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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.

Monday
Jul102017

Observations of the illegal Pangolin Trade in Lao PDR

Document (PDF 4MB) by Lalita Gomez, Boyd T C leupen and Sarah Heinrich. (September 2016). TRAFFIC.
Selangor, Malaysia. ISBN no 978-983-3393-54-1
. This report explores Lao PDR’s role in the illegal pangolin trade and discusses the findings of two market surveys, conducted in several locations as well as the outcomes of an analysis of pangolin seizures that involved Lao PDR as either an origin, transit, seizure or destination country.

Monday
Jul102017

TRAFFIC Briefing: An Overview of Pangolin Trade in China

Document (PDF 3.5MB) by Ling Xu, Jing Guan, Wilson Lau and Yu Xiao. (September 2016). TRAFFIC.
This report presents widespread evidence of ongoing illegal trade in pangolin scales but an apparently reduced market for pangolin meat in China.

Monday
Jul102017

Malaysia's Invisible Ivory Channel: An assessment of ivory seizures involving Malaysia from January 2003 - May 2014

Document (PDF, 3MB) by Kanitha Krishnasamy (September 2016). TRAFFIC. Southeast Asia Regional Office, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.  ISBN no: 978-983-3393-52-7. This report discusses some insights from the ivory seizures over the period Jan 2003 - May 2014, as well as highlighting needs and opportunities in order for Malaysia to remove itself from its current position as a country of international concern for illicit trade in ivory under CITES.

Monday
Jul102017

Cadre pour l’Evaluation de la Légalité des Opérations forestières, de la Transformation et de la Commercialisation des bois : Principes, Critères et Indicateurs pour Madagascar.

Document (PDF: 1MB) by Julien Noël Rakotoarisoa, Cynthia Ratsimbazafy, David J. Newton and Stéphane Ringuet (August 2016). TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa. ISBN no: 978-1-85850-393-6.

Le présent document fait  état de lieu des éléments réglementaire des opérations forestières et le commerce du bois à Madagascar, c’est une démarche qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de la définition de légalité des opérations forestières du pays et plus loin vi se à renforcer la restauration de la gouvernance du secteur forestier.

Monday
Jul102017

Framework for the Evaluation of the Legality of Forestry Operations and the Processing and Marketing of Timber: Principles, Criteria and Indicators for Madagascar

Document (PDF: 1MB) by Julien Noël Rakotoarisoa, Cynthia Ratsimbazafy, David J. Newton and Stéphane Ringuet (August 2016). TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa. ISBN no: 978-1-85850-393-6.
This document provides an overview of the existing regulations pertaining to forest operations and timber industry in Madagascar.

Monday
Jul102017

Illegal Otter Trade : An analysis of seizures in selected Asian countries (1980-2015)

Document (PDF, 2MB) by Lalita Gomez, Boyd T. C. Leupen,
Meryl Theng, Katrina Fernandez and Melissa Savage (July 2016). TRAFFIC. Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. ISBN no: 978-983-3393-49-7.

This study is an analysis of otter seizure data during the period 1980 to July 2015 inclusive, for four species of otter in Asia ; the Eurasian Otter Lutra lutra, the Hairy-nosed Otter Lutra sumatrana, the Small-clawed Otter Aonyx cinereus and the Smooth-coated Otter Lutrogale perspicillata. The illegal wildlife trade poses a direct threat to all four species as they are popular for their fur and increasingly for their supposed qualities as pets.

Monday
Jul102017

Rapport de l’atelier: action de planification pour renforcer la collaboration sous-régionale. Appui à la mise en oeuvre des Plans d’Action Nationaux pour l’Ivoire (PANI) en Afrique centrale. 

Document (PDF, 2.1MB) by Sone Nkoke Christopher, Paulinus Ngeh Chiambeng, Nick Ahlers. (2016). TRAFFIC. Yaoundé, Cameroon.
ISBN no: 978-1-85850-395-0. Les 18 et 19 novembre 2015, le Projet Wildlife-TRAPS (Wildlife Trafficking, Response, Assessment and Priority Setting - Le Trafic de la Faune, Réponse, Evaluation et Etablissement des Priorités) mis en oeuvre par TRAFFIC – le réseau de surveillance du commerce de la faune et de la flore sauvages – et l’UICN, a organisé un atelier sur la planification d’actions en collaboration (CAP – Collaborative Action Planning) à Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).

Monday
Jul102017

Workshop Proceedings: Sub-Regional Action Planning to Strengthen Regional Collaboration. Support of the Implementation of National Ivory Action Plans (NIAPs) in Central Africa.

Document (PDF, 1MB) by Sone Nkoke Christopher, Paulinus Ngeh Chiambeng, Nick Ahlers. (2016). TRAFFIC. Yaoundé, Cameroon. ISBN no. 978-1-85850-392-9.
The Wildlife Trafficking Response Assessment, and Priority Setting (Wildlife-TRAPS) project, supported by USAID and implemented by TRAFFIC and IUCN, organized a Collaborative Action Planning (CAP) workshop in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on 18th and 19th November 2015.

Monday
Jul102017

Wildlife protection and trafficking assessment in Kenya: Drivers and trends of transnational wildlife crime in Kenya and its role as a transit point for trafficked species in East Africa

Document (PDF, 3.5 MB) by Sam Weru. (2016). TRAFFIC. ISBN no. 978-1-85850-386-8. This report is an assessment of the status, drivers and trends of transnational wildlife crime in Kenya and its role as a key transit point for wildlife species illegally traded from East Africa.