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Wednesday
Jul262017

Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market 

Washington DC, USA, 26th July 2017—A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to federal regulations were imposed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Enacted on the 6th July 2016, these changes enforced a “near-total ban” on imports, exports, and domestic trade of African Elephant ivory.

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Monday
Jul172017

Malaysian Customs arrest Vietnamese national carrying two suitcases filled with ivory

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17th July 2017—Royal Malaysian Customs have arrested a Vietnamese national with an estimated 36 kg of partially processed ivory pieces in two suitcases at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

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Thursday
Jul132017

Viet Nam provides rhino horn samples to South Africa for DNA testing

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 12th July 2017—Following a record number of rhino horn seizures in Viet Nam in the first half of 2017, national authorities have provided samples for further intelligence gathering through advanced DNA testing in South Africa.

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Thursday
Jul132017

Top ranking for Wildlife Behaviour Change Toolkit 

The website hosted by TRAFFIC to support behaviour change initiatives has hit top ranking for searches on “behaviour change toolkit and “demand reduction toolkit” on popular search engine Google.

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Tuesday
Jul112017

G20 leaders commit to intensify fight against corruption related to illegal wildlife trade 

Hamburg, Germany, 11th July 2017—Heads of the world’s 20 major economies, the so-called “G20 leaders”, have ended meetings last week in Hamburg with a Declaration that includes a strong pledge to address the corruption that facilitates wildlife trafficking.

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Monday
Jul102017

Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten to end online ivory sales

Tokyo, Japan, 10th July 2017—Japan’s e-commerce giant, Rakuten, Inc. is banning ivory sales from its online retail site, Rakuten-Ichiba. The new policy prohibiting sales of ivory and products made of Bekko (Hawksbill Turtle shell) was introduced on 1st July.

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Monday
Jul102017

Malaysia’s traditional Chinese medicine practitioners support use of alternatives to threatened wildlife

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9th July 2017–Malaysia’s traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, have come together to find solutions to reduce the use of threatened wildlife in traditional medicines.

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Thursday
Jul062017

"About" 7.2 tonnes of ivory seized in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 6th July 2017—Customs officers in Hong Kong seized “about” 7.2 tonnes of ivory from a shipping container arriving from Malaysia at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound on Tuesday, 4th July.

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