Some 900,000 pangolins trafficked globally with significant proportions linked to Southeast Asia, over 200 tonnes of African elephant ivory and 100,000 pig-nosed turtles seized in recent years: the scale of […]
A new TRAFFIC study has recorded bear-based medicines on offer in 69% of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) shops surveyed in Peninsular Malaysia between 2017–2018. In 2012, it was 48% of shops surveyed.
The F […]
TRAFFIC wrote a new post, Sharks and Rays Continue to Face Over-Exploitation 1 year, 5 months ago
A TRAFFIC study released this month has identified the world’s top 20 shark and ray catchers and traders, who collectively account for some 80% of global reported catch averaged by year between 2 […]
TRAFFIC wrote a new post, New Analysis Highlights Persistent Tiger Trafficking 1 year, 6 months ago
There has been no respite for the heavily hunted tiger with an estimated average of over 120 individuals seized each year over the past 19 years, a new TRAFFIC analysis revealed today.
Overall, the analysis […]
Produced by TRAFFIC, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4 ACRC), and Northumbria and Utrecht Universities, Corruption and wildlife crime: A focus on caviar trade examines how […]
South Africa was the world’s leading exporter of South American parrots between 2000 and 2013, after Amazon countries “abandoned the possibility of legally and competitively producing and exporting their wil […]
Deepening insight and supporting impactful practices around influencing wildlife product consumer behavior was the focus of a three-day event that brought together over 100 participants, representing 60 […]
Close to three tonnes of pangolin scales went up in flames on December 6th in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, as authorities incinerated several illegal shipments seized in 2017—a record year for pangolin scale s […]
Significant numbers of owls are being illegally trapped and sacrificed each year in India to supply rituals and ceremonies marking annual Diwali celebrations. While the exact number of owls traded domestically is […]
A boom in demand for otters as pets in Japan, particularly the small-clawed otter, has been linked to rising numbers of “otter cafés,” high-profile television programs featuring otters and celebrities, and the […]
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