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Friday
Jun092017

Japan tightens wildlife trade regulations

Tokyo, Japan, June 2017–Late last month, Japan’s Diet (Parliament) passed revised legislation tightening regulations on domestic wildlife trade, including those governing ivory trade.

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Friday
Jun092017

Viet Nam’s transport sector adopts a zero tolerance to wildlife crime in “hotspot” area

Hai Phong, Viet Nam, 9th June 2017—160 local drivers and managers from the transport industry met today in Hai Phong province at a specialist workshop to learn more about the important role the transport sector can play in mitigating illegal wildlife trade and consumption in Viet Nam and abroad. The workshop was organized by TRAFFIC and the Viet Nam Automobile Transport Association (VATA).

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Thursday
Jun082017

Forensic scientists share new strategies to fight wildlife crime

Edinburgh, UK, 8th June 2017—Representatives from more than 30 countries this week attended the Society for Wildlife Forensic Science’s symposium held in Edinburgh to examine the importance of forensic science in detecting and tackling wildlife crime.

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Wednesday
Jun072017

TRAFFIC trains leading Chinese courier companies to detect illegal wildlife products

Fujian, China, 7 June 2017—this week staff from leading Chinese courier companies learned how to detect illegal wildlife products in their delivery chains during a workshop held by TRAFFIC.

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Monday
Jun052017

World Environment Day - helping re-connect people with the benefits of nature

World Environment Day, 5th June–this year’s UN World Environment Day is themed ‘Connecting people to nature’, aiming to inspire the public to appreciate the beauty and value of nature by getting them outdoors and encouraging them to ‘re-connect’ with their local environment.

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Monday
Jun052017

TRAFFIC recommends rapid phase out of local ivory trade in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 5th June 2017—TRAFFIC has written to the Hong Kong Legislative Council’s Panel on Environmental Affairs in support of proposals to phase out domestic ivory trade in the city—although expressing concern over the proposed five years it will take—and to raise penalties for those convicted of wildlife crime.

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Friday
Jun022017

Unsustainable use a key threat to many species proposed for CMS listing

Bonn, Germany, 3rd June 2017—This week, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), released the names of the 35 species proposed for protection measures through inclusion in one of the two Appendices under the Convention.

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Tuesday
May302017

Viet Nam: Transport companies adopt zero-tolerance policies towards wildlife crime

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 30th May 2017—100 transport company managers and drivers understand the importance of adopting corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies against threatened wildlife consumption following a training workshop organized by TRAFFIC and the Vietnam Automobile Transport Association (VATA) in Hanoi.

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