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International Agreements

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Forestry

Timber trade

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Fisheries

Fisheries regulation

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Iconic wildlife

Apes l Bears l Deer l Elephants l Leopards l Marine turtles l Pangolins l Reptiles l Rhinos l Sharks & rays l Tigers l others

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Regions

Africa l Americas l Asia l Australasia l Europe l Middle East

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Medicinal plants

Medicinal and aromatic plants

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Wildmeat

Wildmeat resources

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Pets & fashion

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Thursday
May132010

Radical action needed to stave off dramatic biodiversity crisis

in Japanese l en Français

Nairobi, Kenya & Cambridge, UK, 13 May 2010—A UN report launched this week demonstrates how the natural systems that support economies, lives and livelihoods across the planet are at risk of rapid degradation and collapse without swift, effective conservation action to manage them sustainably.

The third edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3), produced by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) confirms the world has failed to meet its target to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010.

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Thursday
May132010

“Don’t Buy Trouble” campaign launched at Noi Bai airport

en Français

13 May 2010, Ha Noi—Members of the Vietnamese Government, environmental enforcement agencies, conservation NGOs, airport authorities and national media outlets gathered this week for the launch of a new anti-wildlife trafficking campaign at the Noi Bai airport in Ha Noi.

The “Don’t Buy Trouble” campaign consists of 15 evocative posters of some of Viet Nam’s most common illegally traded species, including Tiger, bears, elephant, rhinoceros, marine turtles, and pangolins (scaly anteaters). The posters warn that such species are protected by law and the trade in their products could result in fines and/or prosecution.

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Wednesday
May122010

Javan Rhino poached in Viet Nam

en Français

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 12 May 2010—A Javan Rhino was found dead late last week in Cat Tien National Park in, Lam Dong Province, Viet Nam, further endangering the population of the world’s rarest rhinoceros.

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Wednesday
May052010

EU wildlife trade website updated and available in 22 languages

en Français

Brussels, 5 May 2010www.eu-wildlifetrade.org, the website providing comprehensive information on wildlife trade controls in the European Union (EU) has been updated and expanded by TRAFFIC.

The site provides tailor-made information for traders, consumers and travellers on various aspects of wildlife trade into, from or within the EU.

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Tuesday
May042010

Expert consultation on Non-Wood Forest Products trade in SE Europe available

Experts met earlier this year to discuss the development of the sustainable Non-Wood Forest Products sector in South-Eastern Europe Click photo to enlarge © TRAFFIC   Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 4 May 2010—the outcomes of an expert consultation to discuss the development of the sustainable Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) sector in South-Eastern Europe has been made available online.

The experts comprised representatives from six South-East European countries plus international organizations, including the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), IUCN, Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), TRAFFIC and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), who met this February in Sarajevo.

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Friday
Apr302010

World governments fail to deliver on 2010 biodiversity target

en Français

Indicators developed by TRAFFIC and IUCN were used to monitor trends in the status of wildlife species used for food and medicine Click photo to enlarge © TRAFFIC Southeast Asia   Cambridge, UK, 30 April 2010—World leaders have failed to deliver commitments made in 2002 through the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, and have instead overseen alarming biodiversity declines, according to a paper just published in the journal Science.

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Wednesday
Apr282010

New campaign against wildlife trafficking in Viet Nam

en Français

A billboard on the road to Ha Noi's international airport reminds travellers that wildlife trafficking is punishable by law Click photo to enlarge © TRAFFIC   Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 28 April, 2010—Local and international conservation groups, the government of Viet Nam and the regional ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) have launched an outdoor media campaign to raise awareness of wildlife trafficking, a crime that is threatening the unique biodiversity of Viet Nam and other South-East Asian countries and pushing many species towards extinction.

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Thursday
Apr222010

1.4 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand

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Officials inspect part of the seizure of 296 ivory tusks made at Suvarnabhumi Airport Click photo to enlarge © Royal Thai Customs   Bangkok, Thailand, 22 April 2010—Customs officers at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport seized almost 1.4 tonnes of elephant ivory tusks on 17 April, officials in Thailand announced yesterday.

Acting on a tip-off, Customs officers discovered 296 African Elephant tusks weighing a combined total of 1,390 kg inside three crates on board a flight from Qatar. The cargo was labeled as “printing metal” and addressed to a Thai company based in Bangkok.

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