Samoa, 2nd September 2014—A new programme to support Pacific Island governments in managing and conserving their shark and ray populations was launched today at the Third International Conference of the United Nations Small Islands Developing States in Apia, Samoa.
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Kathmandu, Nepal, 29th August 2014—The three-day Second Annual Meeting of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) culminated today in Kathmandu, Nepal, where the eight South Asian countries finalized and endorsed the SAWEN Statute and updated their collaborative roadmap for fighting wildlife crime in South Asia.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21st August 2014—A new TRAFFIC analysis of hundreds of seizures sounds the alarm on Asia’s ongoing widespread bear trade and the need for immediate international action.
The findings are published in Brought to Bear: an Analysis of Seizures across Asia (2000–2011) which studied bear seizures made over a 12-year period in 17 countries and territories across Asia and found that a staggering illegal trade in bears and their parts persists in the region.
August 2014—This August, TRAFFIC is featuring as Partner of the month within the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).
The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) was created at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa to co-ordinate efforts to sustain forest resources in the Congo Basin.
India, August 2014 – Two workshops on ‘Strengthening Wildlife Law Enforcement and Conservation’ were hosted in the north-east of India last month by TRAFFIC to raise awareness about illegal wildlife trade.
Cambridge, UK 7th August 2014—EU-TWIX (European Union Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange) has reached the landmark of 40 000 records in its database of illegal wildlife seizures.
Longquan city, Zhejiang, China, 28th July 2014—Long renowned for its sword, porcelain and mushroom-growing industries, Longquan city is today turning its attention to the sustainable production of herbal and medicinal plant products.
Geneva, Switzerland, July 2014—An intercessional meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ended earlier this month with Thailand agreeing to a strict timetable of actions to address the illegal ivory trade or face the threat of trade sanctions.