Bangkok, Thailand, 23rd August 2012—Frontline officers working in one of Thailand’s most important Tiger conservation areas will complete training this week to boost their knowledge and skills in the fight against poaching and illegal wildlife trade.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
Latest news from TRAFFIC
Johannesburg, South Africa, 21st August 2012—A comprehensive new report into the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa documents how poor compliance over rhino horn stockpile management, loopholes in sport hunting policy, and surging demand for horn in Viet Nam created ideal conditions for the involvement of sophisticated criminal networks, leading to a dramatic escalation in poaching in southern Africa.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 9th August 2012—In a repeat of events that took place just over a year ago, authorities in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, on Saturday foiled an attempt to smuggle close to 4,000 turtle eggs into neighbouring Sarawak, in Malaysia.
New Delhi, India, 3rd August 2012—A much wanted, suspected notorious illegal wildlife trader and poacher has been caught red handed carrying a Tiger skin and skeleton, two live turtles, ivory and some poaching equipment in Haryana, India.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1st August 2012 - Over a hundred endangered reptiles confiscated in Hong Kong were flown home to the Philippines today, while the second-time offender who smuggled them, has been slapped with a six-week jail sentence.
Geneva, Switzerland, 27th July 2012—A week’s long meeting of the CITES Standing Committee ended today. The Committee governs the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) between full-scale meetings of the Conference of the Parties.
Geneva, Switzerland, 26th July 2012—Statisticians from the University of Reading in partnership with TRAFFIC are helping in the global fight against the trade of illegal ivory, with a major revision of the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS), a global monitoring system for tracking illegal ivory trade.
Hainan, China, 24th July 2012—More than 110 fisheries enforcement officers from 29 border checkpoints, plus 10 officers from the Industry & Commerce department and border police, took part in an enforcement training workshop earlier this month in Haikou, Hainan Province, China.