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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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Monday
Jan222018

New guidelines to support monitoring and evaluation of demand reduction efforts

Cambridge, UK, 22 January 2018—TRAFFIC today launched Monitoring and Evaluation Good Practice Guidelines, a new resource to support the Social and Behavioural Change Communications (SBCC) Community of Practice in strengthening their approaches to demand reduction monitoring, evaluation, impact measurement and adaptive management.

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Friday
Jan192018

Facebook dominates as the main market place for illegal live reptile trade in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines, 19th January 2018—A new TRAFFIC study reveals a flourishing trade in reptiles on Facebook in the Philippines with rapidly growing membership in groups offering everything from Critically Endangered crocodiles to rare tortoises.

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Thursday
Jan182018

Songbirds sunk—almost 300 birds drowned by smugglers in dramatic confiscation

Melaka, Malaysia, 18 January 2018—Smugglers dumped 300 birds into the sea on Tuesday while attempting to escape authorities, drowning most of the animals that were believed to have been collected in various Southeast Asian countries, for sale in Indonesia.

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Wednesday
Jan102018

Busy end of year for transport sector initiatives to curb wildlife crime

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 2018—TRAFFIC’s collaboration with the global transport and logistics sector through the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership and Wildlife TRAPS Project has been significantly boosted over recent months.  

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