Kunming, China, August 2013—Representatives of 12 the 13 Tiger range countries meeting last week in Kunming reached agreement on measures to improve management of transboundary landscapes and combat illegal wildlife trade in wild Tigers.
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Brussels, Belgium, 30th July 2013—A new TRAFFIC study examines how implementation of trade controls through CITES regulations can ensure that seven species of sharks and manta rays are only sourced sustainably and legally before entering international trade.
The study, Into the deep: Implementing CITES measures for commercially-valuable sharks and manta rays (PDF, 1.8 MB) was commissioned by the European Commission and written in the wake of the shark and manta ray species being listed within the Appendices of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) at a meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand, in March this year.
Maputo, Mozambique, 30th July 2013—Under increasing pressure from CITES, neighbouring South Africa and the international conservation community, Mozambican government officials have committed to escalate their responses towards tackling wildlife crime, particularly elephant and rhino poaching.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 26th July 2012—More than 500 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year according to official figures released this week by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).
Moscow, Russia, 17th July 2013—Acting on a tip-off, Russian authorities closed down a “crocodile farm” on 10th July and seized more than 130 crocodiles plus other reptiles on suspicion they may have been smuggled into the country, according to a statement issued by Moscow’s Environment Conservation Department.
Singapore, 15th July 2013—A recent gathering of global pangolin experts has concluded the scaly mammals are more threatened now than ever, with all eight species threatened by illegal trade for their meat and medicinal use of their scales.
London, UK, 11th July 2013—A consumer campaign promoting the first product with FairWild-certified ingredients on the UK market, Pukka Herbs’ peppermint and licorice tea, has won the inaugural 2degrees Sustainability Champions Awards.
Pingxiang, China, July 2013—More than 60 logistics companies from Pingxiang city in Guangxi Province, China, have learned about the potential risks of being drawn into transportation of illegal wildlife goods during a meeting with the Guangxi Provincial Inter-agency CITES Enforcement Coordination Group (PICE-CG) and TRAFFIC.
New Delhi, India, 5th July 2013—Senior delegates from various enforcement and intelligence agencies of eight South Asian countries met this week to work on scaling up law enforcement action to curb the growing menace of illegal wildlife trade in the region.