London, UK, 11th July 2013—A consumer campaign promoting the first product with FairWild-certified ingredients on the UK market, Pukka Herbs’ peppermint and licorice tea, has won the inaugural 2degrees Sustainability Champions Awards.
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Pingxiang, China, July 2013—More than 60 logistics companies from Pingxiang city in Guangxi Province, China, have learned about the potential risks of being drawn into transportation of illegal wildlife goods during a meeting with the Guangxi Provincial Inter-agency CITES Enforcement Coordination Group (PICE-CG) and TRAFFIC.
New Delhi, India, 5th July 2013—Senior delegates from various enforcement and intelligence agencies of eight South Asian countries met this week to work on scaling up law enforcement action to curb the growing menace of illegal wildlife trade in the region.
Tanzania, 2nd July 2013—US President Barack Obama yesterday during a state visit to Tanzania announced major new steps to combat wildlife trafficking and the global crime syndicates that are driving the illicit trade, including the development of a presidential task force on wildlife trafficking and a pledge of US$10 million in critical new support for regional and bilateral training and technical assistance in Africa to combat wildlife trafficking.
London, UK, 2nd July 2013—Frankincense resin from Merille, Kenya, forms the basis for the first cosmetics product to be retailed in the UK containing FairWild-certified ingredients.
Warsaw, Poland, June 2013—Participants at the Organic Marketing Forum (OMF) European East-West Organic Trade Exhibition held earlier this month in Warsaw, Poland, learned about use of the FairWild Standard for sustainable collection and fair trade in wild plant ingredients and heard some recent highlights from the Traditional and Wild project focusing on the use of medicinal plants in Central Europe.
Cologne, Germany—A workshop held recently during one of Europe’s largest trade fairs (Interzum) helped clarify the implementation of the “European Timber Regulations” (EUTR) 10 weeks after they became applicable across all Member States in the European Union (EU).
Russia, June 2013—Russia’s State Duma has approved legislative amendments that mean tougher punishments for poaching and trafficking of rare species will come into force.