27th December 2017, Kaziranga National Park, India—“Quarmy”, one of 13 newly trained wildlife sniffer dogs deployed in India, has cracked her first wildlife poaching case just a week after finishing training.
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Jakarta, Indonesia, 21st December 2017—Indonesia, one of the last strongholds of the Sunda Pangolin, has lost up to 10,000 pangolins a year to illegal trade despite significant enforcement success, finds a new TRAFFIC study.
Tokyo, Japan, 20th December 2017—well-organized transnational criminal networks and a poorly regulated domestic market are among the factors making Japan a lucrative target for procuring ivory products for illegal export. In the continued absence of effective regulation and law enforcement, WWF and TRAFFIC are calling for the closure of Japan’s domestic ivory market pursuant to CITES .
Xi’an, China, December 2017—More than 70 enforcement officials from the provinces of Shanxi, Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia, and Xinjiang, attended the Northwest China CITES  enforcement training workshop, which was co-organized by TRAFFIC and the Xi’an Branch of the China CITES Management Authority.
New Delhi, India, 19th December 2017—Last week, 13 wildlife sniffer dogs completed their training at the National Training Centre for Dogs (NTCD), BSF Academy, Tekanpur Gwalior, bringing the combined total of such dogs deployed within India helping curb illegal wildlife trade to 56.
In the wake of world’s largest ever pangolin scale seizure, new analysis exposes plethora of pangolin trafficking routes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15th December 2017—An average of 20 tonnes of pangolins and their parts have been trafficked internationally every year with smugglers using 27 new global trade routes annually, according to new research released today by TRAFFIC and IUCN.
Bangkok, Thailand, 11th December 2017—on the high seas, at railway stations and markets, Star Tortoise seizures continue to make headlines with the latest case in Bangkok marking 6,040 of the tortoises confiscated globally this year.
Ipoh, Malaysia, 5th December 2017—The minimum fine, one-month jail and his motorcycle confiscated: this was the sentence handed down to a man caught ferrying a Tiger carcass on his bike last year in northern Peninsular Malaysia, home to some 250 Critically Endangered wild Tigers.