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Thursday
Feb252010

How to tell wild-caught from captive-bred reptiles

Enforcement officers from 8 European countries received training on tackling the illicit trade in reptiles at a workshop held earlier this year in London, UK Click photo to enlarge © UKBA  Cambridge, UK, 25 February 2010—Ten enforcement agency officials from eight European countries attended a joint UK Border Agency (UKBA)–TRAFFIC Europe workshop this January in London, UK, to learn how to distinguish wild-caught reptiles from their captive-bred counterparts.

“False captive-breeding claims are increasingly being used to smuggle wildlife into Europe, particularly reptiles, so there is an urgent need to train European enforcement officials in this area,” said Tim Luffman of the UKBA.

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Tuesday
Feb162010

India's wildlife law enforcement gets a boost with the launch of TRAFFIC's latest handbook

The launch of TRAFFIC India's Handbook on wildlife crime law enforcement. L to r: Samir Sinha, author and Head of TRAFFIC India, Shri Jairam Ramesh, Hon'ble Minister of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India and Ravi Singh-SG&CEO, WWF-India Click photo to enlarge © TRAFFIC India   New Delhi, India, 16 February 2010—As a step forward towards strengthening wildlife enforcement in India, Shri Jairam Ramesh, Hon. Minister of Environment and Forests launched TRAFFIC India’s latest Handbook on Wildlife Law Enforcement in India on 16 February 2010 at the WWF-India Secretariat in New Delhi.  The book has been produced with support from WWF-India and is authored by Samir Sinha, Head-TRAFFIC India.

The handbook is a comprehensive and detailed publication on wildlife trade and crime, conceived from several discussions with senior enforcement officials and experts. The handbook is for use by officials from the Forest Department, Police, paramilitary forces guarding India's borders, the Central Bureau of Investigation, Department of Revenue Intelligence and others working on wildlife enforcement in India.  It can be used as an important resource material during trainings conducted on wildlife enforcement and other related issues.

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Tuesday
Feb162010

FairWild Foundation at Biofach 2010

Nuremberg, Germany, 16 February 2010—The FairWild Foundation is attending Biofach 2010, the World Organic Trade Fair, taking place from 17–20 February in Nuremberg, Germany.

“The FairWild Foundation can look back on a successful first year of operations in 2009,” says Bert-Jan Ottens, Chair of FairWild’s Communication and Marketting Committee.

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Friday
Jan292010

Asian countries pledge to double Tiger numbers by 2022

Asian governments have committed to doubling numbers of wild Tigers by 2022 © Kevin Schafer / WWF-Canon  Hua Hin, Thailand, 29 January 2009—Governments from across Asia sent a powerful message that renewed efforts to save wild Tigers from extinction would begin immediately and called for total protection of critical Tiger habitats as the 1st Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation concluded today at the resort of Hua Hin, Thailand.

Ministers and senior delegations from 13 Tiger range States—Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand, and Viet Nam—committed to implementing measures to double the number of wild Tigers by 2022.

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Friday
Jan292010

Australia ignores threatened sharks in the name of sport

Shortfin Mako: one of three shark species set to lose its protection in Australian waters Click photo to enlarge © Brian J. Skerry / National Geographic stock-WWF  Australia, 29 January 2010—Australian Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has decided to change the law so Australia can avoid its international obligations and allow threatened sharks to be caught in Australian waters, WWF-Australia and TRAFFIC warned today.

Minister Garrett has decided not to list the Porbeagle, Longfin Mako and Shortfin Mako sharks under Australia’s Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC), despite current legislation requiring this when a species is listed under the Convention for Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS).

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Thursday
Jan282010

Understanding Chinese consumer motivation the key to controlling unsustainable wildlife consumption

A survey of consumer attitudes in China concluded urgent action is needed to reduce consumer demand for endangered wildlife Click photo to enlarge   China, Beijing, 28 January 2010—Concerted action is needed in China to reduce consumer demand for endangered wildlife, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, wildlife trade monitoring network, into consumer attitudes in China.

Released ahead of Chinese New Year of the Tiger, which begins on 14 February, the report, Understanding the motivations: the first step toward influencing China’s unsustainable wildlife consumption, calls for a reduction in wildlife consumption during the New Year celebrations, normally the peak time for wildlife consumption in the country

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Wednesday
Jan272010

China calls for increased Tiger conservation efforts

China's State Forestry Administration has issued a Directive calling for increased protection of wild Tigers Click photo to enlarge © Roger Hooper / WWF-Canon Beijing, China, 27 January 2010—The State Forestry Administration (SFA) of China has issued a Directive calling for increased protection of wild Tigers through natural habitat management, stronger law enforcement action against illegal trade in Tiger parts and products, stricter regulation of captive breeding regulations and enhanced public awareness campaigns.

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Wednesday
Jan202010

TRAFFIC Recommendations for CoP15 available

TRAFFIC recommends acceptance of a proposal put forward by Monaco to list the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna in Appendix I of CITES Click photo to enlarge © Brian J. Skerry / National Geographic Stock / WWF   

in Japanese

Cambridge, UK, 20 January 2010—TRAFFIC’s recommendations on the proposals to amend the Appendices of CITES (the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) have been released today.

Parties to CITES will be asked to vote on whether the proposals should be adopted by the Convention or not at the forthcoming meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP15) in Doha, Qatar, which takes place from 13–25 March 2010.

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