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All pangolins uplisted as threatened species by IUCN more...

Tuesday
Jul292014

Global Tiger Day 2014—future for Tigers uncertain

Celebrations of the annual Global Tiger Day are taking place worldwide today, but the future of the rare cat remains of concern, warns TRAFFIC.

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Monday
Jul282014

Medicinal plant utilization underpins sustainable development in Zhejiang Province, China

Longquan city, Zhejiang, China, 28th July 2014—Long renowned for its sword, porcelain and mushroom-growing industries, Longquan city is today turning its attention to the sustainable production of herbal and medicinal plant products.

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Friday
Jul252014

Thailand must address illegal ivory trade or could face sanctions: CITES

Geneva, Switzerland, July 2014—An intercessional meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ended earlier this month with Thailand agreeing to a strict timetable of actions to address the illegal ivory trade or face the threat of trade sanctions.

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Thursday
Jul102014

FairWild Standard helps Pukka Herbs achieve 2014 Sustainability Champion Award

London, UK, 10th July 2014—Pukka Herbs Ltd. has become a winner at the 2014 2degrees Sustainable Business Champions awards event held last night, thanks to their sourcing of FairWild-certified wild plant ingredients.

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Tuesday
Jul082014

Fighting wildlife crime through enhanced law enforcement collaboration in Central Africa

Yaoundé, Cameroon, July 2014—Law enforcement officers, officials of ministries in charge of wildlife issues and magistrates from six COMIFAC (Central African Forest Commission) countries: Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo met last month with representatives from organizations involved in tackling wildlife crime to improve their co-ordination in fighting criminal activity in the Central Africa region.

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Sunday
Jul062014

Thailand must act to prevent resurgence of illegal wild elephant trade

Bangkok, Thailand, 7th July 2014—Wild live elephants are being illegally captured to supply the lucrative tourism industry in Thailand and urgent changes to the country's legislation and elephant registration procedures are needed to stop the trafficking, finds a new report released today.

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Wednesday
Jul022014

Market surveys find disturbing increase in Thai ivory market

Bangkok, Thailand, 3rd July 2014—Monthly monitoring of Bangkok’s domestic ivory market by TRAFFIC reveals a near trebling of the number of ivory items for sale in the past 18 months and a steep rise in the number of outlets selling ivory in Thailand's capital city.

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Tuesday
Jul012014

Central Asian border controls lifted. Wildlife trade under the spotlight.

Bonn, Germany, 1st July 2014 – Member countries of the newly established Eurasian Customs Union (ECU, comprising Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia) need to take a well-coordinated approach to better regulate wildlife trade and prevent potential negative impacts on the survival of Central Asia’s wildlife, finds a new series of studies released today.

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Thursday
Jun262014

China’s business community leads the way in stopping the gifting of threatened species products

Beijing, China, June 2014—Over 30 top level business executives from Beijing joined TRAFFIC for the launch of a new guide that addresses the practice of corporate gifting using wildlife products in China and recommends actions that the private sector  can take to reduce this demand.

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