Rhino horn smuggler sentenced to 40 years in prison in South Africa

November 11 – Just two days ago, WWF reported that a man charged with illegal trading of rhino horns in South Africa was pleaded guilty for this felony and sentenced to 40 years behind the bars by the Johannesburg’s Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court. This is the harshest sentence given for a wildlife crime in the country to-date. Chumlong Lemtongthai, a Thai national, was accused for running syndicate which used white rhino trophy hunts as a cover to illegally export rhino horns to Asian black market for commercial use. The syndicate used…

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Validation workshop for the Guidelines for Inland Wetland Development in Sub Saharan

A validation workshop for the “Guidelines for Inland Wetland Development in Sub Saharan” was run over from 13-14 September 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The workshop was attended by 23 participants drawn internationally from FAO, the Ramsar Convention, Ministries in charge of Agriculture and Environment, Wetlands Experts, and Wetlands International.

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