Geneva, Switzerland, 27th November 2012—A new study finds that close to half a million python skins are reported as exported annually from South-East Asia. The main importer is the European fashion and leather industry. The study raises concerns over the illegality in parts of the trade, animal welfare issues and the trade’s impact on the conservation of python populations.
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Brussels, Belgium, 23rd November 2012—Members of the European Parliament this week voted overwhelmingly in favour of making it a requirement for EU fishing vessels only to land sharks with their fins still attached.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 1st and 2nd November 2012—Cycads—ancient plant species sometimes referred to as ‘living fossils’ because they have remained unchanged for millions of years—were chosen to examine the implementation of new guidelines developed by TRAFFIC to determine whether or not trade in perennial plants is sustainable.
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 16th November 2012—“Traditional medicine practitioners have a crucial role to play in reducing the demand for bear bile and gallbladder that drives the illegal trade in South-East Asia’s bears,” TRAFFIC told delegates to the 9th World Congress of Chinese Medicine held in Kuching, Sarawak in Malaysia last week.
Washington DC, USA, 14th November 2012—Representatives across a diverse array of organizations will today share their insights into the growing crisis of wildlife crime during the 2012 Fuller Symposium.
Cambridge, UK, 13th November 2012–FairWild producers, traders and manufacturers will now be able to participate in programmes of the Fair Trade Resource Network (FTRN), an information hub designed to grow the fair trade movement worldwide.
Update: TRAFFIC was very grateful for the first donations of R5,000 and R10,000, received from Rhino Wine SA in 2013—so keep raising those glasses and supporting TRAFFIC's conservation efforts in the region!
Cape Town, South Africa, 13th November 2012—Rhino Wine SA today launched a new range of wines, which aim to support conservation efforts to protect South Africa’s rhinos.