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Thursday
Oct 20 2016

Tiger cub among menagerie of animals seized in Malaysia enforcement operations

Putrajaya, Malaysia, 20th October 2016—In a string of five raids yesterday, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN) seized 32 wild animals including a Tiger cub and arrested 5 people including one buyer.

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Friday
Mar 13 2015

New report calls for better monitoring of international narwhal trade

Ottawa, Canada, 13th March 2015—A new study launched today by TRAFFIC and WWF finds that while there is no evidence that international trade is currently a threat to the conservation of narwhals, as climate change is likely to have a significant impact on narwhal populations, improved monitoring of trade levels is increasingly important.

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Thursday
Jan 08 2015

Brisk trade threatens slow lorises

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th January 2015—A little-known venomous primate may be heading towards extinction due to the high demand for its use in traditional medicine.

Surveys conducted in early 2014 by Oxford Brookes University and TRAFFIC in the border area between China and Myanmar have revealed the scale of the trade in Bengal Slow Lorises.

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Thursday
Nov 27 2014

New report examines potential threat to walruses from hunting and trade

Cambridge, UK, 27th November 2014—A new report from TRAFFIC and WWF examines the international trade in walrus parts and derivatives in view of the looming additional threat posed to this Arctic species from climate change and the break up of sea ice.

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Friday
Jan 25 2013

Slow lorises the focus of wildlife trafficking meeting

Sukabumi, Indonesia, January 2013—more than 50 delegates from government agencies, academia, non-government organizations and rescue centres met earlier this month in Sukabumi to take a fresh look at the challenges in tackling wildlife trafficking in South-East Asia.

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Tuesday
Jan 22 2013

Eleven live otters found in airport luggage

Bangkok, Thailand, 22nd January 2013—Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport has seen countless traffickers attempt to smuggle a myriad wild animals out in luggage, but never otters—until yesterday.

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Wednesday
Jan 09 2013

Producers at centre of Vicuña Convention meeting

La Paz, Bolivia—A crucial technical meeting of the Vicuña Convention took place in mid November, which for the first time brought together Vicuña producers with official delegations from each of the Convention’s five Member countries. TRAFFIC helped support and co-finance the meeting.

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Tuesday
Dec 04 2012

Thai airport authorities seize hundreds of animals in two separate seizures

Bangkok, Thailand, 4th December 2012—Authorities in Thailand have rescued 343 tortoises and freshwater turtles believed to be destined for markets in Hong Kong and arrested two men who were delivering the consignment for shipping. In a separate incident, snakes, scorpions and even centipedes were found in the luggage of a passenger due to fly to Doha.

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