Hanoi, Viet Nam, 3rd March 2017—In recognition of World Wildlife Day today, members of the conservation community in Viet Nam are encouraging young Vietnamese to be part of the solution and “speak up” for the protection of endangered wildlife species.
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Nanjing, China, 3rd March 2017—World Wildlife Day in China was marked by a public pledge from Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent—the top three internet service providers in China—to create an industry-wide alliance to tackle illegal wildlife trade online.
Sofia, Bulgaria 2nd March 2017—Innovative solutions to support livelihoods and business opportunities for communities with a low economic status were the focus of an international conference on “Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region” (LENA) held last month in Sofia.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 1st March 2017—During the Vietnamese launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and TRAFFIC, more than 60 Vietnamese entrepreneurs and businesspeople learned about the benefits of implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies that integrate zero-tolerance towards threatened wildlife consumption.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 27th February 2017—South Africa today announced the official number of rhinos illegally killed in the country during 2016: 1,054. While this figure represents a slight drop on last year’s 1,175, itself a fall from the 1,215 record total in 2014, rhino poaching figures remain unacceptably high.
Stuttgart, Germany, 27th February 2017—Birgit Braun has won a prestigious award in recognition of her work through TRAFFIC and WWF promoting the use of detector dogs in detecting wildlife trafficking.
Singapore, 22nd February 2017—Experts from wildlife conservation and research organisations gathered at the second Asian Songbird Trade Crisis Summit have devised a comprehensive strategy to protect the region’s songbirds from the impacts of excessive trapping for the cage bird trade.
New study of Singapore’s bird markets highlights dangers of overharvesting as critical bird trade Summit gets underway
Singapore, 19th February 2017—A new TRAFFIC report has documented over 14,000 birds for sale in shops in Singapore over four days, 70% of them species non-native or formerly native to the country—a stark departure from patterns observed in other bird markets in the region.