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Thursday
Sep 14 2017

UN reaffirms commitment to address illicit wildlife trafficking through powerful new resolution

New York, September 2017—the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) concluded its 71st session last week with the 193 Member States adopting a strong new Resolution on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife.

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Wednesday
Jul 26 2017

Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market 

Washington DC, USA, 26th July 2017—A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to federal regulations were imposed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Enacted on the 6th July 2016, these changes enforced a “near-total ban” on imports, exports, and domestic trade of African Elephant ivory.

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Wednesday
Apr 19 2017

Workshop for southwest Indian Ocean sets stage for monitoring and conservation of sharks and rays

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.

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Thursday
Dec 15 2016

Environment Canada’s Pacific Region staff make end-of-year donation in memory of lost colleagues

Vancouver, Canada, 15th December 2016—As the year draws to a close, staff at Environment Canada are making a donation to TRAFFIC in memory of two of their former wildlife officer colleagues, Patrick Porter and Bryan Huska, who passed away earlier this year.

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Friday
Aug 12 2016

Tech industry leaders join forces against illegal wildlife trafficking online

On World Elephant Day, online companies unite against wildlife cybercriminals by adopting measures to fight illegal wildlife trade

Washington, D.C., USA—On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale of illegal wildlife products online across the globe.

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Friday
Jun 03 2016

US announces tough new ivory trade regulations

in Japanese

Washington DC, USA, 3rd June 2016—new regulations on the domestic trade in ivory were yesterday finalized by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

The regulations add prohibitions to certain elements of the commercial ivory trade to implement a “near total ban” on domestic ivory trade.

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Thursday
May 26 2016

New UNODC report provides global overview of wildlife crime

Cambridge, UK, 26th May 2016—the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime this week published its inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report, the first global assessment of its kind. The study highlights how the poaching and illegal trade of thousands of species worldwide presents real environmental dangers and ultimately undermines the rule of law by potentially fuelling conflict.

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Friday
Apr 29 2016

Lend Your Eyes to the Wild: world zoos want your help to stop illegal wildlife trade

Taronga, Australia, 29th April 2016—An international campaign to stop the massive illegal trade in wildlife will engage world zoos and their supporters in a powerful community campaign to combat the illegal wildlife trade.

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