Posts Tagged ‘ In Asia ’

DNA tests confirm Southern Bluefin Tuna on menu in mainland China

18. August 2017
DNA tests confirm Southern Bluefin Tuna on menu in mainland China

Beijing, China, 18th August 2017—The Southern Bluefin Tuna market in China, a new study published today, has found Southern Bluefin Tuna is served in restaurants in mainland China, particularly Shanghai. This is a significant finding not only because of the threatened status of the tuna, but as it also provides insights into China’s role...
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FairWild in the spotlight at Shenzhen International Botanical Congress 2017

17. August 2017
FairWild in the spotlight at Shenzhen International Botanical Congress 2017

Shen Zhen, China, 23 to 29th July, 2017–the 19th International Botanical Congress (IBC), known as the Olympics of botany, was attended by TRAFFIC for the first time. The IBC is an academic conference for botanical scientists and organizations to showcase a diverse variety of exhibitions concerning plant conservation.
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New study finds China’s ivory market shrinking ahead of incoming domestic ivory ban

11. August 2017
New study finds China’s ivory market shrinking ahead of incoming domestic ivory ban

Beijing, China, 12th August 2017, World Elephant Day—Following China’s announcement late last year of a domestic ivory trade ban by the end of 2017, TRAFFIC and WWF surveys have found that the number of ivory items offered for sale—in both legal and illegal ivory markets in China—has declined alongside falling ivory prices.
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TRAFFIC surveys find thousands of ivory items sold weekly online in Japan

8. August 2017
TRAFFIC surveys find thousands of ivory items sold weekly online in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, 8th August 2017—TRAFFIC surveys of Japan’s online domestic ivory markets in 2017 have found high volumes of sales across online shopping malls, auction sites and emerging CtoC (Customer to Customer) websites, with thousands of advertisements posted every week. The significant number of ivory products being offered and traded online in Japan is...
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Malaysia makes its eighth African pangolin scale and ivory seizure for 2017

2. August 2017
Malaysia makes its eighth African pangolin scale and ivory seizure for 2017

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2nd August 2017–Royal Malaysian Customs officers have made their eighth illegal wildlife seizure this year as a shipment of African pangolin scales and elephant ivory was intercepted last Sunday. The seizure brings the total haul for the year to a staggering 1.7 tonnes of pangolin scales and 958 kg of ivory.
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Asia’s tigers face devastating snaring crisis

29. Juli 2017
Asia’s tigers face devastating snaring crisis

Cambridge, UK, 29th July 2017–On Global Tiger Day today, TRAFFIC and WWF are urging Tiger range governments to strengthen anti-poaching efforts and crack down on a severe wildlife snaring crisis that is threatening wildlife across Asia.
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TRAFFIC initiative in India warns against buying illegal wildlife products

28. Juli 2017
TRAFFIC initiative in India warns against buying illegal wildlife products

New Delhi, India, 26th July 2017–Four new posters under the “Don’t Buy Trouble” banner have been released by TRAFFIC and WWF-India in an effort to help curb illegal wildlife trade in some of the most traded wildlife species in India.
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Malaysian Customs arrest Vietnamese national carrying two suitcases filled with ivory

17. Juli 2017
Malaysian Customs arrest Vietnamese national carrying two suitcases filled with ivory

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17th July 2017—Royal Malaysian Customs have arrested a Vietnamese national with an estimated 36 kg of partially processed ivory pieces in two suitcases at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
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Viet Nam provides rhino horn samples to South Africa for DNA testing

13. Juli 2017
Viet Nam provides rhino horn samples to South Africa for DNA testing

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 12th July 2017—Following a record number of rhino horn seizures in Viet Nam in the first half of 2017, national authorities have provided samples for further intelligence gathering through advanced DNA testing in South Africa.
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Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten to end online ivory sales

10. Juli 2017
Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten to end online ivory sales

Tokyo, Japan, 10th July 2017—Japan’s e-commerce giant, Rakuten, Inc. is banning ivory sales from its online retail site, Rakuten-Ichiba. The new policy prohibiting sales of ivory and products made of Bekko (Hawksbill Turtle shell) was introduced on 1st July.
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Malaysia’s traditional Chinese medicine practitioners support use of alternatives to threatened wildlife

10. Juli 2017
Malaysia’s traditional Chinese medicine practitioners support use of alternatives to threatened wildlife

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9th July 2017–Malaysia’s traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, have come together to find solutions to reduce the use of threatened wildlife in traditional medicines.
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„About“ 7.2 tonnes of ivory seized in Hong Kong

6. Juli 2017
„About“ 7.2 tonnes of ivory seized in Hong Kong

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.
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