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Wednesday
Aug272014

South Asia to develop Action Plan to curb wildlife trafficking

Kathmandu, Nepal, 29th August 2014—The three-day Second Annual Meeting of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) culminated today in Kathmandu, Nepal, where the eight South Asian countries finalized and endorsed the SAWEN Statute and updated their collaborative roadmap for fighting wildlife crime in South Asia.

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Thursday
Aug212014

Parts of 2800 bears seized in Asia over a 12-year period

in Chinese

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21st August 2014—A new TRAFFIC analysis of hundreds of seizures sounds the alarm on Asia’s ongoing widespread bear trade and the need for immediate international action.

The findings are published in Brought to Bear: an Analysis of Seizures across Asia (2000–2011) which studied bear seizures made over a 12-year period in 17 countries and territories across Asia and found that a staggering illegal trade in bears and their parts persists in the region.

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Wednesday
Aug132014

Congo Basin: TRAFFIC features as CBFP Partner of the Month

August 2014—This August, TRAFFIC is featuring as Partner of the month within the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).

The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) was created at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa to co-ordinate efforts to sustain forest resources in the Congo Basin.

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Monday
Aug112014

TRAFFIC helps bolster wildlife law enforcement in West Bengal and Tripura

India, August 2014 – Two workshops on ‘Strengthening Wildlife Law Enforcement and Conservation’ were hosted in the north-east of India last month by TRAFFIC to raise awareness about illegal wildlife trade.

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Thursday
Aug072014

Landmark for wildlife crime database EU-TWIX

Cambridge, UK 7th August 2014—EU-TWIX (European Union Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange) has reached the landmark of 40 000 records in its database of illegal wildlife seizures.

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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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