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Monday
Sep 11 2017

Malaysian enforcement blazes a sizzling trail with a spate of high profile wildlife seizures

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11th September 2017—Thousands of elephant tusks, pangolin scales, live animals and wildlife parts have been seized across Malaysia in major wildlife crime busts by two enforcement agencies in recent weeks.

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Thursday
Sep 07 2017

New TRAFFIC Study Lifts Lid on Central Africa Ivory Markets

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Yaoundé, Cameroon, 7th September 2017—Weak governance, corruption and shifting trade dynamics are significant factors seriously undermining the control of ivory trafficking throughout five countries in Central Africa, according to a new TRAFFIC study launched today.

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Thursday
Aug 31 2017

Snow leopard summit marks halfway point for saving the guardian of Asia’s high mountain ecosystems

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 31st August–Wildlife crime was recognized as a priority by the 12 range country leaders at the 2nd International Forum on Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Conservation.

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Friday
Aug 11 2017

New study finds China’s ivory market shrinking ahead of incoming domestic ivory ban

Beijing, China, 12th August 2017, World Elephant Day—Following China’s announcement late last year of a domestic ivory trade ban by the end of 2017, TRAFFIC and WWF surveys have found that the number of ivory items offered for sale—in both legal and illegal ivory markets in China—has declined alongside falling ivory prices.

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Tuesday
Aug 08 2017

TRAFFIC surveys find thousands of ivory items sold weekly online in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, 8th August 2017—TRAFFIC surveys of Japan’s online domestic ivory markets in 2017 have found high volumes of sales across online shopping malls, auction sites and emerging CtoC (Customer to Customer) websites, with thousands of advertisements posted every week. The significant number of ivory products being offered and traded online in Japan is of concern.

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Wednesday
Aug 02 2017

Malaysia makes its eighth African pangolin scale and ivory seizure for 2017

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2nd August 2017–Royal Malaysian Customs officers have made their eighth illegal wildlife seizure this year as a shipment of African pangolin scales and elephant ivory was intercepted last Sunday. The seizure brings the total haul for the year to a staggering 1.7 tonnes of pangolin scales and 958 kg of ivory.

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Saturday
Jul 29 2017

Asia’s tigers face devastating snaring crisis

Cambridge, UK, 29th July 2017–On Global Tiger Day today, TRAFFIC and WWF are urging Tiger range governments to strengthen anti-poaching efforts and crack down on a severe wildlife snaring crisis that is threatening wildlife across Asia.

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Thursday
Jul 13 2017

Viet Nam provides rhino horn samples to South Africa for DNA testing

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 12th July 2017—Following a record number of rhino horn seizures in Viet Nam in the first half of 2017, national authorities have provided samples for further intelligence gathering through advanced DNA testing in South Africa.

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