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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1988
In response to Michael Hiltzik's article "For Africa's Hunters, It's a New Battle," Part I, June 21: At first glance it seems inoffensive but it confuses yesteryear with the present. Hiltzik refers to professional hunters as " . . . walking reminders of the white colonial tradition." Of those he quotes, one is sculptor Terry Mathews. A man of art, he is hardly reminiscent of "white colonial tradition" (whatever that term may mean). Another, Allan Earnshaw never was a professional hunter and is by training an anthropologist.
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NEWS
December 14, 1988
Federal wildlife officials arrested or indicted scores of hunting guides and owners of sportsmen's clubs in Texas after a three-year undercover investigation that found widespread poaching and "flagrant violations" of laws regulating the killing of waterfowl. Justice Department officials said that 23 persons involved in commercial hunting operations in Texas were arrested in a sweep, and felony indictments were returned against about 50 others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Mother-and-son leaders of a West Coast caviar-poaching ring were sentenced to partially suspended jail terms Tuesday, capping a two-year effort to protect the largest freshwater fish in North America. Tamara Andreyevna Bugriyev, 51, and her son, Yuriy Stanislavovich Bugriyev, 28, sold roe from Sacramento-San Joaquin River white sturgeon in California, Oregon and Washington.
SPORTS
November 1, 1989
The California Department of Fish and Game has a program to curtail poaching: CalTIP. Since its inception in 1981, CalTIP (Turn In Poachers) has distributed individual rewards, up to $1,000 and totaling $83,400, to 359 anonymous informants whose information led to arrests. A person with information about the illegal taking of fish or game may call (800) 952-5400 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. seven days a week or, at other times, contact a local sheriff and ask to be put in touch with a DFG warden.
NEWS
April 7, 1988 | Associated Press
Chinese authorities have arrested 203 people for illegal hunting of the endangered giant panda and recovered 146 pelts, representing about one in seven of all pandas alive at the last count, the World Wildlife Fund said Wednesday. "These are shocking revelations," William Reilly, president of the fund's U.S. affiliate, said in a statement.
SCIENCE
October 2, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Using elephant dung and skin samples, researchers said they were able to make a map of elephant DNA that could help track down ivory poachers. They are using their new method to track smuggled ivory seized in Singapore in 2002, the researchers from the United States and Tanzania reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2006 | Gary Polakovic, Times Staff Writer
In a sweeping crackdown on poachers, state game wardens arrested 17 people Thursday across California on suspicion of illegally catching endangered fish and shellfish and selling some to restaurants. Dozens of agents in California and Oregon targeted three operations in the Bay Area and Sacramento and charged suspects with illegal harvest of abalone and sturgeon -- two species considered delicacies that have suffered sharp declines in recent years.
NEWS
May 22, 1990 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Sealskin Charlie was the biggest ivory dealer in Alaska, he made enough money to buy houses in Seattle, Anchorage and Hawaii, and he used to brag that he and a partner made $3.5 million a year from walruses and elephants. Then Dave Hall and Walter Soroka arranged to buy a few hundred pounds of his goods. Representing a New Orleans ivory shop, they eventually offered to buy 100-pound lots of tusks from most major ivory dealers in Alaska--despite a new federal law to protect marine mammals.
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