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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Da Nang City issues wildlife crime-fighting Directive
    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 Monday Jan 25 2016 Da Nang City issues wildlife crime fighting Directive Da Nang is one of Viet Nam s busiest seaports Allan Watt https creativecommons org licenses by nc 2 0 Da Nang Viet Nam 25th January 2016 The Da Nang People s Committee has issued a powerful new regional Directive urging government officials strictly to comply with all wildlife management and protection laws and calling on them to refrain from advertising giving or receiving wildlife products as gifts a common custom in Viet Nam The People s Committee the executive arm of the provincial government responsible for formulating and implementing policy issued the Directive to strengthen the city s enforcement capabilities and ensure unified action against illegal wildlife trade through all levels of government The Directive provides specific guidance to relevant agencies on monitoring all wildlife related activities in the city carefully and systematically It states that tourist markets and restaurants under the control of the Department of Culture Sport and Tourism must cease sales of any threatened wildlife products such as ivory and meat as well as the exploitation of live threatened species for entertainment It also calls for no sales of confiscated wildlife its products and derivatives an activity currently undertaken by some enforcement agencies in Viet Nam This Directive takes a tough line on wildlife crime It s a strong commitment towards ending the poaching trafficking and consumption of endangered animals said Madelon Willemsen Head of TRAFFIC s Viet Nam Office Da Nang People s Committee has shown that individual provinces have an important role to play in protecting Viet Nam s natural assets We hope more regional governments will follow its lead and acknowledge that they too have a responsibility to promote zero tolerance for wildlife crime within society and local government Situated in the centre of the country almost equidistant between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Da Nang lies on the north south transport axis of Viet Nam s land sea and air routes It is Southeast Asia s gateway to the Pacific Ocean Viet Nam s third largest city and houses one of its busiest ports Da Nang has also been the site of a number of major wildlife seizures officials confiscated over 3 600 kg of ivory 4 000 kg of pangolin scales and 142 kg

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - South Africa reports small decrease in rhino poaching, but Africa-wide 2015 the worst on record
    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 21 2016 South Africa reports small decrease in rhino poaching but Africa wide 2015 the worst on record Poaching totals in South Africa 2007 2015 Johannesburg South Africa 21st January 2016 South Africa today announced the official number of rhinos illegally killed in the country during 2015 The figure of 1 175 represents a slight drop on the 1 215 record total in 2014 but overall rhino poaching figures for Africa total a record high for the continent While a slight decrease in rhino poaching in South Africa was apparent in 2015 and perhaps the authorities are having some impact on the ground these numbers are hardly cause for celebration or complacency said Sabri Zain TRAFFIC s Director of Policy The figures remain unacceptably high and continent wide the scale of the rhino poaching crisis is spreading The 2015 decrease in South Africa has been more than offset by significant increases in neighbouring Zimbabwe where rhino poaching rose from 12 in 2014 to a widely reported total of at least 50 last year while losses in Namibia also rose sharply from 24 in 2014 to 80 in 2015 According to TRAFFIC data Africa wide rhino poaching totals reached 1 299 animals in 2014 The latest figure from South Africa means the continent wide total in 2015 was at least 1 305 For Africa as a whole this is the worst year in decades for rhino poaching said Tom Milliken TRAFFIC s Rhino Expert The poaching epicentre has spread to neighbouring Namibia and Zimbabwe but is nowhere near being extinguished in South Africa despite some commendable efforts being made we re still a very long way from seeing the light at the end of this very dark tunnel Of the four major rhino range States only Kenya is expected to report a significant fall in rhino poaching in 2015 Last week a number of rhino conservation measures were agreed during the 66th Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CITES All countries affected by rhino poaching were directed to implement key strategies and actions developed by the CITES Rhinoceros Enforcement Task Force with specific instructions issued to Mozambique to implement its National Ivory and Rhino Action Plan including adoption of its strengthened conservation legislation and regulations to South Africa and Mozambique urgently to finalize their joint action plan on rhino poaching to South Africa and Viet Nam to enhance their collaboration on criminal investigations Viet Nam as a key destination for rhino horn was instructed to implement their improved penal reforms effectively and to take action to reduce the demand for rhino horn in domestic markets The world is watching especially those destination countries whose demand drives the trade Viet Nam and China There

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News
    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 TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature Latest news from TRAFFIC Wednesday Jan 20 2016 Winners of Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge announced Washington D C USA 20th January 2016 The United States Agency for International Development USAID and its partners today announced the 16 Prize Winners under the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Click to read more Wednesday January 20 2016 at 17 24 Share Article Wednesday Jan 20 2016 Large weaverbird seizure in northern Peninsular Malaysia Gerik Malaysia 20th January 2016 Close to 1 500 Baya Weavers Ploecus phillipinus have been seized by the Perak Border Security Agency in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks PERHILITAN in Perak near Gerik northern Peninsular Malaysia Click to read more Wednesday January 20 2016 at 13 05 Share Article Monday Jan 11 2016 Critical issues for CITES on the table Geneva Switzerland 11th January 2016 This week a number of issues fundamental to the success of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CITES as a conservation tool will be under discussion Click to read more Monday January 11 2016 at 14 56 Share Article Thursday Jan 07 2016 New TRAFFIC study throws light on supply chain traceability Cambridge UK 7th January 2016 TRAFFIC has compiled a ground breaking traceability review of how trade in species listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CITES can be tracked along the supply chain Click to read more Thursday January 7 2016 at 12 17 Share Article Thursday Dec 31 2015 Illegal pangolin trade in Myanmar booming Petaling Jaya Malaysia 31st December 2015 Illegal trade in live pangolins their meat and their scales in the Special Development Zone of Mong La Myanmar is booming according to a study co authored by TRAFFIC published this week in Global Ecology and Conservation Click to read more Thursday December 31 2015 at 0 02 Share Article Monday Dec 28 2015 West Bengal enforcement officials learn about latest technology to fight wildlife crime India December 2015 a two day capacity building workshop was held earlier this month for enforcement officials from across West Bengal on wildlife law enforcement Click to

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News
    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 TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature Latest news from TRAFFIC Tuesday Dec 22 2015 Awareness raising targets commercial wildmeat sector in Cameroon Yaoundé Cameroon December 2015 more than 70 wildmeat traders and sellers including restaurant owners learned about the legislation in place to protect wildlife from overharvesting for the wildmeat trade during a meeting hosted by Cameroon s Ministry of Forests and Wildlife MINFOF supported by WWF and TRAFFIC earlier this month Click to read more Tuesday December 22 2015 at 15 48 Share Article Monday Dec 21 2015 Groundwork laid for intelligence information exchange in Central Africa En français Yaoundé Cameroon 21st December 2015 a TRAFFIC led visit to four countries in Central Africa Cameroon Democratic Republic of Congo DRC Congo and Gabon has enlisted the support of key enforcement personnel for exchanging intelligence information as part of a regional drive against illegal wildlife trade and crime Click to read more Monday December 21 2015 at 15 35 Share Article Tuesday Dec 15 2015 Borneo stands up for its wildlife Bali Indonesia 15th December 2015 Ending the year on a positive note some 55 participants from Heart of Borneo countries have come together to draw up joint actions to address illegal wildlife trade and set biodiversity conservation monitoring priorities in the world s third largest island Click to read more Tuesday December 15 2015 at 15 37 Share Article Monday Dec 14 2015 TRAFFIC mourns loss of colleague Massimiliano Rocco Massimiliano Rocco Max passed away suddenly at the end of last week in Cameroon Max was based in Italy where he was in charge of species conservation and where he worked for TRAFFIC for almost two decades He was an enthusiastic passionate dedicated conservationist and colleague who shared a deep concern for protecting wild animals and plants across the world Click to read more Monday December 14 2015 at 14 44 Share Article Tuesday Dec 08 2015 China and Africa Summit agrees to enhance joint efforts against illegal trade of fauna and flora en Français Johannesburg South Africa 8th December 2015 Meetings of Chinese and African leaders last week ended with the two sides agreeing to collaborate more closely on protecting wildlife resources and in particular on jointly addressing illegal trade in fauna and flora Click to read more

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News
    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 TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature Latest news from TRAFFIC Friday Dec 04 2015 Thousands of birds seized from East Java port Jakarta Indonesia 4th December 2015 Wildlife authorities in East Java yesterday seized hundreds of plastic baskets crammed with 2 711 live native birds of various species from a passenger ship docked in the port of Tanjung Perak in Surabaya Click to read more Friday December 4 2015 at 10 26 Share Article Thursday Dec 03 2015 EU TWIX ten years of enforcement assistance en Français Cambridge UK 3rd December 2015 EU TWIX European Union Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange the communications platform and seizures database for European enforcement officials has just turned ten years old Click to read more Thursday December 3 2015 at 14 24 Share Article Wednesday Dec 02 2015 30 artwork collecting businesses pledge to refuse illegal wildlife products Beijing China December 2015 30 leaders of artwork collecting businesses pledged to Refuse illegal wildlife products and support responsible Green collecting during the 7th China Art Handicrafts Expo held last month in Beijing Click to read more Wednesday December 2 2015 at 17 31 Share Article Wednesday Dec 02 2015 Centre for Women and Development and businesswomen take lead on corporate responsibility and wildlife protection in Vietnamese Viet Nam December 2015 More than 40 leading Vietnamese businesswomen and staff of the Vietnam Women s Union VWU and the Centre for Women and Development CWD pledged to promote environmental and social responsibility in business particularly through adopting a zero tolerance towards endangered wildlife consumption Click to read more Wednesday December 2 2015 at 7 08 Share Article Tuesday Dec 01 2015 Sustainable plant harvesting as straightforward as ABCD Bac Kan Viet Nam 1st December 2015 More than 50 local Forest Protection Department FPD staff forestry officers and village heads in Ngan Son Na Ri Cho Don and Ba Be Districts of Bac Kan Province received training in Asset Based Community Development ABCD this month Click to read more Tuesday December 1 2015 at 14 22 Share Article Tuesday Dec 01 2015 Debate on tackling wildlife crimes in Hong Kong set in motion in Chinese Hong Kong 1st December 2015 TRAFFIC is fully supporting a motion on Strengthening the combat against the

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News
    horn seizure made in China in 2013 TRAFFIC Update on 20th January 2016 the High Court in Johannesburg dismissed the Department of Environmental Affairs application for leave to appeal against the lifting of the ban on the domestic trade of rhino horn Pretoria South Africa 26th November 2015 In a High Court ruling today Judge Francis Legodi overturned the government s February 2009 ban on domestic trade in rhino horn opening the door for a resumption of regulated internal sales of rhino horn within South Africa But Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Mrs Edna Molewa swiftly signalled the government s intention to appeal the decision to the Superior Court a move that will suspend the execution of the judgement with immediate effect Click to read more Thursday November 26 2015 at 15 21 Share Article Tuesday Nov 24 2015 TRAFFIC and Tencent sign agreement to tackle illicit wildlife trade through social media networks Sammi Li TRAFFIC Cambridge UK 24th November 2015 TRAFFIC and Tencent a leading provider of Internet value added services in China today signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding MoU on tackling illegal wildlife trade carried out through WeChat and Tencent s other online platforms Under the terms of the MoU the two organizations pledged zero tolerance towards the advertising and sale of illegal wildlife products on Tencent s platforms and agreed to work on public education and distribution of messaging to dissuade users from engaging in illegal wildlife trade Creative messaging will be developed and distributed through online ads apps and social media channels to influence users to refuse illicit wildlife parts and products By the third quarter of 2015 WeChat had more than 650 million monthly active user accounts in China and abroad Click to read more Tuesday November 24 2015 at 23 48 Share Article Tuesday Nov 24 2015 Unseen harvest Southeast Asia s illegal orchid trade Gastrochilus bellinus J Phelps Bangkok Thailand 24 November 2015 A thriving and illegal trade in Southeast Asia s threatened and rare orchids is going largely unnoticed in Thailand and across its borders says a joint study by TRAFFIC and the Center for International Forestry Research CIFOR Conservative trade figures documented during the study suggest that tens of thousands of orchids are illegally traded across Thailand s borders every year without either domestic harvest permits or Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CITES permits violating range State and international restrictions on wild orchid harvest Click to read more Tuesday November 24 2015 at 10 28 Share Article Tuesday Nov 24 2015 Ivory Action Plans Good progress made but essential next steps needed Regional workshop on National Ivory Action Plans concludes in Central Africa En Français Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo 24th November 2015 A two day regional workshop on National Ivory Action Plans NIAPs held in Kinshasa the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC concluded with participating countries sharing lessons learned and agreeing essential next steps on how to safeguard the future of

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News
    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 TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature Latest news from TRAFFIC Thursday Feb 08 2007 Caviar figures smell fishy TRAFFIC is concerned the lifting of a caviar trade ban was not based on sound scientific data Boris Mashkov Vladivostock Russia 8 February 2007 The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CITES has lifted a one year ban on exports of caviar from stocks of beluga sturgeon and two species of sturgeon from the Amur River basin The announcement has dismayed TRAFFIC and WWF who are concerned the decision was not based on catch quotas established by the Russian Federation for 2007 Click to read more Thursday February 8 2007 at 13 52 Share Article Monday Feb 05 2007 Abalone to come under international trade controls South African abalone is frequently exported to East Asia where its meat is considered a delicacy Markus Bürgener TRAFFIC Click to enlarge Cape Town South Africa 5 February 2007 South Africa has taken a decisive step towards stemming the illegal harvest and trade of its endemic abalone species Haliotis midae by listing it in Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CITES The listing which comes into effect on 3 May 2007

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  • TRAFFIC - sur TRAFFIC
    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 A propos de TRAFFIC TRAFFIC le réseau de surveillance du commerce de la faune et de la flore sauvages est la principale organisation non gouvernementale à l échelle mondiale se consacrant à l encadrement du commerce des animaux et des plantes sauvages dans un contexte marqué à la fois par les enjeux de conservation de la biodiversité et du développement durable TRAFFIC est spécialisé dans La recherche et l analyse des tendances des impacts et des catalyseurs qui caractérisent le commerce des espèces sauvages en vue de fournir une base de connaissances essentielles sur les échanges d animaux et de plantes sauvages Le soutien des actions menées par les états sur initiative individuelle ou dans le cadre d une coopération inter gouvernementale et la mise à disposition d informations afin de faciliter l adoption et la mise en application de mesures et de lois qui fonctionnent Le soutien et le conseil du secteur privé ainsi que la mise à disposition d informations concernant les approches efficaces à adopter afin de s assurer que l extraction des espèces sauvages se fait dans les respect des normes et des meilleures pratiques en matière de reproduction des espèces Le développement d une meilleure appréhension des attitudes et motivations des consommateurs à l achat et la mise en place d une communication efficace dans le but de les dissuader d acheter des biens illicites provenant d espèces sauvages TRAFFIC a pour mission de s assurer que le commerce des animaux et des plantes sauvages ne constitue pas une menace pour la sauvegarde de la nature La vision de TRAFFIC est celle d un monde où le commerce des animaux et des plantes sauvages est géré de manière à préserver la bonne santé des espèces sauvages et des écosystèmes contribue à la satisfaction des besoins humains soutient les économies locales et nationales et permet de motiver les engagements à préserver les espèces sauvages et les habitats La réputation la crédibilité et l influence considérables dont jouit TRAFFIC sont le résultat d une stratégie à cinq dimensions 1 le développement de connaissances fiables résultant d un travail de recherches minutieux 2 une analyse approfondie et impartiale des questions relatives au commerce des espèces sauvages 3 une bonne compréhension du contexte socioéconomique général 4 une capacité à appréhender et conduire le changement et 5 un parcours riche de nombreuses expériences dans la mise en pratique des solutions proposées L objectif de TRAFFIC pour 2020 est d aider à réduire la pression exercée par le commerce illicite et non durable des espèces sauvages sur la biodiversité et d en optimiser les avantages pour la préservation de la flore et de la faune sauvages ainsi que le bien être des êtres humains que procure un commerce qui s effectue

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