Yaoundé, Cameroon, December 2015—more than 70 wildmeat traders and sellers including restaurant owners learned about the legislation in place to protect wildlife from overharvesting for the wildmeat trade during a meeting hosted by Cameroon’s Ministry of Forests and Wildlife (MINFOF) supported by WWF and TRAFFIC earlier this month.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Bali, Indonesia, 15th December 2015—Ending the year on a positive note, some 55 participants from Heart of Borneo countries have come together to draw up joint actions to address illegal wildlife trade and set biodiversity conservation monitoring priorities in the world’s third largest island.
Massimiliano Rocco, “Max”, passed away suddenly at the end of last week in Cameroon. Max was based in Italy where he was in charge of species conservation and where he worked for TRAFFIC for almost two decades. He was an enthusiastic, passionate, dedicated conservationist and colleague, who shared a deep concern for protecting wild animals and plants across the world.
New Delhi, India, 8th December 2015—TRAFFIC has issued an Advisory alerting enforcement authorities to illegal wildlife trade activities at the Sonepur cattle fair held in Bihar State.
Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China, December 2015—enforcement officers from across China from the Administration of Industry and Commerce (AIC)’s Market Supervision Department received training on “CITES and combating illegal wildlife trade” last month in Shenzhen as part of a State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC)’s ongoing training programme.
Viet Nam, 7th December 2015—The next generation of Vietnamese traditional medicine (TM) practitioners is forging a new tradition of protecting endangered animals and plants. Scientists, professors and over 600 of Viet Nam’s top TM students pledged never to use endangered wildlife in their practice after learning about the role TM can play in wildlife conservation.