TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
Latest news from TRAFFIC
9th May 2012—A new iPhone app informing travellers to Cambodia about species threatened by trade and letting them take action in the fight against wildlife trafficking has been launched by a partnership that includes TRAFFIC.
9th May 2012—A new TRAFFIC study finds that illegal hunting and the bushmeat trade have resulted in a major decline in wildlife populations in Central Mozambique, significantly undermining potential for viable wildlife-based land uses and resulting in the loss of a traditional source of protein for local communities.
Itanagar, India, May 2012—TRAFFIC India, in collaboration with the Forest Department of Arunachal Pradesh and with support from WWF-India organized a meeting on wildlife law enforcement and conservation in Itanagar earlier this month.
Beijing, China, 4th May 2012—More than 350 border police attended training sessions held last week in Guangxi Province, China, to increase their awareness about illegal wildlife trade and enhance their capacity to detect wildlife smuggling in the region. They included 200 police officers from 29 border checkpoints and police stations in Chongzuo who followed the proceedings through a live closed circuit television broadcast.
Palawan, Philippines, 28th April 2012—They travelled from the Philippines to Hong Kong stuffed in a smuggler’s bag with over 60 other reptiles, but on Friday, 18 Philippine Forest Turtles were returned safely home and are doing well in the care of the Katala Foundation.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 27th April, 2012—Local enforcement authorities have seized 304 kilograms (71 individuals) of live Pangolins in Nghe An Province in the north central coast of Vietnam after receiving a tip off that a car was transporting the endangered species on Tuesday.