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Friday
May262017

Calls for better traceability after report identifies Singapore as world’s second largest shark fin trader

Singapore, 26th May 2017—Singapore is the world’s second largest shark fin trader by value after Hong Kong according to a new report by TRAFFIC and WWF, who are calling on Singapore to improve transparency in the global shark fin trade through more robust monitoring.

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Tuesday
May232017

Turtle trafficker conviction highlights illegal trade threat to turtles on World Turtle Day

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23rd May 2017—World Turtle Day: a recent conviction in Malaysia has highlighted the threat to freshwater turtles from illegal trade to supply an apparently growing demand for rare species in Southeast Asia.  

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Tuesday
May232017

More champions combating Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 23rd May 2017—Private sector representatives learned about the impact of wildlife crime on business and the economy and pledged to integrate zero-tolerance of threatened wildlife consumption into their corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies during a meeting held this week in Hanoi.

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Tuesday
May232017

TRAFFIC and Qyer joint effort targets Responsible Travel behaviour 

Chiang Mai, Thailand, 23rd May 2017—TRAFFIC, WWF and Qyer co-hosted a workshop on the theme of “Rejecting Illegal Wildlife Products and Practicing Responsible Travel”, aimed to enable local tourism business operators to influence and dissuade Chinese travellers from buying illegal wildlife products during their trips to Thailand.

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Monday
May222017

Wildlife Traffickers Exploiting Airlines Worldwide 

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, 22nd May 2017—A new analysis of global airport wildlife seizure and trafficking data reveals that wildlife traffickers around the world are heavily exploiting the air transport sector to smuggle protected and endangered animals and animal products on commercial flights.

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Monday
May222017

New study documents persistent wildlife trafficking on e-commerce websites and social media groups in China

Beijing, China, 22nd May 2017—TRAFFIC’s ongoing monitoring has revealed a steadily declining though persistent number of advertisements illegally offering wildlife products on e-commerce websites and through social media in China.

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Friday
May192017

Timber exploitation: The China-Africa Dialogue for closer collaboration on forestry legality

Douala, Cameroon, May 2017—A meeting between forestry representatives from Cameroun, Congo and China took place last month, aimed at strengthening legality within the forestry sector and in particular the international trade in timber.

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Wednesday
May172017

European Union suspends the re-export of raw ivory

Brussels, Belgium, 17th May 2017—The European Commission has published a guidance document under which the European Union (EU) will suspend re-exports of raw ivory from 1 July 2017, even if they qualify as old/“pre-Convention” specimens as well as recommending tougher scrutiny of worked ivory movements.

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