Bagamoyo, Tanzania, 25th May 2016—Magistrates and prosecutors, including law enforcement officers and wildlife management officers adjudicating over wildlife crimes from across Tanzania met this week as part of a programme to strengthen the judicial, prosecutorial and investigative sectors in the fight against wildlife crime.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 24th May 2016—Leaders from across major sectors of Vietnamese civil society are taking on new roles in a nationwide campaign to promote zero tolerance of illegal wildlife trade through consumer behaviour change.
La Reunion, France, May 2016—A critical meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) takes place next week in La Reunion, where more than 30 Member States discuss whether to adopt conservation measures that will improve the management of their shared tuna stocks.
Putrajaya, Malaysia, May 2016—More than 100 Customs, Forestry Department, timber trade enforcement and private sector representatives and other stakeholders from across Malaysia met on 12th May, 2016 in Putrajaya, Malaysia to develop timber trade guidelines to assist frontline Customs officers in their work.
London, UK, 12th May 2016—TRAFFIC was among the participants at a State of the World’s Plants Symposium convened by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London this week to mark the launch of a ground-breaking study into plants worldwide.
London, UK, 11th May 2016—Two days ahead of the UK Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May, representatives of more than 60 countries met at the Foreign Office in London to discuss how to eliminate the corruption that fuels the illegal trade in wildlife.
Sophisticated poachers could undercut bold Kenyan fight against wildlife crime in this key African transit country
Nairobi, Kenya 9th May, 2016—Kenya is taking a bold stand against wildlife crime through improved enforcement action, higher penalties for wildlife criminals and last year it was the only African range State to report a significant fall in the numbers of rhinos poached.
Dehradun, India, May 2016—last month TRAFFIC and WWF India held two events to raise awareness among the Sapera community about wildlife conservation and protection and the impacts of poaching and illegal wildlife trade.