Edwin Rist, a 22-year-old from the United States, stole 299 bird skins from the Natural History Museum at Tring (in England) in 2009 and had been sentenced to a 12-month suspended sentence has now been ordered to pay a fine of £125,150, which is the amount that he had made from the sale of the skins.  Failure to pay the fine will result in him serving the 12-month sentence in prison.  More information here.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.