Pretoria, South Africa 4th July 2016—Scientists from Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Indonesia, South Korea, Australia and the United Kingdom as well as the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) law enforcement attaché for Southern Africa, last week visited the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (NZG) to learn about the wildlife DNA casework being undertaken to help crack cases with international ramifications.
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, 1st July 2016—In a serious set-back to Viet Nam’s efforts to crack down on wildlife crime, the authorities have postponed the enactment of a new penal code that was due to come into force today, which would have enhanced efforts to tackle rampant poaching and wildlife trafficking.
Pretoria, South Africa, 28th June 2016—The international expansion of rhino horn DNA testing was announced at the RhODIS®; Rhino DNA Scientific workshop in South Africa at Kruger National Park and the University of Pretoria’s Veterinary Genetics Lab (VGL) which concluded on Friday.
Nairobi, Kenya, 27th June 2016—Cabinet Secretary Professor Judy Wakhungu today opened the 4th Annual East Africa Timber Trade Stakeholders’ Forum, which focuses on Moving from words to actions: Implementing the Zanzibar Declaration and bi-annual agreements.
Lao Cai, Viet Nam, 24th June 2016—The Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) has added its voice to the international call for zero tolerance of illegal wildlife consumption.
Brussels, Belgium, 21st June 2016—European Union (EU) Environment Ministers yesterday endorsed the EU Action Plan against wildlife trafficking, part of the region’s contribution towards the international efforts to curb wildlife crime.
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 2nd June 2016—TRAFFIC, with assistance from the National Anti-smuggling Office and Nanjing Forest Police College, earlier this month organized a “Seminar on combating wildlife smuggling and illegal trade” for enforcement agencies from across China.