Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 2018—TRAFFIC’s collaboration with the global transport and logistics sector through the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership and Wildlife TRAPS Project has been significantly boosted over recent months.
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Tokyo, Japan, 20th December 2017—well-organized transnational criminal networks and a poorly regulated domestic market are among the factors making Japan a lucrative target for procuring ivory products for illegal export. In the continued absence of effective regulation and law enforcement, WWF and TRAFFIC are calling for the closure of Japan’s domestic ivory market pursuant to CITES .
Montreal, Canada, 12th December 2017—The issue of sustainable wildlife management in all its dimensions—ranging from sustainability tools and engagement of local communities to food security and sustainable livelihoods—is receiving growing attention from biodiversity conventions such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).
Cambridge, UK, 4th December 2017—TRAFFIC has teamed up with online social media firm Instagram and WWF to raise awareness about the illegal trade of endangered animals online and inappropriate wildlife “selfies.”
Da Nang, Viet Nam, 24th November 2017—More than 40 Vietnamese Customs officers and Forest Department representatives from the central and highland regions of Viet Nam began a 1.5 day meeting today to learn how to identify commercial wood species that are subject to trade regulations and to receive training on the processing of timber trade violations.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22nd November 2017—The message that passengers, airports and airlines can play a major role in combatting wildlife trafficking was shared with thousands of travellers and flight crew at a recent roadshow at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), which has seen dozens of wildlife seizures in the past year.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22nd November 2017—TRAFFIC geared up its engagement with local communities near a critically important forest for wildlife conservation by running programmes for local eco-tourism operators and schools.
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.