Kuching, Sarawak, October 2015—Participants from around the world came together for a week-long dialogue at the Asia for Animals Conference recently. Themed “Partnerships Breed Success”, this year’s event saw over 300 people from across 25 countries, the majority from the Asian region, discussing and sharing ideas on how Asia can transform the way animals, both wild and domestic, are viewed, managed and protected.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20th October 2015—Two Sumatran Orangutans seized in July this year arrived safely back in Indonesia today. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN) announced their forthcoming repatriation at a press conference yesterday and the animals are now at the Sumatran Orang Utan Conservation Programme’s Quarantine Centre in Medan, North Sumatra.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16th October 2015—Poachers and wildlife traders should consider themselves warned and under watch thanks to new signboards for the public and posters for frontline enforcement officers in northern Peninsular Malaysia.
Beijing, China, 15th October 2015—Representatives of leading traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) companies today renounced the use of endangered plants and animals protected by national legislation and CITES1 in medicinal products.
Beijing, China，12th October 2015—Beijing Forest Police today announced the arrest of 16 suspects in a major wildlife trafficking case code-named “May 21”, which led to the confiscation of wildlife products including 804.4 kg ivory, 11.3 kg rhino horn and 35 bear paws.
Yaounde, Cameroon, October 2015—methods to counter ivory trafficking were under the spotlight during training events held by TRAFFIC for enforcement officers working in key Nigeria-Cameroon border regions last month.
Antananarivo, Madagascar, October 2015—On 29th September, Malagasy Customs and border police officials scanning luggage discovered a staggering 771 wild native tortoises concealed in two wooden boxes at Antananarivo’s Ivato International Airport.