Cambridge, UK, 17 May 2007—Thirty enforcement officers from across Romania gathered for a CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) training seminar, organised by TRAFFIC last week.
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Cambridge, UK/Harare, Zimbabwe, 10 May 2007—Asian-run organized crime syndicates based in Africa are being implicated in the increase in illegal trade in elephant ivory, says a newly released study by TRAFFIC.
TRAFFIC’s report is based on an analysis of almost 12,400 ivory seizure cases from 82 countries recorded since 1989 in the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS) – the world’s largest database of elephant product seizure records.
Cambridge, UK, 23 April 2007—An international coalition of conservation groups is calling on the Chinese government to open an immediate investigation into China’s largest tiger farm after a Beijing-based news team revealed it has proof the farm’s restaurant serves tiger meat.
Kathmandu, Nepal, 18 April 2007—The International Tiger Symposium closed today with the world’s leading tiger experts and delegates from 12 countries agreeing that poaching is a leading threat to tigers that urgently needs to be addressed.
Cambridge, UK, 11 April—The TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa regional office has been recognized as one of the top five conservation achievers in 2007 at a conference hosted by Mazda.
Mazda, through the Mazda Wildlife Fund, is committed to environmental conservation, which is now a worldwide issue, dramatically changing the attitudes of consumers and the way large corporations do business.
Cambridge, UK, 11 April 2007—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.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 29 March 2007—For the second time in three days, Chinese fishing boats in Malaysian waters off Sabah have been seized carrying cargoes of endangered marine turtles. On 26 March, a boat carrying 72 mixed Green and Hawksbill turtles was apprehended and six people arrested. Three days later, poachers were caught red-handed with a cargo of 220 Green and Hawksbill Turtles.