Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9th July—Lao PDR is playing a more prominent role in the international ivory trade than was previously thought, says a new report launched by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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London, UK, 5th July 2012—To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Pukka Herbs has launched a new blend of organic peppermint and FairWild-certified licorice tea.
The licorice originates from Kazakhstan, and was especially selected because it meets the FairWild Standard for sustainability and fair trade.
Bangkok, Thailand, 3rd July 2012—A recently concluded two-day workshop at the Kuiburi National Park saw some 30 enforcement officers from surrounding provinces come together to learn about poaching and illegal wildlife trade in southern Thailand.
Nanning, China, 2nd July 2012—Officials from ASEAN member countries and China recently met to enhance collaboration between China’s National Inter-agency CITES Enforcement Coordination Group (NICE-CG) and ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) to combat illegal wildlife trafficking.
Libreville, Gabon, 27th June 2012 – In a bold move against poaching and illegal wildlife trade, Gabon is expected to burn its government-held ivory stockpile today. The decision comes at a time of intense poaching pressure in Central Africa, where the illegal killing of elephants for ivory is at record levels. Gabon’s President Ali Bongo will ignite the ivory pyre later today in Cité de la Démocratie.
Geneva, 21st June 2012 – Elephant poaching levels are the worst in a decade and recorded ivory seizures are at their highest levels since 1989, according to a report published today by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15th June 2012—Over a thousand residents in a poaching hotspot near an important protected area were reached during a three-day exhibition by TRAFFIC aimed at raising awareness of the threats illegal hunting and wildlife trade poses to endangered species.