Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th September 2016—A new TRAFFIC analysis points to Malaysia as the world's paramount ivory transit country, with its ports serving as a major gateway for the flow of tonnes of illicit ivory between Africa and Asia.
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Workshop on engaging local communities to help combat illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia: call for contributions
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 3rd September 2016—A call for contributions to a workshop focusing on the key role of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in helping curb wildlife trafficking was announced today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (IUCN SULi), the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED), TRAFFIC and other partners.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2nd September 2016—Authorities in Malaysia have seized hundreds of parts of highly threatened species and caught 12 traffickers including a Chinese national previously convicted of smuggling ivory into Malaysia.
London, UK, 31st August 2016—Although the antiques ivory market in the UK appears to have declined significantly there are still thousands of ivory items on sale in London’s markets, according to surveys carried out this April by TRAFFIC.
Cambridge, UK, 9th August 2016—TRAFFIC today published its Recommendations on the Proposals to amend the species listed in the Appendices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 23rd August 2016—The passing of a Resolution on Conservation of and Control of Trade in the Helmeted Hornbill at next month’s Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is a vital move towards securing the future of one of Southeast Asia’s iconic bird species, says TRAFFIC.
Furama Resort, Da Nang, Viet Nam, 18th August 2016—Representatives from six enterprises who learned about the impact of wildlife crime on business today pledged to integrate corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies to create zero-tolerance to illegal wildlife trade, particularly rhino horn.
Gland, Switzerland, 18th August, 2016—The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and TRAFFIC today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to intensify collaboration to combat illegal wildlife trade by jointly supporting its prevention and enhancing public awareness of wildlife-trade related conservation threats.