Costa Rica, 24th February 2014—Analysis of fisheries trade data provides a highly cost-effective and helpful method for accessing information that can assist in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the 4th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop held last week in Costa Rica was told.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18th February 2014—TRAFFIC’s ground-breaking course on wildlife trade and species identification that has helped develop many trainers within South-East Asia’s enforcement agencies, was held for the second time today.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17th February 2014—Wildlife authorities have arrested two men and seized a leopard—the fifth to be found in raids in Peninsular Malaysia in less than six months.
London, UK, 13th February 2014—Heads of State, Ministers and high level representatives of 46 countries, including those most heavily impacted by poaching and illegal trade of wildlife, today committed to taking “decisive and urgent action” to tackle the global illegal wildlife trade.
London, UK, 12th February 2014—The UK Government today announced its support for a programme to protect and recover wild Tigers by reducing the demand for their bones and other body parts.
The commitment is part of the UK Government’s ongoing support for the Global Tiger Recovery Program (GTRP), endorsed by all 13 Tiger range countries at the ‘Tiger Summit’ held in St Petersburg in 2010 and was made ahead of the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade currently taking place and hosted by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.
London, UK, 10th February 2014—World leaders should come prepared to take strong action when they attend this week’s London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. The two-day event is an opportunity for governments to commit to finally ending the illegal trade in elephants, rhinos, tigers and other wildlife.
Paris, France, 6th February 2014—France today becomes the latest country to destroy its ivory stockpiles, following recent public ivory destruction events in Gabon, the Philippines, USA, China and an announcement by Hong Kong that it intends to destroy 28 tonnes of stockpiled ivory.
More than 15,000 ivory pieces seized by French Customs at Roissy Paris airport over a 21-year period between 1987 and 2007 will be destroyed, weighing a combined total of three tonnes.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6th February 2014—Over 2,000 smuggled Pig-nosed Turtles seized in Hong Kong last month have made the long trip home to Indonesia where authorities have foiled the trafficking of thousands more of these sought-after turtles since early January.