Beijing, China, 3rd March 2016, World Wildlife Day—The China Tourism Administration together with leading tourism companies and travel agencies today pledged zero tolerance towards illegal wildlife trade at a special event jointly convened by China’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Management Authority (CITES MA) and TRAFFIC.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
Latest news from TRAFFIC
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1st March 2016—MYCAT, an alliance of four wildlife conservation groups has sounded the alarm over the loss of wild Malayan Tigers, following a spate of Tiger deaths in the country.
Brussels, Belgium, 26th February 2016–the European Union (EU) today announced the publication of its Action Plan to address wildlife trafficking.
Bangkok, Thailand, 22nd February 2016—TRAFFIC is urging Thailand to improve its laws to protect a host of non-native wildlife species from trafficking, the same way it has for African Elephants and the illegal ivory trade.
Jakarta, Indonesia, 23rd February 2016—Close to 8,000 freshwater turtles destined for illegal trade were confiscated in back-to-back seizures in Indonesia over the past week, the vast majority of them protected Pig-nosed Turtles.
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 17th February 2016—A secretive bird that’s a challenge to spot in the wild is a regular sight at some of Indonesia’s notorious wild bird markets according to a newly published paper written by researchers from TRAFFIC and Birdtour Asia.
San José, Costa Rica, 15th February 2016—A group of experts from international conservation organizations is announcing a new strategy for combating the decline of sharks and closely related rays, while warning that the rays are even more threatened and less protected than the higher profile sharks.