TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
Latest news from TRAFFIC
New Delhi, India, June 2016—Individuals from all walks of life pledged their support for fighting wildlife crime during an event held in Connaught Place, New Delhi, to mark World Environment Day.
The regulations add prohibitions to certain elements of the commercial ivory trade to implement a “near total ban” on domestic ivory trade.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3rd June 2016—A new study has uncovered a large trade in Southeast Asia’s little-known newts, taken from the wild for the international pet trade.
Beijing, China, May 2016—Last week, TRAFFIC, together with WWF and the British Embassy, hosted a reception on wildlife conservation in South Africa for 70 participants from the tourism industry, trade associations, government agencies, media and selected visitors to Africa.
Update: 27th May—Australia has submitted a proposal to ban deepwater gillnets in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement Area. TRAFFIC urges the other seven Parties to support this proposal.
Cambridge, UK, 26th May 2016—the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime this week published its inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report, the first global assessment of its kind. The study highlights how the poaching and illegal trade of thousands of species worldwide presents real environmental dangers and ultimately undermines the rule of law by potentially fuelling conflict.