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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
Sep 11 2015

Etihad and UAE host workshop to combat illegal wildlife trafficking

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11th September 2015—Etihad Airways and the Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW) this week hosted two days of workshops about the growing threat of illegal wildlife smuggling.

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Monday
Dec 05 2011

A wild month for enforcement in Jakarta’s biggest airport

Jakarta, Indonesia, 5th December 2011—Authorities in Indonesia have stopped a string of smuggling attempts during a wild November for enforcement in the country’s largest and busiest airport, including a case of three Slow Lorises stuffed into socks and hidden under a trafficker’s clothes.

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Thursday
Apr 22 2010

1.4 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand

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Officials inspect part of the seizure of 296 ivory tusks made at Suvarnabhumi Airport Click photo to enlarge © Royal Thai Customs Bangkok, Thailand, 22 April 2010—Customs officers at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport seized almost 1.4 tonnes of elephant ivory tusks on 17 April, officials in Thailand announced yesterday.

Acting on a tip-off, Customs officers discovered 296 African Elephant tusks weighing a combined total of 1,390 kg inside three crates on board a flight from Qatar. The cargo was labeled as “printing metal” and addressed to a Thai company based in Bangkok.

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Monday
Mar 15 2010

Potential CITES trade ban for rare salamander underscores wildlife e-commerce

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Kaiser's Spotted Newt: fewer than 1000 mature, wild individuals remain Click photo to enlarge © TRAFFIC Doha, Qatar, 15 March 2010– A little-known Iranian salamander is poised to become the first example of a species requiring international government protection because of e-commerce – a major threat to endangered wildlife that authorities are struggling to address.

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Saturday
Feb 27 2010

Major ivory seizure in Thailand

Ivory items for sale in South-East Asia: the likely intended use for the illicit ivory seized this week in Thailand Click photo to enlarge © TRAFFIC Bangkok, Thailand, 27 February 2010—Customs officials at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi international airport seized 239 African Elephant tusks weighing an estimated two tonnes earlier this week, reported to be the country’s biggest ever ivory seizure.

The ivory is said to have arrived on an Emirates flight from Dubai where it arrived from Nairobi, and was apparently destined for Lao PDR. The consignment had been falsely labelled as mobile phone parts.

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