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Wildlife trader on Facebook caught red-handed

Thai authorities seize clouded leopard carcasses, golden cat and leopard cat skins and other animal parts after a man offered wildlife for sale on Facebook. On 25 March 2019, The Department of National Park (Phaya Seua task force) in cooperation with police and military in Ratchaburi acted upon a tip…

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Bear Cubs Confiscated After Joint Sting Operation

Transnational Illegal Wildlife Trade monitored by Joint Asian Networks (Some details, names and places are kept private to protect our investigation methods, staff and informants identities) With the upcoming WARN ASIA Online Illegal Wildlife Trade Monitoring Workshop on 21st and 22nd of January at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, we are delighted to share…

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Large Shipment Reptiles Seized in Laos

ກະລຸນນາກົດອ່ານພາສາລາວຂ້າງລຸ່ມ Earlier this week the Laos Wildlife Rescue Centre received call for help from the Laos Government regarding a large confiscation of animals at the Thai-Laos border. A man had tried to smuggle 70 juvenile reptiles of various species into Laos over the Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge, which crosses over the…

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BoBo – The Southern Pig-tailed Macaque

Meet Bobo - a 5-year-old female Southern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina) who had been kept as a pet for five years in Samut Songkhram, south of Bangkok. She was purchased illegally from Facebook for 5000THB when she was approximately 3 months old by international resident. The lady in question is…

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Two Special Souls Saved in One Day

Yesterday two very special female macaques were rescued. Both had been kept as pets at separate locations in the city of Bangkok, their ‘owners’ had decided that they no longer wanted to care for them and had contacted WFFT for help. So yesterday the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Team headed to…

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Unwanted Pet ‘Tigger’ the Leopard Cat Arrives

Meet ‘Tigger’, the 6-month old female leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) who has been kept as a pet in a high rise apartment in Bangkok city centre after being purchased from the internet. As a very young kitten she was taken away from her mother so she could be sold into…

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Ex-pet African Spurred Tortoises Arrive

Meet ‘Beatrice’ and ‘Ailsa’ the African spurred tortoises (Centrochelys sulcata), the third-largest species of tortoise in the world. They were rescued by a concerned citizen as infants almost 20 years ago from a Chinese food market in North East Thailand. Now at approximately 20 years old they are still young,…

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