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Thursday
Jun072018

China joins Tanzania and Malawi in efforts to curb illegal wildlife trade

Lilongwe, Malawi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 7th June 2018—Two advocacy workshops raising awareness on wildlife trafficking amongst Chinese nationals living and working in Malawi and Tanzania were jointly hosted by China’s State Forestry and Grassland Administration(SFGA), China’s CITES[1] Management Authority(CITES MA), TRAFFIC and WWF, supported by the Chinese Embassies in Lilongwe and Dar es Salaam.

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Monday
Jun042018

Lao PDR Prime Ministerial Order raises hope for clean-up of country’s illegal wildlife trade hubs

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5th June 2018—TRAFFIC has welcomed a new Order issued by the Lao PDR Prime Minister to tighten regulations against hunting and trade of protected wildlife in the country.

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Thursday
May312018

“China’s Champions of Change” initiative launched

Beijing, China, 31st May 2018—With support from the European Union (EU), “China’s Champions of Change” initiative to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products and promote responsible consumption for those that can be sustainably traded, was officially launched in Beijing this week.

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Tuesday
May292018

Traditional medicine students and lecturers work to discourage prescription of illegal wildlife products

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 29th May 2018—Students, lecturers, and faculty staff from five of Viet Nam’s traditional medicine (TM) universities developed communications strategies to combat the use of illegal wildlife products in traditional medicinal treatments as part of a two-day workshop that concluded today in Cuc Phuong National Park.

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Monday
May282018

Black Spotted Turtles no match for fast and furious illegal trade

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 28th May 2018—Asia’s illegal trade in the Black Spotted Turtle is spiralling out of control. A new TRAFFIC study shows over 10,000 individuals have been seized in two years, eclipsing numbers recorded in a previous six-year study.

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Saturday
May262018

Chinese courier companies increase capacity to detect illegal wildlife products

Dongxing, Guangxi, China, 26th May 2018—Over 40 staff from China’s leading courier companies including Express Mail Service (EMS), Shunfeng Express (SF-Express), Yuantong (YTO-Express), Zhongtong (ZTO-Express), Shentong (STO-Express), Yunda Express and Best Express came together on reducing their risk of facilitating delivery of illegal wildlife products.

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Wednesday
May232018

Reptiles and amphibians endemic to Japan’s Nansei Islands threatened by pet trade

Tokyo, Japan 23rd May 2018—many species of rare reptiles and amphibians found only in Japan’s Nansei Islands are actively traded in both domestic and international pet markets, a new study by TRAFFIC has revealed.

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Tuesday
May222018

New study calls for enforcement co-operation to stem Red Panda trade in China

Beijing, China, 22nd May 2018–a new TRAFFIC study into Red Panda Ailurus fulgens trade in China has documented persisting low-level demand for Red Pandas as pets, for pelts and for breeding purposes.

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Thursday
May172018

Saving Species project launched in Viet Nam

Hanoi, Viet Nam, May 2018—Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the USAID Saving Species project this month.

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Wednesday
May022018

The ongoing trade threatening tigers, pangolins, songbirds and sharks revealed in latest TRAFFIC Bulletin

2nd May 2017, Cambridge, UK—declining populations of sharks and rays, the threats posed by the anonymity afforded to traffickers online and the continuing crisis facing Asian songbirds are among the topics covered in the latest issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Study calls for scrutiny of bear farms in Lao PDR

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26th April 2018—A study of Lao PDR’s bear farms suggests that foreign business ventures and tourism may be propping up the bear bile industry in the Economic Zone on the country’s border with China where bear farming facilities have tripled in size between 2012 and 2017, finds a new TRAFFIC study published in Global Ecology and Conservation

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Wednesday
Apr182018

Forestry officers trained in effective prosecution and conviction of wildlife crimes

Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India, April 2018—earlier this month, frontline staff of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh (UP) Forest Departments including range officers and forest guards underwent two days of rigorous training to strengthen their legal capacity for effective wildlife crime prosecution and conviction.

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