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Behaviour change l Conservation awareness l Enforcement

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International Agreements

CBD l CITES l CMS

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Forestry

Timber trade

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Fisheries

Fisheries regulation

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Iconic wildlife

Apes l Bears l Deer l Elephants l Leopards l Marine turtles l Pangolins l Reptiles l Rhinos l Sharks & rays l Tigers l others

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Regions

Africa l Americas l Asia l Australasia l Europe l Middle East

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Medicinal plants

Medicinal and aromatic plants

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Wildmeat

Wildmeat resources

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Pets & fashion

Wild animals used for pets & fashion

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Latest news from TRAFFIC

 

Friday
Jul012011

Illegal souvenir warning for European travellers

Frankfurt, Germany, 1st July 2011—As the summer holiday season gets underway in Europe, WWF Germany in partnership with German Customs has launched a conservation awareness campaign warning travellers to be careful about the souvenirs they bring home.

To help spread the message, more than 72,000 leaflets in six European languages (German, Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian and English) have been produced, featuring a simple ‘traffic light’ system to help tourists decide what items to buy.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

Targeting bottleneck proves effective in curbing illicit trade

Hue City, Viet Nam, 29th June 2011—A wrap-up workshop takes place today in Hue city at the end of a two-year project aimed at reducing illegal wildlife trade in the biodiversity-rich Central Annamites region of Viet Nam.

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Tuesday
Jun282011

“Long night of museums” attracts 2000 in Hungary

Budapest, Hungary, 28th June 2011—More than 2000 visitors attended a “long night of museums” event organized by the Hungarian Customs Museum last Friday to raise awareness about wildlife trade issues in general and CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) in particular.

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Thursday
Jun232011

Sustainable sourcing sought for wild plant industry in Japan

in Japanese

Tokyo, Japan 24 June 2011—TRAFFIC has launched a new project to promote sustainable production and consumption of wild medicinal and aromatic plants traditionally used in Japan.

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Thursday
Jun162011

1.2 tonnes of bear paws sniffed out in Russia

Blagoveschensk, Russia, June 2011—A specially trained sniffer dog in the Russian city of Blagoveschensk, on the border with China, has led Customs Officers to a haul of more than 1000 Brown Bear paws in the back of an “empty” lorry.

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Thursday
Jun162011

Malagasy wildlife on sale in Thailand

in Thai l in Japanese

Bangkok, Thailand, 16th June 2011—Thailand’s pet dealers are supplying large numbers of Madagascar’s most threatened reptiles and amphibians to local and international markets, despite unanswered questions over the legality of the imports, a new TRAFFIC report has found.

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Tuesday
Jun142011

Customs Department gears up to fight wildlife crime in Maharashtra

Mumbai, India, 14th June 2011—A workshop organized by TRAFFIC India in association with the National Academy for Customs, Excise & Narcotics (NACEN), Western region, Bhandup (E), Mumbai on “Strengthening Wildlife Law Enforcement” in Mumbai, Maharashtra began today. Thirty officials from the Customs department and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence of the western region are participating.

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Friday
Jun102011

Experts urge better regulation of ‘bushmeat’ trade

Nairobi, Kenya, 10th June 2011—A growing and lucrative illegal international commercial trade in the meat and other parts of wild mammals, birds and reptiles (‘bushmeat’) is causing widespread loss of biodiversity, imperilling the livelihoods of communities around the world, and destabilising fragile tropical forest ecosystems, leading to ‘empty forest syndrome’, concluded international experts who met this week in Nairobi, Kenya.

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