Posts Tagged ‘ In Asia ’

Facebook dominates as the main market place for illegal live reptile trade in the Philippines

19. Januar 2018
Facebook dominates as the main market place for illegal live reptile trade in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines, 19th January 2018—A new TRAFFIC study reveals a flourishing trade in reptiles on Facebook in the Philippines with rapidly growing membership in groups offering everything from Critically Endangered crocodiles to rare tortoises.
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Songbirds sunk—almost 300 birds drowned by smugglers in dramatic confiscation

18. Januar 2018
Songbirds sunk—almost 300 birds drowned by smugglers in dramatic confiscation

Melaka, Malaysia, 18 January 2018—Smugglers dumped 300 birds into the sea on Tuesday while attempting to escape authorities, drowning most of the animals that were believed to have been collected in various Southeast Asian countries, for sale in Indonesia.
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Wildlife sniffer dog helps apprehend poacher just a week after deployment

4. Januar 2018
Wildlife sniffer dog helps apprehend poacher just a week after deployment

27th December 2017, Kaziranga National Park, India—“Quarmy”, one of 13 newly trained wildlife sniffer dogs deployed in India, has cracked her first wildlife poaching case just a week after finishing training.
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Illegal trade hammering Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolin stronghold

21. Dezember 2017
Illegal trade hammering Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolin stronghold

Jakarta, Indonesia, 21st December 2017—Indonesia, one of the last strongholds of the Sunda Pangolin, has lost up to 10,000 pangolins a year to illegal trade despite significant enforcement success, finds a new TRAFFIC study.
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TRAFFIC Study: Japan’s ivory market must close

20. Dezember 2017
TRAFFIC Study: Japan’s ivory market must close

Tokyo, Japan, 20th December 2017—well-organized transnational criminal networks and a poorly regulated domestic market are among the factors making Japan a lucrative target for procuring ivory products for illegal export. In the continued absence of effective regulation and law enforcement, WWF and TRAFFIC are calling for the closure of Japan’s domestic ivory market pursuant...
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TRAFFIC helps organize training workshop for enforcement officers in northwest China

19. Dezember 2017
TRAFFIC helps organize training workshop for enforcement officers in northwest China

Xi’an, China, December 2017—More than 70 enforcement officials from the provinces of Shanxi, Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia, and Xinjiang, attended the Northwest China CITES enforcement training workshop, which was co-organized by TRAFFIC and the Xi’an Branch of the China CITES Management Authority.
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New recruits bring TRAFFIC’s Super Sniffers total to 56

18. Dezember 2017
New recruits bring TRAFFIC’s Super Sniffers total to 56

New Delhi, India, 19th December 2017—Last week, 13 wildlife sniffer dogs completed their training at the National Training Centre for Dogs (NTCD), BSF Academy, Tekanpur Gwalior, bringing the combined total of such dogs deployed within India helping curb illegal wildlife trade to 56. 
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In the wake of world’s largest ever pangolin scale seizure, new analysis exposes plethora of pangolin trafficking routes

15. Dezember 2017
In the wake of world’s largest ever pangolin scale seizure, new analysis exposes plethora of pangolin trafficking routes

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15th December 2017—An average of 20 tonnes of pangolins and their parts have been trafficked internationally every year with smugglers using 27 new global trade routes annually, according to new research released today by TRAFFIC and IUCN.
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Consumers in China would widely support upcoming ivory ban, but awareness is low, consumer survey finds

12. Dezember 2017
Consumers in China would widely support upcoming ivory ban, but awareness is low, consumer survey finds

Beijing, China, 12th December 2017—As a landmark ban on domestic elephant ivory trade comes into effect in China at the end of this month, Globescan surveys published by TRAFFIC and WWF found that the ban has widespread support from a majority of consumers surveyed and that it is likely substantially to reduce ivory purchase....
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Indian Star Tortoise seizure in Thailand brings year’s total to over 6000 individuals seized

11. Dezember 2017
Indian Star Tortoise seizure in Thailand brings year’s total to over 6000 individuals seized

Bangkok, Thailand, 11th December 2017—on the high seas, at railway stations and markets, Star Tortoise seizures continue to make headlines with the latest case in Bangkok marking 6,040 of the tortoises confiscated globally this year.
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Just a month’s jail for illegal Tiger carcass possession in Malaysia

5. Dezember 2017
Just a month’s jail for illegal Tiger carcass possession in Malaysia

Ipoh, Malaysia, 5th December 2017—The minimum fine, one-month jail and his motorcycle confiscated: this was the sentence handed down to a man caught ferrying a Tiger carcass on his bike last year in northern Peninsular Malaysia, home to some 250 Critically Endangered wild Tigers.
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TRAFFIC helps train Nanjing enforcement agencies to combat wildlife crime

1. Dezember 2017
TRAFFIC helps train Nanjing enforcement agencies to combat wildlife crime

Nanjing, China, 1st December 2017—This week 60 enforcement officials from Nanjing received training on combatting wildlife crime on the internet and through courier channels during a workshop co-organized by Nanjing Forest Police College (NFPC) and TRAFFIC. Participants from the Forest Police, Customs, Administration for Industry and Commerce, Procuratorate and Postal Bureau attended.
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