Welcome to this week's news update

Dear TRAFFIC supporter,

This week saw a meeting take place in Bangladesh where governments met to review their progress in achieving a doubling of wild Tiger numbers by 2022. Overall some progress is being made and there was enthusiasm for efforts to reduce the demand for Tiger products - a field where TRAFFIC has been leading.

Also this week, news emerged of a significant ivory seizure, this time in Cameroon, where the penalty for anyone convicted of poaching is just three years - hardly a significant deterrent to such activites.

The need for meaningful prosections following successful interceptions of wildlife contraband was also a feature of the last item this week, which concerned TRAFFIC's analysis of tortoise and freshwater turtle seizures in Thailand.

Watch out next week for World Rhino Day on 23rd, when TRAFFIC will be part of an important initiative being launched in Viet Nam to help protect the world's rhinos.

You can help support our work on crucial wildlife trade issues by donating to TRAFFIC

Many thanks in advance for helping our cause!

Richard Thomas, Global Communications Co-ordinator, TRAFFIC. Email: richard.thomas@traffic.org Tel: +44 1223 651782.

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