Beijing, China, 25th March 2017—To mark this year’s “Earth Hour”, a high-end shopping mall in Beijing is hosting an exhibition of threatened wildlife origami works to promote the message that buyers should practice sustainable consumption.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Hong Kong, 23rd March 2017—Continuation of Hong Kong’s 150-year-old ivory trade hangs in the balance as the Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs meets next Monday, 27th March, to consider a bill to phase out local ivory trade in the city. The proposed ban will require a legislative amendment in conjunction with a proposal to raise maximum penalties for wildlife crimes.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 23rd March 2017—Viet Nam continues to take centre stage in the global illicit rhino horn trade in 2017 with two large, back-to-back seizures totalling 67 horns in Southeast Asia that reaffirm the country’s links to rhino horn consumption and trafficking.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 23rd March 2017—Just under 60 representatives from government agencies, research centres, businesses, and NGOs gathered in Hanoi to discuss polices that facilitate the fair and equitable sharing of benefits for people who earn income from the cultivation or collection of medicinal and aromatic plant (MAP) resources.
Beijing, China, March 2017—Last week, TRAFFIC, WWF and Qyer co-hosted a “Wild Africa” salon on the theme of “Being a Responsible Traveller”, aimed at Chinese citizens interested in visiting destinations in Africa.
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 2017—Inadequate investigative capacity for wildlife crimes has proved to be a major drawback in the fight against poaching and illegal wildlife trade.
Good Agricultural and Collection Practices integrated with guidelines on collection of wild medicinal plants
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 13th March 2017—30 participants from government agencies and the business sector last week joined a TRAFFIC-facilitated workshop to develop a plan of action to integrate sustainable collection practices for wild medicinal plants into the certification requirements for Good Agricultural and Collection Practices.
Douala, Cameroon, March 2017—one year after its launch, a meeting to evaluate the effectiveness of AFRICA-TWIX finds there has been significant progress towards fostering collaboration among law enforcement officials in Central Africa to address illegal trade in wildlife.