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Thursday
Feb142013

A last farewell to Emmanuel Tamounang (1967–2013)

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With deep sadness TRAFFIC announces the death of Mr Emmanuel Tamounang, staff member with TRAFFIC’s Central Africa office.

Yaoundé, Cameroon, 14th February 2013—Emmanuel Tamounang passed away on Saturday 9th February 2013 at Yaoundé General Hospital after a brief illness.

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Friday
Feb082013

More than 2000 live snakes seized in Bangkok Airport

Bangkok, Thailand, 8th February 2013—Predictions for the Year of the Snake which begins on Sunday, say it isn’t a good one for those born under that Chinese Zodiac sign. It may also be a bad year for its namesake if a seizure of over 2,000 snakes in the Suvarnabhumi Airport last night is anything to go by.

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Thursday
Feb072013

Government, business and NGOs map strategies to reduce demand for illegal wildlife in China

Beijing, China—Various governmental, non-governmental and private sector organizations met last month in Beijing to agree how best to reduce the demand in China for illegal wildlife products.

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Thursday
Feb072013

Two-year jail sentence in Malaysia’s biggest tiger part smuggling case

Alor Star, Malaysia, 7th February 2013—A court case involving Malaysia’s biggest ever seizure of trafficked Tiger parts today saw the conviction of a 29-year old man, who was sentenced to a total 60 months in prison.

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Wednesday
Feb062013

Ploughshares to benefit from ‘Party of the week’

New York, USA, February 2013—The Turtle Ball, a gala dinner and art auction hosted by the Turtle Conservancy, was held at the Bowery Hotel, Manhattan, New York, this February to raise funds in support of turtle and tortoise conservation.  The New York Times and New York Post dubbed the first Annual Turtle Ball, ‘Party of the Week’.

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Tuesday
Jan292013

US and India Co-operate to Combat Illegal Trade in Wildlife

New Delhi, India, 29th January 2013—The US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment Robert D. Hormats co-chaired a panel discussion on Illegal Trade in Wildlife with WWF India CEO and Secretary General Ravi Singh today. 

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Friday
Jan252013

Slow lorises the focus of wildlife trafficking meeting

Sukabumi, Indonesia, January 2013—more than 50 delegates from government agencies, academia, non-government organizations and rescue centres met earlier this month in Sukabumi to take a fresh look at the challenges in tackling wildlife trafficking in South-East Asia.

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Wednesday
Jan232013

Enforcement officers focus on wildlife trade in Lao PDR

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 23rd Jan 2013—Illegal wildlife trade within Lao PDR and across its border with Viet Nam came under focus at a first-ever workshop on wildlife trade for frontline enforcement officers working in border provinces.

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