TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature

Latest news from TRAFFIC

You can filter results by category at the bottom of the page.

Entries in Herpetological (93)

Monday
Oct 19 2015

German national arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of smuggling Earless Monitor Lizards

in Indonesian  l  in Japanese

Jakarta, Indonesia, October 2015—A German national has been arrested at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in possession of eight Earless Monitor Lizards concealed on his body as he attempted to smuggle them out of Jakarta, Indonesia.  One of the lizards had already perished.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Oct 05 2015

Hundreds of protected tortoises seized in Madagascar

Antananarivo, Madagascar, October 2015—On 29th September, Malagasy Customs and border police officials scanning luggage discovered a staggering 771 wild native tortoises concealed in two wooden boxes at Antananarivo’s Ivato International Airport.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Jul 16 2015

Captive-breeding claims turned turtle

Philippines, 16th July 2015—Paradoxically, the successful hatching of a fertile Palawan Forest Turtle Siebenrockiella leytensis egg provides further evidence that wildlife traffickers are making bogus claims about captive-breeding of reptiles, according to TRAFFIC, Katala Foundation Inc. (KFI) and Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Jun 24 2015

Thousands of Critically Endangered Palawan Forest Turtles seized

Puerto Princesa, Philippines, 24th June 2015—Over 4,400 freshwater turtles, the majority of them Critically Endangered Palawan Forest Turtles Siebenrockiella leytensis , were seized last week in southern Palawan, Philippines.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Mar 10 2015

Beihai clampdown leads to significant reduction in marine turtle trafficking

Beihai, Guangxi, China, 10th March 2015—Illegal trade in marine turtles in Beihai has fallen dramatically following a suit of measures including a concerted enforcement clampdown, finds monitoring of the city’s markets by TRAFFIC.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Feb 02 2015

Recent spate of seizures highlights threat to Critically Endangered turtle

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 2nd February 2015—A recent spate of poaching and smuggling of Palawan Forest Turtles is causing serious conservation concern and driving this Critically Endangered species found only on the Philippine island of Palawan ever closer towards extinction.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Jan 23 2015

More than 2300 turtles seized at Jakarta international airport

UPDATE: Just days after more than 2,350 Pig-nosed Turtles were seized in Jakarta, another 5,284 have been seized in Bali.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22nd January 2015—Authorities in Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport have foiled a bid to smuggle an astonishing 2,350 Pig-nosed Turtles out of Indonesia this week, highlighting the continuing pressure on a species sought after for its rarity and exotic looks.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Dec 04 2014

Bangkok market hub of illegal trade in endangered tortoises from around the world

Cambridge, UK, 4th December 2014—A new study shows that Bangkok’s Chatuchak market—one of Southeast Asia’s largest wild pet trading centres—has been home to a sustained and illegal trade in highly threatened tortoises and freshwater turtles with consequences far beyond its borders.

Click to read more ...

Page 1 2 3 4 5 ... 12 Next 8 Entries »
Search TRAFFIC

NOTE:Please see instructions here to search inside TRAFFIC's PDFs

Subscribe to news

STAY UP TO DATE

news, studies, issues and events from the world of wildlife trade.

Also of interest

Wildlife crime is serious - watch the video!

...............................................................

Interested in a Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge? More details...

...............................................................

TRAFFIC is grateful for the financial contribution from The Rufford Foundation towards this website

Useful links
Focus on

Behaviour change l Conservation awareness l Enforcement

...............................................................

Iconic wildlife

Apes l Bears l Deer l Elephants l Leopards l Marine turtles l Pangolins l Reptiles l Rhinos l Sharks & rays l Tigers l others

...............................................................

Forestry

Timber trade

...............................................................

Fisheries

Fisheries regulation

...............................................................

Medicinal plants

Medicinal and aromatic plants

...............................................................

Wildmeat

Wildmeat resources

...............................................................

Pets & fashion

Wild animals used for pets & fashion

...............................................................

Regions

Africa l Americas l Asia l Australasia l Europe l Middle East

...............................................................

International Agreements

CBD l CITES l CMS

...............................................................

View Site in Mobile | Classic
Share by: