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How Did Two Women Attempt to Smuggle Pangolin Scales via Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, smuggling pangolin scales is a crime punishable with a fine of up to HK$10 million, or roughly US$1.3 million, and up to 10 years in prison.
Indonesia's Pangolin Trafficking Network Resembles Sophisticated Drug Trade
Indonesia's pangolin trafficking network is incredibly sophisticated and some of the transactions have been linked to convicted drug lord Togiman.
China's Medicinal Demands Drive Pangolins to Commercial Extinction
China’s pangolin population has dropped over 90 percent from the 1960s to 2004 due to massive poaching for its meat as a delicacy and its scales for medicinal use.
Taiwanese Researchers Collaborate With Locals In Pangolin Conservation
Criminal syndicates in Africa and Asia are working together — and competing — to meet the seemingly insatiable demand for pangolins in China and other markets. Here's a story of how poachers turned into conservationists in Taiwan.
2019/09/05 | Taiwan Scene
Taiwan to Host Its First Eco-Friendly Lantern Festival in October
Fall for Taiwan this autumn with the eco-friendly sky lantern festival hosted by MyTaiwanTour.
2019/09/03 | Jasmine Su
How Did Taiwan Become an Environmentally Conscious Society?
How did Taiwanese become so receptive of plastic-reduction policies? It might have to do with Taiwan's education, colonial history, culture, and even religious influence.
2019/08/29 | Mongabay
OPINION: Brazil's Sovereignty Depends on a Healthy Amazon
A healthy and productive Amazon actually underpins Brazil’s sovereignty by strengthening food, water, and energy security, while supporting good relations with its neighbors.
2019/08/09 | Mongabay
The Hottest Summer on Record Threatens Stability of Life
World Meteorological Organization recorded the hottest June and July ever.
2019/07/16 | The Interpreter
India's Ongoing Water Crisis Impacts 600 Million People
Indian cities are forced to truck in drinking water, farms are failing, and the situation grows more desperate.
2019/07/15 | Mongabay
Indonesian Citizens Sue Government Over Severe Air Pollution
A group of citizens is suing the Indonesian government over the world's filthiest air quality.
2019/07/10 | 破土 New Bloom
Environmental Protests in Wuhan Stalled a Local Waste Incinerator Proposal
A large environmental protest broke out in China and put a controversial proposal on hold.
2019/05/09 | Nate Maynard
What Feed-in Tariff Controversy? Why Taiwan's Wind Power Future Looks Bright
At a recent conference in Taipei, January's controversy over feed-in tariffs did not dampen a sense of optimism over Taiwan's wind energy future.
2019/03/13 | Chinadialogue
China May Determine the Future of Myanmar's Fragile Rivers
Chinese companies are pushing to resume destructive dam projects, ignoring a key assessment and the objections of local people.
2019/02/21 | Mongabay
Chinese 'Queen of Ivory' Gets 15 Years in Jail for Trafficking Elephant Tusks
Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan to 15 years in prison for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 African elephants over several years.
2019/02/06 | Mongabay
Asian Banks Are Giving Billions to Companies Linked With Deforestation
According to a recent analysis and report, financial backing for palm oil, pulp and paper and other industries associated with forest loss in Southeast Asia is estimated to have topped US$60 billion over the past five years.