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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - TIME magazine exposes plans for Chinese rhino ‘farming’
    l Europe l Middle East Medicinal plants Medicinal and aromatic plants Wildmeat Wildmeat resources Pets fashion Wild animals used for pets fashion Search TRAFFIC NOTE To search inside TRAFFIC s PDFs use the Publications Search Subscribe to news Subscribe to e Dispatches weekly TRAFFIC email newsletter Enter your Email Wildlife Trade News RSS What s RSS How to view in Chrome Donors Who supports our work TRAFFIC is grateful for the financial contribution from the Rufford Foundation towards this website Also of interest Wildlife crime is serious watch the video innovate fight crime save wildlife Interested in a Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge More details Timber harvest trade in South America Europe ROUTES Partnership Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species Affiliations TRAFFIC is a founder partner of Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management CPW TRAFFIC is a member of Useful links TRAFFIC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites WWF IUCN CITES More Tuesday Jun 07 2011 TIME magazine exposes plans for Chinese rhino farming TIME magazine has uncovered evidence on plans to farm rhinos in Africa in contravention of national and international legislation Click photo to enlarge Martin Harvey WWF Canon June 2011 the latest issue of TIME magazine reveals a secret plot in China to breed imported white rhinos commercially for their horns to be used in medicine a scheme that would be in direct contravention of national and international laws and which contradicts statements made in 2010 by Chinese officials at an international meeting and representatives of the traditional Chinese medicine industry In March 2010 members of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies headquartered in Beijing made a declaration saying they did not want their industry tainted by the use of endangered species parts or derivatives Later that month Chinese officials had affirmed to world governments at CITES the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora that there were no intentions to permit rhino farming in the country yet a TIME reporter uncovered detailed business plans by an ammunitions company to sell and market rhino horn pills with an aim to generate a 60 million dollar profit annually The natural world is scarred with the unintended consequences of what those only interested in profit might consider good business plans said Tom Milliken TRAFFIC s expert on the rhino horn trade The scale of the Chinese market is potentially so awesome one miscalculation and we potentially could lose entire species poached to meet the rising demand Asian demand for rhino horn is fuelling a rhino poaching spree in southern Africa which has seen the number of animals illegally killed in South Africa alone rise to more than 333 in 2010 and shows no signs of abating The plan to profit commercially from the importation of live rhinos into China as alleged by TIME is also problematic for South African authorities who have reportedly allowed the exportation of 103 live white rhinos since 2007

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Lid lifted on Vietnamese rhino horn trade
    To search inside TRAFFIC s PDFs use the Publications Search Subscribe to news Subscribe to e Dispatches weekly TRAFFIC email newsletter Enter your Email Wildlife Trade News RSS What s RSS How to view in Chrome Donors Who supports our work TRAFFIC is grateful for the financial contribution from the Rufford Foundation towards this website Also of interest Wildlife crime is serious watch the video innovate fight crime save wildlife Interested in a Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge More details Timber harvest trade in South America Europe ROUTES Partnership Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species Affiliations TRAFFIC is a founder partner of Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management CPW TRAFFIC is a member of Useful links TRAFFIC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites WWF IUCN CITES More Tuesday May 24 2011 Lid lifted on Vietnamese rhino horn trade Rhino horn openly on sale in Ha Noi markets May 2011 A hard hitting documentary hosted by Dan Rather screened this April on HDNet television in the USA and Canada revealed the extent of the rhino horn trade to Viet Nam and how it is fuelling a rhino poaching crisis in southern Africa In the above advance clip of the broadcast Tom Milliken Director of TRAFFIC s East and Southern Africa programme explains how a widely circulating urban myth about a senior politician supposedly cured of cancer using rhino horn stands behind an escalating slaughter of the species in Africa There is a story in Viet Nam it s widely told that a former prime minister was dying of liver cancer he took rhino horn and was cured says Milliken Now we are trying to put a face and a name to the story but no matter where we query government individuals we re not able to get to the bottom of it Despite the lack of substance to the story untold numbers of Vietnamese have been misled into buying rhino horn spending huge sums of money on the powdered horn in the mistaken belief it has the ability to cure cancer As Milliken points out in the traditional literature going back centuries in Asia rhino horn was used to reduce fever It s not going to cure you of lung cancer In one sequence the film crew enters a traditional medicine shop in Viet Nam where they ask about the availability of rhino horn whereupon the attendant produces a horn from under the counter and explains that the people who buy it will grind it and drink it Rhinoceros horn is a type of medicine that is valuable Sometimes I offer it but only wealthy can use it the vendor adds To willingly show banned wildlife goods to a camera crew indicates a serious disregard for the law and a total lack of law enforcement pressure on Viet Nam s retail markets says Milliken In another clip Milliken explains how abuse of rhino trophy hunting quotas in South Africa by Vietnamese

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Last Stand: Trafficking rhino horn
    Our work Outreach TRAFFIC and CBD TRAFFIC and CITES Networks Medicinal plants Rhinos Sharks and rays Tigers Timber trade Wild meat Media reports News archive Publications SEARCH Publications Subscribe to publications Publications by Species Publications by Topic TRAFFIC Bulletin TRAFFIC Newsletters Proceedings workshops CITES CoP background External TRAFFIC publications Contact Jobs Donate Support our work Help stop wildlife trafficking Focus on Behaviour change l Conservation awareness l Enforcement International Agreements CBD l CITES l CMS Forestry Timber trade Fisheries Fisheries regulation Iconic wildlife Apes l Bears l Deer l Elephants l Leopards l Marine turtles l Pangolins l Reptiles l Rhinos l Sharks rays l Tigers l others Regions Africa l Americas l Asia l Australasia l Europe l Middle East Medicinal plants Medicinal and aromatic plants Wildmeat Wildmeat resources Pets fashion Wild animals used for pets fashion Search TRAFFIC NOTE To search inside TRAFFIC s PDFs use the Publications Search Subscribe to news Subscribe to e Dispatches weekly TRAFFIC email newsletter Enter your Email Wildlife Trade News RSS What s RSS How to view in Chrome Donors Who supports our work TRAFFIC is grateful for the financial contribution from the Rufford Foundation towards this website Also of interest Wildlife crime is serious watch the video innovate fight crime save wildlife Interested in a Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge More details Timber harvest trade in South America Europe ROUTES Partnership Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species Affiliations TRAFFIC is a founder partner of Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management CPW TRAFFIC is a member of Useful links TRAFFIC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites WWF IUCN CITES More Tuesday Feb 21 2012 Last Stand Trafficking rhino horn Tom Milliken TRAFFIC s expert on rhino horn trade interviewed for this hard

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  • TRAFFIC - Publications: Mammals
    into the future Pills Powders Vials Flakes The bear bile trade in Asia PDF 1 MB Kaitlyn Elizabeth Foley Carrie J Stengel Chris R Shepherd 2011 67pp ISBN 9789833393336 TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on the Trade in Bear Parts 2 3 MB Edited by D Williamson 2008 99pp Published by TRAFFIC East Asia Symposium held at Nagano Japan 4 October 2006 Bear Necessities An Analysis of Brown Bear Management and Trade in Selected Range States and the European Union s Role in the Trophy Trade 4 5 MB Amelie Knapp 2006 76pp ISBN 2 9600505 2 5 ISBN 978 2 9600505 2 3 Using CITES trade data for 1975 2003 this report analyses the international trade in Brown Bear trophies and the role the EU plays in this trade The report also presents information on the status and distribution of Brown Bears in nine range States threats to the species and management and conservation measures Bear Gall Bladder Trade in Japan 3 MB Akiko Ishihara 2005 98pp Japanese and English Published by TRAFFIC East Asia Japan In the Black Status Management and Trade of the American Black Bear Ursus americanus in North America 2 MB Douglas F Williamson April 2002 161pp ISBN 0 89164 165 3 ISBN 978 0 89164 165 0 Published by TRAFFIC North America and WWF US A review of State bear trade laws scanned PDF 5 MB by Douglas E Williamson 1999 TRAFFIC North America publication Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on the Trade in Bear Parts Edited by D Williamson M J Phipps 2001 186pp Published by TRAFFIC East Asia Ministry of Environment of ROK and IUCN SSC Bear Specialist Group Symposium held at National Institute of Environmental Research Seoul Republic of Korea 26 28 October 1999 Trade in Musk and Bear Bile in India A TRAFFIC India Study in the areas of Sikkim Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council and Arunachal Pradesh Field Investigator Sunil Subba Facilitators Dr Ravikant Avasthe Soumen Dey July 2000 41pp The Status of Bears in Europe and Russia Karin Berkhoudt December 1999 159pp English edition Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the Trade of Bear Parts Edited by Douglas F Williamson Andrea L Gaski 1997 239pp Published by TRAFFIC East Asia Is It Really from a Bear A Simple Method for Identifying Bear Gall Bladder 1 995 12pp Manual and video Report published in collaboration with the World Society for the Protection of Animals Libearty Campaign The Bear Facts The East Asian Market for Bear Gall Bladder Summary 104 KB J A Mills Simba Chan Akiko Ishihara July 1995 41pp ISBN 1 85850 071 0 ISBN 978 1 85850 071 3 Discussions in this report address bear farming in China Hong Kong s gall bladder registration scheme biological implications of the legal trade in bear gall bladder in Japan and Taiwan s efforts to monitor its domestic market for bear gall bladder Recommendations are given to better understand monitor and control the trade Species in Danger series Proceedings of the First International Symposium on the Trade of Bear Parts for Medicinal Use Edited by Debra A Rose Andrea L Gaski April 1995 167pp Published by TRAFFIC East Asia Status Management and Commercialization of the American Black Bear Ursus americanus Catherine McCracken Debra A Rose Kurt A Johnson January 1995 132pp The Asian Trade in Bears and Bear Parts Scanned PDF 4 4 MB Judy A Mills Christopher Servheen 1991 113pp Cats Bones of Contention An assessment of the South African trade in African Lion bones and other body parts PDF 5 MB by Williams V L Newton D J Loveridge A J and Macdonald D W 2015 112pp ISBN 978 1 85850 383 7 The Lion bone trade is a contentious and complex conservation issue spanning continents and cultures and a diverse array of role players A critical question that emerged during the research was what events if any drove the demand for Lion bones in East Southeast Asia Reduced to Skin Bones Revisited An Updated Analysis of Tiger Seizures From 12 Tiger Range Countries 2000 2012 PDF 3 5 MB by Sarah Stoner Natalia Pervushina 2013 42pp ISBN 983 3393 37 4 This report provides an updated situational analysis of the current illegal Tiger trade picture to gain an improved understanding of one of the greatest threats to the Tiger s survival It s not my Tiger PDF 1 3 MB by A Vaisman TRAFFIC 2012 in Russian A review of Russian wildlife legislation Behaviour Change We Can Believe In Towards A Global Demand Reduction Strategy for Tigers PDF 900 KB by Sabri Zain 2012 This paper discusses why conservationists need to explore new approaches to understanding and influencing the behaviours that are driving consumer demand for Tiger and other products and examines tools and models that can address the underlying drivers of these behaviours Illuminating the blind spot A Study on Illegal Trade in Leopard Parts in India 2001 2010 PDF 3 3 MB 38pp ISBN 978 1 85850 254 0 2012 TRAFFIC India A study on the illegal trade in Leopard parts in India with an aim to provide firstly indicators of the severity of the trade in Leopard parts in India and secondly to identify regions where effective and enhanced enforcement measures will help to have a significant impact in curbing this trade The big cat trade in Myanmar and Thailand PDF 1 5 MB Adam Oswell 2010 TRAFFIC Southeast Asia publication 32pp ISBN 978 983 3393 312 Between January 2001 and June 2010 a total of 493 big cat parts were observed at markets and during covert investigations in Myanmar and Thailand Reduced to Skin and Bones An Analysis of Tiger Seizures from 11 Tiger Range Countries 2000 2010 PDF 4 MB Pauline Verheij Kaitlyn Elizabeth Foley and Katalina Engel 2010 TRAFFIC International 44pp ISBN 978 1 85850 244 1 This report presents a compilation and analysis of available data on Tiger seizures from 11 of the 13 Tiger range countries over the past 10 years The wild cat trade in Myanmar PDF 1 1 MB Chris R Shepherd and Vincent Nijman 2008 TRAFFIC Southeast Asia 16pp ISBN 9833393152 A total of 1 320 wild cat parts representing an absolute minimum of 1158 individual animals were observed during 12 surveys carried out in Myanmar formerly Burma between 1991 and 2006 These parts represented all eight species of wild cats found in Myanmar Paper Tigers The role of the U S captive Tiger population in the trade in Tiger parts 1 9 MB Douglas F Williamson Leigh A Henry July 2008 TRAFFIC North America 52pp A report examining the regulations concerning the keeping and breeding of Tigers in captivity in the U S A The Tiger Trade Revisited in Sumatra Indonesia 1 1 MB Julia Ng and Nemora February 2008 English and Bahasa Indonesian TRAFFIC Southeast Asia 58pp ISBN 978 983 3393 09 1 Report into the ongoing and illegal open trade in Tiger parts in Sumatra Taming the Tiger Trade China s Markets for Wild and Captive Tiger Products Since the 1993 Domestic Trade Ban 2 7 MB Kristin Nowell Xu Ling March 2007 64pp ISBN 978 1 85850 228 4 TRAFFIC s findings in this report provide strong evidence that China s trade ban has been effective at reducing the market for Tiger products particularly traditional medicines Still illegal trade remains a threat China s progress in Tiger conservation especially Tiger trade would almost certainly be undone if China s market for Tiger products were re opened Nowhere to Hide The Trade in Sumatran Tiger 2 MB Chris R Shepherd Nolan Magnus March 2004 98pp ISBN 983 99246 6 4 ISBN 978 983 99246 6 4 The Sumatran Tiger is listed as Critically Endangered the highest category of threat on the IUCN 2003 Red List of Threatened Animals The findings of this report show the structure and extent of the trade in Sumatran tiger bone and other tiger parts which is essential in guiding future work and in highlighting the importance of increased enforcement Fading Footprints The Killing and Trade of Snow Leopards 1 4 MB Stephanie Theile August 2003 72pp ISBN 1 85850 201 2 ISBN 978 1 85850 201 4 Snow Leopards in a genus of their own are endangered big cats Surveys of trade in Snow Loepards were conducted in Mongolia and Pakistan and information was collected by consultants in India and the Russian Federation during 2002 The results clearly show that Snow Leopards and their parts are traded in all range States with the possible exception of Bhutan In the large majority of cases this trade is illegal A CITES Priority Conservation of Tigers and Other Asian Big Cats TRAFFIC and WWF Briefing Document PDF 836KB 2002 TRAFFIC and IUCN Far from a Cure The Tiger Trade Revisited 1 MB Kristin Nowell March 2000 100pp ISBN 1 85850 173 3 ISBN 978 1 85850 173 4 English and Chinese editions This report examines the tiger trade in the late 1990s In particular it looks at the extent illegal trade in tiger bone can still be considered the leading threat to the tiger s survival in addition to the trade in skins and other tiger parts The report urges range states to enforce trade bans and improve anti poaching measures among other recommendations While Supplies Last The Sale of Tiger and Other Endangered Species Medicines in North America 1996 1997 Summary PDF 144 KB Scanned full report PDF 3 MB Edited by Andrea L Gaski January 1998 57pp TRAFFIC North America investigated the display and sale of endangered species products in two Canadian and five US cities beginning in late 1996 through fall of 1997 Tiger Progress The Response to CITES Resolution Conf 9 13 Summary 144 KB Susan A Mainka May 1997 82pp ISBN 1 85850 1296 ISBN 978 1 85850 129 1 Summary 144 KB This report examines the response to the resolution adopted by the Conference of the Parties to CITES in 1994 The resolution called upon Parties to take a variety of actions to help save the world s remaining tigers from extinction The report examines the response to the resolution from 29 select countries and territories for which information was available The response to the resolution was found to be incomplete with few countries honouring their commitment to the actions agreed Rhinoceros Horn and Tiger Bone in China An Investigation of Trade since the 1993 Ban Scanned PDF 3 MB Summary 136 KB J A Mills April 1997 49pp ISBN 1 85850 128 8 ISBN 978 1 85850 128 4 In China domestic trade in both tiger and rhinoceros products has been banned since 1993 and the maximum penalty for illicit trade is death However in this report TRAFFIC documents that Tiger and rhinoceros based and traditional Chinese medicines TCM continue to be available Species in Danger series Of Tiger Treatments Rhino Remedies Trade in Endangered Species Medicines In Australia and New Zealand Debra J Callister Tara Bythewood May 1995 32pp ISBN 0 64624 157 5 ISBN 978 0 64624 157 9 Killed for a Cure A Review of the Worldwide Trade in Tiger Bone Scanned PDF 2 7 MB Judy A Mills Peter Jackson August 1994 52pp ISBN 185850 049 4 ISBN 978 185850 049 2 A focus on the use of Tiger bone as a medicinal this review compiles what is known of the status of Tiger populations the uses and value of Tiger bone the extent to which it is traded globally and offers recommendations for Tiger conservation The Harvest of and Trade in Latin American Spotted Cats and Otters PDF 6 65MB 1987 Steven Broad Cats in Captivity Report no 1 Drs A M Frederikse 1986 44pp Dutch edition PROBOSCIDEA Elephants An assessment of the live elephant trade in Thailand provides details of between 79 and 81 wild elephants illegally captured for sale into the tourist industry in Thailand between April 2011 and March 2013 Polishing off the Ivory Trade Surveys of Thailand s Ivory Market PDF 2 MB by Naomi Doak 2014 TRAFFIC Cambridge UK Illegal Trade in Ivory and rhino horn an Assessment Report to improve law enforcement under the Wildlife TRAPS project 1 8 MB by T Milliken 2014 USAID and TRAFFIC ISBN 978 1 85850 373 8 A Rapid Response Assessment Elephants in the Dust The African Elephant Crisis PDF 39MB 2013 UNEP CITES IUCN TRAFFIC Développement d un Système de Gestion des Stocks d Ivoire au Gabon Propositions de Standards Minimums 1 6 MB by S Ringuet et J F Lagrot 2013 Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CITES Geneva Switzerland 66 pp ISBN 978 1 85850 369 1 TRAFFIC s engagement in the fight against illegal trade in elephant ivory PDF 450 KB 2013 Factsheet Audit des stocks gouvernementaux d ivoire au Gabon PDF 2 7 MB Stephane Ringuet 2012 MANUEL ETIS Le programme ETIS de suivi du commerce illégal de l ivoire et autres produits de l éléphant d Afrique Loxodonta africana comme outil de protection de l éléphant au Cameroun PDF 750 KB The elephant and ivory trade in Thailand 800 KB Daniel Stiles June 2009 ISBN 9789833393206 TRAFFIC recorded the number and types of ivory items seen for sale across Thailand between December 2006 and February 2008 TRAFFIC Southeast Asia An assessment of the illegal ivory trade in Viet Nam 500 KB Daniel Stiles February 2009 ISBN 9789833393190 In 2008 TRAFFIC set out to compile existing and new information on the trade specifically in elephant ivory in Viet Nam in consultation with relevant experts and stakeholders TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Elephant and ivory trade in Myanmar 1 4 MB Chris R Shepherd and Vincent Nijman December 2008 32pp ISBN 9789833393169 Ivory other elephant parts are routinely smuggled out of Myanmar in contravention of the Protection of Wildlife and Wild Plants and Conservation of Natural Areas Law State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No 583 94 1994 suggesting a serious lack of law enforcement and a blatant disregard for international conventions and national laws TRAFFIC Southeast Asia No Peace for Elephants Unregulated domestic ivory markets in Angola and Mozambique 1 1 MB Tom Milliken Alistair Pole Abias Huongo Edited by Tom Milliken April 2006 Prepared by TRAFFIC East Southern Africa TRAFFIC Online Report Series No 11 No Oasis Egyptian ivory trade in 2005 1 5 MB Esmond Martin Tom Milliken June 2005 23pp ISBN 1 85850 208 X ISBN 978 1 85850 208 3 A comprehensive survey of the ivory trade in Egypt focused upon the cities of Cairo Luxor Aswan Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh was undertaken in March and April 2005 TRAFFIC Online Report Series No 10 Tackling the Ivories The Status of the US Trade in Elephant and Hippo Ivory 1 1 MB Douglas F Williamson September 2004 54pp ISBN 0 89164 174 2 ISBN 978 0 89164 174 2 Between January and mid April 2004 TRAFFIC researched and analyzed the contemporary role of the USA in the international trade of elephant and hippo ivory More Ivory than Elephants Domestic Ivory Markets in Three West African Countries English with French summary 924 KB Marianne Courouble Francis Hurst Tom Milliken December 2003 65pp ISBN 1 85850 203 9 ISBN 978 1 85850 203 8 Prepared by TRAFFIC East Southern Africa TRAFFIC Online Report Series No 8 The Ivory Markets of East Asia PDF 1 29MB 2003 Esmond Martin and Daniel Stiles ETIS Training Manual Edited by Meng Xianlin Wan Ziming Yu Dawei Zhong Hai December 2003 147pp Published by CITES Management Authority of the People s Republic of China TRAFFIC East Asia An Assessment of the Domestic Ivory Carving Industry and Trade Controls in India 680 KB February 2003 32pp ISBN 1 85850 199 7 ISBN 978 1 85850 199 4 Prepared by TRAFFIC India TRAFFIC Online Report Series No 7 Japan s Trade in Ivory after the Tenth Conference of the Parties to CITES 540 KB Hisako Kiyono September 2002 21pp ISBN 1 85850 198 9 ISBN 978 1 85850 198 7 Prepared by TRAFFIC East Asia Japan TRAFFIC Online Report Series No 6 The Trade of Elephants and Elephant Parts in Myanmar 500 KB Chris R Shepherd August 2002 16pp ISBN 1 85850 197 0 ISBN 978 1 85850 197 0 Prepared by TRAFFIC Southeast Asia TRAFFIC Online Report Series No 5 An Investigation of the Ivory Market in Taiwan 476 KB Joyce Wu Marcus Phipps August 2002 23pp Prepared by TRAFFIC East Asia Taipei TRAFFIC Online Report Series No 4 An Assessment of China s Management of Trade in Elephants and Elephant Products 832 KB Caitlin O Connell Rodwell Rob Parry Jones July 2002 55pp ISBN 1 85850 195 4 ISBN 978 1 85850 195 6 Prepared by TRAFFIC East Asia TRAFFIC Online Report Series No 3 An Assessment of the Illegal Trade in Elephants and Elephant Products in Viet Nam 768 KB July 2002 29pp ISBN 1 85850 194 6 ISBN 978 1 85850 194 9 Prepared by The Viet Nam Ecological Association TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Indochina office Forest Protection Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development TRAFFIC Online Report Series No 2 The World s Unregulated Domestic Ivory Markets A TRAFFIC Briefing Document PDF 1 85MB 2002 Tom Milliken Still in Business The Ivory Trade in Asia Seven Years after the CITES Ban summary 100 KB Edited by Stephen V Nash April 1997 82pp ISBN 1 85850 124 5 ISBN 978 1 85850 124 6 This report provides a review of current Asian ivory trade examining the recent information from China Hong Kong Japan Macau Singapore South Korea Thailand and Taiwan The main volume of trade is no longer in intricate works of art but in signature seals known as hankos in Japanese used to transact everyday business in some parts of Asia The report shows that Asia s ivory industry is still in business seven

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Raise a glass to support rhino conservation
    Rufford Foundation towards this website Also of interest Wildlife crime is serious watch the video innovate fight crime save wildlife Interested in a Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge More details Timber harvest trade in South America Europe ROUTES Partnership Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species Affiliations TRAFFIC is a founder partner of Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management CPW TRAFFIC is a member of Useful links TRAFFIC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites WWF IUCN CITES More Tuesday Nov 13 2012 Raise a glass to support rhino conservation Update TRAFFIC was very grateful for the first donations of R5 000 and R10 000 received from Rhino Wine SA in 2013 so keep raising those glasses and supporting TRAFFIC s conservation efforts in the region Cape Town South Africa 13th November 2012 Rhino Wine SA today launched a new range of wines which aim to support conservation efforts to protect South Africa s rhinos Rhino poaching is currently at an all time high with South Africa home to the world s largest rhino populations particularly affected For every bottle of wine purchased R2 00 will be donated to TRAFFIC the wildlife trade monitoring network to support conservation work in southern Africa The philosophy behind the Rhino Wine SA brand is for consumers to gain awareness of the crisis facing rhinos raise funds for TRAFFIC s conservation efforts while at the same time enjoying a glass of vino with a cause responsibly of course said Charise Matthews for Rhino Wine SA The new wine range produced and bottled by Excelsior Wine Estate includes a Sauvignon Blanc and a blend of Shiraz Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Rhino Wine SA s support is warmly welcomed by TRAFFIC for our efforts to help bring about an

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Shark populations dwindle as top catchers delay on conservation actions
    video innovate fight crime save wildlife Interested in a Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge More details Timber harvest trade in South America Europe ROUTES Partnership Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species Affiliations TRAFFIC is a founder partner of Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management CPW TRAFFIC is a member of Useful links TRAFFIC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites WWF IUCN CITES More Thursday Jan 27 2011 Shark populations dwindle as top catchers delay on conservation actions in Japanese After ten years International Plan to save sharks still not implemented Shark processing factory Kesennuma Japan Of the top 20 shark catchers Japan is the only one known to have reviewed and revised its national plan of action on shark conservation measures Click image to enlarge Shawn Heinrichs Washington D C USA 27th January 2011 A decade after members of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization UN FAO approved an international plan to conserve sharks a new analysis finds that it has yet to be fully implemented With 30 percent of all shark species now threatened or near threatened with extinction there is little evidence that the plan has contributed significantly to improved conservation and management of these animals The analysis The Future of Sharks A Review of Action and Inaction PDF 1 1 MB uses fisheries information provided to the UN FAO to identify the top 20 shark catching countries and other entities and then assesses whether they have taken the management and conservation measures they agreed to in 2001 According to the review only 13 of the top 20 have developed national plans of action to protect sharks one of the primary recommendations from 2001 and it remains unclear how those plans have been implemented or if they have been effective The top 20 shark catchers account for more than 640 000 tonnes annually nearly 80 percent of total shark catch reported globally The top 10 in order are Indonesia India Spain Taiwan Argentina Mexico Pakistan United States Japan and Malaysia Indonesia India Spain and Taiwan account for more than 35 percent of all sharks taken annually based on their own reported data Worldwide shark populations are in decline due to unregulated fishing much of it to meet the high demand for fins Up to 73 million sharks are killed annually primarily for their fins which are used as an ingredient in shark fin soup a popular dish in many East Asian countries The analysis produced by TRAFFIC the wildlife trade monitoring network and the Pew Environment Group was released ahead of a crucial meeting of the UN FAO s Committee on Fisheries COFI taking place between 31st January and 4th February in Rome Italy The two organizations recommend that COFI perform a comprehensive review into the actions being undertaken to manage fisheries in which sharks are taken The fate of the world s sharks is in the hands of the top 20 shark catchers most of whom

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Illegal shark fishing compounds global management shortfall
    plans to manage shark populations Click photo to enlarge Simon Buxton WWF Canon Cambridge UK Canberra Australia 3 November 2008 As the world s demand for sharks continues to grow shark populations are plummeting The Asian market for shark fin is the key driver of shark fishing globally and is fuelling illegal fishing and high levels of legitimate shark fishing of questionable sustainability according to a new report jointly published by the Australian Government and TRAFFIC the wildlife trade monitoring network Sharks are particularly vulnerable to overfishing because they grow slowly are late to mature and produce relatively few young Currently more than a fifth of shark species are listed as threatened with extinction Glenn Sant TRAFFIC s Global Marine Programme Leader and an author of the report described the impact of illegal fishing as an unacceptable additional threat to the survival of populations of sharks We simply don t know enough about the scale of global shark fishing practices to assess the true impact that legitimate fishing is having he said Many so called managed shark fisheries are not constrained in any way to ensure they are sustainable which opens up the threat of over fishing The report was launched ahead of this week s United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization FAO meeting on sharks in Rome which will discuss how to monitor shark fisheries and will consider the effect illegal fishing is having on shark numbers In 2000 FAO encouraged member countries to implement management of their shark populations but seven years later fewer than 20 of members had introduced a plan to do so Such national measures should include specific actions to tackle illegal shark fishing The global lack of action towards conserving shark populations is inexcusable given the knowledge we have about the impacts of fishing on these animals Sant emphasized While shark numbers plummet the major shark catching countries have shown little uptake of recommendations on monitoring or management so we welcome the efforts that FAO is making this week in Rome Only six of the top 20 shark catching countries or territories have implemented plans of action to manage sharks It is particularly important that all countries improve reporting by specifying which shark species are caught says Colman O Criodain wildlife trade policy analyst at WWF International It s a major concern that many of the countries with the biggest shark fisheries are not currently tracking this TRAFFIC believes it is imperative to create frameworks to support rapid national action to improve the management of sharks Countries with developed management systems need to implement measures to address the impacts they are having on sharks In addition assistance should be provided to countries with less developed systems to establish monitoring and management of shark fisheries Further information Glenn Sant TRAFFIC s Global Marine Programme Leader tel 61 2 4221 3221 mob 61 418 416 030 email gsant traffico org Richard Thomas Communications Co ordinator TRAFFIC International tel 44 1223 279068 mob 44 7526646216 email Richard

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Poor fisheries management endangers sharks in the Coral Triangle
    effort in managing shark fisheries in the Coral Triangle to help conserve dwindling populations of these threatened species The report An Overview of Shark Utilization in the Coral Triangle Region PDF 600 KB examines the catch trade and management of sharks in waters of the six Coral Triangle countries Indonesia Malaysia Papua New Guinea the Philippines Solomon Islands and Timor Leste plus the neighbouring countries of Viet Nam and Fiji Indonesia and Malaysia are among the top 20 shark catching nations in the world Indonesia being the single largest catcher This report identifies crucial gaps in these countries implementation of management measures and data collection In some cases this reflects inconsistency with basic requirements of the regional bodies and international conventions of which they are members says Glenn Sant TRAFFIC Global Marine Programme Leader Sharks on board an Indonesian fishing vessel apprehended in 2012 in Australia s northern waters Australian Fisheries Management Authority 2012 Key issues highlighted include the general absence of specific management measures for sharks a lack of species identification in shark catch and trade reports and the general lack of available data on both shark catch and trade across the region A lack of data is detrimental to the sustainable management of sharks in the region and needs to be urgently addressed as sharks are heavily targeted in several of these countries adds Sant Some fisheries target sharks for their meat but the main driver of unsustainable fishing for sharks is currently the demand in Asia for fins which are used in shark fin soup The development of sustainable shark fisheries in this region has a long way to go None of the countries can currently claim to be effectively and responsibly managing their shark resources says Sant The report encourages local and regional management bodies to examine the factors needed for responsible shark utilization Responsible utilization of shark resources requires responsible management trade and consumption Each of these elements requires adequate governance and monitoring to provide confidence that traded shark products are from sustainable sources adds Sant The introduction of a comprehensive package of shark management measures must be a priority for these countries Shark sanctuaries are an important component of this package as they provide an immediate and precautionary supplement to other management measures and in particular can provide much needed refuge and protected nursery areas for sharks says Andy Cornish WWF Hong Kong Conservation Director Despite long standing global concerns on declining shark populations due to growing evidence that many shark species are threatened shark populations continue to decline due to a general lack of even basic management and the plight of sharks is further exacerbated by illegal unreported and unregulated IUU fishing This report shows how slow the development of sustainable fisheries has been in important areas where sharks are caught and why WWF advocates that people should stop consuming shark fin and other parts unless consumers can verify that a shark product is really coming from a sustainable source notably with Marine

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