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Thursday
May 26 2016

Indian Ocean sharks at risk from deepwater gillnets

Update: 27th May—Australia has submitted a proposal to ban deepwater gillnets in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement Area. TRAFFIC urges the other seven Parties to support this proposal.

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Wollongong, Australia, 26th May 2016—TRAFFIC is urging governments whose fisheries operate in the Southern Indian Ocean to consider a total ban on the use of deepwater set gillnets at their forthcoming meeting this July.

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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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Friday
Jun 26 2015

Eastern Pacific fisheries commission must act to protect tunas, sharks and manta rays

Guayaquil, Ecuador, 26th June 2015—TRAFFIC is urging government members of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), currently meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to implement a recovery plan for Pacific Bluefin tuna stocks, to address fishing over-capacity in the region and to demonstrate what action they have taken to implement protection measures for sharks and rays.

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Monday
Feb 23 2015

Zoos in Australasia join TRAFFIC in the fight against illegal wildlife trade

Australia, February 2015—The World Association of Zoos and Aquaria (WAZA) has passed a resolution condemning illegal wildlife trade and committing their 300+ members to ensure legal, sustainable and ethical sourcing of animals in their care.

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Saturday
Oct 04 2014

Intensive collection threatens peculiar Pig-nosed Turtle in Papua, Indonesia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4th October 2014—Intensive illegal collection of the Vulnerable Pig-nosed Turtle for the pet, food and traditional medicine trades has reached alarming levels, a new TRAFFIC report has found.

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Monday
Sep 01 2014

New programme aims to protect Pacific sharks and preserve cultural heritage

Samoa, 2nd September 2014—A new programme to support Pacific Island governments in managing and conserving their shark and ray populations was launched today at the Third International Conference of the United Nations Small Islands Developing States in Apia, Samoa.

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Wednesday
Apr 09 2014

New app to build awareness and information on illegal wildlife trade in South-East Asia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9th April 2014—From bear paw soup to pangolin scales, people can now report suspected illegal wildlife trade in South-East Asia using a smartphone app developed by the Taronga Conservation Society Australia in partnership with TRAFFIC.

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