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A compilation of seizures and prosecutions reported in the TRAFFIC Bulletin from 1997 onwards (PDF, 1.6 MB)


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Friday
Aug242007

EU and Cameroon to tackle illegal logging

Cameroon's Wildlife Minister, Elvis Ngolle Ngolle, and ambassadors from EU countries have agreed to establish a committee to investigate illegal logging, reports Reuters

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Thursday
Aug232007

Biggest shahtoosh haul for 8 years in India

The biggest haul of shahtoosch shawls for 8 years has been seized from three traders in Delhi, India, reports the Times of India

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Thursday
Aug232007

Ivory smuggler caught in Taiwan

A lady returning to Taiwan from Thailand was stopped by customs with two elephant ivory tusks (weighing 5 kg), according to a UDN report

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Wednesday
Aug222007

Ivory trinkets seized in China

Chopsticks and other ornamental items made of ivory have been seized from an inbound flight from Africa at Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport, China, reports CCTV

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Wednesday
Aug222007

Monkeys stolen in armed raid

52 macaques were taken from a Cambodian facility during a raid by masked gunmen reports DPA

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Wednesday
Aug222007

US troops trained to prevent poaching in Afghanistan

US troops in Afghanistan are being trained how to stem the poaching of wildlife, particularly Snow Leopards, according to AFP

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Tuesday
Aug212007

Reptile smuggler arrested in China

The Reuters news agency reports Chinese police in Guangdong province have arrested a smuggler with 70 "ornamental" crocodiles and 3,000 baby turtles

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Monday
Aug202007

Shahtoosh shawl head dresses confiscated in Dubai

Municipality inspectors in Dubai, UAE, have confiscated three head dresses made of ivory and Shahtoosh wool from Tibetan antelopes, said to be worth almost Dhs 25,000 (USD6,800)

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Monday
Aug202007

Parrots go home

149 parrots seized at the US border with Mexico have been returned to Mexico, according to a US Fish and Wildlife Service news release

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Monday
Aug202007

A tonne of live snakes seized in China

More than a tonne of live snakes have been seized from a highway sleeper bus in Guangxi Province, China, according to a China Radio International report

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Monday
Aug202007

New quota system for sturgeon fisheries

Caspian States will work out a new quota distribution system for sturgeon fishing reports ENS

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Monday
Aug202007

Tough prison sentences for animal smugglers

A court in Vietnam's southern Can Tho province has jailed eight members of a wild animal smuggling gang for stealing a Tiger from a farm last June, according to a report in the Vietnamese-language Tuoi Tre

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Sunday
Aug192007

Two detained after tortoises found in Scotland

Two men were detained after a van loaded with threatened tortoises and parrots was stopped in southern Scotland by local police and the SSPCA, report the BBC

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Saturday
Aug182007

Butterfly dealer jailed

Hisayoshi Kojima pleaded guilty to 17 charges related to the sale and smuggling of endangered butterflies and was sentenced to 21 months in prison and fined US$38,731, following a lengthy undercover operation by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Saturday
Aug182007

Four arrested in crocodile skin bust

Four people have been arrested after the car they were travelling in was stopped and found to contain freshwater crocodile skins, reports The Times of India

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