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Wednesday
Jan072015

Meeting to expand the role of wildlife detector dogs in Asia

Ruili, Guangxi, China – In December 2014, the inaugural World Customs Organization (WCO) Asia/Pacific Regional Customs seminar on the use and training of detector dogs took place at Ruili Detector Dog Base, China.

The meeting, which took place in co-operation with TRAFFIC, was part of international efforts to expand the number of wildlife detector dogs in use in Asia and to increase the range of products they can detect.

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Tuesday
Jan062015

Wildlife seizures in 2014 highlight Lao PDR’s role in trafficking

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 6th January 2015—On 14th December 2014, French Customs officers discovered 170 baby Radiated Tortoises wrapped in sticky tape and hidden in the secret compartment of a crate transiting Paris’s main Charles de Gaulle airport en route to Lao PDR.

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Monday
Dec222014

Myanmar a gateway for illegal trade in Tigers and other wild cats to China

in Burmese

Cambridge, UK, 22nd December 2014 - The trade in Tigers and other wild cat parts from Myanmar into China has grown in recent years while the same trade into Thailand has diminished, says a new study that scrutinises two decades of survey data in two border towns.

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Thursday
Dec112014

Symposium to go beyond enforcement

en Français

Beyond enforcement: Communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating illegal wildlife trade

Symposium to be held 26-28 February 2015, South Africa

Please note this symposium is now fully subscribed, following an extremely enthusiastic response from around the world to our Call for Abstracts. We are very sorry that we are not able to accommodate more people, but will make as much of the symposium material available through this and partner websites as possible. You are also welcome to submit questions for any speaker to Dan Challender at dan.challender@iucn.org by February 15th. We cannot guarantee there will be space to ask all of them, but we will seek to raise as many as possible.

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Wednesday
Dec102014

Wildlife trade awareness training for media and launch of writing contest in Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar, 10th December 2014 – From beer bars touting wildlife whiskey to the mass sale of wild birds for merit release, journalists and editors attending a workshop on wildlife trade in Myanmar, quickly found countless stories on wildlife trade and crime to report on.

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