Monday, February 25, 2008

Seizure of Clouded Leopard Skins
PeunPa sends this report of clouded leopard trade activity:

Five skins of the endangered Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) were seized by the Wildlife Division of the West Bengal Forest Department on 25 February 2008 at Jaigaon, on the Indo- Bhutan border. The illegal haul comprised of skins of two adults, one sub-adult and two cubs. According to senior forest department personnel, the accused smuggler is said to be one of the most wanted wildlife traders on the Indo-Bhutan border. He is now in custody and was brought before court today, on 26th February 2008.


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