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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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.
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.
—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.
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.
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.
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.
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.