TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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New Delhi, India, 8th December 2015—TRAFFIC has issued an Advisory alerting enforcement authorities to illegal wildlife trade activities at the Sonepur cattle fair held in Bihar State.
Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China, December 2015—enforcement officers from across China from the Administration of Industry and Commerce (AIC)’s Market Supervision Department received training on “CITES and combating illegal wildlife trade” last month in Shenzhen as part of a State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC)’s ongoing training programme.
Viet Nam, 7th December 2015—The next generation of Vietnamese traditional medicine (TM) practitioners is forging a new tradition of protecting endangered animals and plants. Scientists, professors and over 600 of Viet Nam’s top TM students pledged never to use endangered wildlife in their practice after learning about the role TM can play in wildlife conservation.
Jakarta, Indonesia, 4th December 2015–Wildlife authorities in East Java yesterday seized hundreds of plastic baskets crammed with 2,711 live native birds of various species from a passenger ship docked in the port of Tanjung Perak in Surabaya.
Beijing, China, December 2015—30 leaders of artwork collecting businesses pledged to “Refuse illegal wildlife products” and support responsible “Green collecting” during the 7th China Art Handicrafts Expo held last month in Beijing.