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Friday
Jul282017

The US Elephant Ivory Market: A New Baseline

Document (PDF: 3.25MB) by Rachel Kramer, Robin Sawyer, Sal Amato and Peter LaFontaine (July 2017). TRAFFIC. Washington DC, USA. This study has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to federal regulations, enforcing a “near-total ban” on imports, exports, and domestic trade of African Elephant ivory, were imposed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Tuesday
Jul112017

The Shark and Ray Trade in Singapore

Document (PDF:3MB) by Boon Pei Ya (May 2017) TRAFFIC. Selangor, Malaysia. Report by TRAFFIC and WWF reveals Singapore is the world’s second largest shark fin trader by value after Hong Kong, and calls on Singapore to improve transparency in the global shark fin trade through more robust monitoring.

Tuesday
Jul112017

Wildlife Cybercrime in China: E-commerce and social media monitoring in 2016

Document (PDF: 500KB) by Yu Xiao, Jing Guan and Ling Xu (May 2017). TRAFFIC. This document follows on from TRAFFIC's 2015 report that revealed that China’s e-commerce platforms have become major channels for the sale of illegal wildlife products, and assesses the current situation and new developments on this issue.

Tuesday
Jul112017

Flying Under the Radar: Wildlife Trafficking in the Air Transport sector

Document (PDF) by Mary Utermohlen & Patrick Baine (2017). TRAFFIC. Cambridge, UK. This report  examines the overall conclusions that can be drawn from the seizure data contained within the C4ADS Air Seizure Database, maps out the international and domestic transit routes that appear in our data, and details methods used by traffickers.

Tuesday
Jul112017

Overview of the Timber Trade in East and Southern Africa: National Perspectives and Regional Trade Linkages

Document (PDF: 2MB) by Kahana Lukumbuzya and Cassian Sianga (February 2017). TRAFFIC and WWF. Cambridge, UK. ISBN no:  978-1-85850-415-5. This report provides an overview of timber tade and makes reccomendations including governments making more multilateral forest agreements.

Tuesday
Jul112017

Conservation Strategy for South-East Asian Songbirds in Trade

Document (PDF: 3MB) by Jessica G.H. Lee, Serene C.L. Chng and James A. Eaton (2016). Wildlife Reserves Singapore/TRAFFIC. ISBN: 978-983-3393-72-5. Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), TRAFFIC, and Cikanangam Wildlife Center, along with other local and international stakeholders, joined forces to convene the first Asian Songbird Trade Crisis Summit, hosted by WRS in September 2015 at the Jurong Bird Park, Singapore, aiming to reduce the threat from trade to, and ensure the survival of, songbird taxa in the Greater Sunda region.

Tuesday
Jul112017

Songsters of Singapore: An Overview of the Bird Species in Singapore Pet Shops

Document (PDF: 2.1MB) by James A. Eaton, Boyd T. C. Leupen and Kanitha Krishnasamy (Febuary 2017). TRAFFIC. Selangor, Malaysia. ISBN: 978-983-3393-63-3. This report provides a snapshot of the current composition and availability of openly traded birds in Singapore’s AVA-licensed bird selling pet shops.

Tuesday
Jul112017

The Wildlife Connection: Raising Awareness of Wildife Crime Issues in South East Asia

Document (PDF, 5MB)
This is the second edition of our newsletter aimed at raising awareness of wildlife crime issues in Southeast Asia. In this edition, we bring you new information about online ivory trade in Indonesia and Thailand. Also, read on to find out more about the links between ambulances, glue and wildlife trafficking.

Tuesday
Jul112017

L’ÎLE AUX BOIS: Commerce de Bois de Rose et de Bois d’Ébène de Madagascar

Document: (PDF, 2.3MB) by Cynthia Ratsimbazafy, David J. Newton and Stéphane Ringuet (November 2016). TRAFFIC. Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 978-1-85850-416-2.

Tuesday
Jul112017

Timber Island: The Rosewood and Ebony Trade of Madagascar

Document (PDF: 2.3MB) by Cynthia Ratsimbazafy, David J. Newton and Stéphane Ringuet (November 2016). TRAFFIC. Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 978-1-85850-412-4. This report investigates how a combination of political instability, government mismanagement, a lack of forest operation controls and a failure to impose punitive penalties on well-known traffickers contributed to what was effectively zero control over the management of precious timber resources in Madagascar between March 2010 to March 2015.

Tuesday
Jul112017

Apes in Demand for zoos and wildlife attractions in Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand

Document (PDF: 6.0MB) by Claire A. Beastall, Jamie Bouhuys and Anna Ezekiel (November 2016). TRAFFIC. Selangor, Malaysia. ISBN no: 978-983-3393-51-0. This report investigates the species, numbers and sources of apes held in zoos and wildlife attractions in Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand and responds to concerns over the global high demand for apes, especially juveniles, for display in zoos and wildlife facilities, and the illegal removal of these apes from the wild.

Tuesday
Jul112017

Going Dutch: An analysis of the import of live animals from Indonesia by the Netherlands

Document (PDF: 3.5 MB)
by Jordi Janssen and Lisa J. Blanken (November 2016). TRAFFIC. Selangor, Malaysia. ISBN no: 978-983-3393-67-1. This report examines Ongoing illegal and unsustainable trade in wildlife between Indonesia and the Netherlands, and highlights several issues as observed in the trade data.

Monday
Jul102017

An Assessment of Trade in Bear Bile and Gall Bladder in Viet Nam

Document (PDF: 6MB) by Daniel Willcox, Nguyen D. T. Minh and Lalita Gomez (November 2016). TRAFFIC. Selangor, Malaysia. ISBN no: ISBN 978-983-3393-66-4. This report is the follow up to a survey in 2016 to investigate the availability  and sources of bear bile, bear gall bladders and bear parts, and to document the market dynamics in traditional medicine (TM) outlets and bear farms in six major cities across Viet Nam.

Monday
Jul102017

Reduced To Skin And Bones Re-Examined: Full Analysis: An analysis of Tiger seizures from 13 range countries from 2000-2015

Document (PDF: 4MB) by Sarah Stoner, Kanitha Krishnasamy, Talia Wittmann, Steven Delean and Philip Cassey (November 2016). TRAFFIC. Selangor, Malaysia. A comprehensive analysis of 16 years of Tiger seizures shows that Asia’s failure to ramp up enforcement, close Tiger farms, strengthen laws and reduce demand are to blame for the persistent illegal trade in Tiger parts.

Monday
Jul102017

Shark fin and mobulid ray gill plate trade in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Document (PDF: 2MB) by Joyce Wu (June 2016). TRAFFIC.Cambridge, UK. This report finds the trade in these products is highly dynamic.

Monday
Jul102017

An Ounce of Prevention: Snow Leopard Crime revisited

Document (PDF: 4MB) by Kristin Nowell, Juan Li, Mikhail Paltsyn and Rishi Kumar Sharma (October 2016). TRAFFIC. Cambridge, UK. ISBN no: 978-1-85850-409-4. With possibly as few as 4,000 snow leopards surviving in the wild, a new report from TRAFFIC has found that hundreds of the endangered big cats are being killed illegally each year across their range in Asia’s high mountains.

Monday
Jul102017

A Rapid Assessment of US Physical Ivory Markets

Document (PDF, 500KB) by Rachel Kramer, Sal Amato, Robin Sawyer, Giavanna Grein, Crawford Allan and Peter LaFontaine (October 2016). TRAFFIC. A rapid assessment by TRAFFIC of selected domestic ivory markets in the U.S. finds that state bans appear to be having an impact on reducing the open availability of elephant ivory in formerly significant urban markets.

Monday
Jul102017

In Transition: Bangkok’s Ivory Market: An 18-month survey of Bangkok’s ivory market

Document (PDF) by Kanitha Krishnasamy, Tom Milliken and Chution Savin (September 2016). TRAFFIC. Selangor, Malaysia. This report provides a summary overview of Bangkok’s ivory marketplace, and provides  comparisons with TRAFFIC’s previous market surveys in 2013 and early 2014. 

Monday
Jul102017

Reduced to skin and bones re-examined : An analysis of Tiger seizures from 13 range countries from 2000-2015

Document (PDF) by Sarah Stoner and Kanitha Krishnasamy (September 2016). TRAFFIC. Selangor, Malaysia. This Briefing Document highlights top-line findings about tiger trade and trafficking from the detailed analysis over the 16 years, including key occurrences and patterns over the period assessed.  Key recommendations are provided for consideration by actors at national, regional and international levels.

Monday
Jul102017

Observations of the Helmeted Hornbill Trade in Lao PDR

Document (PDF, 4MB) by Kanitha Krishnasamy, Boyd Leupen and Or Oi Ching
(September 2016). TRAFFIC. Selangor, Malaysia. ISBN no: 978-983-3393-53-4
. To understand the trade dynamics in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) better, TRAFFIC conducted an assessment of the open Helmeted Hornbill trade in five locations throughout Lao PDR.