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Wednesday
Jun 06 2007

CITES enforcement to be given 'high priority'

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The EU Action Plan will include support for enforcement in producer countries (c) WWF-Canon / Vin J. Toledo Click to enlarge
The Hague, Netherlands, 6 June 2007—The European Commission (EC) today unveiled an Action Plan to improve wildlife trade enforcement within the European Union (EU) and in countries where the trade originates.

The announcement was made during a UK Government sponsored event held in collaboration with TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, during the current meeting of CITES.<

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Wednesday
May 30 2007

Top of the cops: ivory number 1 in Belgian CITES seizures

Belgian-CITES-seizures-cover.jpg TRAFFIC's report on Belgian CITES-seizures found that approximately 12,000 (24%) of 50,000 seized wildlife specimens were ivory Cambridge, UK, 30 May 2007—Elephant ivory is the most commonly seized CITES-listed wildlife product in Belgium, a new report by TRAFFIC has found.

The report, Le commerce illegal et la vente d’espèces CITES en Belgique : ivoire d’éléphant et autres spécimens (“Illegal trade and the sale of CITES-listed specimens in Belgium: elephant ivory and other specimens”), analysed data on 1,500 seizures made by law enforcement officers in Belgium between 1984 and 2006, involving around 50,000 wildlife specimens. Approximately 12,000 (24%) were ivory, making it the most commonly seized product.

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Monday
May 07 2007

Philippines workshop on wildlife crime

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Humphead Wrasse, an Endangered coral fish, were recently seized from a Chinese fishing vessel close to a Philippine marine protected area © Cindy Cheng/WWF-Hong Kong Click to enlarge
Manila, Philippines, 07 May 2007—This week the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) of the Supreme Court of the Philippines is to host its first national workshop on wildlife crime and prosecution.

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Tuesday
Mar 27 2007

$22 million boost for law enforcement in Canada

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An Environment Canada Wildlife Enforcement officer inspects a shipment of stuffed birds—Snowy Owl, White-billed Diver and Harlequin Duck © TRAFFIC Click to enlarge
Canada, 27 March 2007—the Canadian House of Commons today approved $22 million to fund an increase in the number of Environment Canada’s Enforcement officers.

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Saturday
Feb 10 2007

CAWT in the act

cawt-website.jpg The CAWT coalition comprises 4 government agencies and 13 organizations Cambridge, UK, 10 February 2007—The Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking (CAWT) was launched today by a partnership of governments and concerned organisations to tackle the growing problem of illegal trade in wild animals and plants.

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Friday
Feb 02 2007

Hong Kong authorities called upon to address illegal fish trade

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Humphead Wrasse is a coral fish threatened by unregulated and illegal trade © Cindy Cheng/WWF-Hong Kong Click to enlarge
Hong Kong, 2 February 2007—Reef fish such as Humphead Wrasse (also known as Napolean Wrasse, Cheilinus undulatus ) are fast disappearing largely due to weakly regulated and illegal international trade, according to TRAFFIC. As the major consumption market and trade hub, TRAFFIC is calling upon Hong Kong authorities to take the initiative to work closely with source countries in the region to ensure the sustainable trade in Humphead Wrasse.

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