Posts Tagged ‘ In Asia ’

Workshop held to consolidate interagency law enforcement mechanism in China

22. Juni 2018
Workshop held to consolidate interagency law enforcement mechanism in China

Haikou, Hainan, 5-7th June, 2018—China’s Ministerial Level Coordination Mechanism for Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade  was enhanced through a training workshop jointly -organised by the Department of Wildlife Conservation and Nature Reserve Management, State Forestry and Grassland Administration (SFGA), TRAFFIC and the China Wildlife Conservation Association(CWCA).
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Malaysia seizes over 680 wildlife and parts in operation against wildlife cybercrime

8. Juni 2018
Malaysia seizes over 680 wildlife and parts in operation against wildlife cybercrime

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th June 2018—Wildlife cybercrime in Peninsular Malaysia took a hit this month with authorities netting over 680 wild animals and parts in three separate raids.
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Southeast Asia’s appetite for pet otters supplied online

8. Juni 2018
Southeast Asia’s appetite for pet otters supplied online

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th June 2018—The online pet trade has emerged as a pressing threat to otters in Southeast Asia with a new TRAFFIC-IUCN Otter Specialist Group (OSG) study revealing hundreds of the animals for sale on Facebook and other websites over a four-month period.  
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Lao PDR Prime Ministerial Order raises hope for clean-up of country’s illegal wildlife trade hubs

4. Juni 2018
Lao PDR Prime Ministerial Order raises hope for clean-up of country’s illegal wildlife trade hubs

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5th June 2018—TRAFFIC has welcomed a new Order issued by the Lao PDR Prime Minister to tighten regulations against hunting and trade of protected wildlife in the country.
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“China’s Champions of Change” initiative launched

31. Mai 2018
“China’s Champions of Change” initiative launched

Beijing, China, 31st May 2018—With support from the European Union (EU), “China’s Champions of Change” initiative to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products and promote responsible consumption for those that can be sustainably traded, was officially launched in Beijing this week.
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Black Spotted Turtles no match for fast and furious illegal trade

28. Mai 2018
Black Spotted Turtles no match for fast and furious illegal trade

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 28th May 2018—Asia’s illegal trade in the Black Spotted Turtle is spiralling out of control. A new TRAFFIC study shows over 10,000 individuals have been seized in two years, eclipsing numbers recorded in a previous six-year study.
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Reptiles and amphibians endemic to Japan’s Nansei Islands threatened by pet trade

23. Mai 2018
Reptiles and amphibians endemic to Japan’s Nansei Islands threatened by pet trade

Tokyo, Japan 23rd May 2018—many species of rare reptiles and amphibians found only in Japan’s Nansei Islands are actively traded in both domestic and international pet markets, a new study by TRAFFIC has revealed.
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New study calls for enforcement co-operation to stem Red Panda trade in China

22. Mai 2018
New study calls for enforcement co-operation to stem Red Panda trade in China

Beijing, China, 22nd May 2018–a new TRAFFIC study into Red Panda Ailurus fulgens trade in China has documented persisting low-level demand for Red Pandas as pets, for pelts and for breeding purposes.
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Saving Species project launched in Viet Nam

17. Mai 2018
Saving Species project launched in Viet Nam

Hanoi, Viet Nam, May 2018—Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the USAID Saving Species project this month.
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Study calls for scrutiny of bear farms in Lao PDR

25. April 2018
Study calls for scrutiny of bear farms in Lao PDR

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26th April 2018—A study of Lao PDR’s bear farms suggests that foreign business ventures and tourism may be propping up the bear bile industry in the Economic Zone on the country’s border with China where bear farming facilities have tripled in size between 2012 and 2017, finds a new TRAFFIC study...
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Forestry officers trained in effective prosecution and conviction of wildlife crimes

18. April 2018
Forestry officers trained in effective prosecution and conviction of wildlife crimes

Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India, April 2018—earlier this month, frontline staff of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh (UP) Forest Departments including range officers and forest guards underwent two days of rigorous training to strengthen their legal capacity for effective wildlife crime prosecution and conviction.
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Wildlife sniffer dog training begins in Gwalior, TRAFFIC recruits another 12 dogs

5. April 2018
Wildlife sniffer dog training begins in Gwalior, TRAFFIC recruits another 12 dogs

5th April 2017, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India—12 wildlife sniffer dogs and their handlers began training early this week at the National Training Centre for Dogs (NTCD), in Tekanpur Gwalior. On completion of their nine-month long training, they will join existing squads already deployed across the country, taking the total strength of India’s wildlife sniffer...
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