TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
Latest news from TRAFFIC
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11th May 2011—Poaching and illegal trade of bears, driven largely by the demand for bile, used in traditional medicine and folk remedies continues unabated across Asia on a large scale, a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, has found.
Tay Ninh, 27-28 April, 2011 - Enforcement agencies that monitor and control wildlife trade at the border between Cambodia and Viet Nam will organize a workshop this week to strengthen collaboration to combat illegal trade in wildlife between the two countries.
The workshop will be a platform to share experiences, consolidate knowledge and understanding, and develop a plan for improved collaboration and information exchange aimed at curbing the illegal wildlife trade along the Tay Ninh border.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 2011—Every day, countless young wild animals are orphaned when their mothers are captured or slaughtered for the illegal wildlife trade. Many young are also taken from the wild and end up in the illegal trade because someone wants a cute pet.
Now, The Body Shop with the help of TRAFFIC Southeast Asia are calling attention to this problem with the “Where’s My Mama?” campaign, that urges the public to consider the impact of their purchases and choice of pets.
20th April 2011—Three significant ivory seizures this April provide further insight into the markets being targeted by organized crime syndicates smuggling elephant ivory from Africa to Asia.
Chinese media yesterday reported one of the largest ivory seizures in recent years—a staggering 707 tusks, 32 ivory bracelets and a rhino horn—found during a routine inspection of a large truck at a toll station on a highway in Guangxi, China
Bangkok, Thailand, 20th April 2011–A van packed to the brim with 173 live pangolins and 130 kilogrammes of dried snake skins was confiscated by Thai Customs officers in the wee hours of this morning in Prachuap Khiri Khan.
Beijing, China, 8th April 2011—China today celebrated its 30th anniversary of joining CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), after it became the 63rd Party to do so, in 1981.