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Tuesday
Apr 05 2016

US tightens up legislation on captive Tiger breeding

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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Saturday
Sep 26 2015

China and US pledge to end domestic ivory trade is huge boost in fight against elephant poaching

in Japanese

Beijing, China, 26th September 2015—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.

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Friday
Jun 12 2015

TRAFFIC trains Ecuadorian military to counter illegal timber trade and other wildlife crimes

en español  l  in Japanese

Quito, Ecuador, June 2015—TRAFFIC has assisted with the strategic training of 300 navy, army and air force personnel to increase the impact of the country’s military in fighting timber, fisheries and other wildlife-related crime.

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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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Friday
Mar 13 2015

New report calls for better monitoring of international narwhal trade

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.

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Tuesday
Dec 02 2014

Traders review Brazil-Belgium timber trade

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).

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Thursday
Nov 27 2014

New report examines potential threat to walruses from hunting and trade

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.

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Wednesday
Oct 29 2014

Wildlife Watch: strengthening capacities for the protection of nature in Mexico

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.

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