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Friday
Dec192014

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Beyond enforcement: Communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating illegal wildlife trade

Symposium to be held February 2015, South Africa


IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Austrian Ministry for the Environment, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and TRAFFIC are holding a symposium exploring the roles of communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating illegal wildlife trade, to be held near Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 February–1 March 2015.

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Wednesday
Dec102014

Wildlife trade awareness training for media and launch of writing contest in Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar, 10th December 2014 – From beer bars touting wildlife whiskey to the mass sale of wild birds for merit release, journalists and editors attending a workshop on wildlife trade in Myanmar, quickly found countless stories on wildlife trade and crime to report on.

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Thursday
Dec042014

Bangkok market hub of illegal trade in endangered tortoises from around the world

Cambridge, UK, 4th December 2014—A new study shows that Bangkok’s Chatuchak market—one of Southeast Asia’s largest wild pet trading centres—has been home to a sustained and illegal trade in highly threatened tortoises and freshwater turtles with consequences far beyond its borders.

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Tuesday
Dec022014

Traders review Brazil-Belgium timber trade

Ghent, Belgium, December 2014—A workshop on the European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan was held at the end of November, specifically for members of the Belgian Timber Importers Federation (BE TIF).

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Friday
Nov282014

French wildlife photography festival backs pangolin conservation

Montier-en-Der, France, November 2014—the conservation problems facing pangolins were in the spotlight this year at the Annual Festival de la photo animaliere de Montier-en-Der film festival, where invited pangolin experts from the Tikki Hywood Trust, the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group and TRAFFIC spoke about the growing threats to these scaly anteaters.

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Friday
Nov282014

Coimbatore wildlife law enforcement training breaks new ground

Coimbatore, India, 28th November 2014—A TRAFFIC-convened capacity building programme to strengthen wildlife law enforcement in India broke new ground earlier this month when for the first time enforcement officials from three adjoining States in the south-west of the country (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala) met to receive hands-on training in detecting wildlife poaching and controlling scenes of crime.

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Thursday
Nov272014

New report examines potential threat to walruses from hunting and trade

Cambridge, UK, 27th November 2014—A new report from TRAFFIC and WWF examines the international trade in walrus parts and derivatives in view of the looming additional threat posed to this Arctic species from climate change and the break up of sea ice.

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Wednesday
Nov262014

New recruits to Guangxi Forest Police receive training to counter wildlife trafficking

Laibin Guangxi, China, November 2014—More than 120 Forest Police officers were trained on aspects of wildlife crime and how to counteract it during a workshop on Combatting illegal wildlife trade and CITES implementation held in Laibin, Guangxi province earlier this month.

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Tuesday
Nov252014

WWF and TRAFFIC applaud global commitments to combat wildlife crime

Bangkok, Thailand, 25th November 2014—Declarations from recent global summits reflect continuing high-level political will to tackle the multi-billion dollar international trade in illegal wild animals and plants, and they need to be followed up by concrete steps on the ground, increased allocation of technical and financial resources, and sustained political commitment, WWF and TRAFFIC said today.

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