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Entries in Mammals - bears (24)

Wednesday
Nov 01 2017

Golden Triangle under spotlight as illegal wildlife trade hub

Bangkok, Thailand, 2nd November 2017—Tigers, elephants, bears and pangolins are four of the most widely traded species in the Golden Triangle—the border area where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar connect—according to a new report.

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Tuesday
Sep 12 2017

Experts gather to develop a Sun Bear conservation plan – the first ever for bears

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11th September 2017—Global experts have begun the development of a conservation plan for the world’s smallest bear, the Sun Bear Helarctos malayanus. This plan marks the first to be initiated for any bear species in the world.

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Monday
Jul 10 2017

Malaysia’s traditional Chinese medicine practitioners support use of alternatives to threatened wildlife

in Chinese

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9th July 2017–Malaysia’s traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, have come together to find solutions to reduce the use of threatened wildlife in traditional medicines.

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Thursday
Jan 26 2017

New study finds gall bladder the main draw for Myanmar bear poachers 

Myanmar, 27th January 2017—Discussions with 40 bear poachers across Myanmar has revealed that they primarily illegally kill bears to supply the trade in gall bladders.

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Thursday
Nov 17 2016

Viet Nam’s illegal bear trade persisting more than a decade after ban imposed

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 17th November 2016—TRAFFIC’s research finds the illegal market for bears, bear parts and derivatives in Viet Nam is still strong, with only a moderate decline in open availability following the introduction of legislation to ban their sale in 2006.  

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Tuesday
Oct 25 2016

No let up in Asia's bear trade

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 25th October 2016—A bear cub rescue in Malaysia this week and other recent bear-related seizures in Southeast Asia underscore the severe and continued threat illegal trade poses to bears in the region.

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Friday
Sep 02 2016

Malaysia nabs 12 with over 200 parts of threatened species

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2nd September 2016—Authorities in Malaysia have seized hundreds of parts of highly threatened species and caught 12 traffickers including a Chinese national previously convicted of smuggling ivory into Malaysia.

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Wednesday
Jun 10 2015

Discussions on seized and rescued wildlife—one aftermath of illegal trade

Bogor, Indonesia, 10th June 2015—TRAFFIC last week addressed a meeting of global wildlife sanctuaries and rehabilitation centres in Southeast Asia, underscoring the impact the region’s rising demand for exotic animals has on endangered species.

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