Guilin, Guangxi Province, China, November 2015—More than 60 enforcement officers received training on “Combatting wildlife smuggling” during a two-day workshop organized by Guangxi Provincial Interagency CITES Enforcement Coordination Group (PICE-CG), held in co-operation with TRAFFIC and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) late last month.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 2nd November 2015—Thirty-five of Viet Nam’s biggest transport and logistic companies are ready to do their part to prevent wildlife smuggling following a risk-management workshop held today, organized by TRAFFIC, WWF, the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Viet Nam Automobile Transportation Association (VATA).
Cambridge, UK, 30th October 2015—The October issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin, our flagship journal has been published and features a number of papers highlighting the emerging online trade in wildlife.
One paper demonstrates that although the availability of Indian Star Tortoises in pet and aquarium shops in Malaysia has dropped drastically over the past decade, likely owing to greater enforcement efforts and increased public awareness of the illegality of such trade, the threat of illegal trade persists as the trade shifts online.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, October 2015—More than 200 freshwater turtles are currently being cared for at Soc Son Rescue Centre and the Turtle Conservation Centre following one of Viet Nam’s biggest ever turtle seizures.
Kuching, Sarawak, October 2015—Participants from around the world came together for a week-long dialogue at the Asia for Animals Conference recently. Themed “Partnerships Breed Success”, this year’s event saw over 300 people from across 25 countries, the majority from the Asian region, discussing and sharing ideas on how Asia can transform the way animals, both wild and domestic, are viewed, managed and protected.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20th October 2015—Two Sumatran Orangutans seized in July this year arrived safely back in Indonesia today. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN) announced their forthcoming repatriation at a press conference yesterday and the animals are now at the Sumatran Orang Utan Conservation Programme’s Quarantine Centre in Medan, North Sumatra.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16th October 2015—Poachers and wildlife traders should consider themselves warned and under watch thanks to new signboards for the public and posters for frontline enforcement officers in northern Peninsular Malaysia.