Washington DC, USA, 5th April 2016—The United States Fish and Wildlife Service today announced new regulations restricting domestic trade in captive bred Tigers in the US.
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—WWF and TRAFFIC welcome yesterday’s announcement that China and the United States will end their respective domestic ivory trades as part of the international contribution towards reducing the current poaching crisis and saving Africa’s elephants.
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.
Ottawa, Canada, 13th March 2015—A new study launched today by TRAFFIC and WWF finds that while there is no evidence that international trade is currently a threat to the conservation of narwhals, as climate change is likely to have a significant impact on narwhal populations, improved monitoring of trade levels is increasingly important.
Ghent, Belgium, December 2014—A workshop on the European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan was held at the end of November, specifically for members of the Belgian Timber Importers Federation (BE TIF).
Cambridge, UK, 27th November 2014—A new report from TRAFFIC and WWF examines the international trade in walrus parts and derivatives in view of the looming additional threat posed to this Arctic species from climate change and the break up of sea ice.
Mexico, October 2014—45 participants from across enforcement agencies and nature protection Ministries in Mexico met earlier this month to develop protocols for addressing wildlife trafficking in the region.