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Friday
Nov082013

Falling demand for ivory in Cambodia and Singapore?

Cambridge, UK, 7 November 2013 —Despite unprecedented levels of illegal ivory trade globally, there are positive signs that ivory markets in Cambodia and Singapore may be showing signs of decline. Two separate surveys published in the latest issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin suggest that there has been a significant reduction in ivory items for sale in markets in Cambodia and Singapore over the past decade.

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Friday
Oct252013

Any collectors left? Experts examine social sustainability of wild plant harvesting in Central Europe

Budapest, Hungary, October 2013—“Traditional and wild” project partners met earlier this month in Budapest to discuss the future of wild medicinal plant collection in Central Europe.

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Friday
Oct252013

TRAFFIC raises concerns over outcomes of Southern Bluefin Tuna meeting

in Chinese l in Japanese

Adelaide, Australia, October 2013—Government representatives and fisheries management authorities meeting last week in Adelaide have failed to clarify either the long-term targets for stocks of Southern Bluefin Tuna, nor the level of penalties imposed on countries catching more than their allocated quotas of the threatened fish species.

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Wednesday
Oct232013

What Russian timber companies need to know about new international legislation

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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Wednesday
Oct232013

ETIS: Dissecting the illegal ivory trade

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.

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Monday
Oct212013

WCO and TRAFFIC sign MOU to build the enforcement capabilities of Customs frontline officers

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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.

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Monday
Oct212013

Sustainable use of wild medicinal plants highlighted at traditional Chinese medicine Congress

World Congress of Chinese Medicine delegates who met earlier this month in the USASanta 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).

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Wednesday
Oct162013

Artist makes a splash with “Vanishing Treasures”

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.

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Wednesday
Oct092013

TRAFFIC welcomes APEC Bali Declaration

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.”

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