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Tuesday
Apr252017

Zambia announces indefinite ban on “In Transit” timber

Zambia, 20th April 2017—In an encouraging move for East African forestry management and timber trade, the Zambian government has announced a ban on all “In Transit” timber within the country. The declaration, passed today, takes place effective immediately until further notice.

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Friday
Apr212017

More than a third of traders openly flouting Hong Kong’s ivory regulations

Hong Kong, 21st April 2017—Surveys by TRAFFIC of Hong Kong’s ivory markets found traders at 27 out of 76 licensed ivory outlets (36%) encouraging buyers to smuggle ivory out of the city without the appropriate export permits.

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Thursday
Apr202017

Sir David Attenborough to lead celebration of global conservation success

Cambridge, UK, 20th April 2017—World leading conservationists, including Sir David Attenborough, Jane Goodall and Steven Pinker, are gathering in Cambridge, UK, to celebrate #EarthOptimism this coming Saturday, 22nd April.

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Wednesday
Apr192017

Workshop for southwest Indian Ocean sets stage for monitoring and conservation of sharks and rays

Mauritius, April 19, 2017—Marine experts and conservationists from the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), TRAFFIC, the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), regional governments, and other groups have produced a status report and roadmap for protecting sharks and rays in the southwest Indian Ocean, one of the last remaining strongholds for these ancient creatures in the world’s oceans.

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Thursday
Apr132017

Shanghai workshop promotes use of social marketing to change illegal wildlife consumption

Shanghai, China, 13th April 2017—around 40 wildlife conservation and law enforcement officers, together with NGO representatives, met this week to examine the use of social media in awareness raising and promoting messaging encouraging changes towards consumption of illegal wildlife products.

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Thursday
Apr132017

New study highlights timber trade challenges in eastern and southern Africa

Nairobi, Kenya, 13th April 2017—A new TRAFFIC and WWF report launched today highlights the challenges facing timber trading nations in eastern and southern Africa, in particular the need for improving trade monitoring and financial integrity and addressing issues related to politics, corruption and ethics at a national and regional level.

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Tuesday
Apr112017

Eastern African nations launch Steering Committee for Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Trade in Timber and other Forest Products

Nairobi, Kenya, 11th April 2017—representatives from across Eastern Africa meet this week to discuss implementation of the Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Trade in Timber and other Forest Products and formally launch its Steering Committee.

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Monday
Apr102017

18 rhino horns seized by Malaysian Customs

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10th April 2017—Malaysia has seized 18 rhino horns, bringing Asia’s total to six seizures within one short month and underlining illegal trade’s continued onslaught on rhinos.

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