Monitoring trade in animal products of endangered species
Policing trade in animal products of endangered species Regulating trade in animal products of endangered species
Trade Records Analysis of Flora and Fauna in Commerce (TRAFFIC), is a world wide network which monitors trade in wildlife products, wild animals and plants. In 1992, TRAFFIC opened an office in India, in response to the fact that the Indian subcontinent had become a major source and conduit for the illegal trade in wildlife products. Successes include: in 1993, seizure of 287 kgs of tiger bones (over 20 animals), valued at US$625,000, on the way to the Far East; a second major seizure of tiger bones a week later.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.