Bangkok, Thailand, 6th February 2012—When Thai police spotted a man with blood-spattered hands walking to a store in a Bangkok suburb they knew something was amiss, but little did they guess that it would lead them to house filled with animal carcasses including two dead Tigers.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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This consultancy position involves a technical and advising role in TRAFFIC Central Africa’s forest and trade work, with special emphasis on timber trade in Cameroon.
This is a full-time consultancy position for a period of 50 days, based in Cameroon.
Closing date for applications: 24th February 2012
30th January 2012—the illegal trade in elephant ivory is flourishing in Egypt due to a lack of law enforcement, combined with the entrance into the market of a major new consumer—the Chinese buyer, according to a new TRAFFIC investigation.
Call for tender—TRAFFIC South America invites applications from interested individuals for the development of a consultancy in two regions of the Peruvian Amazon: Ucayali and Madre de Dios, as a component of the project “Amazonia Viva” funded by the EC and co-executed with five other NGOs, to offer solutions to the problems associated with forest management and trade of timber.
Beijing, China, 19th January 2012—TRAFFIC is advising consumers to be especially vigilant in the lead up to Chinese New Year to minimise their consumption of threatened wildlife species.
12th January 2012—Despite increased law enforcement efforts, rhino poaching accelerated in South Africa last year. The country lost 448 rhinos to poaching in 2011, official government statistics reveal. The total includes 19 critically endangered Black Rhinos, of which fewer than 5,000 remain in the wild.
Port Klang, Malaysia, 9th January 2012—Malaysian Customs Department in Port Klang has seized close to half a tonne of ivory exported from Cape Town, South Africa; the third ivory seizure at this port in just over six months.
The Tiger Trade Leader will lead and co-ordinate the trade-related efforts of the Tigers Alive Initiative - one of 13 Global Initiatives within the WWF network conservation programme. The post holder will be based in the WWF Malaysia office.
Closing date for applications: 6th February 2012