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Wednesday
Jan122011

Malaysia’s new wildlife law used to tackle cybercrime

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12th January 2011—A man who put two ivory statues for sale online will be the first person charged under Malaysia’s tough new wildlife laws.

The Selangor State Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) raided the man’s home in Bukit Jelutong on Tuesday and found the ivory items, which he advertised in the classified ads of a well known local website, officials told TRAFFIC.

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Monday
Jan102011

Landmark court ruling on fisheries over-harvesting

USA, 10th January 2011—The US Court of Appeal has ordered three men to pay restitution to the South African government for overharvesting of Cape Rock Lobsters off the south and west coasts.

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Tuesday
Dec282010

Kalwerbossie features as IUCN threatened species of the day

Cambridge, UK, 28th December 2010—Kalwerbossie, better known by its scientific name, Pelargonium sidoides, features today on the IUCN Red List website of threatened animal and plant species.

P. sidoides is endemic to and used traditionally in Lesotho and South Africa to treat colic, diarrhoea and other digestive disorders.

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Friday
Dec242010

Customs seize tonnes of reptiles in Malaysia

Bukit Kayu Hitam, Malaysia, 24th December 2010—As 2010 draws to a close, Malaysian Customs officials report their largest contraband seizure of the year after they confiscated 4.3 tonnes of reptiles from a lorry parked near the Malay/Thai border.

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Friday
Dec242010

CITES: 35 years on, more resources needed

Washington DC, USA, 24th December 2010—35 years after it came into force, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) remains highly relevant, but funding remains a principle limitation to the Convention, in particular to strengthen enforcement and the quality of trade data finds a new study published today.

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Friday
Dec242010

New RAFT for surfers

Bangkok, Thailand, 24th December 2010—RAFT the five-year Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade Program, funded by USAID to promote improved forest management and bring transparency to the timber trade in Asia, has launched a new website: www.responsibleasia.org.

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Thursday
Dec232010

Red Panda trade highlighted

Cambridge, UK, 23rd December 2010—two recent publications draw attention to the potential threat posed by trade in Red Pandas.

Red Pandas Ailurus fulgens are the only “true” panda species; they are found in mountainous forests of the Himalayas and adjacent mountain ranges in south-western China

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Saturday
Dec182010

Indigenous peoples key to timber trade policy

Yokohama, Japan, 18th December 2010—The views of indigenous peoples and community-based organizations are an essential element of forestry and climate change debates, and their opinions are vital in shaping policies and decisions in the forestry sector, a key timber meeting in Japan this week was told.

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