Puerto Princesa, Philippines, 24th June 2015—Over 4,400 freshwater turtles, the majority of them Critically Endangered Palawan Forest Turtles Siebenrockiella leytensis, were seized last week in southern Palawan, Philippines.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Bhopal, India, 20th June 2015—Today’s passing out parade, alongside a magnificent display of the skills learned for curbing wildlife crime by 14 sniffer dogs and their 28 handlers at the 23rd Battalion of Special Armed Forces, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, mark a doubling in numbers of India’s wildlife sniffer dogs.
The Viet Nam Central Committee of Communications and Education strengthens the country’s role in wildlife protection
Update: A key output will be a highly-targeted social marketing campaign about illegal wildlife trafficking to be rolled out in Ha Noi's Noi Bai International Airport. It was given the go-ahead by the Minister of Transport the same week as the MoU signing was completed.
Ha Noi, 19 June 2015 – Continuing their strategic partnership, the Central Committee of Communications and Education (CCCE) and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to reduce demand for illegally traded wildlife products in Viet Nam through training and awareness raising activities for officers, business people, and the public.
Tokyo, Japan, 16th June 2015—The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has engaged e-commerce companies in Japan to improve monitoring of online ivory sales to prevent infringements of domestic regulations, such as inadequate registration of business activities on their websites and illegal shipping of ivory items abroad.
Bogor, Indonesia, 10th June 2015—TRAFFIC last week addressed a meeting of global wildlife sanctuaries and rehabilitation centres in Southeast Asia, underscoring the impact the region’s rising demand for exotic animals has on endangered species.
Beijing, China, June 2015—TRAFFIC last month launched a “green collecting” campaign at the 6th China Art Handicrafts Expo hosted by Wen Wan Tian Xia. The campaign calls on collectors to seek out artwork made from green and sustainably sourced materials, items “Having cultural value without reputational cost.”