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Tuesday
Jun042013

FairWild certified licorice tea on sale in Japan

Tokyo, Japan 4th June 2013—Nine months after its launch in the UK the Peppermint & FairWild-certified Licorice Tea produced by Pukka Herbs Ltd is now being retailed through WWF’s Panda Shop in Japan.

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Thursday
May302013

Peru: indigenous people take control of their forest resources

Lima, Peru, 29th May 2013—Two indigenous communities within the Peruvian Amazon have formed a “Veeduría Forestal” or Forestry Oversight in a bid to curb the pillage of their forests by outsiders, to secure fair prices for their timber resources and to increase transparency in the management of incomes derived from it.

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Wednesday
May292013

UN chief takes poaching concerns to Security Council

in Japanese

New York, USA, 29th May 2013—The United Nations Security Council will be briefed today on the severe and escalating threat to peace and security posed by Central Africa’s heavily-armed elephant poaching gangs.

In a report to the world’s highest international security body, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says, “Poaching and its potential linkages to other criminal, even terrorist, activities constitute a grave menace to sustainable peace and security in Central Africa.”

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Tuesday
May282013

Key organizations team up to stop the extinction crisis

Gland, Switzerland, 28th May 2013—With more than 20,000 of the species assessed on The IUCN Red List threatened with extinction, IUCN and other organizations, including TRAFFIC, have come together to support the achievement of a global biodiversity target to prevent further species loss.

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Friday
May242013

Court case verdict reveals true scale of 2011’s “Annus horribilis” for African Elephants

Fujian Province, China, 24th May 2013—The sentencing of three men in Fujian Province for their role in smuggling ivory to China from Africa has provided new insights into the scale and nature of the global illicit ivory trade in 2011, already the worst year on record.

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Thursday
May232013

UK hands down custodial sentence for coral smuggling

Manchester, UK, 23rd May 2013—A man has been jailed for attempting to smuggle more than 750 kg of rare and endangered corals and clams through the UK’s Manchester Airport from Ho Chi Minh City in Viet Nam.

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Thursday
May232013

Traditional and Wild in Poland

Rzeszów, Poland, May 2013—The religious and superstitious aspects of wild plant utilization, including the use of Black Elder to ward off evils spirits, was highlighted at an exhibition held as part of a Traditional and Wild project focusing on the use of medicinal plants in Central Europe.

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Wednesday
May222013

Water puppet theatre spreads the message to protect Viet Nam’s biodiversity

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 22nd May 2013—In support of International Biodiversity Day today, the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, in collaboration with TRAFFIC and the Biodiversity Conservation Association (BCA) under the Ministry of Natural and Environmental Resources (MONRE), is holding a series of shows for schoolchildren in Ha Noi to raise awareness about the threats facing biodiversity in Viet Nam.

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