Yaounde, Cameroon, October 2015—methods to counter ivory trafficking were under the spotlight during training events held by TRAFFIC for enforcement officers working in key Nigeria-Cameroon border regions last month.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Antananarivo, Madagascar, October 2015—On 29th September, Malagasy Customs and border police officials scanning luggage discovered a staggering 771 wild native tortoises concealed in two wooden boxes at Antananarivo’s Ivato International Airport.
Singapore, 3rd October 2015—Key employees from DHL in Singapore took part in a TRAFFIC-led workshop designed to help logistics providers prevent the smuggling of wildlife.
Bac Kan, Viet Nam, 2nd October 2015—A three-year sustainable wild plant harvesting and trade project launched today in Bac Kan province aims to improve the livelihoods of at least 1,000 low-income households.
Singapore, 2nd October 2015—Experts meeting at Asia’s first Songbird Trade Crisis Summit are calling on Asian governments to bring about an immediate end to the illegal and unsustainable trade that is decimating the region’s wild bird populations.
Cambridge, UK, 29th September 2015—Tom Milliken, TRAFFIC’s Elephant and Rhino Programme Leader and the organization’s longest serving staff member is among the recipients of this year’s prestigious Sir Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit.
Beijing, China, 26th September 2015—WWF and TRAFFIC welcome yesterday’s announcement that China and the United States will end their respective domestic ivory trades as part of the international contribution towards reducing the current poaching crisis and saving Africa’s elephants.