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Hong Kong announces massive ivory seizure...

Friday, 7 July 2017, 9:22 am | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Hong Kong, 6th July 2017—Customs officers in Hong Kong seized “about” 7.2 tonnes of ivory from a shipping container arriving from Malaysia at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound on Tuesday, 4th July. More >>

Thailand's drive against illegal ivory trade

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 4:19 pm | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Bangkok, Thailand, 23rd February 2015 —Ivory traffickers be warned: the Thai authorities have a powerful forensic tool in the country’s drive to detect ivory of illegal origin entering its markets and ensure domestic traders are complying with new laws. More >>

Action Needed to Curtail Illegal Ivory And Rhino Trafficking

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 1:47 pm | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Washington DC, 22 September 2014—Illegal rhino horn trade has reached the highest levels since the early 1990s, and illegal trade in ivory increased by nearly 300 percent from 1998 to 2011, according to a new report by U.S. Agency for International ... More >>

Smuggling Threatens the “Holy Grail” of the Reptile World

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:37 am | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

An unusual and little-known monitor lizard from Borneo that has captured the interest of reptile collectors is emerging as the latest victim of the global illicit wildlife trade, an investigative report by TRAFFIC warns. More >>

Parts of 2800 Bears Seized in Asia Over a 12-Year Period

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:05 pm | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

A new TRAFFIC analysis of hundreds of seizures sounds the alarm on Asia's ongoing widespread bear trade and the need for immediate international action. More >>

Thailand Must Act to Prevent Illegal Wild Elephant Trade

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10:59 am | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

7th July 2014 Bangkok, Thailand, —Wild live elephants are being illegally captured to supply the lucrative tourism industry in Thailand and urgent changes to the country's legislation and elephant registration procedures are needed to stop the trafficking, ... More >>

Market surveys find disturbing increase in Thai ivory market

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 11:28 am | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Bangkok, Thailand,—Monthly monitoring of Bangkok's domestic ivory market by TRAFFIC reveals a near trebling of the number of ivory items for sale in the past 18 months and a steep rise in the number of outlets selling ivory in Thailand's capital city. More >>

Alarming rise in Black Spotted Turtle trade across Asia

Saturday, 24 May 2014, 1:35 pm | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23rd May 2014 – Illegal international trade of the Black Spotted Turtle in Asia has escalated over recent years and immediate action is required to stem the flow, a new TRAFFIC report has found. The attractive spotted visage of ... More >>

2013 worst ever for rhino poaching in South Africa

Saturday, 18 January 2014, 3:59 pm | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

South Africa, 17th January 2014—The South African Department of Environmental Affairs revealed official figures today that 1004 rhinos were illegally killed during 2013 in South Africa, the equivalent of nearly three animals a day, making it the worst ... More >>

Ivory found for sale on Myanmar’s border with China

Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 10:27 am | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Cambridge, UK, 13th January 2014 —An undercover team from TRAFFIC and Oxford Brookes University have found more than 3300 pieces of ivory and close to 50 raw ivory elephant tusks openly for sale in Mong La, a town on the Myanmar side of the country’s border ... More >>

White smoke for Whitetip and other sharks at CITES

Thursday, 14 March 2013, 5:15 pm | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Earlier decisions to adopt proposals to include shark species threatened by overharvesting for their fins and meat within CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) were accepted today during the final plenary wrap ... More >>

Timber Proposals Widely Adopted at CITES

Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 9:23 am | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Bangkok, Thailand, 12th March —Dozens of commercially exploited timber species are to receive better international trade controls following negotiations at a United Nations meeting today. More >>

Sharks Receive Improved Trade Protection Measures

Tuesday, 12 March 2013, 8:49 am | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Bangkok, Thailand, 11th March —Governments at a United Nations meeting on wildlife trade today voted for better international trade controls for shark species that are in severe decline because of overfishing for their high-value fins and meat. More >>

Four Leopards a week enter India’s illegal wildlife trade

Saturday, 29 September 2012, 12:21 pm | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

New Delhi, India, 28 September 2012—At least four Leopards have been poached and their body parts entered into illegal wildlife trade every week for at least 10 years in India, according to TRAFFIC’s latest study “Illuminating the Blind Spot: A ... More >>

Illegal Ivory Trade Blooms During Egypt’s Arab Spring

Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 11:54 am | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Cambridge, UK, 30th January 2012 —the illegal trade in elephant ivory is flourishing in Egypt due to a lack of law enforcement, combined with the entrance into the market of a major new consumer—the Chinese buyer, according to a new TRAFFIC investigation. More >>

2011 Annus horribilis for African Elephants, says TRAFFIC

Friday, 30 December 2011, 12:42 pm | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Cambridge, UK, 29th December 2011 —As the year draws to a close, TRAFFIC warns that 2011 has seen a record number of large ivory seizures globally, reflecting the sharp rise in illegal ivory trade underway since 2007. More >>

Illegal bear bile trade rampant in Asia

Thursday, 12 May 2011, 9:42 am | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Poaching and illegal trade of bears, driven largely by the demand for bile, used in traditional medicine and folk remedies continues unabated across Asia on a large scale, a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, has found. More >>

Major ivory seizures in Thailand, China and Viet Nam

Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:44 am | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Three significant ivory seizures this April provide further insight into the markets being targeted by organized crime syndicates smuggling elephant ivory from Africa to Asia. More >>

Live pangolins and dried snake skins seized in Thailand

Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:41 am | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

A van packed to the brim with 173 live pangolins and 130 kilogrammes of dried snake skins was confiscated by Thai Customs officers in the wee hours of this morning in Prachuap Khiri Khan. More >>

Reptile and amphibian reporting needs tightening: new study

Thursday, 31 March 2011, 10:57 am | TRAFFIC Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

Cambridge, UK, 30th March 2011—Wide discrepancies in the numbers of live reptiles and amphibians reported in the pet trade to Thailand indicate misreporting or deliberate violation of international trade rules, according to a paper just published in PLoS ... More >>

 

 

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