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  • TRAFFIC - ROUTES
    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 ROUTES Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species The USAID ROUTES Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species Partnership was established in October 2015 with a five year mandate of collaboration and implementation of activities to assist the transport sector in efforts to reduce wildlife trafficking via land sea and air Funded by USAID the United States Agency for International Development and led by TRAFFIC ROUTES has established collaboration across government agencies transportation and logistics industry representatives international conservation organizations and donors The Problem Ivory seized in Malaysia in December 2012 TRAFFIC Illegal wildlife trade is an issue of global concern Poaching of iconic wildlife species including elephants and rhinos is at a record high their ivory and horn respectively trafficked to distant markets while there are significant impacts from the associated organized crime on broader issues such as rule of law national security rural livelihoods and economic development A concerted international response is needed to address this crisis The Solution A pictorial representation of discussions at a workshop for transportation businesses convened by TRAFFIC Imawan Rahadianto Heightened patrolling more and better equipped rangers the engagement of local communities in conservation action better enforcement and intelligence sharing and efforts to move consumer behavior away from threatened wildlife products are all essential elements of an overall solution to ending the poaching crisis and bringing down the criminal networks orchestrating it The ROUTES Partnership aims to complement these approaches through co ordinating the transport sector s response to target the very means by which organized criminals move or use others to move their contraband from source to end use markets Overall Goal of ROUTES To disrupt wildlife trafficking by reducing the use of legal transportation supply chains To achieve this goal the ROUTES Partnernship will Improve the data and analytics on wildlife trafficking within passenger and cargo supply chains for evidence based action Engage corporate leadership to collaborate to combat wildlife trafficking Improve the ability of transportation personnel to assist law enforcement to combat wildlife trafficking Integrate wildlife trafficking into relevant industry standards and protocols Increase passenger and client awareness of wildlife

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  • TRAFFIC - external links
    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 Useful links TRAFFIC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites Arkive CAWT CITES Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management CPW Commission des Forêts d Afrique Centrale

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Indonesia’s little known pitta trade
    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 Wednesday Feb 17 2016 Indonesia s little known pitta trade Most often seen on sale was the Javan Banded Pitta a shy understorey bird with striking black and yellow markings electric blue tail and fine bands on its underside that is found only in Java and Bali Kanitha Krishnasamy TRAFFIC Petaling Jaya Malaysia 17th February 2016 A secretive bird that s a challenge to spot in the wild is a regular sight at some of Indonesia s notorious wild bird markets according to a newly published paper written by researchers from TRAFFIC and Birdtour Asia Pittas often described as jewels of the forest because of their bright and colourful plumage were encountered in seven of eight bird markets visited between 2014 and 2015 in Java Indonesia according to the authors of Pittas for a pittance observations on the little known illegal trade in Pittidae in west Indonesia PDF 300 KB The article published in the latest issue of the Oriental Bird Club s BirdingASIA documents the discovery of 81 pittas comprising four species in the markets All pitta species are protected from hunting and trade under Indonesian law It takes lot of effort and patience to spot a pitta in the wild but it s not difficult to find them for sale in Indonesia s bird markets I was flabbergasted said co author of the recent study TRAFFIC s Serene Chng The appeal of pittas in trade is their visual beauty rather than their vocal prowess Traders frequently described them as cantik pretty to the researchers and potential buyers Asia and in particular Southeast Asia is where the majority of the world s pittas are found Every year hundreds of birdwatchers from across the globe visit Asia s forests hoping to see pittas whose secretive nature and bright colours makes them highly prized sightings The associated ecotourism industry provides a source of local income and employment and offers a direct incentive to protect the pittas rainforest habitats Recognising the role birdwatchers can play TRAFFIC is engaging with the birdwatching ecotourism industry as part of its work on the songbird trade

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Platform to enhance collaboration in countering illegal wildlife trade launched in Central Africa
    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 16 2016 Platform to enhance collaboration in countering illegal wildlife trade launched in Central Africa AFRICA TWIX a new platform to promote collaboration between enforcement agencies in Central Africa has been launched following a meeting in Cameroon TRAFFIC Douala Cameroon 16th February 2015 A new platform to promote collaboration between enforcement agencies engaged in tackling illegal wildlife trade and related criminal activities has been launched by representatives from justice and law enforcement agencies in four Central African countries The Africa T rade in W ildlife I nformation e X change AFRICA TWIX platform was launched following a phase of in country needs assessments with government stakeholders AFRICA TWIX is based on experience drawn from the hugely successful EU TWIX database and information exchange system used by enforcement personnel from across Europe for more than a decade AFRICA TWIX will initially run in four countries of Central Africa Cameroon Gabon Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo after which the aim is to expand its geographical scope and coverage to other parts of the continent Like EU TWIX AFRICA TWIX will be managed by TRAFFIC on behalf of government enforcement agencies It will be hosted by COMIFAC the Central Africa Forest Commission The Member States choice of TRAFFIC to manage AFRICA TWIX is a huge responsibility and a recognition of TRAFFIC s capacity and contribution towards the fight against illegal wildlife trade in the sub region said Dr Paulinus Ngeh TRAFFIC s Regional Director for Central Africa The launch of AFRICA TWIX took place following a two day workshop held in Douala Cameroon to validate the structure of the database on seizures and to define which criminal offences relate to illegal wildlife trade in each country The National Co ordinator of the Lusaka Agreement Task Force LATF in Congo Mr Bockandza Packo spoke of the need for close collaboration between AFRICA TWIX and the Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System of the Lusaka Agreement The workshop was organized by TRAFFIC in collaboration with COMIFAC and was attended by 28 representatives of justice and law enforcement agencies forest controllers police Customs etc from the four target countries Also in attendance were representatives from International and regional organizations such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC the World Customs Organization WCO Economic Community of Central African States ECCAS INTERPOL

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Conservation groups call for more protection for rays as well as sharks in new 10-year strategy
    San José Costa Rica 15th February 2016 A group of experts from international conservation organizations is announcing a new strategy for combating the decline of sharks and closely related rays while warning that the rays are even more threatened and less protected than the higher profile sharks The call for greater inclusion of rays in conservation action plans is part of Global Priorities for Conserving Sharks and Rays A 2015 2025 Strategy PDF 4 5 MB released today in conjunction with a Convention on Migratory Species CMS meeting on shark conservation currently underway in San José Costa Rica While calling on countries across the globe to take urgently needed actions to conserve and rebuild vulnerable populations of both sharks and rays the 10 year strategy document emphasizes that as a group rays including skates stingrays sawfishes guitarfishes and devil rays should receive as much attention and investment as their better known relatives the sharks The approximately 650 species of rays include shark like rays such as the critically endangered smalltooth sawfish and Brazilian guitarfish Overfishing due to under management is the single most important threat to sharks and rays said WCS Sharks and Rays Coordinator Amie Bräutigam Improvements in fisheries management and expansion of conservation efforts for rays in particular form a major part of this new strategy The global strategy was produced on the basis of extensive data analysis and synthesis by experts from Shark Advocates International Shark Trust TRAFFIC Wildlife Conservation Society WCS and WWF with technical guidance and input from the International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN Shark Specialist Group These organizations have partnered to implement this strategy through the Global Sharks and Rays Initiative Manta Ray Manta birostris rays are even more imperiled than sharks Cat Holloway WWF We are eager to share our global shark and ray conservation strategy with governments and to discuss concrete steps toward the many shared goals that are ripe for action said Sonja Fordham President of Shark Advocates International Although the challenges are daunting and many questions remain the tools and resources are already sufficient to meet CMS obligations for protecting many endangered rays and limit the catch of many heavily fished sharks Along with highlighting the need for more attention to rays the strategy emphasizes that science based limits on shark and ray fishing and trade are urgently needed to end overfishing and ensure sustainability Some shark and ray populations are capable of supporting fisheries in the long term said Ali Hood the Shark Trust s Director of Conservation Sustainable use is a pragmatic approach to conservation which values the natural world the importance of livelihoods the cultural significance of products and the need to minimize waste through full utilization It also requires a genuine commitment to science based management of populations a key objective of this global ten year strategy Glenn Sant TRAFFIC s Fisheries Programme Leader cautioned Shark and ray protection measures are only as good as their actual implementation Ensuring the traceability of fisheries products

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - China’s market potential for sustainably sourced wild plants
    is not responsible for the content of external internet sites WWF IUCN CITES More Thursday Feb 11 2016 China s market potential for sustainably sourced wild plants Cambridge UK 11th February 2016 A study launched this week by the International Trade Centre ITC and TRAFFIC examines the potential global market for sustainably sourced wild collected botanical ingredients originating from China the world s leading exporter of medicinal and aromatic plants MAPs accounting for over 15 of global exports Sustainable Sourcing Markets for Certified Chinese Medicinal and Aromatic Plants PDF 1 5 MB finds there are substantial market opportunities for certified MAPs from China while capturing the opportunities these present could lead to improved biodiversity conservation additional household income and investment to rural communities engaged in wild harvesting The report also provides an overview of current export trade in wild collected and cultivated botanical algal and fungal ingredients market segments and the market trends for certified ingredients in China It aims to help companies gain greater access to markets for their sustainably wild harvested products both within China and internationally and also to contribute to the ongoing dialogue among Chinese government agencies regarding the recognition and uptake of international voluntary standards and certification projects to verify sustainable wild harvesting and fair trading practices Between 2013 and 2015 TRAFFIC with funding from the EU China Environmental Governance Programme EGP together with the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies WFCMS WWF China Programme Office WWF CPO and Zhejiang Wecome Pharmaceutical Co Ltd Wecome implemented a project on Engaging China s private sector in sustainable management of medicinal plants the multiplier effect that focused on building sustainable supply chains for medicinal plants in two important centres for sourcing trade and manufacturing in the Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM industry in Hunan and Zhejiang provinces The resulting market study helped demonstrate the potential and benefits of access by Chinese companies to Voluntary Standard Systems VSS and certification schemes China is the origin of and biggest centre of production for many MAP materials used in TCM It produces a wide variety of plant based herbal medicines and ingredients that are consumed within China and worldwide In figures China s 2013 exports of MAPs ca 1 3 billion kg worth USD5 billion ca 15 6 total world exports However wild plant resources are under threat in China many of them because of overharvesting to meet high demand from the TCM and herbal products industry Sustainable sourcing makes sense both from a conservation and a business point of view said Anastasiya Timoshyna TRAFFIC s Medicinal Plant Programme Leader Sustainable sourcing is essential to conserve the plant species being harvested while as our studies demonstrate sustainability certification has huge potential to improve the market share for Chinese products The FairWild Standard is the only international standard developed and implemented specifically for the sustainable management use and trade of wild MAPs Currently many Chinese MAP materials are traditionally wild harvested by local communities for household and village income and already many

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Chi on display at Noi Bai Airport
    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 Thursday Feb 04 2016 Chi on display at Noi Bai Airport Chi Campaign posters on display at Noi Bai International Airport TRAFFIC Ha Noi Viet Nam February 2016 Posters featuring a successful businessman refusing gifts of rhino horn have gone on display in the International Terminal at Noi Bai Airport The images are the latest step by TRAFFIC and the Central Committee of Propaganda and Education CCPE in the consumer behaviour change Chi Campaign which promotes the concept that respect and success come from a person s inner strength or chi and not from a piece of rhino horn Noi Bai International Airport has been identified as a significant throughway for illegally traded wildlife parts Customs officers seized over 155 kg of elephant ivory and 9 kg of rhino horn there in 2015 The Airport has the capacity to serve 10 15 million passengers annually ensuring that the posters message to refuse rhino horn will reach a wide Vietnamese audience during its one year display TRAFFIC Through rejecting rhino horn and demonstrating that true strength and success come from within the Chi Campaign also shows how responsible citizens have a role in protecting our environment said Madelon Willemsen Head of TRAFFIC s Viet Nam Office To address

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - India holds first national workshop on capacity building for effective wildlife law enforcement
    Building for Combating Wildlife Crime was flagged off today by the Honourable Minister for Ministers Government of Tamil Nadu Thiru M S M Anandan at an inaugural ceremony organized at the Tamil Nadu Forest Academy Coimbatore Tamil Nadu The National Workshop organized by TRAFFIC in partnership with the Tamil Nadu Forest Department Tamil Nadu Forest Academy TNFA Wildlife Crime Control Bureau WCCB and WWF India runs from 4 6th February 2016 at the Tamil Nadu Forest Academy Coimbatore Tamil Nadu The workshop is the first of its kind where representatives from various wildlife law enforcement agencies from across India will undergo training to enhance their knowledge and skills for curbing poaching and illegal wildlife trade The workshop will also be an important forum where discussions will lead to the development of a national level strategy and protocols for combating wildlife crime Minister Anandan said Poaching and illegal wildlife trade are grave threats that endanger India s wildlife Tiger elephants rhinos and many lesser known species such as the monitor lizard pangolins turtle and tortoise species parakeets munias and other bird species are poached from the wild and smuggled across borders to international markets Unfortunately India s rich wildlife is always a target for poachers wildlife smugglers and international traders and this threat needs to be curbed in order to secure the future of Indian wildlife The Government of Tamil Nadu is pleased host India s first National Workshop on Capacity Building for Combating Wildlife Crime and welcomes enforcement officers from across the country I congratulate TRAFFIC and its partners such as the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Tamil Nadu Forest Academy Tamil Nadu Forest Department and WWF India for taking this initiative and co ordinating efforts in this important step towards curbing wildlife crime shared his keen interest in wildlife protection and conservation He said that biodiversity in India is under severe threat from various sources including competition for natural resources human wildlife conflict and wildlife crime Wildlife crime has the potential seriously to impact the health and balance of our ecosystem said Thiru Hans Raj Varma IAS Principal Secretary Environment and Forests Government of Tamil Nadu Law enforcement agencies such as the forest department police border security forces Customs and others need to collaborate and co ordinate their efforts to prevent this and this workshop provides an opportunity to help form relevant collaborations Thiru Dr V K Melkani Government of Tamil Nadu said Wildlife Crime is an organized activity that needs an organized response Therefore it is important for law enforcement officers to learn and use the latest tools and techniques available to fight wildlife crime to curb this growing menace In the three day long workshop around 100 participants from 20 States representing the departments of forests police and intelligence and 7 central agencies representing the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence Indo Tibetan Border Forces Border Security Forces Customs Railway Protection Force Sastra Surakha Bal and others will share knowledge and learn from experts about a variety of topics These

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