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Tuesday
Mar262013

Engaging China’s youth in protecting marine turtles

in Chinese

Guangxi, China, March 2013—TRAFFIC has taken steps to engage the next generation of Chinese society in a campaign focused on preventing illegal trade of marine turtle products in Guangxi Province, bordering Viet Nam.

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Tuesday
Mar192013

Largest seizure of Critically Endangered Ploughshare Tortoises made in Thailand

P.Tansom/TRAFFICBangkok, Thailand, 19 March 2013 – Just a day after the close a global wildlife trade conference here, authorities at Suvarnabhumi International Airport made two big seizures, discovering hundreds of threatened tortoises and apprehending two smugglers. Among the tortoises seized were some of the rarest in the world.

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Tuesday
Mar192013

Government failure to support wildlife crime stoppers

UK, 18th March 2013 - As part of the response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) the UK government has announced it will not commit to long-term financial support for the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) beyond 2013-14. This team plays a vital role in preventing wildlife crime here in the UK, and is also a contributor in the global fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

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Thursday
Mar142013

Global wildlife trade conference closes with firm resolve

in Japanese

Bangkok, Thailand, 14th March 2013—Two weeks of inter-governmental negotiations on regulation of trade in wild animals and plants concluded today with some giant steps forward for global efforts to stamp out illegal wildlife trade and ensure sustainability of future trade in a range of valuable species.

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Thursday
Mar142013

White smoke for Whitetip and other sharks at CITES

Bangkok, Thailand, 14th March 2013—Earlier decisions to adopt proposals to include shark species threatened by overharvesting for their fins and meat within CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) were accepted today during the final plenary wrap up session of the conference. Likewise, the Manta Rays were also formally adopted into the CITES Appenices.

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Thursday
Mar142013

CITES turns up the heat on Tiger smugglers

Bangkok, Thailand, 14th March 2013—A new international law enforcement initiative to stop the poaching and illegal trade of Tigers and other Asian big cats was agreed by the member countries of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting in Bangkok today.

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Wednesday
Mar132013

CITES agrees improved ivory control measures

Bangkok, Thailand, 13th March 2012—Governments meeting at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) currently underway in Bangkok today agreed a series of measures to improve the regulation of the global illegal ivory trade.

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Tuesday
Mar122013

CITES members silent over failure to address illegal toothfish fishing

Bangkok, Thailand, 13th March 2012—Governments remained silent when a report demonstrating their lack of co-operation in addressing illegal fishing of toothfish was presented to the CITES meeting currently underway in Bangkok.

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