September 2012—the rapid growth in trade in wildlife commodities traded between Africa and China was the focus of a Knowledge Cafe side event hosted by TRAFFIC at last week’s IUCN World Conservation Congress.
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Hanoi, 20th September 2012—WWF and TRAFFIC, in advance of World Rhino Day this Saturday, are calling on Viet Nam to increase efforts to address the illegal trade of rhino horn, which is threatening rhino populations in both Africa and Asia.
20th September 2012—as the IUCN World Conservation Congress wrapped up in Jeju, South Kora, IUCN members voted on a number of Motions presented to them relating to key conservation initiatives.
September 2012—the timber trade and the growing demand for more transparent supply chains came under the spotlight at a workshop led by TRAFFIC and Reforestamos México at the IUCN World Conservation Congress last week.
Jeju, Republic of Korea—Asia’s few remaining Javan and Sumatran Rhinos have been identified by conservationists as some of the most threatened animals in the world. A list of the 100 species at greatest risk of extinction has been released by the Zoological Society of London and IUCN to governments and environmental organizations gathering for the IUCN World Conservation Congress.
Update July 2013: Report now available in Chinese (PDF, 2.7 MB), with updated section on the CITES shark listings in March 2013.
Hong Kong, 8th September 2012—WWF and TRAFFIC today released a new report that shows the need for a more concerted effort in managing shark fisheries in the Coral Triangle, to help conserve dwindling populations of these threatened species.
The report, An Overview of Shark Utilization in the Coral Triangle Region (PDF, 600 KB), examines the catch, trade, and management of sharks in waters of the six Coral Triangle countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste, plus the neighbouring countries of Viet Nam and Fiji.
Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 6th September 2012—The IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest and most important conservation event, begins today on Jeju Island, South Korea.