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Wednesday
Aug012012

Reptiles repatriated to Philippines

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1st August 2012 - Over a hundred endangered reptiles confiscated in Hong Kong were flown home to the Philippines today, while the second-time offender who smuggled them, has been slapped with a six-week jail sentence.

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Friday
Jul272012

CITES bares teeth, but can it bite?

Geneva, Switzerland, 27th July 2012—A week’s long meeting of the CITES Standing Committee ended today. The Committee governs the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) between full-scale meetings of the Conference of the Parties.

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Thursday
Jul262012

Statisticians help fight against increasing illegal ivory trade

Geneva, Switzerland, 26th July 2012—Statisticians from the University of Reading in partnership with TRAFFIC are helping in the global fight against the trade of illegal ivory, with a major revision of the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS), a global monitoring system for tracking illegal ivory trade.

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Monday
Jul232012

TRAFFIC helps train officers to combat illegal marine turtle trade in Hainan

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Hainan, China, 24th July 2012—More than 110 fisheries enforcement officers from 29 border checkpoints, plus 10 officers from the Industry & Commerce department and border police, took part in an enforcement training workshop earlier this month in Haikou, Hainan Province, China.

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Tuesday
Jul172012

Wildlife trade on the agenda at key Africa-China meeting

Beijing, China, 17th July 2012—Government representatives from across Africa meet their counterparts in China this week in what TRAFFIC regards as a vital opportunity to ensure the rising trade in wildlife products between Africa and China is both legal and sustainable.

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Tuesday
Jul172012

Solomon Islands at centre of “captive breeding” shenanigans

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Singapore, 17th July 2012—Tens of thousands of wild birds exported from the Solomon Islands have been laundered into the global wildlife trade by declaring them as captive-bred, a new TRAFFIC study has found.

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Monday
Jul162012

Meeting to plug gaps in porous Indo-Nepal border

New Delhi, India, 16th July 2012—the SSB, a border guard force under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs, recently concluded a two-day workshop in association with TRAFFIC in India on “Strengthening Wildlife Law Enforcement and Conservation along borders” for officials based in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, who guard the Indian border with Nepal.

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Wednesday
Jul112012

Pythons, lorises and a monkey seized at Bangkok airport

Bangkok, Thailand, 11th July 2012—Lorises appear to be the preferred target of wildlife traffickers, turning up in markets around the South-East Asian region and in seizures—including the dozen found in a traveller’s suitcase at Suvarnabhumi International Airport this morning.

Authorities at Thailand’s largest and busiest airport found the lorises stuffed in cloth bags inside the suitcase of a Kuwait bound traveller, who was also carrying 11 pythons and one marmoset in her luggage.

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