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Friday
Jun012007

EU: Top global importer of wildlife

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Sustainable trade in the wool of Vicuña from South America has been supported by Italy, Germany and the European Commission (c) WWF-Canon / Hartmut Jungius Click to enlarge
Cambridge, UK, 1 June 2007—The European Union (EU) tops the list for major importer by value for many wild animal and plant products, including tropical timber, caviar, reptile skins and live reptiles, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.
 
The report, Opportunity or threat: The role of the European Union in the global wildlife trade, by Maylynn Engler and Rob Parry-Jones of TRAFFIC Europe, is the first ever analysis looking at the volume and scope of wildlife trade products imported into the EU.

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Wednesday
May302007

Top of the cops: ivory number 1 in Belgian CITES seizures

Belgian-CITES-seizures-cover.jpgTRAFFIC's report on Belgian CITES-seizures found that approximately 12,000 (24%) of 50,000 seized wildlife specimens were ivoryCambridge, UK, 30 May 2007—Elephant ivory is the most commonly seized CITES-listed wildlife product in Belgium, a new report by TRAFFIC has found.

The report, Le commerce illegal et la vente d’espèces CITES en Belgique : ivoire d’éléphant et autres spécimens (“Illegal trade and the sale of CITES-listed specimens in Belgium: elephant ivory and other specimens”), analysed data on 1,500 seizures made by law enforcement officers in Belgium between 1984 and 2006, involving around 50,000 wildlife specimens. Approximately 12,000 (24%) were ivory, making it the most commonly seized product.

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Monday
May282007

CITES meeting in the spotlight

cites-spotlight-info-traffic-story.jpgCambridge, UK, 28 May 2007—The latest issue of info TRAFFIC, the French language wildlife trade newsletter, has a special focus on the forthcoming CITES meeting in The Hague, from 3–15 June.

Topics covered include key issues such as elephants and ivory trade, timber, fisheries and the CITES strategic vision.

There is also a table illustrating TRAFFIC’s position on each of the 36 proposals to amend the CITES Appendices.

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Friday
May252007

Tanzania’s disappearing timber revenue

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Village in southern Tanzania showing log piles and village chairman's house (arrowed) © TRAFFIC Click to enlarge
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 25 May 2007—Millions of dollars worth of timber revenue is being lost each year in Tanzania because of poor governance and rampant corruption in the forestry sector, according to a hard-hitting report by TRAFFIC, launched today.

The report, Forestry, governance and national development: Lessons learned from a logging boom in southern Tanzania documents alarming levels of corruption, illegal logging and exports of forest products from Tanzania.

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Thursday
May172007

Romania holds first CITES training seminar

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Participants at a TRAFFIC-organized training seminar on CITES implementation, held recently in Romania © TRAFFIC Click to enlarge
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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Thursday
May102007

Asian crime syndicates based in Africa fuel illegal ivory surge

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Unworked African Elephant tusks and ivory ornaments on sale at the Mercado do Artesanato, Benfica, Angola, in 2005 © A. Pole/TRAFFIC Click to enlarge
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.

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Monday
May072007

Philippines workshop on wildlife crime

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Humphead Wrasse, an Endangered coral fish, were recently seized from a Chinese fishing vessel close to a Philippine marine protected area © Cindy Cheng/WWF-Hong Kong Click to enlarge
Manila, Philippines, 07 May 2007—This week the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) of the Supreme Court of the Philippines is to host its first national workshop on wildlife crime and prosecution.

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Monday
Apr232007

Tiger meat on the menu

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An ITN team reported it has proof tiger meat was on sale at a Chinese tiger farm © Save the Tiger Fund Click to enlarge
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.

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