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Wednesday
Feb072018

Japanese ivory trader arrested on suspicion of smuggling ivory to China

Tokyo, Japan, 7 February 2018—Police in Japan last week arrested the director of a government-accredited ivory retail outlet on suspicion of attempting to smuggle ivory to China in contravention of national and international regulations.

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Monday
Feb052018

TRAFFIC mourns Esmond Bradley Martin: a leader in global conservation

Cambridge, UK, 5 February 2018—TRAFFIC was shocked to learn of the death yesterday of Esmond Bradley Martin, one of the world’s leading investigators into the global illegal ivory and rhino horn trade. Our thoughts are with his wife Chryssee and his many friends and colleagues.

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Wednesday
Jan312018

Hong Kong votes to impose domestic ivory ban by 2021 

Hong Kong, 31 January 2018—The Hong Kong Legislative Council today voted to pass a bill that will end local ivory trade in Hong Kong, with no compensation for ivory dealers, and an increase of maximum penalties for wildlife crimes of up to 10 years imprisonment.

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Wednesday
Jan312018

New study combats consumption of illegal wildlife products in Viet Nam

Cambridge, UK, 31st January 2018—a new study released today summarises the motivations behind the use of endangered wildlife products in Viet Nam, with an ultimate goal of helping behavioural science practicioners develop messages and initiatives to help reduce their consumption.

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Wednesday
Jan312018

Philippine Pangolins lost in the big city

Manila, Philippines, 30 January 2018—It’s the country’s capital and one of the world’s most densely populated cities, and now, bustling Manila is also the unlikely scene of the rescue for several individual pangolins—a shy scaly mammal more often found in forests.

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Monday
Jan292018

China’s ivory trade ban: workshop held on the achievement and challenges

Beijing, China, 29 January 2018—China’s ivory trade ban was hailed as “a milestone in wildlife conservation worldwide” at a major international workshop co-hosted by WWF, TRAFFIC and the China Wildlife Conservation Association in Beijing today.

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Thursday
Jan252018

South Africa: rhino poaching in 2017 almost matches 2016 figure, with KwaZulu Natal now bearing the brunt

Johannesburg, South Africa, 25th January 2018—South Africa today announced the official number of rhinos illegally killed in the country during 2017 as 1028 animals: a tiny decrease on last year’s 1054.

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Wednesday
Jan242018

FairWild Standard a good fit for new plant laws

Sapa, Viet Nam, 24 January 2018—Representatives from pharmaceutical companies, trading firms, and health and conservation agencies completed a workshop in Sapa today focused on the implementation of new access and benefit-sharing legislation designed to protect Vietnam’s genetic resources.

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