Lishui, Zhejiang province, China, December 2013—Over 100 representatives from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) companies, government, academia, and NGOs convened in Lishui in November at the inaugural meeting of a project to promote sustainable management of medicinal and aromatic plant resources by the private sector.
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TRAFFIC is seeking a Senior Programme Officer (SPO) for our project office in Madagascar. The SPO will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing TRAFFIC’s work programme in Madagascar and other parts of the Western Indian Ocean. The SPO will be responsible specifically for implementation of TRAFFIC’s timber and reptile trade component of the WWF programme “Preserving Madagascar’s Natural Resources” supported by USAID.
Closing date for applications: 20th January 2014.
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Singapore, 16th December 2013 – Conservation organizations fighting to save one of the world’s most threatened tortoises from poachers have resorted to a drastic measure—engraving identification codes onto the animals’ shells to reduce their black market value.
TRAFFIC is seeking a Timber Trade Programme Officer to assist in developing the TRAFFIC regional timber trade programme and to be responsible for the implementation of timber trade related projects in Europe. S/he will also support TRAFFIC´s Global Timber Trade programme. The position will be based in Cambridge, UK. The expected start date is February 2014.
Closing date for applications: 8th January 2014.
Bangkok, Thailand, 10th December 2013—Royal Thai Customs today seized a bag containing 62 highly threatened Radiated Tortoises Astrochelys radiata and arrested a Malagasy national at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Slovenia, December 2013—The first wild-plant products from a European Union-funded Traditional and wild project supporting pilot initiatives to promote sustainable management of wild-collected plants and associated capacity-building for local wild plant collectors in Central Europe have been unveiled.
Gaborone, Botswana, 5th December 2013—Government delegates representing 30 countries meeting this week in Gaborone to discuss the elephant poaching crisis and unprecedented illegal ivory trade have unanimously approved 14 Urgent Measures to tackle the crisis.
New figures reveal poaching for the illegal ivory trade could wipe out a fifth of Africa’s Elephants over next decade
Gaborone, Botswana, 2nd December 2013—As delegates gather to discuss the plight of the African Elephant at a summit convened by the Government of Botswana and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) new analyses released today find that if poaching rates are sustained at current levels, Africa is likely to lose a fifth of its elephants in the next ten years.
Viet Nam, December 2013—A 16-person delegation from Japan’s Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation (KCNC) have undertaken a field visit to a TRAFFIC community-based project in northern Viet Nam, to see for themselves how local people are directly benefitting from the application of sustainable harvesting and equitable trade principles to wild plant harvesting.