Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 23rd May 2011—From 23rd to 27th May, the Viet Nam Administration of Forestry and other relevant authorities are hosting two workshops with government counterparts from Lao PDR to build on recent bilateral efforts to monitor the illegal cross-border trade of wildlife.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
Latest news from TRAFFIC
May 2011—As the holiday season gets underway, TRAFFIC is celebrating the first anniversary of the “Don't Buy Trouble” campaign at Viet Nam’s Noi Bai airport.
The campaign, which features a permanent display at the airport about wildlife trade, is estimated to have been viewed by around 4 million passengers who fly through Noi Bai each year.
Oaxaca, Mexico, 19th May 2011—TRAFFIC and the Mexican government’s National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) this week signed an agreement to exchange information on Mexican species traded internationally.
Cambridge, UK, 14th May 2011—today, small producers, artisans, farmers and small-hold manufacturers, Fair Trade producers, traders and consumers worldwide will be celebrating World Fair Trade Day.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11th May 2011—Poaching and illegal trade of bears, driven largely by the demand for bile, used in traditional medicine and folk remedies continues unabated across Asia on a large scale, a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, has found.
Tay Ninh, 27-28 April, 2011 - Enforcement agencies that monitor and control wildlife trade at the border between Cambodia and Viet Nam will organize a workshop this week to strengthen collaboration to combat illegal trade in wildlife between the two countries.
The workshop will be a platform to share experiences, consolidate knowledge and understanding, and develop a plan for improved collaboration and information exchange aimed at curbing the illegal wildlife trade along the Tay Ninh border.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 2011—Every day, countless young wild animals are orphaned when their mothers are captured or slaughtered for the illegal wildlife trade. Many young are also taken from the wild and end up in the illegal trade because someone wants a cute pet.
Now, The Body Shop with the help of TRAFFIC Southeast Asia are calling attention to this problem with the “Where’s My Mama?” campaign, that urges the public to consider the impact of their purchases and choice of pets.