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Tuesday
Nov212017

Trade is the straw breaking the Straw-headed Bulbul’s back, says new paper

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 21st November 2017—The beautiful, melodious song of the Straw-headed Bulbul may very well be its downfall, as trapping for the Indonesian songbird trade is driving populations to critically low levels.

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Friday
Nov172017

Traditional medicine producers encouraged to adopt sustainable plant harvesting practices into their corporate social responsibility

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 17th November 2017—Representatives from more than 25 traditional medicine and pharmaceutical producers joined a workshop today in Hanoi, focusing on promoting sustainable harvesting and fair trade practices as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR), in particular through application of the FairWild Standard.

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Friday
Nov172017

Unregulated wild collection and habitat loss lead to Vulnerable status for medicinal Goldenseal

Cambridge, 17th November 2017—the latest update to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ saw Goldenseal classified as “Vulnerable” in a move that highlights concerns about the medicinal plant’s decline.

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Wednesday
Nov152017

Using technology to save the oceans: new tool to detect illegal fishing

Cambridge, UK, 15th November 2017—TRAFFIC, WWF and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have teamed up to develop a new web-based tool to address one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans: illegal fishing.

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Thursday
Nov022017

Helmeted Hornbills, pangolins in Malaysia, online trade in the Philippines & more in the latest TRAFFIC Bulletin

Cambridge, UK, 3rd November 2017—the TRAFFIC Bulletin, published today, features the latest news on current wildlife trade “hot topics” written by leading conservationists and experts in their field.

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Thursday
Nov022017

Wild lions under threat from murky pan-African trade, warns survey

Pretoria, South Africa, 2nd November 2017—A new survey examining the pan-African trade in Lion parts has highlighted “escalating and worrisome trends” that could increasingly pose a threat to wild lion populations.

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Wednesday
Nov012017

Golden Triangle under spotlight as illegal wildlife trade hub

Bangkok, Thailand, 2nd November 2017—Tigers, elephants, bears and pangolins are four of the most widely traded species in the Golden Triangle—the border area where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar connect—according to a new report.

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Monday
Oct302017

UK announces global conference to crack down on wildlife crime

Cambridge, UK, 30th October 2017—the UK Government today officially launched London 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, which will take place on 10–11th October next year.

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