Beihai, Guangxi, November 2016—Last month, around 60 Nanning Customs officials from the anti-smuggling and passenger inspection departments were trained in implementation of measures under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) during an event convened by the Guangxi branch of China’s CITES Management Authority (CITES MA) and TRAFFIC.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
Latest news from TRAFFIC
Panama City, Panama, December 2016—In a major boost to global efforts to fight wildlife crime, a consortium of 11 organizations shone a light on illicit financial flows and corruption during the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Panama (1st-4st December 2016)—identifying a series of steps to help tackle the scourge.
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 8th December 2016—First profiled through TRAFFIC’s work on birds threatened by demand for the cagebird trade, a number of Southeast Asian birds are now perched in higher categories of threat in the latest update of the IUCN Red List released today.
Beijing, China, 7th December 2016—The joint WWF and TRAFFIC ivory initiative has been recognized at the Global Fashion & Charity Annual Festival 2016 held in Beijing for its contribution towards raising awareness for protecting elephants and calling on the public to stop buying ivory products.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 2nd December 2016 — 35 representatives from the traditional medicine (TM) sector, pharmaceutical companies, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment learned about the benefits of using sustainably harvested wild-sourced plants in Hanoi today.
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 29th November 2016—50 leaders and lecturers at Traditional Medicine (TM) schools and universities will help instill the next generation of TM practitioners with an attitude of zero-tolerance towards the consumption of threatened animals and plants in their TM practices following two workshops held recently in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Bangkok, Thailand, 28th November 2016–Two new reports have raised concerns over the numbers and sources of apes in Thailand’s wildlife attractions and argue that the country’s ability to stop illegal trade in orangutans and other non-native apes is hampered by inadequate laws.
New study highlights significant discrepancies in live animal exports from Indonesia to the Netherlands
Netherlands, 21st November 2016—There’s a thriving trade in live wildlife between the Netherlands and Indonesia, says a new TRAFFIC study, and it’s plagued by large discrepancies in the quantities reported by the two countries.