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Wednesday
Mar072018

Leading Tech Companies Unite to Stop Wildlife Traffickers

San Francisco, USA, 7th March, 2018—The world’s leading e-commerce and social media companies are joining forces with Tencent, TRAFFIC, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade in endangered and threatened species.

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Monday
Mar052018

Ground-breaking study highlights scale of Africa-Asia wildlife trade

Pretoria, South Africa, 5th March 2018—More than 1.3-million live animals and plants, 1.5-million skins and two thousand tonnes of meat from CITES-listed species have been exported from 41 African countries to East and Southeast Asia since 2006, a ground-breaking new TRAFFIC report funded by Arcadia[1] and published today reveals.

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Friday
Mar022018

Rhino horn demand reduction project comes to a close, looks to the future

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 2 March 2018—Representatives of TRAFFIC, WWF, and the French Development Agency (AfD) held a workshop in Hanoi today to reflect on the achievements of their three-year project to curb demand for rhino horn in Viet Nam, and to discuss how the initiative will continue into the future. The event included around 40 representatives from government, civil society organisations (CSOs), and other parties who contributed to the initiative’s success.

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Thursday
Mar012018

ROUTES Partnership and Kenya Airways train transport staff to help curb wildlife trafficking

Nairobi, Kenya, March 1, 2018—To help detect and stop smugglers carrying ivory, rhino horn, and other wildlife products out of Kenya, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership today delivered a training workshop in Nairobi for airline transport staff  on the key role they play in preventing the trafficking of wildlife. Cabin crew, ground handlers, cargo processors, and staff from regional airports participated in the interactive sessions.

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Tuesday
Feb272018

LAM To Help Curb Wildlife Trafficking in Mozambique

LAM and the USAID ROUTES Partnership trains transport airline staff on how to detect wildlife trafficking at Maputo Airport

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Maputo, Mozambique, 27th February 2018 — Today, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership delivered a training workshop in Maputo for transport staff to learn how they can play a key role in helping prevent the trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products in Mozambique. 

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Tuesday
Feb202018

Mobile trailers a significant boost in efforts to investigate remote wildlife crimes

Pretoria, South Africa, 20th February 2018—Representatives from South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) based in Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal today received mobile trailers with everything needed to carry out detailed forensic wildlife crime scene investigations in even the remotest of locations.

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Tuesday
Feb202018

EAZA and TRAFFIC sign Memorandum of Understanding

Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 19th February 2018—The European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) and TRAFFIC today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to intensify collaboration on areas of mutual interest, in particular on furthering the aims of EAZA’s Silent Forest campaign.

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Friday
Feb162018

Nearly 6,000 pangolins in illegal wildlife trade in India since 2009

16 February 2018, New Delhi, India—On the eve of World Pangolin Day 2018, a TRAFFIC study has revealed that at least 5,772 pangolins were found in illegal wildlife trade in India during the period 2009–2017; close to 650 pangolins every year since 2009. However, this is a conservative estimate and as only a fraction of illegal wildlife trade is detected, the actual number is likely to be far higher.

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Tuesday
Feb132018

Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolins finally receives the highest protection it deserves

Sabah, Malaysia, 13th February 2018—There’s a little good news for the world’s most trafficked mammal ahead of World Pangolin Day this year.

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Tuesday
Feb132018

Chinese enforcement agencies enhance their shark fin identification skills

Beijing, China, February 2018—More than 50 frontline enforcement officers from China’s Fishery Department of the Ministry of Agriculture (FAD) attended a fin identification and shark trade workshop hosted by relevant experts last week in Beijing.

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Friday
Feb092018

Thai seizure of a dozen captive tigers resurrects farming threat

Bangkok, Thailand, 9 February 2018—A recent discovery of a dozen Tigers at a property in eastern Thailand serves as a reminder that Tiger farming is still a threat to Southeast Asia’s wild Tigers and an enforcement challenge for the region’s authorities.

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Thursday
Feb082018

Poached Abalone from South Africa is Flowing into Hong Kong Markets

Hong Kong, 9 February 2018—A new TRAFFIC report reveals a thriving trade in poached South African abalone Haliotis midae in Hong Kong, where the marine mollusc is considered a delicacy in Cantonese cuisine. Over the last 20 years, the illegal harvest of abalone in South Africa has exceeded the legal quotas, with criminal networks poaching and smuggling wild abalone to Hong Kong, which imports about 90% of all dried South African abalone.

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