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Sunday
Aug112013

Legal reform must shut down Thailand’s ivory trade

Bangkok, Thailand, 12th August 2013—On World Elephant Day (August 12), WWF and TRAFFIC urge Thailand’s Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, to ensure legal reform, including steps outlined in Thailand’s national ivory action plan, deliver on her promise to shut down the country’s trade in ivory.

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Thursday
Aug082013

China Customs authority’s wildlife detector dog team ready for action

Wednesday
Aug072013

Communicating shark conservation to Chinese communities around the Coral Triangle

Hong Kong, 7th August 2013—As part of its efforts to raise awareness on shark conservation and the need to hamper the illegal trade and consumption of shark products among Chinese communities, WWF-Hong Kong has produced a Chinese translation of the report, “An Overview of Shark Utilization in the Coral Triangle Region.” (PDF, 2.7 MB)

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Wednesday
Aug072013

Seizure of 1,148 ivory tusks underscores Hong Kong’s transit role in illicit trade

UPDATE: Hong Kong, 7th August--On 6th August, Hong Kong Customs seized a further 1,120 ivory tusks, 13 rhino horns and five pieces of leopard skin weighing a combined total of 2.266t from a 20 ft container arriving from Nigeria and declared as "Red Cam Process Wood".

 

Hong Kong, 19th July 2013—Hong Kong Customs today announced the seizure, on 18th July, of 1,148 ivory tusks weighing 2.183 tonnes. The tusks were declared as timber and concealed in a 20 foot (6 m) container that arrived on a vessel from the West African country of Togo.

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Tuesday
Aug062013

Tiger range countries reach Kunming Consensus on transboundary conservation measures

Kunming, China, August 2013—Representatives of 12 the 13 Tiger range countries meeting last week in Kunming reached agreement on measures to improve management of transboundary landscapes and combat illegal wildlife trade in wild Tigers.

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Tuesday
Jul302013

New study gets its teeth into shark trade regulations

in Japanese

Brussels, Belgium, 30th July 2013—A new TRAFFIC study examines how implementation of trade controls through CITES regulations can ensure that seven species of sharks and manta rays are only sourced sustainably and legally before entering international trade.

The study, Into the deep: Implementing CITES measures for commercially-valuable sharks and manta rays (PDF, 1.8 MB) was commissioned by the European Commission and written in the wake of the shark and manta ray species being listed within the Appendices of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) at a meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand, in March this year.

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Tuesday
Jul302013

Mozambique commits to tackling wildlife crime

Illegal ivory shipment from Mozambique seized in Thailand: officials from Mozambique last week committed to stepping up their efforts to address illegal ivory trade © WWF-Canon / James Morgan Maputo, Mozambique, 30th July 2013—Under increasing pressure from CITES, neighbouring South Africa and the international conservation community, Mozambican government officials have committed to escalate their responses towards tackling wildlife crime, particularly elephant and rhino poaching.

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Friday
Jul262013

South Africa rhino toll tops 500 in 2013

Johannesburg, South Africa, 26th July 2012—More than 500 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year according to official figures released this week by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).

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