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Friday
Aug112017

New study finds China’s ivory market shrinking ahead of incoming domestic ivory ban

Beijing, China, 12th August 2017, World Elephant Day—Following China’s announcement late last year of a domestic ivory trade ban by the end of 2017, TRAFFIC and WWF surveys have found that the number of ivory items offered for sale—in both legal and illegal ivory markets in China—has declined alongside falling ivory prices.

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Wednesday
Aug092017

New FairWild certification project brings sustainable and ethical baobab to the market

Zimbabwe, August 2017One of FairWild’s newest certification scheme entrants, B’Ayoba, is a natural ingredients company that supplies Baobab Adansonia digitata products, ethically and sustainably wild harvested in partnership with rural producer communities around Zimbabwe.

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Tuesday
Aug082017

TRAFFIC surveys find thousands of ivory items sold weekly online in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, 8th August 2017—TRAFFIC surveys of Japan’s online domestic ivory markets in 2017 have found high volumes of sales across online shopping malls, auction sites and emerging CtoC (Customer to Customer) websites, with thousands of advertisements posted every week. The significant number of ivory products being offered and traded online in Japan is of concern.

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Wednesday
Aug022017

“FairWild Week” to champion sustainable wild plant harvesting

The FairWild Foundation will launch the first ever “FairWild Week” to champion the vital need to harvest wild plant ingredients sustainably. The inaugural event will take place between 21–27th August, with the support of FairWild partners such as TRAFFIC, and involvement of FairWild certification scheme participants including Pukka Herbs, Traditional Medicinals, Neal’s Yard Remedies, London and Scottish and Dr. Jackson’s.

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Wednesday
Aug022017

Malaysia makes its eighth African pangolin scale and ivory seizure for 2017

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2nd August 2017–Royal Malaysian Customs officers have made their eighth illegal wildlife seizure this year as a shipment of African pangolin scales and elephant ivory was intercepted last Sunday. The seizure brings the total haul for the year to a staggering 1.7 tonnes of pangolin scales and 958 kg of ivory.

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Saturday
Jul292017

Asia’s tigers face devastating snaring crisis

Cambridge, UK, 29th July 2017–On Global Tiger Day today, TRAFFIC and WWF are urging Tiger range governments to strengthen anti-poaching efforts and crack down on a severe wildlife snaring crisis that is threatening wildlife across Asia.

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Friday
Jul282017

TRAFFIC initiative in India warns against buying illegal wildlife products

New Delhi, India, 26th July 2017–Four new posters under the “Don’t Buy Trouble” banner have been released by TRAFFIC and WWF-India in an effort to help curb illegal wildlife trade in some of the most traded wildlife species in India.

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Wednesday
Jul262017

Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market 

Washington DC, USA, 26th July 2017—A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to federal regulations were imposed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Enacted on the 6th July 2016, these changes enforced a “near-total ban” on imports, exports, and domestic trade of African Elephant ivory.

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