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Latest news from TRAFFIC

 

Tuesday
Jun092015

Superabundant “rice bird” decline mirrors that of Passenger Pigeon

Cambridge, UK, 9th June 2015—One of Eurasia’s most abundant bird species, the Yellow-breasted Bunting or “rice bird” has declined by 90% and retracted its range by 5000 km since 1980 a new study shows.

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Tuesday
Jun022015

Tanzania begins to face its elephant disaster

in Japanese

Tanzania, June 2015—Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Lazaro Nyalandu yesterday announced the latest estimates of elephant populations in Tanzania, demonstrating a catastrophic decline over the past decade, with numbers plummeting from an estimated 109,051 in 2009 to 43,330 in 2014.  A government press release concluded that it was highly likely that the decline was caused by poaching for ivory.

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Monday
Jun012015

Theft of rhino horns from police a huge setback to Mozambique’s law enforcement efforts

en Français

Mozambique, 1st June 2015—A police spokesman on Wednesday confirmed that 12 rhino horns had been stolen from a strong-room in police provincial headquarters in Matola, Maputo province, and a number of arrests, including government personnel, had been made in connection with the theft.

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Friday
May292015

China signals end to domestic ivory market during destruction of illegal stockpile

en Français

Beijing, China, 29th May 2015 —The Chinese government indicated today that it was planning to eventually phase out its domestic ivory market.

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Friday
May292015

Survey finds medicines from bear parts widely available in Malaysia

in Chinese

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29th May 2015—A new TRAFFIC study has found that the illegal trade in bear bile and gall bladder for traditional medicine is open and widespread across Malaysia and is potentially a serious threat to wild bears.

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Friday
May152015

Largest ever rhino horn seizure reported in Mozambique

en Français

UPDATE: Official confirmation is awaited, but media reports indicate that 12 of the rhino horns earlier seized were stolen from a Police strong-room in the early hours of Friday 22nd May 2015. A number of arrests have been made in connection with the latest theft

Cambridge, UK, 15th May 2015—Police in Mozambique are reported to have seized a staggering 65 rhinos horns, together with 1.1 tonnes of elephant ivory.

One Asian national is said to have been arrested on the outskirts of the capital Maputo at a house where the stash was stored.

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Thursday
May142015

China joins Ethiopia to address ivory trafficking

en Français

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 14th May 2015—TRAFFIC today hosted a workshop in Addis Ababa for Chinese businesses and citizens based in Africa to address the growing issue of illegal ivory trade.

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Monday
May112015

Mesoamerica authorities get to grips with sea cucumbers and corals

Merida Yucatan, Mexico, May 2015—Delegates from across Mesoamerica met last month at two regional training and capacity building workshops organized by TRAFFIC in co-ordination with Mexico’s General Attorney for the Protection of the Environment (PROFEPA) on precious and semi-precious corals and sea cucumbers.

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