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.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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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.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 17th November 2016—TRAFFIC’s research finds the illegal market for bears, bear parts and derivatives in Viet Nam is still strong, with only a moderate decline in open availability following the introduction of legislation to ban their sale in 2006.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 16th November 2016 – A comprehensive analysis of 16 years of Tiger seizures shows that Asia’s failure to ramp up enforcement, close Tiger farms, strengthen laws and reduce demand are to blame for the persistent illegal trade in Tiger parts.
TRAFFIC encourages Vietnamese start-ups to adopt zero-tolerance towards threatened wildlife consumption
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 16th November 2016—Dozens of Vietnamese entrepreneurs in the technology sector understand the need to adopt corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies against threatened wildlife consumption following a forum held in Ho Chi Minh City organized by TRAFFIC, the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the Viet Nam e-Commerce Association (VECOM) and VP Bank.
Regional workshop on moving “Beyond Enforcement” in combating Illegal Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 15th November 2016—Conservationists will meet in Hanoi to participate in a regional workshop for Southeast Asia with a focus on the Lower Mekong Region.