Johannesburg, South Africa, 27th February 2017—South Africa today announced the official number of rhinos illegally killed in the country during 2016: 1,054. While this figure represents a slight drop on last year’s 1,175, itself a fall from the 1,215 record total in 2014, rhino poaching figures remain unacceptably high.
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Stuttgart, Germany, 27th February 2017—Birgit Braun has won a prestigious award in recognition of her work through TRAFFIC and WWF promoting the use of detector dogs in detecting wildlife trafficking.
Singapore, 22nd February 2017—Experts from wildlife conservation and research organisations gathered at the second Asian Songbird Trade Crisis Summit have devised a comprehensive strategy to protect the region’s songbirds from the impacts of excessive trapping for the cage bird trade.
New study of Singapore’s bird markets highlights dangers of overharvesting as critical bird trade Summit gets underway
Singapore, 19th February 2017—A new TRAFFIC report has documented over 14,000 birds for sale in shops in Singapore over four days, 70% of them species non-native or formerly native to the country—a stark departure from patterns observed in other bird markets in the region.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13th February 2017—Malaysian authorities have nabbed a gang of seven men they termed the "most wanted elephant hunters" in Peninsular Malaysia together with the seizure of explosives, guns and parts of tusks.
Brussels, Belgium, 10th February 2017—TRAFFIC is urging the European Union (EU) and its Member States to maximise opportunities to support efforts by African countries to tackle poaching and illegal wildlife trade.
Join FairWild and TRAFFIC at the world’s largest organic trade fair to celebrate responsible sourcing of wild plants
Nuremburg, Germany, 10th February 2017—BioFach, the world’s leading organic trade fair, begins next week and will attract customers, suppliers and manufacturers from across the organic sector to share knowledge and develop new initiatives on the sustainable use of nature’s resources.