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Tuesday
Jul132010

Huge pangolin seizure in China

Beijing, China, 13 July 2010—Customs officers in Guangdong, China, have seized more than 7.8 tonnes of frozen pangolins and 1,800 kg of pangolin scales from a fishing vessel after it was stopped for inspection at Zhuhai's Gaolan Island.

International trade in Asian pangolin species is banned under CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Two of the four species are classified as Endangered by IUCN.

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Tuesday
Jul132010

Sustainable management of biodiversity key to business—TEEB

London, UK, 13 July, 2010—More than 80 percent of consumers surveyed said they would stop buying products from companies that disregard ethical considerations in their sourcing practices, according to a recent survey highlighted in the latest study for business by The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) project.

The report also found rising awareness among consumers about biodiversity loss, with 60 percent in America and Europe and 90 percent of those surveyed in Brazil aware of the problem.

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Friday
Jul092010

European parliament bans illegal timber imports

Brussels, Belgium, 9 July 2010—The European parliament has voted to pass new legislation that will require companies importing and selling timber in the EU to demonstrate they have exercised “due diligence” to ensure their timber has been felled legally.

From 2012, companies operating in the EU will be required to document the supply chain for their timber imports. Companies failing to do so will face legal sanctions.

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Friday
Jul022010

Russian Customs get to the root of ginseng smuggling

in Japanese

Ussuriiskii, Russian Far East, 2 July 2010—Ussuriiskii Customs officers have seized 160 wild ginseng roots from a bus travelling to China.

Ginseng is a protected species in Russia with the population there listed in Appendix II of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), thereby restricting its international trade.

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Thursday
Jul012010

Thailand strengthens commitment to curb illegal wildlife trade

Thailand, 1 July 2010—More than 50 airport staff from Hat Yai International Airport (including check-in counter attendants, baggage handlers, Customs and immigration officers, police and security officials) and nearby wildlife checkpoint officers have just completed 4 days of intensive training to detect and stop wildlife trafficking through southern Thailand.

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Wednesday
Jun302010

Viet Nam’s Environmental Police dig their claws into illegal big cat trade

in Japanese

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 30 June 2010—Viet Nam’s Environmental Police have confiscated two frozen Tigers and a frozen panther in the central province of Nghe An.

The animals, reportedly along with five kg of suspected Tiger bones, were confiscated from the home of a 53-year old man in Dien Chau district early last week. The suspect was placed under arrest.

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Tuesday
Jun222010

Man arrested over Tiger poisoning incident

Update: In October 2010, Akmalul Mukminin was sentenced to 46 months in jail for the Tiger killing, plus fined IDR1 million (USD 112) in lieu of an additional 2 months in jail.

Jambi, Indonesia, 22 June 2010—Indonesian police have arrested a 24-year old who allegedly poisoned and skinned a Sumatran Tiger in a state-owned zoo in Jambi province, on the east coast of central Sumatra.

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Friday
Jun182010

Second Anniversary of Lacey Act marked

Washington, USA, 18 June 2010—a joint EIA-WWF event took place this week on Capitol Hill to mark the second anniversary of the introduction of the amended Lacey Act in the US.

The Lacey Act was the first law of its kind to prohibit the import, sale or trade of wood and wood products in the USA that were illegally-harvested in their country of origin.

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