Singapore, 31st August 2011—Authorities in Singapore today announced they have destroyed more than 800 reptile skins seized last year.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Tanzania, 26th August 2011—Police in Zanzibar have seized 1,041 elephant tusks hidden in a shipment heading for Malaysia, according to media reports.
The consignment was reported to have been offloaded at Zanzibar two weeks previously, where it arrived from Dar Es Salaam, and had been stored near Stone Town.
Beijing, China, 19th August 2011—TRAFFIC and the China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA), are targeting Chinese nationals living in Africa with their message not to bring ivory and other illegal wildlife products into China.
A series of Chinese-language broadcasts on “Stop the illegal trade in ivory” are being aired throughout Africa between July and the end of August by China Radio International (CRI)
Jakarta, Indonesia 17th August 2011—The open trade in protected freshwater turtles and tortoises in Jakarta’s markets includes a growing number of non-native and threatened species, a new TRAFFIC study warns.
Surveys in the Indonesian capital’s animal markets, reptile expos and pet stores showed that there were more species in trade in 2010 (49 species) than recorded in a similar study in 2004 (47) by the wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC.
Cambridge, UK, 12th August 2011—TRAFFIC today unveiled “Ivorybill”, a hornbill statue that will be on display this August and September, when Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, will be transformed into a jungle, filled with iconic animals.
The Jungle City event will feature 130 life size sculptures of some of the planet’s most endangered species and aims to raise GBP1 million for their survival.
South Africa, 4th August 2011—two men convicted of illegal possession of rhino horns have been given long custodial sentences by a court in South Africa.
Melbourne, Australia, 2nd August 2011—After fashion industry worker Leeyong Soo read an article in a British newspaper about a Tiger theme park, alleging links to illegal trade in Tiger bone wine, she decided to act.
Leeyong elected to organize a Trivia for Tigers night in her home city of Melbourne, Australia.