TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Business community encouraged to protect wildlife by Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and TRAFFIC
Hanoi, 24th April 2015 – To empower the business community in Viet Nam to lead the fight against illegal wildlife trade and consumption, the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in collaboration with TRAFFIC, is equipping business leaders with the tools they need to become “champions” of wildlife protection through corporate social responsibility (CSR) training.
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, April 2015—a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Forum for the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) took place earlier this month in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23rd April 2015—Malaysia’s Tigers have a new champion in the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) that is partnering conservation organisations in their fight to save wild tigers.
Cambridge, UK, 21st April 2015—An iconic building in the centre of Cambridge is being named the David Attenborough Building, in honour of Sir David’s pioneering work in bringing the wonders of our natural world to our screens.
Update: a week later, on 27th April, Thai authorities reported the seizure of a further 3 tonnes of elephant ivory (519 tusks), reported to be en route from Kenya to Lao PDRBangkok, Thailand, 21st April 2015 – Two ivory seizures in Thailand in recent days, including the nation’s largest haul ever, underscore the need for continued vigilance in countries involved along the entire illicit ivory trade chain.
Doha, Qatar, 16th April 2015 — With the world facing a poaching crisis and an unprecedented surge in illegal wildlife trade, the UN Crime Congress this week has taken a significant step to boost global efforts to tackle transnational organized environmental crime.