St Petersburg, Russia, October 2013—Russian timber companies exporting to the European Union and other international markets were given a crash course in new international requirements by experts from TRAFFIC, the Global Forest Trade Network (GFTN) and WWF Russia earlier this month during the 15th St Petersburg International Forestry Forum.
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October 2013—The cutting-edge statistical model that lies behind each analysis of the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS) has been made publicly available, through a paper published in the open access journal PLOS One.
Brussels, Belgium, 21st October 2013—The Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Kunio Mikuriya, and Steven Broad, Executive Director of TRAFFIC, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the organizations at WCO Headquarters.
Santa Clara, California, USA, October 2013—More than 1,000 scholars, experts and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) met last month in Santa Clara at the 10th World Congress of Chinese Medicine (WCCM) and the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS).
Shanghai, China—Water artist Wang Xieda recently used his skills to highlight the rapid disappearance of rhinos, elephants and tigers to Shanghai residents in a "Vanishing Treasures" event that attracted widespread media attention.
Bali, Indonesia, October 2013—Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum issued the Bali Declaration this week, which includes a commitment “to combat wildlife trafficking by enhancing international cooperation through Wildlife Enforcement Networks (WENs) and other existing mechanisms.”
Edinburgh, UK, 30th September 2013—TRAFFIC shared first-hand knowledge on the threats posed by illegal and or unsustainable trade in wild species to more than 750 participants from 57 countries who met last week in Edinburgh at the annual conference of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) hosted by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.
Beijing, China, September 2013—Publicity for China’s annual National Wild Animal Protection Month started in Beijing with an “Eco China, Wild Beauty” awareness campaign jointly organized by the China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA), TRAFFIC and WWF.