Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China, March 2015—An international meeting on transboundary conservation took place earlier this month in Xishuangbanna Dai Ethic group Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan province. Xishuangbanna is on China’s southern borders with Myanmar, Lao PDR and Viet Nam and is home to tropical rainforest where wild Asian Elephants roam.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20th March 2015 – Ivory related news dominated headlines in Southeast Asia over recent days as authorities announced the arrest of major players, revealed seizure and prosecution figures and stopped at least one ivory consignment bound for the region.
Ottawa, Canada, 13th March 2015—A new study launched today by TRAFFIC and WWF finds that while there is no evidence that international trade is currently a threat to the conservation of narwhals, as climate change is likely to have a significant impact on narwhal populations, improved monitoring of trade levels is increasingly important.
Beijing, China, 11th March, 2015—Representatives of 17 leading courier companies operating in China have made a public declaration pledging their zero tolerance towards illegal wildlife trade.