Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 21st November 2017—The beautiful, melodious song of the Straw-headed Bulbul may very well be its downfall, as trapping for the Indonesian songbird trade is driving populations to critically low levels.
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Helmeted Hornbills, pangolins in Malaysia, online trade in the Philippines & more in the latest TRAFFIC Bulletin
Cambridge, UK, 3rd November 2017—the TRAFFIC Bulletin , published today, features the latest news on current wildlife trade “hot topics” written by leading conservationists and experts in their field.
Emmen, The Netherlands 23rd September 2017—The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), together with TRAFFIC, BirdLife International and the IUCN Asian Songbird Trade Specialist Group, today launched a collaborative effort to save iconic Asian songbird species from extinction.
Viet Nam, 21st September 2017—A new study warns that Viet Nam’s sizeable trade in wild birds is going unchecked and could harm wild populations if not managed.
Kuching, Malaysia, 16th May 2017—An updated trade hotspot map by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), and TRAFFIC reinforces the position of China and Indonesia as the world’s most important countries involved in the illegal trade in Helmeted Hornbill Rhinoplax vigil parts and products.
Jakarta, Indonesia, 6th March 2017—A snapshot inventory of Bandung’s notorious bird markets has found more than 3,000 birds for sale, 40% of them species considered as highly threatened by Southeast Asia’s rampant wild bird trade.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3rd March 2017 –Wildlife authorities in Malaysia have arrested five people and seized 209 live wild animals destined for the illegal exotic pet trade, the vast majority of them songbirds, about to be smuggled out of the country by a single trader.
Singapore, 22nd February 2017—Experts from wildlife conservation and research organisations gathered at the second Asian Songbird Trade Crisis Summit have devised a comprehensive strategy to protect the region’s songbirds from the impacts of excessive trapping for the cage bird trade.