United States returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

WASHINGTON – On December 10, 2015 a microraptor fossil estimated to be approximately 120 million years old was returned to the government of China Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale, China’s Deputy Director General of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage Gu Yucai and Department of State Assistant … More United States returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

Model dinosaur stolen from Australian cinema

People’s fascination with dinosaurs, coupled with insufficient security can sometimes lead to a temptation too great to pass up.   Reprinted from Canberra Times, A Protoceratops could be roaming the streets of Canberra. Don’t panic – Jurrasic World hasn’t sprung to life in the capital. But a model dinosaur display promoting the blockbuster film has been stolen from Hoyts Belconnen. The creature, … More Model dinosaur stolen from Australian cinema

Hundreds arrested in global crackdown on wildlife contraband

Museum professionals trying to come to grips with the scale of risk of their collections might well pay attention to the scale of the problem of wildlife trafficking itself. Earlier this month, an enormous crackdown on illegal wildlife and wildlife products shines a light on the scale of the issue. From Yahoo! UK A global … More Hundreds arrested in global crackdown on wildlife contraband

Stolen Dinosaur Skull Can Go Back to Mongolia says U.S. Court

On 4 December 2014, NBC News reported that the New York Attorneys’ Office said that the remains of a 70-million-year-old dinosaur that was falsely labeled as a replica and smuggled into New York City earlier in the year. The skull and vertebrae was of an Alioramus, a relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex, and these must be forfeited by the … More Stolen Dinosaur Skull Can Go Back to Mongolia says U.S. Court