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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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