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Thursday
May272010

Major ivory seizures in Viet Nam

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Hai Phong, Viet Nam, 27 May 2010—in the past month, Vietnamese Customs officers have discovered major shipments of illegal ivory at the northern port of Hai Phong.

The latest  confirmed seizure, of around  1,665 kg of elephant tusks concealed in a container of dried seaweed, is also the fifth major seizure of illegal ivory Customs officers at the port have made in the last two years and is one of three major wildlife confiscations in the past month.

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Wednesday
May262010

Lorises at risk from illegal trade

en Français

Cambridge, UK, 26 May 2010—A study by researchers from Malaysia, Australia and the UK finds that levels of trade in Slow and Slender Lorises is at levels that may be detrimental to their survival. Lories are small, nocturnal primates found throughout Asia.

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Wednesday
May192010

South Asia forges consensus on wildlife enforcement network

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Kathmandu, Nepal, 19 May 2010—Experts from South Asia have laid the foundation for a South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) as a co-ordinated regional response to combat illegal poaching and trafficking. Seven member countries agreed to the establishment of a secretariat and an outline work programme for the network.

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Tuesday
May182010

TRAFFIC SEMINAR: TCM experts commit to protect endangered wild medicinal plants and animals

en Français

Shanghai, China, 18 May 2010—Academic leaders from the Traditional Chinese Medicine sector have urged greater responsibility from the TCM sector in conserving valuable wild medicinal species, and rejecting the use of endangered species such as Tiger through strict adherence to national laws and international conventions.

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Tuesday
May182010

New prescription needed for medicinal plants

en Français

Nairobi, Kenya, 18 May 2010 (IUCN / Plantlife International / TRAFFIC)—Medicinal plants are valuable species: they provide income and healthcare to thousands of people around the world. Greater numbers of people rely on traditional medicine, mostly based on herbs, for their primary healthcare than ‘conventional’ or western medicine. But 15,000 species of medicinal plants are globally threatened from, amongst others, loss of habitat, overexploitation, invasive species and pollution.

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Monday
May172010

Coalition calls for biodiversity loss to be halted by 2020

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Nairobi, Kenya, 17 May 2010
⎯a coalition of 19 conservation organizations including TRAFFIC has called on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to amend its mission in light of the failure of the 2010 biodiversity targets and to set firm new measures to be implemented by 2020.

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Monday
May172010

Landmark for EU-TWIX

en Français

Cambridge, UK, 17 May 2010—EU-TWIX (European Union Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange), the internet-based tool to facilitate information exchange and co-operation between law enforcement officials across the EU has signed up its 500th member.

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Thursday
May132010

Radical action needed to stave off dramatic biodiversity crisis

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Nairobi, Kenya & Cambridge, UK, 13 May 2010—A UN report launched this week demonstrates how the natural systems that support economies, lives and livelihoods across the planet are at risk of rapid degradation and collapse without swift, effective conservation action to manage them sustainably.

The third edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3), produced by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) confirms the world has failed to meet its target to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010.

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