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Wednesday
Jun212017

Newly approved Vietnamese Penal Code should enhance efforts to address wildlife trafficking

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 21st June 2017—Some potentially good news to reduce the impact of illegal wildlife trade on threatened species occurred last night when the Vietnamese National Assembly approved the long awaited 2015 Penal Code. The Penal Code will come into force on 1st January 2018.

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Friday
Jun162017

Gabonese authorities expand the AFRICA-TWIX network

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Libreville, Gabon, June—a workshop promoting the use by enforcement agencies of the AFRICA-TWIX platform to address wildlife crime and illicit trafficking of wildlife products took place last week in Libreville.

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Thursday
Jun152017

Vietnamese officers learn how to identify the real deal timber

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 15th June 2017—40 Customs Department and Forest Protection Department (FPD) officers commenced a training programme today to increase their understanding of the requirements for a legal timber trade and how to distinguish regulated and prohibited timber in trade.

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Tuesday
Jun132017

Malaysia makes third major pangolin scale seizure in a month

Update 16th June: On 15th June, Malaysian Customs officers seized a further shipment of 393.5 kg pangolin scales, also arriving by air from Ghana and falsely labelled as oyster shells.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13th June 2017–For the third time in just over a month, Malaysian authorities have seized a large shipment of pangolin scales inbound from Africa. This latest seizure brings the total weight of confiscated scales so far to a tonne.

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Monday
Jun122017

TRAFFIC facilitates training for anti-smuggling personnel in three key Chinese provinces

Guangzhou, China, June 2017–more than 110 anti-smuggling and law enforcement officials from Guangxi, Guangdong and Hainan provinces engaged in a two day CITES[1] enforcement training workshop to help them prevent and detect wildlife trafficking.

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Monday
Jun122017

China joins Namibia and Zimbabwe in efforts to curb illegal wildlife trade

Windhoek, Namibia, and Harare, Zimbabwe, 12th June 2017—Ministerial level workshops raising awareness against wildlife trafficking amongst Chinese nationals living and working in Namibia and Zimbabwe were jointly hosted by China’s State Forest Administration, China’s CITES[1] Management Authority, TRAFFIC and WWF last weekend, supported by the respective Chinese Embassies.

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Friday
Jun092017

Japan tightens wildlife trade regulations

Tokyo, Japan, June 2017–Late last month, Japan’s Diet (Parliament) passed revised legislation tightening regulations on domestic wildlife trade, including those governing ivory trade.

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Friday
Jun092017

Viet Nam’s transport sector adopts a zero tolerance to wildlife crime in “hotspot” area

Hai Phong, Viet Nam, 9th June 2017—160 local drivers and managers from the transport industry met today in Hai Phong province at a specialist workshop to learn more about the important role the transport sector can play in mitigating illegal wildlife trade and consumption in Viet Nam and abroad. The workshop was organized by TRAFFIC and the Viet Nam Automobile Transport Association (VATA).

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