Johannesburg, South Africa, 23rd September 2016—The role of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) in the international trafficking of protected wildlife will be under scrutiny today in the lead up to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting that gets fully underway this Saturday.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
Latest news from TRAFFIC
Johannesburg, South Africa, 22nd September 2016—as the world marks World Rhino Day, delegates from more than 180 countries are arriving in South Africa for a critical wildlife trade meeting where the international efforts to address record poaching levels of Africa’s rhinos will be one of many issues under close scrutiny.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 22nd September 2016—80 influential guests from the public and private sector attended a World Rhino Day art event opening in Hanoi that promotes zero-tolerance towards illegal wildlife consumption and provides an alternative way to affirm prestige.
Garoua, Cameroon, September 2016—A two-day national workshop organized by TRAFFIC and held in Garoua, northern Cameroon, mid-month ended with the participating State agencies committing to enhancing their co-operative efforts to address wildlife crime.
Beijing, China, 20th September 2016—A rapid survey of physical and online markets has found widespread evidence of ongoing illegal trade in pangolin scales but an apparently reduced market for pangolin meat in China.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 16th September 2016—100 master trainers, transport company managers and drivers have all pledged to become champions for wildlife protection by promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR) and adopting zero-tolerance towards the consumption of threatened species, in particular rhino horn.
New York, USA, September 2016—The UN General Assembly has unanimously adopted a new Resolution on “Tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife”, demonstrating continuing resolve at the highest political levels to curb illegal trade in wildlife.
Hong Kong, September 2016—Wildlife conservation NGOs and the academic community in Hong Kong joined in a seminar earlier this month to explore the use of wildlife forensics for assisting in research and law enforcement against illegal wildlife trade.