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Tuesday
Sep172013

Pioneering research reveals new insights into the consumers behind rhino poaching

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South Africa, 17th September 2013--The use of rhino horn as a symbol of status among wealthy urban Vietnamese has been identified as a major driver of the current rhino poaching crisis. Findings from consumer research – concluded  earlier this year in Viet Nam – has added significantly to our understanding of why a growing economy and emergence of a middle class with disposable incomes, is pressuring African rhino populations.

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Thursday
Sep122013

United for Wildlife: The Duke of Cambridge brings conservation organisations together to tackle global wildlife crisis

London, UK, 12th September 2013—The Duke of Cambridge has brought together an unprecedented collaboration between seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations and the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

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Thursday
Sep122013

Man charged for illegal possession of Tiger and four leopards

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12th September 2013—A Malaysian man caught with a Tiger and four leopards in his car has been charged with five counts under the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 for illegal possession of the dead animals.

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Monday
Sep092013

Customs Department and TRAFFIC set a course to fight illegal ivory trade

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 2013—For the first time since the Royal Malaysian Customs began its string of large-scale seizures of ivory transiting through the country, over 30 of its frontline officers took part in a workshop to understand the dynamics and tackle the illegal ivory trade.

The workshop, jointly organised by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department and TRAFFIC will be held in two phases and see a total of 70 officers from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak participate.

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Tuesday
Sep032013

Tanzania develops “timber trade checklist”

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, September 2013—Representatives of the private timber trade sector in Tanzania, together with enforcement agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations met last week during a forum hosted by TRAFFIC to develop a “timber trade checklist” for Tanzania.

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Monday
Sep022013

E-commerce, logistics firms commit to protect endangered species

Beijing, China, 2nd September2013—Thirteen e-commerce and logistics companies met last month in Beijing to learn about the high priority being given to addressing illegal trade in wildlife by law enforcement agencies and what expectations this places on the companies for carrying out their commitment to protect endangered species.

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Sunday
Sep012013

Customs in Thailand seize over 100 kg of ivory from luggage

Bangkok, Thailand, 1st September 2013 – Authorities at Suvarnabhumi International Airport last week discovered 105 kg of ivory hidden in four suitcases in the first seizure of illegal elephant ivory at the airport in over a year.

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Tuesday
Aug272013

TRAFFIC symposium in Japan celebrates CITES and sparks dialogue on sharks

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Tokyo, Japan, 27th August 2013—Last week in Tokyo a symposium was held to celebrate 40 years of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and to discuss issues confronting the responsible utilization of sharks.

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