TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Bangkok, Thailand, 12th November 2015 – After a lengthy wait in Thailand, 14 smuggled orangutans finally left for home in Indonesia today.
The orangutans which were rescued from the illegal trade and have been cared for by Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) for the last five years. Today the 12 orangutans and two offspring born in captivity received a high level send off at the Don Mueang Military Airport.
Jakarta, Indonesia, 6th November 2015—A new TRAFFIC report questions the viability of captive-breeding operations given the go-ahead to produce millions of live Tokay Geckos a year for export from Indonesia.
Cambridge, UK, November 2015—A lively mix of perspectives and ideas were exchanged at a FairWild workshop last month, where participants from across the value chain met to work on priorities for the future development of the FairWild certification system.
Guilin, Guangxi Province, China, November 2015—More than 60 enforcement officers received training on “Combatting wildlife smuggling” during a two-day workshop organized by Guangxi Provincial Interagency CITES Enforcement Coordination Group (PICE-CG), held in co-operation with TRAFFIC and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) late last month.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 2nd November 2015—Thirty-five of Viet Nam’s biggest transport and logistic companies are ready to do their part to prevent wildlife smuggling following a risk-management workshop held today, organized by TRAFFIC, WWF, the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Viet Nam Automobile Transportation Association (VATA).
Cambridge, UK, 30th October 2015—The October issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin, our flagship journal has been published and features a number of papers highlighting the emerging online trade in wildlife.
One paper demonstrates that although the availability of Indian Star Tortoises in pet and aquarium shops in Malaysia has dropped drastically over the past decade, likely owing to greater enforcement efforts and increased public awareness of the illegality of such trade, the threat of illegal trade persists as the trade shifts online.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, October 2015—More than 200 freshwater turtles are currently being cared for at Soc Son Rescue Centre and the Turtle Conservation Centre following one of Viet Nam’s biggest ever turtle seizures.