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WildAid and Bluegrass Help Spread Message About the Ivory Trade in Laos

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Conservation organization WildAid and Lao design firm Bluegrass Design have teamed up to spread the word about the ivory trade in Laos.

Billboards have been placead at Vientiane’s Wattay Airport with WildAid Ambassador and former NBA star Yao Ming at the forefront, urging travelers to say no to the ivory …

Smuggled Pangolins from Laos Seized in Mekong River

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Thai authorities have rescued 40 live pangolins that were being smuggled in a boat from Laos to Thailand.

The pangolins were found in sacks aboard the vessel that had crossed the Mekong River. The animals are said to have been bound for restaurants and traditional medicine shops in Chiang Rai, and …