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'Uphold the ban'

... for all countries to continue to ban the domestic trade of wild tigers," said Keshav Varma, Director at ... 58th meeting of the Convention on International trade in Endangered Species Standing Committee. Tiger trade is prohibited internationally and banned ...

Elephant-size loopholes sustain Thai ivory trade

... in Asia, says a new report from the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC. The report also raises concerns that legal provisions governing trade in domesticated elephants are providing cover for illegal trade in wild-caught, highly-endangered Asian elephants ...

Researchers shed light on trading behavior in animals -- and humans

... without enforcement from human experimenters, trade disappeared. Chimpanzees are known to trade services, such as grooming for food, but the ... much," Brosnan said. "But I might not want to trade a food that represents 10 or 20 percent of my ...

Wildlife trade threatens public health and ecosystems

... Science . The poorly regulated U.S. wildlife trade can lead to devastating effects on ecosystems, ... "These scientists report a pattern of trade in wildlife that includes a very large number of ... can have on native organisms." A global trade in wildlife generates hundreds of billions of ...

Spring fishing season arrives... and with it, amphibian diseases

... "These diseases have spread with the global trade in amphibians,'" says James Collins, assistant ... State University. "The commercial amphibian bait trade may be a source of 'pathogen pollution.'" ... tiger salamanders in the western U.S. bait trade for both ranaviruses and Bd, and conducted ...

Turtles no longer turned into souvenirs

... have been withdrawn or confiscated the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC reports. A 2006 ... 2008. The Dominican Republic has encouraged the trade of alternative products such as cow horn or bone ... virtually eliminated the blatant illegal souvenir trade in hawksbill turtle shells," said Adrian Reuter, ...

New book plants seed for biodiverse food production

... their agricultural expertise and exposing trade agreements that could threaten the world's food ... has been consulting on international agriculture trade issues, spending months or years at a time living ... expertise and working to "expose constraining trade agreements imposed upon African farmers." Her ...

End of the line for Tuna Commission

... catch limits, including allegations of threats of trade retaliation, the U.S. gave in and joined the ... option but to seek effective remedies through trade measures," said Stevens. "WWF will actively push ... a listing under the Convention on International trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ...

USAID grant awarded to improve food security in Africa

... to improve agricultural productivity and ease trade barriers in Africa. The African Food Security ... The project will address food security and trade issues in the sub-Saharan countries of Mali and ... interested in addressing agricultural issues and trade constraints. In Senegal, the least ...

Ivory poaching at critical levels: Elephants on path to extinction by 2020?

... unseen since an international ban on the ivory trade took effect in 1989. But the public outcry that ... death rate that led to the international ivory trade ban nearly 20 years ago, said Samuel Wasser, a UW ... poaching. In 1989, most international ivory trade was banned by the Convention on ...

A bitter pill to swallow

... from TRAFFIC, the world's largest wildlife trade monitoring network, on traditional medicine ... traditional medicine. Relaxation of international trade barriers, the impact of free market economies and ... medicine. The growing illegal wildlife trade in the region is fuelled by the difficulty of ...

New CITES quotas allow more caviar export, further jeopardize endangered sturgeon

... year as a result of unacceptably permissive new trade quotas announced Thursday by the Convention on International trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Most sturgeon ... regulations is allowed. The new CITES caviar trade quotas revise those that CITES announced in ...

Woody and aquatic plants pose greatest invasive threat to China

... has remained largely isolated from international trade until recent decades, unlike the United States. ... development and strengthening international trade in China will have a twofold effect: new species ... from economic expansion and international trade should be wary of the greater potential for ...

Floating a big idea: MIT demos ancient use of rafts to transport goods

... bands, bells and tweezers, as well as evidence of trade in highly prized spondylus-shell beads. Early ... arrive at a better understanding of their use for trade along the Pacific coast. It's a nontrivial ... voyages likely took six to eight weeks, and the trade winds only permit the voyages during certain ...

CITES caviar export quotas remain steady for beluga sturgeon despite threat of extinction

... NEW YORK CITY- The Convention on International trade in Endangered Species (CITES) announced trade quotas governing the export of wild sturgeon and ... quota system was established to ensure that trade in sturgeon products would only be permitted from ...

Body part by body part, Sumatran tigers are being sold into extinction

... Southeast Asia and lead author on The Tiger trade Revisited in Sumatra, Indonesia. Sadly, the ... about nine miles away, are the main hubs for the trade of tiger parts. Despite TRAFFIC providing ... on effective enforcement to combat the trade by arresting dealers and ....

Rising food prices threaten world's poor people

... between food and fuel. Agricultural trade In addition to biofuels, IFPRI also modeled the ... well-balanced diets. A more open global trade in agriculture, however, would generally benefit ... to drastic changes in food prices by eliminating trade barriers and programs that set aside agriculture ...

Baker Institute finds increased domestic production won't make US self-sufficient in natural gas

... Institute Energy Forum developed a world gas trade model. The Baker Institute World Gas trade Model (BIWGTM) simulates future development of North American natural gas trade based on the economics of resource supply, demand ...

Amid spiralling government interest, world's top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei

... could be challenged and lead to strained trade relations. trade of endangered timber species may also be halted ... to improve conservation in the tropical fish trade (e.g. armored catfish); Charlie Chang Liu, ...

Amid spiralling government interest, world's top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei

... could be challenged and lead to strained trade relations. trade of endangered timber species may also be halted ... to improve conservation in the tropical fish trade (e.g. armored catfish); Charlie Chang Liu, ...

Survey finds elevated rates of new asthma among WTC rescue and recovery workers

... debris among workers who responded to the World trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. The data, drawn from the World trade Center Health Registry, show that 3.6% of the ... reported asthma. The dust from the World trade Center collapse appears to have had significant ...

Emerging (disease) markets

... paper titled Implications of wildlife trade on the movement of avian influenza and other ... new species and geographic regions via the global trade in wildlife. For example, two instances of highly ... by directing attention to wildlife markets and trade where many pathogenic problems originate. ...

Afghanistan releases its first-ever list of protected species

... for sale in tourist shops can go for as much as $1,500 each. International trade in species like the snow leopard is illegal under international law ... law, it is also illegal for Afghan nationals or internationals to hunt or trade the species within Afghanistan. The protected species list also comes ...

Food counterfeiting, contamination outpace international regulatory systems

... from overseas, Michigan State University researchers said, as trade volumes overwhelm regulatory oversight. Nobody can guarantee safe food, ... said. "It's a worldwide trend. First of all, transportation is easier, trade is easier," he said, while consumers are increasingly well traveled and ...

Jumbo-sized discovery made in Malaysia

... icon. The Asian elephant is listed on the Convention on International trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and has seen a drastic reduction in total ... tool used by CITES in the complex business of assessing policies for trade in elephant products which also helped the Government of Malaysia meet it ...

Using water to understand human society, from the industrial revolution to global trade

... instruments." This, he argues, is simply not right. Global water trade Another speaker at the conference demonstrated how social scientists ... global trade. The concept produces some shocking facts. The global trade in virtual water is about 1,600 billion cubic metres a year, equivalent to ...

Innovations in Pediatric Medicine International Conference brings together pediatrics experts

... learned from Hurricane Marilyn on St. Thomas; the 2001 attack on the World trade Center in New York; the 2003 earthquake in Bam, Iran; and Hurricane ... learned from Hurricane Marilyn on St. Thomas; the 2001 attack on the World trade Center in New York; the 2003 earthquake in Bam, Iran; and Hurricane ...

World's rarest big cat gets a check-up

... The Far Eastern leopard is listed under CITES (Convention on International trade in Endangered Species), which protects it against illegal trade for fur and medicinal purposes. Around the world, large carnivores are ...

Promptu Unveils High Accuracy Voice-to-Text Dictation for Mobile Phones at CTIA

... innovative voice-powered mobile applications, unveiled today at the CTIA trade event in San Francisco a new and highly accurate voice dictation system. ... and related companies are encouraged to visit Promptu at the CTIA trade show at booth #1540 for a demonstration today (September 10) through ...

'Home Improvement' Star Debbe Dunning is New smartTOUCH Spokesperson

... host several product online instructional videos, as well as appear at trade shows, and in TV and print ads that feature the company's products. "Debbe ... recognize you. The company's product line is branded under the protected trade name smartTOUCH(TM). bioMETRX also designs and provides personal ...

Promptu Unveils High Accuracy Voice-to-Text Dictation for Mobile Phones at CTIA

... innovative voice-powered mobile applications, unveiled today at the CTIA trade event in San Francisco a new and highly accurate voice dictation system. ... and related companies are encouraged to visit Promptu at the CTIA trade show at booth #1540 for a demonstration today (September 10) through ...

Tahitian vanilla originated in Maya forests, says UC Riverside botanist

... corroborates what the historical sources say, namely, that vanilla was a trade item brought to Tahiti by French sailors in the mid-19th century. The ... was previously introduced to the region via the Manila Galleon trade from the New World, and specifically from Guatemala." The Manila ...

Antioxidant users don't live longer, analysis of studies concludes

... University. He was not involved in the review. A supplement-industry trade group questions both the review conclusions and the study selection ... affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, a supplement industry trade association in Washington, D.C. Shao maintained that antioxidant ...

Global Biopact on biofuels can bring benefits to both rich and poor nations

... of Strategic Management at Macquarie University, Australia, a Biopact a trade agreement to guarantee market factors between the North (developed ... and the South (developing countries) will enable the expansion of global trade in biofuels under controlled and sustainable conditions, countering recent ...

Markets of biodiversity and equity in trade: An illusion?

... a measure adopted in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, advocated the development of trade agreements between holders and users of genetic resources, foreseeing a ... of traditional knowledge for commercial ends, filing of common names as trade names, agreements whose clauses or implementation are unsatisfactory and ...

El Niño affected by global warming

... the continent. Therefore the reinforcement of such prevailing winds, the trade winds, would have favoured the rise of colder waters up from deeper ... hence thermal) contrast would be responsible for this accentuation of the trade wind regime. Whereas the Atacama, a coastal-zone desert, warmed rapidly ...

Singapore National Science and Technology Awards

... three teams and four individuals by Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for trade and Industry, at the 2007 NSTA Awards Presentation Dinner today. The ... committee was chaired by Mr Peter Ong, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of trade and Industry. Prof Lim Pin, University Professor of NUS and Prof Cham Tao ...

University of Toronto helps to 'barcode' the world's plants

... in the world's biodiversity hotspots where a shortage of specialists hinders conservation efforts. Other applications include identifying illegal trade in endangered species, identifying invasive organisms, poisonous species and fragmentary material in forensic investigations. The technique will work ...

121 breeding tigers estimated to be found in Nepal

... The main reason for the decline of tiger populations has been attributed to poaching and illegal trade. This is linked to the illegal international trade in tiger parts and derivatives (skin, bones, meat in some cases although not reported in Nepal) and use in traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM). Apart ...

Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

... collaborating and marketing the appropriate technology for a specific application. Besides, building awareness on privacy concerns by organizing more trade shows and conferences will allow vendors achieve healthy profit margins. North American Government Biometrics Markets is part of the ...
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