Beijing, China—Various governmental, non-governmental and private sector organizations met last month in Beijing to agree how best to reduce the demand in China for illegal wildlife products.
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Alor Star, Malaysia, 7th February 2013—A court case involving Malaysia’s biggest ever seizure of trafficked Tiger parts today saw the conviction of a 29-year old man, who was sentenced to a total 60 months in prison.
New York, USA, February 2013—The Turtle Ball, a gala dinner and art auction hosted by the Turtle Conservancy, was held at the Bowery Hotel, Manhattan, New York, this February to raise funds in support of turtle and tortoise conservation. The New York Times and New York Post dubbed the first Annual Turtle Ball, ‘Party of the Week’.
New Delhi, India, 29th January 2013—The US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment Robert D. Hormats co-chaired a panel discussion on Illegal Trade in Wildlife with WWF India CEO and Secretary General Ravi Singh today.
Sukabumi, Indonesia, January 2013—more than 50 delegates from government agencies, academia, non-government organizations and rescue centres met earlier this month in Sukabumi to take a fresh look at the challenges in tackling wildlife trafficking in South-East Asia.
Vientiane, Lao PDR, 23rd Jan 2013—Illegal wildlife trade within Lao PDR and across its border with Viet Nam came under focus at a first-ever workshop on wildlife trade for frontline enforcement officers working in border provinces.
Bangkok, Thailand, 22nd January 2013—Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport has seen countless traffickers attempt to smuggle a myriad wild animals out in luggage, but never otters—until yesterday.
Bagaha, Bihar, India, January 2013—TRAFFIC in association with SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal) held a two day workshop on “Strengthening Wildlife Law Enforcement and Conservation along the Indo-Nepal Border” at Bagaha, Bihar, from 16-17 January 2012.
Deadline extended to 30th June 2013
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 17th January 2013—The Vietnamese government’s Centre for Scientific and Professional Studies and Archives, Central Committee for Communication and Education (CCCE) is hosting a writing competition in collaboration with TRAFFIC to raise awareness of nature’s heritage and the pressure it faces from threats such as the illegal wildlife trade.