Jakarta, Indonesia, 5th December 2011—Authorities in Indonesia have stopped a string of smuggling attempts during a wild November for enforcement in the country’s largest and busiest airport, including a case of three Slow Lorises stuffed into socks and hidden under a trafficker’s clothes.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Creative experts devise multi-layered strategies to curtail demand for Tigers and other endangered wildlife species
Hong Kong, 25th November 2011—Efforts to reduce the demand for parts and products from endangered species must effectively address the attitudes, motivations and behaviours that drive this demand if they are to be successful. New and innovative approaches must also be developed for the different groups that can influence the consumer demand for Tigers, rhinos and other endangered wildlife species.
Creative Experts’ meeting on messaging to reduce consumer demand for Tigers and other endangered species
Hong Kong, 21st November 2011—TRAFFIC and WWF are bringing together experts from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from academia to public relations companies, to devise a strategy that aims to reduce—and ultimately curtail—the consumer demand for Tigers and other endangered wildlife species.
Cambridge, UK, 16th November 2011—Tuesday’s seizure by Hong Kong Customs of 33 rhino horns, 758 ivory chopsticks and 127 ivory bracelets concealed inside a container shipped to Hong Kong from Cape Town, South Africa, provides a unique opportunity to gain insights into the criminal syndicates trafficking wildlife goods between Africa and Asia, according to TRAFFIC.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16th November 2011—Unfounded claims of a potential cure for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is one factor behind a boom in the trade of Tokay Geckos, according to a new report launched today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.
Douala, Cameroon, 15th November 2011—Delegates from eight central African countries last week agreed an Action Plan for strengthening enforcement of national wildlife laws in the region.