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Tuesday
Apr032012

Loris trade not so slow

in Japanese

Jakarta, Indonesia, 3rd April 2012—Despite global efforts to halt the growing demand for slow lorises as exotic pets, the primates continue to be offered for sale, with 50 individuals found in Jakarta’s animal markets over the past fortnight.

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Saturday
Mar312012

Trans-boundary conservation measures for Argali needed

Vilm, Germany, March 2012—Key conservation stakeholders from Central Asia agreed to improve co-operation for the trans-boundary management of Argali at a meeting recently concluded on the German island of Vilm.

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Thursday
Mar292012

Cameroon elephant poaching crisis spreads

Cameroon, 29th March 2012—Just weeks after a military offensive against elephant poachers in Bouba N’Djida National Park in the north of Cameroon, 12 suspected poachers have been arrested and 14 elephant tusks confiscated close to protected areas in the southeast of the country.

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Thursday
Mar222012

VACANCY: Timber Trade Programme Officer

TRAFFIC Europe is seeking a Timber Trade Programme Officer. The Programme Officer will assist in developing TRAFFIC Europe’s regional timber trade programme and will be responsible for the implementation of timber trade related projects in Europe. S/he will also support TRAFFIC´s Global Timber Trade programme.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  10th April 2012

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Wednesday
Mar212012

Pangolin seizure highlights Malaysia—Thailand smuggling route

Kuala Lumpur, 21st March 2012—Wildlife authorities arrested two men and seized 18 pangolins from a vehicle near a protected area in the northern state of Perak in Peninsular Malaysia on Saturday.

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Thursday
Mar152012

VACANCY: Project Administration Officer (EC funded projects)

This position is responsible for ensuring the consistent and efficient administration of an EC funded project (and related projects) on implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan in South America for which TRAFFIC International has financial and reporting responsibilities.  

The Project Administration Officer should have written and oral fluency in English and Spanish (Portuguese is also desirable)

Closing date for applications: 30th March 2012

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Wednesday
Mar142012

“Where’s My Mama? 2.0” campaign launches in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 15th March 2012—A YouTube sensation and a counterfeit cure for HIV/AIDS are among the new stars of a campaign by The Body Shop® West Malaysia and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia calling for urgent action to stop illegal wildlife trade.

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Tuesday
Mar132012

Indian Star Tortoises sent home

in Japanese

Jakarta, Indonesia, 12th March 2012—19 Indian Star Tortoises seized in Indonesia’s largest airport, Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta, have been returned to India, their country of origin.

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Friday
Mar022012

“Frankenstein” taxidermist sentenced to 20 months

Washington, USA, 2nd March 2012–A taxidermist based in Miami Beach, Florida, has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for his role in trafficking endangered wildlife.

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Friday
Mar022012

“Wild thing” event highlights industry interest in sustainable sourcing

in Japanese

Nürnberg, Germany—More than 80 participants attended a special event organized by the Institute for Marketecology (IMO) and the FairWild Foundation during February's BioFach 2012—the World Organic Trade Fair—entitled “Wild thing: I think I love you…Wild Plants and the Herbal Industry.”

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Friday
Mar022012

Almost 1,500 turtles “crammed like sardines” into suitcases

Update:  Merauke, Indonesia, 2 March 2012 — confiscated Pig-nosed Turtles released back into wild

On 1 March 2012, the Natural Resources Conversation Agency (BKSDA) in Merauke released 1,967 confiscated Pig-nosed Turtles back into the wild.  The turtles were from the two seizures reported below.  

In total, 2,185 turtles had been seized, but 218 died in quarantine. The turtles were being smuggled to Jakarta and then via large-scale traders into the global market.

“The deaths in quarantine are indicative of the high mortality levels incurred in illegal wildlife trade,” said Chris R. Shepherd, Deputy Regional Director of TRAFFIC Southeast Asia. “Often far fewer, if any, animals survive to be returned to the wild.”

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Friday
Mar022012

CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITY: evaluation of forest management capacity building project

Call for tender—As part of the ongoing Amazonia Viva project, TRAFFIC South America invites applications from interested individuals to implement a series of workshops to evaluate the effectiveness of using a participatory approach to build capacity for management, traceability and governance of forestry resources in Atalaya, Tambopata and Tahuamanu in Peru.

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