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Monday
Oct082012

Biodiversity Indicators Partnership launches tool to support making robust policy decisions

Hyderabad, India, 8th October 2012—The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) today launched a beta-version of the Aichi Targets Passport, a new tool that provides concise indicator updates for each of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

The 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets are central to implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

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Thursday
Oct042012

Maritime Police foil bid to smuggle Philippine Forest Turtles out of Palawan

Palawan, Philippines, October 2012—Regional Maritime Police have rescued 27 Philippine Forest Turtles stuffed in a bag and abandoned on a pier on Palawan, just two months after another smuggler was jailed for trafficking in this Critically Endangered species.

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Friday
Sep282012

Four Leopards a week enter India’s illegal wildlife trade

New Delhi, India, 28th September 2012—At least four Leopards have been poached and their body parts entered into illegal wildlife trade every week for at least 10 years in India, according to TRAFFIC’s latest study “Illuminating the Blind Spot: A study on illegal trade in Leopard parts in India” launched today by Dr Divyabhanusinh Chavda, President, WWF-India.

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Tuesday
Sep252012

UN recognizes wildlife crime as threat to rule of law

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New York, USA, 25th September 2012—Poaching and the illicit trafficking of wildlife products were raised on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly for the first time this Monday, during discussions on strengthening national and international governance.

World leaders gathering in New York for the global body’s 67th annual meeting highlighted wildlife trafficking along with other severe threats to the rule of law such as corruption and drug running.

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