Washington, DC, 22nd April . . . . A new study launched today by TRAFFIC and WWF with support from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and US NOAA Fisheries finds that trade may be a threat to the conservation of the chambered nautilus. The report calls on source and destination countries to take actions to reform harvest and trade controls to prevent the overexploitation and illegal harvest and sale of nautilus.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Pretoria, South Africa, 22nd April . . . . The South African government has approved the recommendation of a Committee of Inquiry that the country not pursue the legalisation of international trade in rhino horn. The South African Cabinet approved the recommendation made by the Committee of Inquiry on the feasibility of trading in rhino horns that "the current mode of keeping the country’s stock levels be kept, as opposed to the trading in rhino horns".
Phu Quoc, Viet Nam, 22nd April—In just 10 months, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (VCCI) team of master trainers has trained more than 4000 business people through 100 courses held across 30 provinces to integrate wildlife protection into their corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies.
Cairo, Egypt, 20th April – Faced with unprecedented levels of poaching and wildlife trafficking, African countries this week at the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Cairo agreed to take bold new steps to implement a continent-wide strategy to combat the illegal wildlife trade.
Yaounde, Cameroon, 19 April 2016 - Cameroon has today incinerated 2000 kg of elephant tusks and more than 1753 art objects made of ivory seized from traffickers over the years, at the request of the Head of State, His Excellency, President Paul Biya. The destruction ceremony was presided over by the Minister of Forests and Wildlife in the presence of the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, and other partners, including TRAFFIC.
A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society and TRAFFIC underlines Singapore's role as a leading transit hub for birds from Africa and Europe to East Asia and the Middle East, and highlights serious discrepancies in the way this trade has been recorded over a decade.
NEW DELHI, India, 14 April 2016: The 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation concluded today with Tiger countries adopting the New Delhi Resolution on Tiger Conservation. The Resolution aligns Tiger conservation and economic development, inspired by the inaugural speech of the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, who spoke of the need to see Tiger landscapes as “natural capital”.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14 April 2016 – TRAFFIC today called for continued vigilance and intelligence-led enforcement and investigations against the illegal ivory trade as Malaysia destroyed 9.55 tonnes of seized elephant tusks.
The tusks that were crushed and then incinerated were from enforcement actions between 2011 and 2015 and represent an estimated 60% of Malaysia’s seized ivory stockpile.