Washington DC, USA, 14 October 2016—A rapid assessment by TRAFFIC of domestic ivory markets in the U.S. finds that state bans seem to be having an impact on reducing the open availability of elephant ivory in formerly significant urban markets.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
Latest news from TRAFFIC
Positive outcomes from global wildlife trade conference, but much work needed to halt unsustainable and illegal trade
Johannesburg, South Africa, 4th October 2016—Just under two weeks of intense inter-governmental negotiations on regulation of trade in wild animals and plants concluded today with some significant steps forward for global efforts to stamp out illegal wildlife trade and ensure sustainability of future trade in a range of valuable species.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 4th October 2016—four species of sharks and nine rays were today accepted into Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Johannesburg, South Africa, 3rd October 2016—a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between ITTO, the International Tropical Timber Organization, and TRAFFIC to pursue shared objectives in the areas of the conservation, sustainable management and use of tropical forest resources, the fight against illegal wildlife trade and other forest-related crime.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2nd October 2016—in the midst of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP17), more than 300 kg of ivory has been seized in Viet Nam.
Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2016—world governments currently meeting in Johannesburg have strongly backed the introduction of stronger measures to protect commercially traded timber species.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2nd October 2016—the first week of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ended with significant progress made on a number of key issues, but others left for what will doubtless be a busy final week.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 1st October 2016—TRAFFIC, the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals, announced today that it has received a new $3m grant from Arcadia, the fund set up by Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin to support charities and scholarly institutions that preserve cultural heritage and the environment.