Johannesburg, South Africa, 3rd October 2016—a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between ITTO, the International Tropical Timber Organization, and TRAFFIC to pursue shared objectives in the areas of the conservation, sustainable management and use of tropical forest resources, the fight against illegal wildlife trade and other forest-related crime.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Johannesburg, South Africa, 2nd October 2016—in the midst of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP17), more than 300 kg of ivory has been seized in Viet Nam.
Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2016—world governments currently meeting in Johannesburg have strongly backed the introduction of stronger measures to protect commercially traded timber species.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2nd October 2016—the first week of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ended with significant progress made on a number of key issues, but others left for what will doubtless be a busy final week.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 1st October 2016—TRAFFIC, the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals, announced today that it has received a new $3m grant from Arcadia, the fund set up by Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin to support charities and scholarly institutions that preserve cultural heritage and the environment.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 30th September – As world conservation leaders meet to discuss the fate of endangered species at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 17th Conference of the Parties in Johannesburg, South Africa, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership conducted two concurrent trainings with airport personnel to highlight the abuse of the transport sector for wildlife trafficking.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 29th September – Surveys by TRAFFIC have found a huge fall in the amount of ivory openly for sale in Thailand’s Bangkok markets over the past two years from a high of 7,421 ivory items in 2014 to just 283 products by June this year – a 96 per cent drop.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 29th September 2016—a new report from TRAFFIC and WWF finds no evidence of a decline in tiger trafficking across Asia, with parts equating to a minimum of 1755 tigers seized between 2000 and 2015—an average of more than two animals per week.