Shanghai, China, 23rd March 2016—Saturday 19th March 2016 marked the tenth birthday of the WWF-initiated Earth Hour event, when individuals, communities, organizations, landmarks and even cities across the world turn off their lights for one hour to demonstrate their concern for and help raise awareness about pressing environmental concerns.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Hong Kong, 17th March 2016—market surveys in Hong Kong and mainland China have revealed the large scale of illegal and unreported trade in Humphead Wrasse despite the introduction of regulatory measures in 2005.
Xishuangbanna, China, March 2016—Last week a workshop on reducing demand for illegal wildlife products was jointly convened by the China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA), the British Embassy to China and TRAFFIC in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Gardens.
Hong Kong, 11th March 2016—More than 100 behaviour change experts and practitioners met this week in Hong Kong to formulate innovative approaches and action plans to change the knowledge, attitudes and practice of consumers of illegal wildlife products.
March 2016, Nuremberg, Germany—Last month more than 48,000 trade visitors from 132 countries travelled to Nuremberg for Biofach, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food.
Just half an hour’s daily monitoring over five months by TRAFFIC researchers of 14 Facebook Groups in Peninsular Malaysia found more than 300 apparently wild, live animals for sale as pets.