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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
Aug172007

Beetle mania threatens Japanese wildlife

The unregulated importation of up to 700,000 giant beetles from Africa, Australia and Asia for the craze of beetle "boxing tournaments" poses a threat to Japan's ecosystem, warn conservationists in the Deccan Herald

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Friday
Aug172007

Guangzhou customs seize almost 4,000 pelts

Yangcheng Evening News reports the Dachan division of Guangzhou Customs has seized 3,798 animal skins from a Hong Kong Motorboat.

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Friday
Aug172007

Monkey business back?

According to the New Strait Times, the Malaysian government's ban on trading in wild monkeys has been lifted

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Thursday
Aug162007

Wildlife officers seize more than 100 turtles in Melbourne

ABC reports that four people are expected to be charged and could face fines of up to AUD24,000 after wildlife officers sezized more than 100 turtles and 21 snakes in Melbourne, Australia

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Thursday
Aug162007

WWF warns holidaymakers over illegal souvenirs

WWF has warned travellers about illegally bringing souvenirs made from endangered species into the UK, after more than 163,000 items were confiscated in the last 12 months, reports the Guardian

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Thursday
Aug162007

ID cards for elephants

WCS scientists have photographed male elephants in southern India to enable recognition of individuals and to gain insight into poaching activities in the region, reports The Associated Press

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Wednesday
Aug152007

South Africa assesses ivory stockpiles before sale

South Africa is waiting for the provinces to tell the government how big their ivory stockpiles are before the CITES-approved sale of ivory to Japan goes ahead, reports the IOL

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Wednesday
Aug152007

Police inspector arrested following abalone raid

A police inspector and two other men have been arrested for illegal possession of perlemoen (abalone) reports the Independent Online in South Africa

 

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Tuesday
Aug142007

Allegations of logging corruption in Sabah

Anti-Corruption Agency officers in Sabah, Malaysia, have seized 3,000 logs and 22 lorries as they continue to investigate allegations of corruption in the logging industry

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Monday
Aug132007

US asks Indonesia to list Banggai cardinalfish as endangered

The US claims a fish endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia, should be listed because of increasing demand from the aquarium trade, but Indonesian authorities say the species is not threatened. In June, CITES Parties opted not to list the Banggai cardinalfish either

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Sunday
Aug122007

Leopard part smuggler jailed in the US

IOL reports a man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail, and another has been convicted and deported to South Africa by a US federal court after the pair were caught smuggling five leopard hides and three skulls into Colorado, USA

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Saturday
Aug112007

Live reptiles found in passenger's suitcase

A Saudi passenger's carry-on luggage in Cairo airport, Egypt, was found to contain live snakes -- including a cobra -- baby crocodiles and chameleons reports The Associated Press

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Friday
Aug102007

Paper Tiger skin seized in Nepal

An undercover operation has led to the seizure of two Leopard skins and a Tiger skin, the latter wrapped in the Times of India newspaper, reports Wildlife Conservation Nepal

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Thursday
Aug092007

Japan's burning question on seized ivory

Japan is left in a dilemma with what to do with three tonnes of ivory seized in August 2006, reports The Yomiuri Shimbun

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Tuesday
Aug072007

Black caviar seized

The Itar-Tass news agency report that Moscow police have seized 268 kg of black caviar, worth Euro1.5 million

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