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Friday
Feb222013

Understanding the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations

Brussels, Belgium, 22nd February 2013—TRAFFIC and the European Commission today launched an updated reference guide to the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations — the legislation whereby provisions under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) are implemented by the European Union.

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Thursday
Feb212013

All eyes on countries fuelling illegal ivory trade

in Japanese

21st February 2012—The international body that regulates wildlife trade should begin proceedings to impose sanctions on the countries most complicit in the illegal trade of ivory, which causes the deaths of up to 30,000 African elephants each year.

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Friday
Feb152013

Hands-on training for enforcement officers in Myanmar

Hmawbi, Yangon, Myanmar, 15th February 2013—Law enforcement officers from across Myanmar participated in a series of workshops on wildlife trade and species identification last month, getting hands on training that will strengthen the resource-rich country’s ability to battle wildlife traffickers.

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Thursday
Feb142013

A last farewell to Emmanuel Tamounang (1967–2013)

en Français

With deep sadness TRAFFIC announces the death of Mr Emmanuel Tamounang, staff member with TRAFFIC’s Central Africa office.

Yaoundé, Cameroon, 14th February 2013—Emmanuel Tamounang passed away on Saturday 9th February 2013 at Yaoundé General Hospital after a brief illness.

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Friday
Feb082013

More than 2000 live snakes seized in Bangkok Airport

Bangkok, Thailand, 8th February 2013—Predictions for the Year of the Snake which begins on Sunday, say it isn’t a good one for those born under that Chinese Zodiac sign. It may also be a bad year for its namesake if a seizure of over 2,000 snakes in the Suvarnabhumi Airport last night is anything to go by.

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Thursday
Feb072013

Government, business and NGOs map strategies to reduce demand for illegal wildlife in China

Beijing, China—Various governmental, non-governmental and private sector organizations met last month in Beijing to agree how best to reduce the demand in China for illegal wildlife products.

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Thursday
Feb072013

Two-year jail sentence in Malaysia’s biggest tiger part smuggling case

Alor Star, Malaysia, 7th February 2013—A court case involving Malaysia’s biggest ever seizure of trafficked Tiger parts today saw the conviction of a 29-year old man, who was sentenced to a total 60 months in prison.

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Wednesday
Feb062013

Ploughshares to benefit from ‘Party of the week’

New York, USA, February 2013—The Turtle Ball, a gala dinner and art auction hosted by the Turtle Conservancy, was held at the Bowery Hotel, Manhattan, New York, this February to raise funds in support of turtle and tortoise conservation.  The New York Times and New York Post dubbed the first Annual Turtle Ball, ‘Party of the Week’.

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