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Monday
Nov272017

Malaysia seizes pangolins scales moving through mail centre

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27th November 2017 – Pangolin scales in the mail? That's exactly what Malaysian Customs found when they scanned 13 boxes from Sabah and Sarawak at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s Mail and Courier Centre 10 days ago.

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Monday
Nov272017

Ministry of Health and pharmaceutical companies collaborate on developing non-timber forest product utilization policies

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 27th November, 2017—Representatives of 30 pharmaceutical companies met in Hanoi today to learn about and give feedback on government policies surrounding the use of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) and other non-timber forest products (NTFPs).

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Friday
Nov242017

Enforcement officers equipped to combat illegal timber trade in Viet Nam

Da Nang, Viet Nam, 24th November 2017—More than 40 Vietnamese Customs officers and Forest Department representatives from the central and highland regions of Viet Nam began a 1.5 day meeting today to learn how to identify commercial wood species that are subject to trade regulations and to receive training on the processing of timber trade violations.

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Friday
Nov242017

TRAFFIC publishes studies on Cameroon timber trade governance ahead of ITTO Council meeting

Yaoundé, Cameroon, 24th November 2017—TRAFFIC has launched a series of new studies in Cameroon with a view to the improvement of governance of timber harvest and trade. The studies have been launched ahead of the 53rd ITTO Council meeting in Lima due to be attended by representatives from TRAFFIC.

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Thursday
Nov232017

Kuala Lumpur Airport hosts roadshow to raise awareness of wildlife trafficking by air

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22nd November 2017—The message that passengers, airports and airlines can play a major role in combatting wildlife trafficking was shared with thousands of travellers and flight crew at a recent roadshow at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), which has seen dozens of wildlife seizures in the past year.

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Wednesday
Nov222017

Chinese internet giants launch alliance to combat wildlife cybercrime

Beijing, China, 22nd November 2017—Internet companies based in China today announced the formation of a new alliance to combat wildlife cybercrime. The move was initiated by three China-based internet giants—Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent—and supported by an additional 8 Chinese internet companies.

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Wednesday
Nov222017

Engaging local communities in conserving a threatened forest landscape

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22nd November 2017—TRAFFIC geared up its engagement with local communities near a critically important forest for wildlife conservation by running programmes for local eco-tourism operators and schools.

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Tuesday
Nov212017

Trade is the straw breaking the Straw-headed Bulbul’s back, says new paper

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 21st November 2017—The beautiful, melodious song of the Straw-headed Bulbul may very well be its downfall, as trapping for the Indonesian songbird trade is driving populations to critically low levels.

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