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Tuesday
Feb202018

Mobile trailers a significant boost in efforts to investigate remote wildlife crimes

Pretoria, South Africa, 20th February 2018—Representatives from South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) based in Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal today received mobile trailers with everything needed to carry out detailed forensic wildlife crime scene investigations in even the remotest of locations.

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Tuesday
Feb202018

EAZA and TRAFFIC sign Memorandum of Understanding

Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 19th February 2018—The European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) and TRAFFIC today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to intensify collaboration on areas of mutual interest, in particular on furthering the aims of EAZA’s Silent Forest campaign.

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Friday
Feb162018

Nearly 6,000 pangolins in illegal wildlife trade in India since 2009

16 February 2018, New Delhi, India—On the eve of World Pangolin Day 2018, a TRAFFIC study has revealed that at least 5,772 pangolins were found in illegal wildlife trade in India during the period 2009–2017; close to 650 pangolins every year since 2009. However, this is a conservative estimate and as only a fraction of illegal wildlife trade is detected, the actual number is likely to be far higher.

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Tuesday
Feb132018

Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolins finally receives the highest protection it deserves

Sabah, Malaysia, 13th February 2018—There’s a little good news for the world’s most trafficked mammal ahead of World Pangolin Day this year.

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Tuesday
Feb132018

Chinese enforcement agencies enhance their shark fin identification skills

Beijing, China, February 2018—More than 50 frontline enforcement officers from China’s Fishery Department of the Ministry of Agriculture (FAD) attended a fin identification and shark trade workshop hosted by relevant experts last week in Beijing.

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Friday
Feb092018

Thai seizure of a dozen captive tigers resurrects farming threat

Bangkok, Thailand, 9 February 2018—A recent discovery of a dozen Tigers at a property in eastern Thailand serves as a reminder that Tiger farming is still a threat to Southeast Asia’s wild Tigers and an enforcement challenge for the region’s authorities.

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Thursday
Feb082018

Poached Abalone from South Africa is Flowing into Hong Kong Markets

Hong Kong, 9 February 2018—A new TRAFFIC report reveals a thriving trade in poached South African abalone Haliotis midae in Hong Kong, where the marine mollusc is considered a delicacy in Cantonese cuisine. Over the last 20 years, the illegal harvest of abalone in South Africa has exceeded the legal quotas, with criminal networks poaching and smuggling wild abalone to Hong Kong, which imports about 90% of all dried South African abalone.

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Wednesday
Feb072018

Japanese ivory trader arrested on suspicion of smuggling ivory to China

Tokyo, Japan, 7 February 2018—Police in Japan last week arrested the director of a government-accredited ivory retail outlet on suspicion of attempting to smuggle ivory to China in contravention of national and international regulations.

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