Update: 27th May—Australia has submitted a proposal to ban deepwater gillnets in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement Area. TRAFFIC urges the other seven Parties to support this proposal.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
Latest news from TRAFFIC
Cambridge, UK, 26th May 2016—the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime this week published its inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report, the first global assessment of its kind. The study highlights how the poaching and illegal trade of thousands of species worldwide presents real environmental dangers and ultimately undermines the rule of law by potentially fuelling conflict.
Bagamoyo, Tanzania, 25th May 2016—Magistrates and prosecutors, including law enforcement officers and wildlife management officers adjudicating over wildlife crimes from across Tanzania met this week as part of a programme to strengthen the judicial, prosecutorial and investigative sectors in the fight against wildlife crime.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 24th May 2016—Leaders from across major sectors of Vietnamese civil society are taking on new roles in a nationwide campaign to promote zero tolerance of illegal wildlife trade through consumer behaviour change.
Putrajaya, Malaysia, May 2016—More than 100 Customs, Forestry Department, timber trade enforcement and private sector representatives and other stakeholders from across Malaysia met on 12th May, 2016 in Putrajaya, Malaysia to develop timber trade guidelines to assist frontline Customs officers in their work.
London, UK, 12th May 2016—TRAFFIC was among the participants at a State of the World’s Plants Symposium convened by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London this week to mark the launch of a ground-breaking study into plants worldwide.