Cambridge, UK, 15th November 2017—TRAFFIC, WWF and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have teamed up to develop a new web-based tool to address one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans: illegal fishing.
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, 4th October 2017—Four additional shark species, including all species of thresher sharks and the silky shark, today became officially protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), although WWF and TRAFFIC caution that progress in protecting such threatened species will only be meaningful if previous and current measures are implemented effectively.
Beijing, China, 18th August 2017—The Southern Bluefin Tuna market in China, a new study published today, has found Southern Bluefin Tuna is served in restaurants in mainland China, particularly Shanghai. This is a significant finding not only because of the threatened status of the tuna, but as it also provides insights into China’s role as a non-member of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT), the organization that sets annual fishing quotas for the tuna.
Calls for better traceability after report identifies Singapore as world’s second largest shark fin trader
Singapore, 26th May 2017—Singapore is the world’s second largest shark fin trader by value after Hong Kong according to a new report by TRAFFIC and WWF, who are calling on Singapore to improve transparency in the global shark fin trade through more robust monitoring.
Philippines workshop promotes co-operation between enforcement authorities against illegal eel trade
Nueva Vizcaya, the Philippines, May 2017–80 representatives from local Customs and enforcement agencies attended a workshop on “Effective law enforcement implementation to avert illegal trade of glass eels and other wildlife species”, aimed at improving co-ordination amongst government regulatory and enforcement bodies addressing these issues.
Mauritius, April 19, 2017—Marine experts and conservationists from the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), TRAFFIC, the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), regional governments, and other groups have produced a status report and roadmap for protecting sharks and rays in the southwest Indian Ocean, one of the last remaining strongholds for these ancient creatures in the world’s oceans.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 4th October 2016—four species of sharks and nine rays were today accepted into Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).