Latest news from TRAFFIC
Bangkok, Thailand, 27 August 2007—The owner of a luxury store in Bangkok was today convicted of importing and selling shawls made from shahtoosh, the wool of the Tibetan Antelope, an animal listed as Endangered by IUCN-The World Conservation Union, in the first conviction of its kind in Thailand.
Cambridge, UK, 24 August 2007—Two reports recently launched by TRAFFIC reveal the critical importance of the trade in natural resources for rural livelihoods in Cambodia and Lao PDR.
Cape Town, South Africa, 15 August 2007—The Australian appetite for fish-and-chips is having an unknown impact on South Africa’s shark populations and closer monitoring of the trade is essential, according to a new report published today by TRAFFIC.
Jakarta, Indonesiam 31 July 2007—The Supreme Court of Indonesia is this week hosting the country's first national "Judiciary Workshop on Wildlife Crime and Prosecution" as part of the government's commitment to step up its fight against organized poaching and trafficking of wild animals and plants that threatens the biodiversity of Southeast Asia.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 29 July 2007 -- An African Parliamentarians' Network Against Corruption (APNAC) meeting today will discuss corruption in Tanzania's forestry sector. It will be attended by every Member of Parliament in the Tanzanian Government.
The meeting follows a week of intense debate in the Tanzanian Parliament over the ongoing rampant illegal logging that continues to plague the country's forestry sector.
Cambridge, UK, 22 July 2007—The South Asian Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TRAFFIC, to enlist the wildlife trade network's assistance in building a regional network for ensuring the sustainability of legal wildlife trade and for tackling wildlife crime in South Asia.
New Delhi, India, 19 July 2007—TRAFFIC, WWF-India and other members of the International Tiger Coalition today launched a signature campaign to draw attention to the plight of Tigers, and to help stop the trade in Tiger parts and products from all sources.