London, UK, 11th May 2016—Two days ahead of the UK Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May, representatives of more than 60 countries met at the Foreign Office in London to discuss how to eliminate the corruption that fuels the illegal trade in wildlife.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
Latest news from TRAFFIC
Sophisticated poachers could undercut bold Kenyan fight against wildlife crime in this key African transit country
Nairobi, Kenya 9th May, 2016—Kenya is taking a bold stand against wildlife crime through improved enforcement action, higher penalties for wildlife criminals and last year it was the only African range State to report a significant fall in the numbers of rhinos poached.
Dehradun, India, May 2016—last month TRAFFIC and WWF India held two events to raise awareness among the Sapera community about wildlife conservation and protection and the impacts of poaching and illegal wildlife trade.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4th May 2016—Researchers are sounding the alarm for the Helmeted Hornbill after a new study of seizure figures revealed 2,170 hornbill heads or casques had been confiscated from illegal trade in just three years.
Dongxing, Guangxi province, China, April 2016—more than 100 Dongxing Customs officials received enforcement training from the Guangxi Branch of China’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Management Authority (CITES MA) in co-operation with TRAFFIC last month.
Hue, Viet Nam, 2nd May 2016—More than 150 leading businessmen in Thua Thien Hue province, Viet Nam, responded to a national campaign to protect wildlife and the environment during yesterday’s Chi Bike Ride, one of the highlights of the International Hue Festival 2016.
Harare, Zimbabwe, April 2016—An examination of seizures of pangolins and resulting prosecutions in Zimbabwe by researchers from TRAFFIC, the Tikki Hywood Foundation and the School of Biological Sciences and Environment Institute, University of Adelaide, have found that the tough stance taken by the Government in Zimbabwe sets a good example to other countries on how to protect pangolins from international trafficking.
Synthetic rhino horn, pangolin trafficking & China’s wild plants—all featured in the latest TRAFFIC Bulletin
Cambridge, UK, 29th April 2016—the possible impacts of releasing synthetic rhino horn into the existing illegal market place is a key topic examined in the latest issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin—the world’s only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to studies of global wildlife trade.