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Cambridge, UK, 29th August 2012—In response to record poaching levels of African Elephants and rhinos, TRAFFIC and programme partner WWF have launched a joint global campaign calling on governments to combat illegal wildlife trade and reduce demand for illicit endangered species products.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 15:56 | Share Article
Bangkok, Thailand, 29th August 2012—A suitcase filled with a whopping 890 Indian Star Tortoises has been seized, and an Indian national arrested at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International airport.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 11:43 | Share Article
Kuala Lumpur 24th August 2012—According to experts, the existence of bear bile farms has not reduced the pressure on wild bear populations. Instead, confiscation records indicate that cubs are routinely taken from the wild, especially from Southeast Asia, to stock bear farms, which supply much of the medicines and products in demand throughout Asia.
Friday, August 24, 2012 at 14:59 | Share Article
Bangkok, Thailand, 23rd August 2012—Frontline officers working in one of Thailand’s most important Tiger conservation areas will complete training this week to boost their knowledge and skills in the fight against poaching and illegal wildlife trade.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 16:49 | Share Article
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Johannesburg, South Africa, 21st August 2012—A comprehensive new report into the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa documents how poor compliance over rhino horn stockpile management, loopholes in sport hunting policy, and surging demand for horn in Viet Nam created ideal conditions for the involvement of sophisticated criminal networks, leading to a dramatic escalation in poaching in southern Africa.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 1:05 | Share Article
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 9th August 2012—In a repeat of events that took place just over a year ago, authorities in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, on Saturday foiled an attempt to smuggle close to 4,000 turtle eggs into neighbouring Sarawak, in Malaysia.
Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 9:24 | Share Article
New Delhi, India, 3rd August 2012—A much wanted, suspected notorious illegal wildlife trader and poacher has been caught red handed carrying a Tiger skin and skeleton, two live turtles, ivory and some poaching equipment in Haryana, India.
Friday, August 3, 2012 at 12:52 | Share Article