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Monday
Oct092017

Coding to end wildlife trafficking: India holds Zoohackathon

New Delhi, India, 9th October 2017—young developers, designers, project managers, and subject matter experts came together to create applications, systems, and tools to help detect and deter wildlife trafficking during India’s first “Zoohackathon”, held last week as the culmination of Wildlife Week 2017 celebrations.

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Wednesday
Oct042017

New CITES shark listings welcomed; "Now the Real Work Begins"

Hong Kong, 4th October 2017—Four additional shark species, including all species of thresher sharks and the silky shark, today became officially protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), although WWF and TRAFFIC caution that progress in protecting such threatened species will only be meaningful if previous and current measures are implemented effectively.

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Thursday
Sep282017

SSB seminar highlights the role of interagency co-operation in curbing wildlife crime

New Delhi, India, 28th September 2017—Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), one of India’s Central Armed Police Forces, last week organized a seminar on the Role of Security Forces in Combating Wildlife Crime to highlight the need for interagency co-operation.

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Wednesday
Sep272017

New governance structure for TRAFFIC: revised board to guide future action on wildlife trade

Cambridge, UK, 27th September 2017—TRAFFIC today announced a revised board structure and trustees appointed to guide its work to combat wildlife crime and promote sustainable wildlife trade. The new board will be chaired by Mark Halle, who has a diverse background in environment and sustainable development and wide experience of institutional development in this field.

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Monday
Sep252017

USD10m endowment will secure the future of world leading environment conservation initiative at University of Cambridge

Cambridge, UK, 25th September 2017—Thanks to a $10 million endowment from Arcadia, the charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, a world-leading initiative in Cambridge is now developing unique new approaches to some of the biggest challenges facing the planet today. 

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Saturday
Sep232017

TRAFFIC joins European zoos and others in two-year drive to save Asian songbirds

Emmen, The Netherlands 23rd September 2017—The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), together with TRAFFIC, BirdLife International and the IUCN Asian Songbird Trade Specialist Group, today launched a collaborative effort to save iconic Asian songbird species from extinction. 

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Thursday
Sep212017

Vietnamese media encouraged to become “agents of change” in efforts to deter wildlife crime

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 22nd September 2017 (World Rhino Day)—Approximately 70 influential guests gathered today in Hanoi for a World Rhino Day Seminar organized by TRAFFIC on the role of Vietnamese media in promoting the protection of threatened wildlife, including rhino species.

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Thursday
Sep212017

New study shows unfettered bird trade in Viet Nam

Viet Nam, 21st September 2017—A new study warns that Viet Nam’s sizeable trade in wild birds is going unchecked and could harm wild populations if not managed.

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