel Samaloisa, deputy mayor of Mentawai, told news portal that three children — a 3-year-old, an 8-year-old and an 11-month-old – died after eating the tainted [...]

By |2017-08-08T10:01:20+01:00March 29th, 2013|General, Indonesia|

Drift gillnets kept out of leatherback area . . . for now

At the meeting a few days ago in Tacoma, Washington, the Council considered a full array of proposals to expand the use of drift gillnets off California and Oregon and into an area currently designated to protect Pacific. We can breathe a momentary sigh of relief. This Monday, the Pacific Fishery Management Council voted unanimously [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:38+01:00March 16th, 2013|General|

Species “Extinction Crisis” to be focus of CITES meeting in Bangkok

New plans to protect elephants, rhinos and other species will be discussed at a critical meeting that begins in Bangkok on Sunday. Delegates will review the convention on the international trade in endangered species (CITES). Around 35,000 animals and plants are at present protected by the treaty. But with a global "extinction crisis" facing many [...]

By |2015-08-07T16:13:47+01:00March 3rd, 2013|General|