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Thursday
Jan 04 2018

Wildlife sniffer dog helps apprehend poacher just a week after deployment

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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Thursday
Dec 21 2017

Illegal trade hammering Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolin stronghold

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.

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Wednesday
Dec 20 2017

TRAFFIC Study: Japan’s ivory market must close

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 [1].

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Tuesday
Dec 19 2017

TRAFFIC helps organize training workshop for enforcement officers in northwest China

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 [1] enforcement training workshop, which was co-organized by TRAFFIC and the Xi’an Branch of the China CITES Management Authority.

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Monday
Dec 18 2017

New recruits bring TRAFFIC’s Super Sniffers total to 56

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. 

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Friday
Dec 15 2017

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.

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Monday
Dec 11 2017

Indian Star Tortoise seizure in Thailand brings year’s total to over 6000 individuals seized

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.

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Tuesday
Dec 05 2017

Just a month’s jail for illegal Tiger carcass possession in Malaysia

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.

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