Lishui, Zhejiang, China, March 2015—A Farmers’ Association has been created to oversee sustainable supply of Solomon’s Seal “Rhizoma Polygonati” for the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) industry.
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Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China, March 2015—An international meeting on transboundary conservation took place earlier this month in Xishuangbanna Dai Ethic group Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan province. Xishuangbanna is on China’s southern borders with Myanmar, Lao PDR and Viet Nam and is home to tropical rainforest where wild Asian Elephants roam.
Kasane, Botswana 25th March 2015—Heads of State, ministers and officials from 31 governments meeting today in Kasane reaffirmed their determination to scale up their response to the global poaching crisis, and adopted crucial new measures to help tackle the unprecedented surge in illegal wildlife trade.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20th March 2015 – Ivory related news dominated headlines in Southeast Asia over recent days as authorities announced the arrest of major players, revealed seizure and prosecution figures and stopped at least one ivory consignment bound for the region.
Ottawa, Canada, 13th March 2015—A new study launched today by TRAFFIC and WWF finds that while there is no evidence that international trade is currently a threat to the conservation of narwhals, as climate change is likely to have a significant impact on narwhal populations, improved monitoring of trade levels is increasingly important.