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.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.