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The ongoing blockage of the Suez Canal has resulted in ships diverting south to transit around the Cape of Good Hope, potentially taking them through the High Risk Area. It is noted that whilst the threat of Somalia-based piracy is currently suppressed through a combination of military operations, application of BMP 5 and the presence of armed guards, an increase in maritime traffic through the area may present opportunities for Somali Pirate Groups to attack shipping. The consequences of not adopting effective security measures can be severe.
Please find attached the 15 January 2019 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Intelliegence Bulletin, concerning Johor, Malaysia as a Key Transit Hub for Illicit Ivory and Rhino Horn Trafficking.
Please find attached the 1 December 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Intelliegence Bulletin, concerning stone (Rough Stone, Quartz, and Jade) used as a Concealment Method for Illicit Ivory and Rhino Horn.
Please find attached the 15 January 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert, concerning painting wildlife products as a concealment method for Illegal ivory and rhino horn.
Please find attached the 15 December 2017 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Alert concerning “Port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia - Highly Vulnerable to Wildlife Trafficking in Transit".
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