Chinese Ship Carrying 22,000 Pounds of Illegal Anteater Meat Crashes into Protected Reef in Philippines

April 16, 2013 by  
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Last week, a Chinese ship crashed into a UNESCO protected reef in the Philippines . As if illegally entering the seas around the World Heritage Site wasn’t enough, authorities found almost 2,000 dead pangolins on board, a protected species also known as a scaly anteater. Pangolin meat and scales are thought to have healing properties in China, and they sell for hundreds of dollars per kilogram. The 12 crew members are currently being held under chargers of poaching and attempted bribery, with further charges concerning trespassing in protected waters and damaging coral pending. Read the rest of Chinese Ship Carrying 22,000 Pounds of Illegal Anteater Meat Crashes into Protected Reef in Philippines Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chinese paochers , Chinese ship crashes into reef , eco design , green design , Pangolin , smuggled pangolin , sustainable design , Tubbataha Reef , UNESCO protected reef Philippines        

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Citi Bike Bicycle Sharing Program Expected to Open Next Month in NYC

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It looks like the wait is almost over for NYC bike aficionados as Citi Bike has announced that it will be launching its long-awaited bike share program next month . While there’s no word on exactly when in May the program will launch, sightings of Citi Bike stations being installed all around the city are a positive sign. Membership registration is already open and the first 5,000 “founding members” will receive special perks , so don’t forget to sign up today! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike smart , bike stations , Citi bike , Citibank bike share program , city bike share programs , Hurricane Sandy , new york bike share program , new york bike share stations , new york bike tours , nyc bike tours , nyc transportation        

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