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Tuesday
Feb212012

Last Stand: Trafficking rhino horn

Tom Milliken, TRAFFIC's expert on rhino horn trade interviewed for this hard-hitting documentary screened in the US on Wednesday, 22nd February at 9/8c on NBC's Rock Center.

Wednesday
Feb152012

TRAFFIC helps to claw back illegal parrot trade in India

New Delhi, India, 15th February 2012—A parrot in captivity is one of the more visible symbols of illegal trade in India, where all native wildlife is fully protected. To help enforcement officers identify the 12 native parrot species, and thereby clip the wings of the illegal bird trade, TRAFFIC India with support from WWF-India has produced an identification poster entitled “Parrots of India in Illegal Trade.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

A sad goodbye to Sue Mainka

With great sadness, we record the loss of TRAFFIC’s long-time collaborator and friend Dr Susan Mainka.

Sue passed away on Sunday 12th February after a five-month battle with cancer. Over the past fifteen years Sue made a huge contribution to the work of IUCN, in its Species Programme, Global Programme Team and most recently as Head of Science and Knowledge Management.

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Friday
Feb102012

Tiger skins, elephant ivory and bones seized in Malaysia

Update: A 29 year old man appeared in Alor Setar Sessions Court on 15th February, charged under the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 of possessing pieces of 8 Tiger skins, 22 Tiger bone pieces, 6 African Elephant tusks and one antelope horn. Bail was set at MYR70,000 (USD23,000). The trial date is yet to be announced.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10th February 2012—Eight Tiger skins, elephant tusks and bags of bones were seized in northern Malaysia, according to a statement released today by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

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Thursday
Feb092012

Japanese delegation visits India to learn about responsible & sustainable trade in medicinal plants

in Japanese

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 9th February 2012—Representatives from leading herbal companies in Japan are visiting India this week as part of a drive to promote responsible and sustainable trade in medicinal and aromatic plants between the two countries.

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