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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New analyses reveal elephant poaching and global ivory trafficking continue at high unsustainable levels in 2016
Geneva, Switzerland, 25th October 2017—new analyses find the elephant poaching situation in Africa and levels of global ivory trafficking remain as critical threats to the survival of Africa’s iconic pachyderms.
Yaoundé, Cameroon, 7th September 2017—Weak governance, corruption and shifting trade dynamics are significant factors seriously undermining the control of ivory trafficking throughout five countries in Central Africa, according to a new TRAFFIC study launched today.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13th February 2017—Malaysian authorities have nabbed a gang of seven men they termed the "most wanted elephant hunters" in Peninsular Malaysia together with the seizure of explosives, guns and parts of tusks.
Beijing, China, 7th December 2016—The joint WWF and TRAFFIC ivory initiative has been recognized at the Global Fashion & Charity Annual Festival 2016 held in Beijing for its contribution towards raising awareness for protecting elephants and calling on the public to stop buying ivory products.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th September 2016—A new TRAFFIC analysis points to Malaysia as the world's paramount ivory transit country, with its ports serving as a major gateway for the flow of tonnes of illicit ivory between Africa and Asia.
Sophisticated poachers could undercut bold Kenyan fight against wildlife crime in this key African transit country
Nairobi, Kenya 9th May, 2016—Kenya is taking a bold stand against wildlife crime through improved enforcement action, higher penalties for wildlife criminals and last year it was the only African range State to report a significant fall in the numbers of rhinos poached.
Tokyo, Japan, 25 April 2016—A TRAFFIC study launched today provides powerful insights into how Japan changed from being the world’s largest market for rhino horn and elephant ivory during the country’s economic boom in the 1970s and 1980s, to a point where only a small fraction of the domestic market exists today.
The report, Setting Suns: the Historical Decline of Ivory and Rhino Horn Markets in Japan , documents in detail the changes that led to the marked decline in both markets.