Beijing, China, 25th September 2015—Representatives from Chinese government agencies, associations and foreign embassies today attended a workshop in Beijing organized by WWF and TRAFFIC to reflect upon the recent United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on “Tackling Illicit Trafficking in Wildlife”.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Hanoi, Viet Nam, 24th September 2015—A string of high profile ivory busts over the past month has unexpectedly focused attention on Da Nang as a new entry point for the illegal ivory trade in Viet Nam.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 23rd September 2015—On yesterday's World Rhino Day, leading figures from the government, the Vietnamese business community, foreign embassies and conservation NGOs gathered to donate clippings from their fingernails to fill a plastic rhino horn as part of a TRAFFIC and WWF “Nail it for Rhinos” event.
Nairobi, Kenya, 15th September 2015—A three-day multi-agency workshop titled “Post COBRA III Operational Review and Training Workshop” was successfully concluded on 4th September 2015 in Arusha, Tanzania. The workshop brought together 42 participants mainly national and international co-ordinators of the global Operation COBRA III drawn from African and Asian countries as well governmental/intergovernmental organizations.
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11th September 2015—Etihad Airways and the Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW) this week hosted two days of workshops about the growing threat of illegal wildlife smuggling.
Durban, South Africa, 9th September 2015—The national forest agencies of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique today launched a historic declaration jointly to combat illegal timber trade in Eastern and Southern Africa, taking a significant step towards addressing this growing driver of forest loss.
Chiang Mai, Thailand, September 2015—A new group of wildlife DNA forensics scientists from Southeast Asia has gathered for the first time to discuss boosting the use of DNA as an enforcement technique in the fight against wildlife crime.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 2015—Authorities in Malaysia have busted a syndicate that claimed to be selling tiger and other wildlife parts and arrested three Indian nationals.