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Monday
Jul 23 2012

TRAFFIC helps train officers to combat illegal marine turtle trade in Hainan

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Hainan, China, 24th July 2012—More than 110 fisheries enforcement officers from 29 border checkpoints, plus 10 officers from the Industry & Commerce department and border police, took part in an enforcement training workshop earlier this month in Haikou, Hainan Province, China.

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Thursday
Aug 06 2009

Tourists targeted with Hawksbill shell souvenirs

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Cambridge, UK, 6 August 2009—Items made from Hawksbill Turtle shell are being sold to tourists in Papua New Guinea, particularly in the capital Port Moresby, as well as in duty free shops at the country’s international airport, according to a new report published in the latest issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin .

Hawksbills, like other marine turtles, are listed in listed in Appendix I of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), making any commercial international trade in their products illegal.

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Wednesday
Mar 25 2009

Turtles no longer turn to souvenirs in Dominican Republic

Illegal Hawksbill Turtle items recently confiscated by Dominican Republic authorities. A government-led crackdown has resulted in a 99% reduction in the availability of such tourist souvenirs Click photo to enlarge © Adrian Reuter / TRAFFIC North America Gland, Switzerland/Washington, US—Critically Endangered Hawksbill Turtles are no longer being sold as tourist souvenirs in the Dominican Republic after a powerful government campaign cracked down on shops illegally trading such items. More than 99 percent of these souvenirs have been withdrawn or confiscated according to TRAFFIC, wildlife trade monitoring network.

A 2006 survey carried out by TRAFFIC found more than 23,000 items made from Hawksbill Turtles for sale. A February revisit of the same locations revealed a dramatic reduction with only 135 shell items.

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Thursday
Nov 20 2008

Marine turtle campaign launched in Viet Nam

TRAFFIC is helping run a campaign in Viet Nam to raise awareness of the threat to marine turtle populations caused by illegal trade Click photo to enlarge © Jürgen Freund / WWF-Canon  Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 20 November 2008—Travelers through Ha Noi this November might see something strange around West Lake: a line of cyclists dressed as turtles making their way through the traffic.

The cyclists, who will be carrying signs about marine turtle conservation, are part of a month-long strategic awareness campaign to alert the public to the conservation threat posed by illegal trade in marine turtles.

In addition to the bicycle road show, banners are being hung along major thoroughfares in Ha Noi, with messages highlighting the wild status of marine turtles and the illegality of purchasing marine turtles and their products.

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Monday
Sep 15 2008

Vietnamese fishing crew arrested in the Philippines for marine turtle poaching

More than 100 Hawksbill Turtles were drowned in the cargo of a Vietnamese fishing vessel off Palawan, the Philippines Click photo to enlarge © Cat Holloway / WWF-Canon

Hanoi, Vietnam, 15 September—On 29 August, two boats from a Philippine’s-based task force found 101 Hawksbill Turtles drowned in the cargo of a Vietnamese fishing vessel off the coast of the Philippines. The crew of 13 Vietnamese fishermen was taken to El Nido in the Philippines, where they are likely to be charged with breaking both the Philippine’s Wildlife and Conservation Protection law and the Philippine’s Fisheries Code of 1998. If convicted, they face substantial fines and up to six years in prison.

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Tuesday
Jun 12 2007

Caribbean marine turtles: CITES action on over-exploitation

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Over-exploitation is threatening the survival of Hawksbill Turtles in the Caribbean region © Steven Broad/TRAFFIC Click to enlarge
The Hague, Netherlands, 12 June 2007—Over-exploitation of marine turtles in legal fisheries and through illegal harvest and trade poses a major threat to the survival of marine turtles across the Wider Caribbean Region, according to a new report launched today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

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Thursday
Mar 29 2007

Turtle poachers apprehended

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Poachers have been caught with almost 300 marine turtles in Malaysian waters © WWF-Canon / Roger LeGUEN Click to enlarge
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 29 March 2007—For the second time in three days, Chinese fishing boats in Malaysian waters off Sabah have been seized carrying cargoes of endangered marine turtles. On 26 March, a boat carrying 72 mixed Green and Hawksbill turtles was apprehended and six people arrested. Three days later, poachers were caught red-handed with a cargo of 220 Green and Hawksbill Turtles.

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