Cambridge, UK, 11th February 2016—A study launched this week by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and TRAFFIC examines the potential global market for sustainably sourced wild-collected botanical ingredients originating from China, the world’s leading exporter of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs), accounting for over 15% of global exports.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Ha Noi, Viet Nam, February 2016—Posters featuring a successful businessman refusing gifts of rhino horn have gone on display in the International Terminal at Noi Bai Airport.
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 4th February 2016—India’s first National Workshop on Capacity Building for Combating Wildlife Crime was flagged off today by the Honourable Minister for Ministers, Government of Tamil Nadu, Thiru M.S.M. Anandan at an inaugural ceremony organized at the Tamil Nadu Forest Academy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
Da Nang, Viet Nam, 25th January 2016—The Da Nang People’s Committee has issued a powerful new regional Directive, urging government officials strictly to comply with all wildlife management and protection laws and calling on them to refrain from advertising, giving or receiving wildlife products as gifts—a common custom in Viet Nam.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 21st January 2016—South Africa today announced the official number of rhinos illegally killed in the country during 2015. The figure of 1,175 represents a slight drop on the 1,215 record total in 2014, but overall rhino poaching figures for Africa total a record high for the continent.
Washington D.C., USA, 20th January 2016—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners today announced the 16 Prize Winners under the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge.
Gerik, Malaysia, 20th January 2016—Close to 1,500 Baya Weavers Ploecus phillipinus have been seized by the Perak Border Security Agency in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN) in Perak near Gerik, northern Peninsular Malaysia.
Geneva, Switzerland, 11th January 2016—This week a number of issues fundamental to the success of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) as a conservation tool will be under discussion.