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Latest news from TRAFFIC

Thursday
Oct282010

Seized notebooks give unique insight into scale of illicit pangolin trade

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28th October 2010—Stunning figures in traffickers’ logbooks indicate massive illegal capture and trade in endangered pangolins or scaly anteaters, finds a new TRAFFIC study.

A Preliminary Assessment of Pangolin Trade in Sabah analyses logbooks seized following a raid by Sabah Wildlife Department in 2009 on a syndicate’s pangolin trafficking premises in Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of the Malaysian State of Sabah in north Borneo.

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Thursday
Oct282010

Raja and Jackie: The new champions fighting wildlife crime

New Delhi, India, 28th October 2010—Jackie, one of the newly qualified dogs under TRAFFIC India and WWF-India’s sniffer dog training programme, along with her handlers Mr Padam Singh Rajput and Mr Shivram, helped apprehend two poachers in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh this Tuesday.

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Tuesday
Oct262010

Plant conservation should focus on poverty alleviation

Nagoya, Japan, Tuesday 26th October, 2010—Using plant diversity sustainably with a focus on poverty alleviation should be the future strategy for plant conservation in Asia according to a report launched today by TRAFFIC’s programme partner, IUCN.

The report emphasizes how sustainable use of plants should be integrated into development plans, and climate change adaption and regional co-operation are also vital components for conserving plant diversity.

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Tuesday
Oct262010

Lack of paperwork lands tortoise seller 24 week suspended sentence

Cambridge, UK, 26th October 2010—Robert Struthers, a UK-based tortoise seller, has received a 24 week suspended jail sentence after illegally selling 11 threatened tortoises without the relevant government permits.

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Monday
Oct252010

TRAFFIC launches online guide to fisheries trade data

Cape Town, South Africa, 25th October 2010—A new website aimed at guiding data analysts through the process of sourcing and processing data on global fisheries trade has been launched today at: http://www.fisheries-trade-data.org

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Friday
Oct222010

Plants in focus during first week of CBD-CoP 10

in Japanese

Nagoya, Japan, 22nd October 2010—Amidst a complicated and cloudy week of negotiations this week at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD – CoP 10), some Japanese autumn sunshine has fallen on some important discussions about the topic of wild plant conservation.

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Wednesday
Oct202010

Future of ancient trade in aromatic wood uncertain

in Japanese

Nagoya, Japan, 20th October 2010—Rising demand for agarwood, problems in monitoring harvests and a persistent illegal trade threaten the future of the highly prized fragrant wood say two reports launched today by TRAFFIC.

Agarwood is found only in a few Asian tree species which produce resin-impregnated heartwood as a response to wounding or infection. It has been used for centuries as highly-prized perfume, incense and traditional medicine across Asia and the Middle East.

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Wednesday
Oct202010

South African delegates visit Viet Nam to address illegal rhino horn trade

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 20th October 2010—This week five representatives from South Africa are in Viet Nam to discuss ways to address the growing illegal trade in rhinoceros horn from South Africa to Viet Nam.

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