Muldersdrift, South Africa, 26th February 2015—Ground-breaking community-led approaches to combating wildlife crime around the world will be shared at an international symposium taking place in Muldersdrift near Johannesburg from 26-28th February, attended by researchers, community groups, government officials, UN agencies and NGOs.
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 26th February 2015—An alliance of conservation organizations in Malaysia is calling upon the government to uplist the Sambar to a Totally Protected species in Peninsular Malaysia, following a study carried out by leading conservationists into the species’s status.
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 2015—Officials from wildlife and law enforcement ministries and agencies, magistrates, the private sector and civil society organizations met earlier this month to create a National Co-ordination Unit (NCU) to combat wildlife crime in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
February 2015, Nuremberg, Germany—More than 44,000 trade visitors from 136 countries travelled to Nuremberg, where FairWild was one of more than 2,000 exhibitors presenting their sustainability products and services at Biofach, the annual get-together for the organic trade industry.