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Wednesday
Apr182007

TRAFFIC, WWF call for action on poaching and China tiger trade ban

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Wealthy tiger farm investors in China are hoping to profit from sales of tiger products © Kirsten Conrad Click to enlarge
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.

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Wednesday
Apr112007

TRAFFIC wins Mazda Wildlife Fund 2007 award

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Top Five Mazda Wildlife Fund Projects 2007. Left to right: Hal Feder (Ford Motor Company), award winners Ed Farrell, Vhangani Silima, Dr Jim Taylor, Dr Vicky Ahlmann, David Lindley, David Newton (TRAFFIC), Humphrey le Grice (Mazda Wildlife Fund) and Paul Vorster (Mazda Wildlife Fund Advisory Board) Click to enlarge

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.

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Wednesday
Apr112007

CITES: TRAFFIC Recommendations made public

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One CITES Proposal concerns Red Coral, a species commonly used to make jewelry © Crawford Allan/TRAFFIC Click to enlarge
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.

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Thursday
Mar292007

Turtle poachers apprehended

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Poachers have been caught with almost 300 marine turtles in Malaysian waters © WWF-Canon / Roger LeGUEN Click to enlarge
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.

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Tuesday
Mar272007

$22 million boost for law enforcement in Canada

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An Environment Canada Wildlife Enforcement officer inspects a shipment of stuffed birds—Snowy Owl, White-billed Diver and Harlequin Duck © TRAFFIC Click to enlarge
Canada, 27 March 2007—the Canadian House of Commons today approved $22 million to fund an increase in the number of Environment Canada’s Enforcement officers.

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Tuesday
Mar132007

Lifting tiger trade ban a catastrophe for conservation

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Visitors view tigers at Harbin Tiger Park, China © Kirsten Conrad Click to enlarge
Gland, Switzerland, 13 March 2007—Any lifting or easing of the current Chinese tiger trade ban in tiger trade is likely to be the death sentence for the endangered cat species, a new TRAFFIC report says.

Taming the tiger trade: China's markets for wild and captive tiger products since the 1993 domestic trade ban warns that Chinese business owners who stand to profit from the tiger trade are putting increasing pressure on the Chinese Government to overturn the 1993 ban. This would allow domestic trade in captive-bred tiger parts for use in traditional medicine and for clothing to resume.

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Wednesday
Mar072007

Wild vs farmed salmon: what's the catch?

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The great salmon run: wild fish could never supply the salmon market demand © WWF-Canon / Kevin SCHAFER Click to enlarge
Cambridge, UK, 7 March 2007—A new report, the first to take a comprehensive look at market competition between wild and farmed salmon, sheds new light on the contentious and complex issues surrounding the salmon industry.

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Thursday
Mar012007

Fisheries not catching on

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It’s make or break time for the world’s fisheries © WWF-South Pacific Click to enlarge
Cambridge, UK, 1 March 2007—There has never been a more urgent need to strengthen fisheries management measures globally, says TRAFFIC in a new report that examines the application of trade-related measures by Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) in regulating the world’s fishing industry.

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