Tianshui, Gansu, China, July 2016—Around 50 enforcement officials, including representatives from the Forest Police, Customs, State Administration of Industry and Commerce and Forestry Department in Ningxia, Qinghai, Gansu and Yunnan provinces attended a training event on the Convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora (CITES) last month.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Cambridge, UK, 6th July 2016—The IUCN/TRAFFIC Analyses of the Proposals to Amend the CITES Appendices at the 17th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17), which takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 24th September to 5th October are now available online.
Singapore, 7th July 2016—more than 600 people from 37 countries attended the Conservation Asia 2016 conference held in Singapore from 29th June–2nd July hosted by the National University of Singapore.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 6th July 2016—TRAFFIC and Intelligentmedia, today launched the second phase of the “Chi” or “Strength of Will” initiative, with updated messages and images to continue with the mission to instill a zero-tolerance towards rhino horn consumption.
Singapore, 5th July 2016—A new TRAFFIC report has found almost 6,000 otters seized in Asia over the past 35 years and warns that the figure is but a fraction of the actual little-documented illegal trade.
The vast majority of the 161 enforcement cases from 15 Asian countries studied involved seizures of otter skins in China and India.
Nairobi, Kenya, 4th July 2016—East African member states will establish a Secretariat to oversee the effective implementation of the Zanzibar Declaration and Bi-Lateral Timber Trade Agreements, with Zambia also requesting to become a signatory.
Pretoria, South Africa 4th July 2016—Scientists from Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Indonesia, South Korea, Australia and the United Kingdom as well as the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) law enforcement attaché for Southern Africa, last week visited the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (NZG) to learn about the wildlife DNA casework being undertaken to help crack cases with international ramifications.