Puebla, Mexico, October 2016 — during the 71st World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) Annual Conference, attending representatives raised, in a matter of minutes, a total of USD78,000 to help support TRAFFIC’s global efforts to reduce wildlife trafficking.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Myanmar, 27th January 2017—Discussions with 40 bear poachers across Myanmar has revealed that they primarily illegally kill bears to supply the trade in gall bladders.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, January 2017—the Viet Nam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST), TRAFFIC, WWF-Vietnam and the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) have launched a joint project under the “Responsible Asia Forestry & Trade” (RAFT) Partnership to focus on sustainable forest management, supporting Viet Nam to strengthen its implementation of legal and responsible timber trade.
Combatting Snow Leopard poaching & trafficking the elusive X factor to conserve Asia’s high mountain ecosystems
Kathmandu, Nepal, 20th January 2017—As scientists and government officials considered new evidence of cross-border migration of Snow Leopard individuals, a presentation of TRAFFIC’s research on poaching and trade emphasised that poachers and traffickers also have no boundaries.
Bac Kan, Viet Nam, January 2017 — TRAFFIC is working to increase the capacity of collectors of wild medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) in Bac Kan Province to protect biodiversity and improve local livelihoods. To achieve these outcomes, TRAFFIC, the Bac Kan Forest Protection Department (FPD) and two local pharmaceutical companies assisted the local harvesters to establish collector groups and cooperatives in Bac Kan.
Cooking up a storm to encourage legal and sustainable foods for the Lunar New Year holidays, instead of threatened wildlife
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 11th January 2017 -TRAFFIC and the Centre for Women and Development (CWD) held a cooking competition in Hanoi on 8 January where nearly 100 people showed their commitment to wildlife protection.
Beijing, China, 30 December 2016 – TRAFFIC and WWF welcomed today’s historic announcement that China will close down its domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017, signalling an end to the world’s primary legal ivory market and a major boost to international efforts to tackle the elephant poaching crisis in Africa.
Xi’an, China, December 2016—more than 50 officers from government departments in Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai and Ningxia provinces were joined for the first time by representatives from the Shaanxi Postal Bureau for two days of training on implementation of measures under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) late last month.