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Wednesday
Apr 18 2012

A sweet step towards protection of Sugar Gliders in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18th April 2012—Sweet-faced and wide-eyed, the Sugar Glider has become such a popular exotic pet in Malaysia that the country’s authorities want to put it on the protected animal list, to track the burgeoning trade better.

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Friday
Mar 02 2012

“Frankenstein” taxidermist sentenced to 20 months

Washington, USA, 2nd March 2012–A taxidermist based in Miami Beach, Florida, has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for his role in trafficking endangered wildlife.

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Wednesday
Jul 27 2011

Live animals seized en route to Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia, 27th July 2011—A known Indonesian wildlife dealer has been caught red-handed, attempting to smuggle 18 protected echidnas—rare egg-laying mammals—out of their native Papua province.

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Wednesday
Jul 20 2011

Namibia’s wildlife-ranching industry significant but still below potential

Windhoek, Namibia, 20th July 2011—Ecotourism, together with legal production of game meat and hunting tourism, have the potential to contribute significantly to conservation, food security and to Namibia’s economy, according to a new report launched today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

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Friday
Jul 15 2011

Good governance and incentives key to addressing bushmeat trade

Quito, Ecuador, 15th July 2011—Delegates to an Amazonian regional meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will today hear how a TRAFFIC supported project offering economic alternatives to hunter communities and wild meat vendors is aiming to restore populations of wildlife depleted through over-harvesting for the illegal bushmeat trade.

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Tuesday
Jun 07 2011

Experts meet to find solutions to global “bushmeat crisis”

Nairobi, Kenya, 7th June 2011—This week 20 governments, representatives of indigenous and local communities, and experts of international conservation and development organizations from Africa, Asia, America and Europe are meeting in Nairobi to find solutions to what is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest current biodiversity crisis—the over-exploitation of wild meat, also known as “bushmeat” for food.

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Monday
Mar 21 2011

180 kg of wildlife seized in Central Viet Nam

Viet Nam, 21st March 2011—Responding to local reports, Environmental Police officers in Viet Nam’s northern Nghe An Province have confiscated nearly 180 kg of wild animals from a car with Lao PDR plates.

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Thursday
Dec 23 2010

Red Panda trade highlighted

Cambridge, UK, 23rd December 2010—two recent publications draw attention to the potential threat posed by trade in Red Pandas.

Red Pandas Ailurus fulgens are the only “true” panda species; they are found in mountainous forests of the Himalayas and adjacent mountain ranges in south-western China

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