Chengdu, China, 28th October 2016—More than 60 participants from government, Chinese and US enforcement agencies, NGOs, academia and businesses attended an international workshop on illegal wildlife trade in China this week.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 25th October 2016—A bear cub rescue in Malaysia this week and other recent bear-related seizures in Southeast Asia underscore the severe and continued threat illegal trade poses to bears in the region.
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 24th October 2016—A newly-published paper calls for better legal protection and a change in the threat status of two rare bird species called laughingthrushes that are facing an acute threat from illegal trade.
New York, USA, 21st October 2016—With possibly as few as 4,000 snow leopards surviving in the wild, a new report from TRAFFIC has found that hundreds of the endangered big cats are being killed illegally each year across their range in Asia’s high mountains.
Putrajaya, Malaysia, 20th October 2016—In a string of five raids yesterday, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN) seized 32 wild animals including a Tiger cub and arrested 5 people including one buyer.
Washington DC, USA, 14 October 2016—A rapid assessment by TRAFFIC of domestic ivory markets in the U.S. finds that state bans seem to be having an impact on reducing the open availability of elephant ivory in formerly significant urban markets.
Positive outcomes from global wildlife trade conference, but much work needed to halt unsustainable and illegal trade
Johannesburg, South Africa, 4th October 2016—Just under two weeks of intense inter-governmental negotiations on regulation of trade in wild animals and plants concluded today with some significant steps forward for global efforts to stamp out illegal wildlife trade and ensure sustainability of future trade in a range of valuable species.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 4th October 2016—four species of sharks and nine rays were today accepted into Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).