TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
Latest news from TRAFFIC
Synthetic rhino horn, pangolin trafficking & China’s wild plants—all featured in the latest TRAFFIC Bulletin
Taronga, Australia, 29th April 2016—An international campaign to stop the massive illegal trade in wildlife will engage world zoos and their supporters in a powerful community campaign to combat the illegal wildlife trade.
Air transport operators and Cameroon Government pledge to work together to combat Illegal wildlife trade
Douala, Cameroon, April 2016—The Ministry of Forests and Wildlife, Ministry of Transport, control and law enforcement agents (Customs and police) and key air transport operators and freight companies in Cameroon have agreed to promote collaboration to combat illegal wildlife trade in the air transport sector in Cameroon.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 25th April 2016—This month, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), Viet Nam’s leading posts-telecommunications company, became the first state-owned enterprise to support a nationwide campaign to protect wildlife through corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Tokyo, Japan, 25 April 2016—A TRAFFIC study launched today provides powerful insights into how Japan changed from being the world’s largest market for rhino horn and elephant ivory during the country’s economic boom in the 1970s and 1980s, to a point where only a small fraction of the domestic market exists today.
The report, Setting Suns: the Historical Decline of Ivory and Rhino Horn Markets in Japan, documents in detail the changes that led to the marked decline in both markets.
Washington, DC, 22nd April . . . . A new study launched today by TRAFFIC and WWF with support from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and US NOAA Fisheries finds that trade may be a threat to the conservation of the chambered nautilus. The report calls on source and destination countries to take actions to reform harvest and trade controls to prevent the overexploitation and illegal harvest and sale of nautilus.
Pretoria, South Africa, 22nd April . . . . The South African government has approved the recommendation of a Committee of Inquiry that the country not pursue the legalisation of international trade in rhino horn. The South African Cabinet approved the recommendation made by the Committee of Inquiry on the feasibility of trading in rhino horns that "the current mode of keeping the country’s stock levels be kept, as opposed to the trading in rhino horns".