TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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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.
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.
New Delhi, India, 6th May 2015—A digital media campaign on illegal trade in lesser-known non-charismatic wildlife species—including pangolins, owls and mongooses—that ended last month reached out to nearly 1.4 million individuals on Facebook, Twitter and Google.
African leaders agree on co-ordinated response and action against illegal exploitation and illicit trade of wild flora and fauna in Africa
Cambridge, UK, 29th April 2015—Despite being illegal, the use of nocturnal slow lorises as a tourist souvenir photo prop has grown in recent years, finds a study published today in the latest issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin, the world’s only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to studies of global wildlife trade.