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Wednesday
Apr182012

A sweet step towards protection of Sugar Gliders in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18th April 2012—Sweet-faced and wide-eyed, the Sugar Glider has become such a popular exotic pet in Malaysia that the country’s authorities want to put it on the protected animal list, to track the burgeoning trade better.

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Tuesday
Apr172012

Transport companies in China urged to be on the lookout for illegal wildlife trade

Beijing, China, 17th April 2012—Representatives from logistical and transport companies, including airlines, delivery and postal services, met last week in Beijing to examine ways to counter wildlife trafficking.

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Friday
Apr132012

Fish in bags among wildlife menagerie seized at Bangkok airport

Bangkok, 13th April 2012—Ever since their stunning discovery of a tiger cub hidden in a smuggler’s bag in 2010, wildlife authorities at Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport have been on the lookout for others attempting such crazy schemes.

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Monday
Apr092012

TRAFFIC launches sustainable wild harvested medicinal plant project in Viet Nam

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Ha Noi , Viet Nam, 9th April 2012—TRAFFIC in co-ordination with the Bac Kan Forest Protection Department (FPD), has launched its first project in Viet Nam to protect plants that rural communities rely upon for traditional medicine. The plants targeted by the project are threatened by unsustainable harvesting and habitat destruction.

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Thursday
Apr052012

Gabon to incinerate audited ivory stockpiles

Libreville, Gabon, 5th April 2012—As a symbol of its commitment to tackling illegal wildlife trade, Gabon will burn its entire ivory stockpile in the coming months, at a date to be announced shortly.

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Tuesday
Apr032012

Loris trade not so slow

in Japanese

Jakarta, Indonesia, 3rd April 2012—Despite global efforts to halt the growing demand for slow lorises as exotic pets, the primates continue to be offered for sale, with 50 individuals found in Jakarta’s animal markets over the past fortnight.

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Saturday
Mar312012

Trans-boundary conservation measures for Argali needed

Vilm, Germany, March 2012—Key conservation stakeholders from Central Asia agreed to improve co-operation for the trans-boundary management of Argali at a meeting recently concluded on the German island of Vilm.

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Thursday
Mar292012

Cameroon elephant poaching crisis spreads

Cameroon, 29th March 2012—Just weeks after a military offensive against elephant poachers in Bouba N’Djida National Park in the north of Cameroon, 12 suspected poachers have been arrested and 14 elephant tusks confiscated close to protected areas in the southeast of the country.

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