Da Nang, Viet Nam 27th June 2015—Over one hundred of Da Nang’s business leaders rode through the main streets of the city Saturday as part of the Bike Ride by Da Nang Businesses to promote wildlife protection and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the South Liberation and National Reunification.
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Society for Wildlife Forensic Science welcomes expert perspectives from Southeast Asia and Africa in the fight against illegal wildlife trade
Missoula, Montana, USA, 26th June 2015—Wildlife forensic professionals from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Gabon, Kenya and Botswana shared their perspectives on the challenges they face during an event held during the Society for Wildlife Forensic Science’s (SWFS) biennial conference.
Guayaquil, Ecuador, 26th June 2015—TRAFFIC is urging government members of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), currently meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to implement a recovery plan for Pacific Bluefin tuna stocks, to address fishing over-capacity in the region and to demonstrate what action they have taken to implement protection measures for sharks and rays.
Brussels, Belgium, 25th June 2015—International experts have called upon EU decision-makers to acknowledge the pivotal role of communities in supporting wildlife conservation - including the combat against wildlife crime - in their forthcoming strategies and action plans.
Puerto Princesa, Philippines, 24th June 2015—Over 4,400 freshwater turtles, the majority of them Critically Endangered Palawan Forest Turtles Siebenrockiella leytensis, were seized last week in southern Palawan, Philippines.
Bhopal, India, 20th June 2015—Today’s passing out parade, alongside a magnificent display of the skills learned for curbing wildlife crime by 14 sniffer dogs and their 28 handlers at the 23rd Battalion of Special Armed Forces, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, mark a doubling in numbers of India’s wildlife sniffer dogs.
The Viet Nam Central Committee of Communications and Education strengthens the country’s role in wildlife protection
Update: A key output will be a highly-targeted social marketing campaign about illegal wildlife trafficking to be rolled out in Ha Noi's Noi Bai International Airport. It was given the go-ahead by the Minister of Transport the same week as the MoU signing was completed.
Ha Noi, 19 June 2015 – Continuing their strategic partnership, the Central Committee of Communications and Education (CCCE) and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to reduce demand for illegally traded wildlife products in Viet Nam through training and awareness raising activities for officers, business people, and the public.
Tokyo, Japan, 16th June 2015—The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has engaged e-commerce companies in Japan to improve monitoring of online ivory sales to prevent infringements of domestic regulations, such as inadequate registration of business activities on their websites and illegal shipping of ivory items abroad.