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Monday
May 15 2017

Malaysian Customs make large seizure of threatened Malagasy tortoises

Sepang, Malaysia, 15th May 2017–Rhino horns, pangolin scales and now 330 Critically Endangered Malagasy tortoises: Customs officers at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) have made a third stunning seizure of wildlife trafficked from Africa in just over a month.

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Monday
Nov 28 2016

Inadequate Thai legislation failing to prevent trafficking of non-native apes

in Thai

Bangkok, Thailand, 28th November 2016–Two new reports have raised concerns over the numbers and sources of apes in Thailand’s wildlife attractions and argue that the country’s ability to stop illegal trade in orangutans and other non-native apes is hampered by inadequate laws.

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Tuesday
Jul 05 2016

Otters in Asia at risk from demand for their skins and increasingly as pets

Singapore, 5th July 2016—A new TRAFFIC report has found almost 6,000 otters seized in Asia over the past 35 years and warns that the figure is but a fraction of the actual little-documented illegal trade.

The vast majority of the 161 enforcement cases from 15 Asian countries studied involved seizures of otter skins in China and India.

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Thursday
Mar 03 2016

Facebook Groups: Malaysia’s new wildlife trade marketplace

en français

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3rd March 2016—Malaysians are turning Facebook into a wildlife marketplace, driving a roaring and often illegal trade in iconic and threatened animals, according to a new report from TRAFFIC.

Just half an hour’s daily monitoring over five months by TRAFFIC researchers of 14 Facebook Groups in Peninsular Malaysia found more than 300 apparently wild, live animals for sale as pets.

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Wednesday
Feb 24 2016

Legal loopholes leave non-native wildlife unprotected in Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand, 22nd February 2016—TRAFFIC is urging Thailand to improve its laws to protect a host of non-native wildlife species from trafficking, the same way it has for African Elephants and the illegal ivory trade.

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Wednesday
Feb 17 2016

Indonesia’s little known pitta trade

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 17th February 2016—A secretive bird that’s a challenge to spot in the wild is a regular sight at some of Indonesia’s notorious wild bird markets according to a newly published paper written by researchers from TRAFFIC and Birdtour Asia.

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Tuesday
Dec 08 2015

TRAFFIC highlights illegal wildlife trade at Sonepur Fair, India

New Delhi, India, 8th December 2015—TRAFFIC has issued an Advisory alerting enforcement authorities to illegal wildlife trade activities at the Sonepur cattle fair held in Bihar State.

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Friday
Dec 04 2015

Thousands of birds seized from East Java port

Jakarta, Indonesia, 4th December 2015–Wildlife authorities in East Java yesterday seized hundreds of plastic baskets crammed with 2,711 live native birds of various species from a passenger ship docked in the port of Tanjung Perak in Surabaya.

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