Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 8th December 2016—First profiled through TRAFFIC’s work on birds threatened by demand for the cagebird trade, a number of Southeast Asian birds are now perched in higher categories of threat in the latest update of the IUCN Red List released today.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Beijing, China, 7th December 2016—The joint WWF and TRAFFIC ivory initiative has been recognized at the Global Fashion & Charity Annual Festival 2016 held in Beijing for its contribution towards raising awareness for protecting elephants and calling on the public to stop buying ivory products.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 2nd December 2016 — 35 representatives from the traditional medicine (TM) sector, pharmaceutical companies, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment learned about the benefits of using sustainably harvested wild-sourced plants in Hanoi today.
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 29th November 2016—50 leaders and lecturers at Traditional Medicine (TM) schools and universities will help instill the next generation of TM practitioners with an attitude of zero-tolerance towards the consumption of threatened animals and plants in their TM practices following two workshops held recently in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Bangkok, Thailand, 28th November 2016–Two new reports have raised concerns over the numbers and sources of apes in Thailand’s wildlife attractions and argue that the country’s ability to stop illegal trade in orangutans and other non-native apes is hampered by inadequate laws.
New study highlights significant discrepancies in live animal exports from Indonesia to the Netherlands
Netherlands, 21st November 2016—There’s a thriving trade in live wildlife between the Netherlands and Indonesia, says a new TRAFFIC study, and it’s plagued by large discrepancies in the quantities reported by the two countries.
Illegal Wildlife Trade: Time for countries to match international commitments with national level actions
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 18th November 2016—Representatives from more than 40 governments meeting this week in Hanoi for an international conference on illegal wildlife trade have issued a joint statement outlining future plans and support to address global wildlife crime.
The Hague, Netherlands, 17th November 2016—A high-level independent panel of criminal justice and corruption experts has published its findings and recommendations following a public hearing held at the Peace Palace in The Hague, where evidence gathered by the Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) into wildlife trafficking activities in Viet Nam was presented.