Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 31st December 2015—Illegal trade in live pangolins, their meat, and their scales in the Special Development Zone of Mong La, Myanmar, is booming according to a study co-authored by TRAFFIC published this week in Global Ecology and Conservation.
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India, December 2015—a two-day capacity building workshop was held earlier this month for enforcement officials from across West Bengal on wildlife law enforcement.
Cambridge, UK, 24th December 2015—The December issue of FairWild News includes a round-up of the diverse variety of projects and policy initiatives worldwide in 2015 focused on achieving the FairWild Foundation’s mission of promoting the sustainable use of wild-collected plant ingredients, with a fair deal for all those involved throughout the supply chain.
Beyond Enforcement: Involving indigenous peoples and local communities in combating illegal wildlife trade
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Yaoundé, Cameroon, December 2015—more than 70 wildmeat traders and sellers including restaurant owners learned about the legislation in place to protect wildlife from overharvesting for the wildmeat trade during a meeting hosted by Cameroon’s Ministry of Forests and Wildlife (MINFOF) supported by WWF and TRAFFIC earlier this month.
Bali, Indonesia, 15th December 2015—Ending the year on a positive note, some 55 participants from Heart of Borneo countries have come together to draw up joint actions to address illegal wildlife trade and set biodiversity conservation monitoring priorities in the world’s third largest island.
Massimiliano Rocco, “Max”, passed away suddenly at the end of last week in Cameroon. Max was based in Italy where he was in charge of species conservation and where he worked for TRAFFIC for almost two decades. He was an enthusiastic, passionate, dedicated conservationist and colleague, who shared a deep concern for protecting wild animals and plants across the world.