Fujian, China, 7 June 2017—this week staff from leading Chinese courier companies learned how to detect illegal wildlife products in their delivery chains during a workshop held by TRAFFIC.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Hong Kong, 5th June 2017—TRAFFIC has written to the Hong Kong Legislative Council’s Panel on Environmental Affairs in support of proposals to phase out domestic ivory trade in the city—although expressing concern over the proposed five years it will take—and to raise penalties for those convicted of wildlife crime.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 30th May 2017—100 transport company managers and drivers understand the importance of adopting corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies against threatened wildlife consumption following a training workshop organized by TRAFFIC and the Vietnam Automobile Transport Association (VATA) in Hanoi.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23rd May 2017—World Turtle Day: a recent conviction in Malaysia has highlighted the threat to freshwater turtles from illegal trade to supply an apparently growing demand for rare species in Southeast Asia.
WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, 22nd May 2017—A new analysis of global airport wildlife seizure and trafficking data reveals that wildlife traffickers around the world are heavily exploiting the air transport sector to smuggle protected and endangered animals and animal products on commercial flights.
New study documents persistent wildlife trafficking on e-commerce websites and social media groups in China
Beijing, China, 22nd May 2017—TRAFFIC’s ongoing monitoring has revealed a steadily declining though persistent number of advertisements illegally offering wildlife products on e-commerce websites and through social media in China.
Sepang, Malaysia, 15th May 2017–Rhino horns, pangolin scales and now 330 Critically Endangered Malagasy tortoises: Customs officers at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) have made a third stunning seizure of wildlife trafficked from Africa in just over a month.
Nairobi, Kenya, May 2017—Wildlife trade was on the agenda during the 56th Annual Session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) held last week in Nairobi.