TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
Latest news from TRAFFIC
Beijing, China, May 2016—Last week, TRAFFIC, together with WWF and the British Embassy, hosted a reception on wildlife conservation in South Africa for 70 participants from the tourism industry, trade associations, government agencies, media and selected visitors to Africa.
Update: 27th May—Australia has submitted a proposal to ban deepwater gillnets in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement Area. TRAFFIC urges the other seven Parties to support this proposal.Wollongong, Australia, 26th May 2016—TRAFFIC is urging governments whose fisheries operate in the Southern Indian Ocean to consider a total ban on the use of deepwater set gillnets at their forthcoming meeting this July.
Cambridge, UK, 26th May 2016—the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime this week published its inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report, the first global assessment of its kind. The study highlights how the poaching and illegal trade of thousands of species worldwide presents real environmental dangers and ultimately undermines the rule of law by potentially fuelling conflict.
Bagamoyo, Tanzania, 25th May 2016—Magistrates and prosecutors, including law enforcement officers and wildlife management officers adjudicating over wildlife crimes from across Tanzania met this week as part of a programme to strengthen the judicial, prosecutorial and investigative sectors in the fight against wildlife crime.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 24th May 2016—Leaders from across major sectors of Vietnamese civil society are taking on new roles in a nationwide campaign to promote zero tolerance of illegal wildlife trade through consumer behaviour change.
La Reunion, France, May 2016—A critical meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) takes place next week in La Reunion, where more than 30 Member States discuss whether to adopt conservation measures that will improve the management of their shared tuna stocks.