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Iconic wildlife

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Latest news from TRAFFIC

 

Friday
Aug062010

Malaysia gets tough new wildlife law

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 August 2010—Malaysia’s Parliament this week passed the country’s tough new Wildlife Conservation Bill 2010 which provides significantly higher penalties and mandatory jail terms for wildlife crime.

The new law, expected to come into force by the end of this year, will replace the 38-year-old Protection of Wild Life Act.

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Wednesday
Aug042010

India and Nepal sign accord to protect wildlife and tackle crime

New Delhi, India, 4 August 2010—India and Nepal have signed an agreement to ensure better management of forest areas, many of them key habitat for Tigers and other threatened wildlife, along the 1,751 km Indo-Nepal border.

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Monday
Aug022010

Tortoises illegally on sale in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia, 1 August 2010—Ploughshares, the world’s rarest tortoise species have been observed openly for sale at an exposition in the centre of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital.

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Thursday
Jul292010

Russia Tiger habitat gets a boost with protection of key tree species

in Japanese

Moscow, Russia, 29 July 2010, World Tiger Day—the Russian government has introduced measures to protect the Korean Pine, a key species found in Amur Tiger habitat in the Russian Far East.

Rising global demand for Korean Pine has led to a massive increase in logging, much of it carried out illegally, in Russia’s remaining temperate forests.

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Thursday
Jul292010

Sniffer dogs out on patrol in India

in Japanese

New Delhi, India, 29 July 2010—Five dogs specially trained to sniff out illegal wildlife products today joined the ranks of the Forest Departments of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand in India.

The dogs have been trained to detect hidden wildlife articles such as Tiger bone and skin, Leopard bone and skin and bear bile.

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Wednesday
Jul282010

Stiffer penalties sought for wildlife criminals in Thailand

Pattaya, Thailand, 28 July 2010—More than 30 senior judges and prosecutors, plus senior officers from the Royal Thai Police, Royal Thai Customs, and the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation begin a three-day meeting today to examine how to deal more effectively with wildlife crime in the region.

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Monday
Jul262010

WWF and TRAFFIC help timber companies navigate a shifting legal landscape

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26 July 2010—WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) and TRAFFIC, with support from the USAID’s Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade programme (RAFT), will meet suppliers of forestry products from Malaysia this week to explain the implications of laws such as the amended Lacey Act.

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Tuesday
Jul202010

Monkey smuggler arrested in Mexico

Mexico, 20 July 2010—Enforcement officers in Mexico have arrested a man attempting to smuggle 18 monkeys from Peru into the country.

The animals were wrapped inside socks that had been concealed inside his luggage, although the suspect told officers he had later hidden them in a girdle around his waist to protect the animals from X-rays.

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