TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Johannesburg, South Africa, 30th September 2011—South Africa and Viet Nam formally agreed on a process to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on natural resource management wildlife protection and law enforcement.
Medan, Indonesia, 30th September 2011—Marine police in North Sumatra have seized over a hundred pangolins and arrested three men who were en route to Malaysia with the animals.
Bangkok, Thailand, September 2011—For on-going technical support to the Royal Thai Government in combating the illegal wildlife trade including the training over 500 frontline staff since 2008, two key Thai government agencies have recognised TRAFFIC Southeast Asia with an award.
TRAFFIC was saddened to hear of the passing away of Professor Wangari Maathai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace. Professor Maathai was tireless in her work on behalf of the environment and humanity, focusing attention on the ways in which the future of both are inter-related: “You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them.”
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14th September 2011—Authorities in Peninsular Malaysia yesterday discovered and seized 100 Indian Star Tortoises, packed in a plastic container at a business premises.
Mizoram, India, 14th September 2011—TRAFFIC India and WWF-India, in partnership with The Gauhati High Court have recently concluded a two day orientation programme on wildlife conservation for the judiciary in Mizoram.