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Wednesday
Jan 10 2018

Busy end of year for transport sector initiatives to curb wildlife crime

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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Thursday
Jan 04 2018

Wildlife sniffer dog helps apprehend poacher just a week after deployment

27th December 2017, Kaziranga National Park, India—“Quarmy”, one of 13 newly trained wildlife sniffer dogs deployed in India, has cracked her first wildlife poaching case just a week after finishing training.

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Tuesday
Dec 19 2017

TRAFFIC helps organize training workshop for enforcement officers in northwest China

Xi’an, China, December 2017—More than 70 enforcement officials from the provinces of Shanxi, Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia, and Xinjiang, attended the Northwest China CITES [1] enforcement training workshop, which was co-organized by TRAFFIC and the Xi’an Branch of the China CITES Management Authority.

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Monday
Dec 18 2017

New recruits bring TRAFFIC’s Super Sniffers total to 56

New Delhi, India, 19th December 2017—Last week, 13 wildlife sniffer dogs completed their training at the National Training Centre for Dogs (NTCD), BSF Academy, Tekanpur Gwalior, bringing the combined total of such dogs deployed within India helping curb illegal wildlife trade to 56. 

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Friday
Dec 15 2017

In the wake of world’s largest ever pangolin scale seizure, new analysis exposes plethora of pangolin trafficking routes

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15th December 2017—An average of 20 tonnes of pangolins and their parts have been trafficked internationally every year with smugglers using 27 new global trade routes annually, according to new research released today by TRAFFIC and IUCN.

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Friday
Dec 08 2017

Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking Prevalent Across Central Africa’s Garamba-Bili-Chinko Landscape 

Foreign armed groups, including the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the Janjaweed (a Sudanese militia), and other non-State militias, are the main perpetrators of wildlife poaching and trafficking across Central Africa’s Garamba-Bili-Chinko Landscape, a region that straddles the northwest border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the southwest border of the Central African Republic, according to a new TRAFFIC report.

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Tuesday
Dec 05 2017

Just a month’s jail for illegal Tiger carcass possession in Malaysia

Ipoh, Malaysia, 5th December 2017—The minimum fine, one-month jail and his motorcycle confiscated: this was the sentence handed down to a man caught ferrying a Tiger carcass on his bike last year in northern Peninsular Malaysia, home to some 250 Critically Endangered wild Tigers.

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Friday
Dec 01 2017

TRAFFIC helps train China enforcement agencies to combat wildlife crime

Nanjing, China, 1st December 2017—This week 60 enforcement officials from from over 20 provinces received training on combatting wildlife crime on the internet and through courier channels during a workshop co-organized by Nanjing Forest Police College (NFPC) and TRAFFIC. Participants from the Forest Police, Customs, Administration for Industry and Commerce, Procuratorate and Postal Bureau attended.

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