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  • TRAFFIC - EU Wildlife Trade
    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 Background European Union EU Wildlife Trade Initiative In 1980 when TRAFFIC established its first European national office much wildlife trade in Europe was unregulated many countries were not Parties to CITES and even when wildlife trade laws did exist they were often not well enforced TRAFFIC s work with the EU has therefore assisted governments and enforcement agencies in improving wildlife trade regulations and law enforcement activities EU and wildlife trade The 27 Member States of the European Union EU form one of the three largest wildlife consumer markets in the world alongside the USA and Japan Millions of live animals and plants are imported every year including parrots from South America caviar from the Caspian Sea reptiles from Africa and orchids from Southeast Asia A huge variety of wildlife products including shoes or bags made of reptile skin timber products such as furniture and dried plants used in medicines are in high demand by EU consumers This trade is regulated globally by CITES the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora which is implemented in the EU through the European Community EC Wildlife Trade Regulations and national laws Well regulated and legal trade can bring benefits to local people local economies and conservation For example the EU imports 95 of exported Vicuña wool providing significant income for 700 000 people in impoverished Andean communities in Bolivia Peru Argentina and Chile Sustainable development of the Vicuña wool trade has been supported by Italy Germany and the EC Volume and value TRAFFIC estimated the legal trade of wildlife products into the EU alone was worth an estimated 93 billion in 2005 and this increased to nearly 100 billion in 2009 TRAFFIC estimates that from 2000 2005 3 4 million lizard 2 9 million crocodile and 3 4 million snake skins all species listed under CITES were imported into the EU along with 300 000 live snakes for the pet trade plus 424 tonnes of sturgeon caviar more than half of all global imports and in 2004 alone more than

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  • TRAFFIC - Awareness Campaigns
    media award for its contribution towards broadening horizons and promoting public welfare In 2007 TRAFFIC WWF the conservation organization and Ogilvy an advertising agency launched an advertising campaign in mainland China aimed at changing consumer attitudes towards unsustainable wildlife trade The campaign consisting of creative print video and online advertisements in Chinese is part of an awareness raising project to inform urban consumers about the environmental harm that illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade causes and by providing guidance on what actions they can take to help protect species Campaign poster Graphic images depict the long evolutionary history of a particular species ending abruptly at the use that threatens its survival Campaign video depicts the sudden end to Tiger evolution It was shown at a Beijing subway station and on TV stations around mainland China In March 2013 a campaign themed as Small Hands and Big Hands Hand in Hand was launched in China in several areas considered historically important within the wildlife trade Such a campaign targeted elementary school students in the hope that the information they receive will then be communicated onto family members allowing a wider range of people to become involved Several TRAFFIC campaigns have focused on the souvenir trade and encourage tourists to be aware of what goods they are purchasing Welcome to Tibet 2 2 MB A 2006 brochure funded by WWF and TRAFFIC urges tourists not to buy threatened wildlife items when visiting Tibet Southeast Asia Public Service Announcements PSAs produced by the WWF and TRAFFIC Greater Mekong Programmes pertaining to wildlife consumption in particular of civets pangolins bears and king cobras Shop Carefully video produced by the TRAFFIC East Asia office in Taipei to encourage responsible buying of souvenir items In April 2014 the Taronga Conservation Society Australia in partnership with TRAFFIC launched a Wildlife Witness app for smartphones that would allow users to report suspected illegal wildlife trade in South East Asia simply by sending a photo and a location via the app to TRAFFIC The information can then be analysed to help build up a clearer picture of the wildlife trade across South East Asia which can help facilitate better responses to illegal trading Thailand An information panel in Suvarnabhumi airport Thailand alerts passengers wildlife trafficking STOPS here Malaysia In July 2011 the documentary On Borrowed Time a joint release by WWF Malaysia and TRAFFIC highlights the need for more intense efforts to stop poaching in the Belum Temengor Forest of Malaysia home to many critically endangered species that are at significant risk of being poached The film calls for a revitalised taskforce to deal with poachers and a need for greater commitment to the protection of wildlife from all involved in the survival of the forest The film subsequently won several awards for its success in highlighting the poaching problem had by this region In April 2014 TRAFFIC designed and released 500 car stickers to taxi drivers in Malaysia which encourage the public to report wildlife crime to the Wildlife

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  • TRAFFIC - Awareness Campaigns
    media award for its contribution towards broadening horizons and promoting public welfare In 2007 TRAFFIC WWF the conservation organization and Ogilvy an advertising agency launched an advertising campaign in mainland China aimed at changing consumer attitudes towards unsustainable wildlife trade The campaign consisting of creative print video and online advertisements in Chinese is part of an awareness raising project to inform urban consumers about the environmental harm that illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade causes and by providing guidance on what actions they can take to help protect species Campaign poster Graphic images depict the long evolutionary history of a particular species ending abruptly at the use that threatens its survival Campaign video depicts the sudden end to Tiger evolution It was shown at a Beijing subway station and on TV stations around mainland China In March 2013 a campaign themed as Small Hands and Big Hands Hand in Hand was launched in China in several areas considered historically important within the wildlife trade Such a campaign targeted elementary school students in the hope that the information they receive will then be communicated onto family members allowing a wider range of people to become involved Several TRAFFIC campaigns have focused on the souvenir trade and encourage tourists to be aware of what goods they are purchasing Welcome to Tibet 2 2 MB A 2006 brochure funded by WWF and TRAFFIC urges tourists not to buy threatened wildlife items when visiting Tibet Southeast Asia Public Service Announcements PSAs produced by the WWF and TRAFFIC Greater Mekong Programmes pertaining to wildlife consumption in particular of civets pangolins bears and king cobras Shop Carefully video produced by the TRAFFIC East Asia office in Taipei to encourage responsible buying of souvenir items In April 2014 the Taronga Conservation Society Australia in partnership with TRAFFIC launched a Wildlife Witness app for smartphones that would allow users to report suspected illegal wildlife trade in South East Asia simply by sending a photo and a location via the app to TRAFFIC The information can then be analysed to help build up a clearer picture of the wildlife trade across South East Asia which can help facilitate better responses to illegal trading Thailand An information panel in Suvarnabhumi airport Thailand alerts passengers wildlife trafficking STOPS here Malaysia In July 2011 the documentary On Borrowed Time a joint release by WWF Malaysia and TRAFFIC highlights the need for more intense efforts to stop poaching in the Belum Temengor Forest of Malaysia home to many critically endangered species that are at significant risk of being poached The film calls for a revitalised taskforce to deal with poachers and a need for greater commitment to the protection of wildlife from all involved in the survival of the forest The film subsequently won several awards for its success in highlighting the poaching problem had by this region In April 2014 TRAFFIC designed and released 500 car stickers to taxi drivers in Malaysia which encourage the public to report wildlife crime to the Wildlife

    Original URL path: http://www.traffic.org/campaigns (2016-02-18)
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  • TRAFFIC - Demand reduction
    more on the consumption of the end product in a bid to alter consumer attitudes Specially commissioned market research revealed that the main users of rhino horn were wealthy urban businessmen between the ages of 35 and 50 Launched in September 2014 the campaign is based upon the concept of Chi or strength of will that exists within Vietnamese culture It promotes the idea that success and masculinity stem from within not from rhino horns or products made from this material One of the taglines of the campaign messaging reads the most charismatic and successful men create their own good fortune A number of events have taken place in support of the Chi campaign including In May 2014 the Traditional Medicine Administration under Viet Nam s Ministry of Health TRAFFIC and WWF Viet Nam hosted workshops to discuss how traditional medicine practitioners can assist in the fight against rhino poaching with presentations outlining the issues with this product the main consumer groups and alternative medicines to recommend In October 2014 the Viet Nam Association for Women Entrepreneurs held its inaugural Congress co hosted by TRAFFIC where they discussed and acknowledged the important contribution their leaders can make to address issues such as the demand for illegal rhino horn In October 201 4 traditional medicine practitioners met in Hanoi to reinforce a commitment to the correct management of medicinal resources and develop messaging to discourage the use of illegally traded wildlife in medicines In January 2015 a pledge was signed by leading traditional medicine practitioners in Viet Nam committing them to refraining from engaging in the illegal wildlife trade as a part of a new drive to protect threatened species by the Traditional Medicine Association and TRAFFIC In April 2015 the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry VCCI and TRAFFIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU supporting the need for consumer behaviour changes and the increased role that corporate social responsibility CSR needs to play In June 2015 30 members of the VCCI received guidance on how best to integrate wildlife protection within corporate social responsibility in addition to confirming their commitment to wildlife protection and a zero tolerance approach to the consumption of endangered species In June 2015 a bike ride by Da Nang businesses took place on the 40th anniversary of the South Liberation and National Reunification to promote awareness of the need for wildlife protection an event organised by VCCI Da Nang branch TRAFFIC Da Nang Investment Promotion Centre and FDI Da Nang Club In July 2015 a workshop run jointly by the VCCI and TRAFFIC trained 30 VCCI Officers in social marketing and CSR in addition to creating an Action Plan to help deliver information about what was learnt to VCCI members across Viet Nam China In China our efforts have mainly been focussed on changing attitudes towards the consumption of elephant ivory The business community has been the principal target audience with a number of key events taking place including In March 2014 a jointly

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Key organizations team up to stop the extinction crisis
    their efforts to achieve Target 12 one of 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets adopted under the Convention on Biological Diversity CBD in Japan in 2010 that aims to prevent further extinctions of threatened species and improve the conservation status of those disappearing most rapidly Today species are disappearing at unprecedented rates said Jane Smart Global Director of IUCN s Biodiversity Conservation Group However we know that conservation works We need to do much more of it and at a much larger scale We hope that this partnership will provide the concerted action that we urgently need to secure the long term survival of species The Friends of Target 12 initiative aims to bring together the knowledge and experience of government institutions intergovernmental non governmental and community based organizations academic and professional networks and private sector companies working to conserve species and ensure their sustainable use It will offer practical advice to countries on how to better protect species providing a common space for its partners to share and build on their previous conservation successes As a member of the Friends of Target 12 initiative TRAFFIC s expertise on the global wildlife trade will strengthen the partnership s efforts in addressing the critical trade issues affecting many of the world s threatened wildlife species said Roland Melisch TRAFFIC s Senior Programme Director for Africa and Europe Out of 65 518 species currently assessed by The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1 173 are Extinct or Possibly Extinct and 20 219 are threatened However as demonstrated by several of the Friends of Target 12 organizations successful conservation action can bring species back from the brink of extinction Examples include the Greater One horned Rhino Rhinoceros unicornis Lear s Macaw Anodorhynchus leari Arabian Oryx Oryx leucoryx California Condor Gymnogyps californianus and Przewalski s Horse Equus ferus Many organizations and institutions around the world are contributing to the protection of species and are supporting the implementation of Target 12 said Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias CBD Executive Secretary This partnership brings them together and enhances the support that we can provide to CBD Parties to finally move from words to implementation of the Aichi biodiversity targets The partnership is officially supported by the CBD and currently has 21 partners Notes Current Friends of Target 12 partners Alliance for Zero Extinction AZE BirdLife International Bern Convention Conservation International CI Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals CMS Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CITES Chico Mendes Institute for Conservation of Biodiversity Ministry of the Environment of Brazil ICMBio International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group ISSG IUCN Species Survival Commission SSC IUCN SSC Primates Specialist Group PSG IUCN SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group CBSG Island Conservation Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Ramsar SOS Save Our Species SOS TRAFFIC United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre UNEP WCMC Wildlife Conservation Society WCS WWF Zoological Society of London ZSL Zoo Outreach Organization

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