Leopard poaching in India

180 leopards were poached and killed in India in 2010, according to wildlife authorities. There are between 5,000 to 10,000 leopards living in the wild in India. Authorities believe that the leopards were killed in order to meet the demand for products in the wildlife trade in China. A leopard skin rug is sold for $100,000 to $300,000 in China.

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Hazardous waste dumping in Vietnam

60 percent of hazardous waste generated in Vietnam is properly treated and disposed. The remaining 40 percent is either illegally dumped, buried or reused, according to the head of the Environmental Crime office. In 2010, 322 cases of hazardous waste violations were investigated with $476,000 (10 Billion Vietnamese Dongs) collected in fines.

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