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Monday
May 11 2015

Mesoamerica authorities get to grips with sea cucumbers and corals

Merida Yucatan, Mexico, May 2015—Delegates from across Mesoamerica met last month at two regional training and capacity building workshops organized by TRAFFIC in co-ordination with Mexico’s General Attorney for the Protection of the Environment (PROFEPA) on precious and semi-precious corals and sea cucumbers.

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Monday
Nov 03 2014

Report reveals changing dynamics of Philippine eel trade

in Chinese l in Japanese

Philippines, 3rd November 2014—Despite the introduction of a precautionary ban on juvenile eel exports, large quantities continue to leave the Philippines to meet high international demand, finds a new joint report from TRAFFIC and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

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Wednesday
Oct 08 2014

Organized crime, drugs and poverty are behind South Africa’s abalone poaching crisis

Pretoria, South Africa, 7 October 2014—A new investigative study reveals a highly lucrative trade in a species of abalone—a sea snail found off the coast of South Africa. Investigators found rampant abalone poaching and a growing drug addiction crisis in the South African coastal communities where drugs are frequently exchanged for the illegally harvested snail.  The species is particularly prized in East Asia, where people are willing to pay hundreds of dollars per kilogramme for this illegally extracted delicacy.

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Friday
Sep 12 2014

Historic day as sharks and manta rays receive UN protection

in Chinese

12th September 2014—On Sunday 14th September, five species of sharks and two manta ray species will receive protection under the United Nation’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) when formal measures to regulate their international trade come into effect.

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Monday
Sep 01 2014

New programme aims to protect Pacific sharks and preserve cultural heritage

Samoa, 2nd September 2014—A new programme to support Pacific Island governments in managing and conserving their shark and ray populations was launched today at the Third International Conference of the United Nations Small Islands Developing States in Apia, Samoa.

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Friday
Apr 25 2014

New Non-Detriment Finding guidelines available

UPDATE: In August 2014, the German Government, through BfN, convened a workshop of experts where the shark NDF guidelines were refined and revised. The revised versions are now available, in both English and Spanish through the CITES shark website portal .

Cambridge, UK, 25th April 2014—TRAFFIC has helped develop straightforward steps for determining whether trade in a particular species is likely to be detrimental to its survival, a key requirement for countries before allowing export of their wildlife resources.

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Wednesday
Apr 23 2014

Shark fisheries management: TRAFFIC develops new risk assessment method

Cambridge, UK, 23rd April 2014—TRAFFIC has developed M-risk, a novel method to quantify the risk posed by over-exploitation of shark stocks as part of a project supported by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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Monday
Feb 24 2014

Trade data analysis can unmask illegal fishing activities

Costa Rica, 24th February 2014—Analysis of fisheries trade data provides a highly cost-effective and helpful method for accessing information that can assist in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the 4th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop held last week in Costa Rica was told.

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