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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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Tuesday
Aug072007

Ivory pieces seized in China from passenger returning from South Africa

Thirty-four pieces of ivory have been seized by Wenzhou Customs officials in China, according to a Chinese language report on Xinhua net, Zhejiang Channel

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Monday
Aug062007

27 Snow Leopard and other pelts seized in China

More than 100 furs of rare wild animals, including 27 Snow Leopard skins, have been seized in what police are describing as China's largest seizure of snow leopard furs since the Communists took power in 1949.

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Friday
Aug032007

Smuggled crocodiles seized in China

Police in China have seized 28 crocodiles, just 11 days after a seizure of 270 crocodiles was intercepted, reports the Xinhua news agency

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Friday
Aug032007

Maoist rebels accused of not returning seized wildlife products

Former Maoist rebels have not yet returned seized wildlife products, raising concern amongst conservationists in Nepal, reports the BBC

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Tuesday
Jul312007

Malaysia takes steps to ensure gaharu trade is sustainable

The Star's Hilary Chew presents an in-depth review on the growing trade in gaharu, the aromatic resin from Aquilaria trees.

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Monday
Jul302007

Star tortoises seized from air passenger

OneIndia reports the seizure of 320 rare star tortoises from a passenger on a Chennai-Colombo Air-Lanka Flight.

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Sunday
Jul292007

Brothers jailed for rhino poaching in South Africa

Two brothers have been jailed for poaching rhinos after they were arrested in August 2006 in KwaZulu-Natal reserve, South Africa, according to a Tribune report

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Sunday
Jul292007

Monitor lizards seized in Guangxi Province

Border police in Guangxi Province, China, have confiscated 50 monitor lizards on a bus bound for Beihai, reports the Xinhua news agency

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Friday
Jul272007

Couple jailed for smuggling rare tortoises

A couple attempting to smuggle 48 endemic Radiated and Spider Tortoises from Madagascar to Italy have been sentenced to a year in prison

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Friday
Jul272007

Scientist fined for smuggling orchids

National News reports that a pharmaceutical researcher caught smuggling rare orchids into the UK from his native Malaysia has been handed a stiff fine.

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Thursday
Jun212007

Booming China bids to save threatened plants

China has made an appeal for international financial backing to save its wild plants from the ravages of booming economic growth and global warming, according to a Reuters report.

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