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Latest news from TRAFFIC

Tuesday
Nov232010

Experts can tell the wood from the trees

Cambridge, UK, 23rd November 2010—Methods to verify the geographic origin of timber in trade were discussed earlier this month at a two-day conference in Eschborn, Germany.

The conference on Genetic and isotopic fingerprinting techniques—practical tools to verify the declared origin of wood was organized by the German Technical Development Co-operation (GTZ) and WWF Germany.

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Friday
Nov192010

Myanmar border markets act as deadly trade gateway for Tigers

in Japanese

Bangkok, Thailand, 19th November 2010—Black markets along Myanmar, Thailand and China’s shared borders play a crucial role facilitating the deadly illicit trade in Tigers and other endangered species say TRAFFIC and WWF in the lead up to the International Tiger Forum taking place next week in St Petersburg, Russia.

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Tuesday
Nov092010

More than 1,000 Tigers reduced to skin and bones in last decade

in Japanese

Cambridge, UK, 9th November 2010—Parts of at least 1,069 Tigers have been seized in Tiger range countries over the past decade, according to new analysis of Tiger seizures carried out by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

Reduced to Skin and Bones (PDF, 4 MB) shows that from January 2000 to April 2010, parts of between 1,069 and 1,220 Tigers were seized in 11 of the 13 tiger range countries—or an average of 104 to 119 animals per year.

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Thursday
Nov042010

Wong’s sentence increased to five years

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4th November 2010—Wildlife smuggler Anson Wong, sentenced to six months in jail in September, has seen his prison term raised to five years by a Malaysian High Court. 

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Tuesday
Nov022010

Black magic behind illegal owl trade in India

TRAFFIC India exposes the surreptitious owl trade in India

New Delhi, India, 2nd November 2010—Use of owls in black magic and sorcery driven by superstition, totems and taboos is one of the prime drivers of the covert owl trade, finds a TRAFFIC India investigation into the illegal trade, trapping and utilization of owls in India.

TRAFFIC India’s report entitled “Imperilled Custodians of the Night” was launched today by Shri Jairam Ramesh, Hon. Minister of Environment and Forests at his office in New Delhi.

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Tuesday
Nov022010

INTERPOL’s Operation RAMP targets illegal reptile trade

Lyon, France, 2nd November 2010—A worldwide operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL in 51 countries across five continents targetted the illegal trade in reptiles and amphibians and resulted in many arrests and the seizure of thousands of animals and illicit products worth more than EUR25 million.

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Monday
Nov012010

Eels flounder as scientists’ advice goes unheeded

Cambridge, UK, 1st November 2010—On the day the fishing season for juvenile European Eels begins, the European Union (EU) has still to decide what quantities can be legally exported.

The European Eel faces a very bleak future unless levels of fishing are seriously reduced and trade levels adapted accordingly warns TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

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Friday
Oct292010

A ray of light from the land of the rising sun

TRAFFIC welcomes new protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS)

Nagoya, Japan, early morning 30th October, 2010—Right at the close, delegates to the Tenth Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD CoP10) have cleared the three remaining obstacles in the way of a positive conclusion of the world’s framework Convention on conservation of biological resources.

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