Poznań, Poland, 15th December 2011—Representatives from nine Central and Eastern European countries, plus several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including TRAFFIC met last week in Poznań, Poland, to examine ways of improving wildlife trade regulations in the region.
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GFTN invites forest industry to participate in new free online legality course
Gland, Switzerland, 14th December 2011—The Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), WWF´s initiative to eliminate illegal logging and drive improvements in forestry management and trade, and TRAFFIC, The Wildlife Monitoring Network, have launched a new multi-language online training module to increase awareness about the amended US Lacey Act and help ensure its compliance amongst exporters to the US.
This is a fixed-term position based with TRAFFIC Europe in Cambridge, UK, for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extension. The Research Officer will assist in implementing TRAFFIC Europe’s regional work plan, working in collaboration with TRAFFIC’s partners WWF and IUCN.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4th January 2012
Beijing, China, 5th December 2011—Some of the world’s leading experts on the training and use of wildlife detector dogs met last week in Beijing to exchange information and expertise with their counterparts among China’s Customs officials.
Jakarta, Indonesia, 5th December 2011—Authorities in Indonesia have stopped a string of smuggling attempts during a wild November for enforcement in the country’s largest and busiest airport, including a case of three Slow Lorises stuffed into socks and hidden under a trafficker’s clothes.