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Beijing, China, 4th May 2012—More than 350 border police attended training sessions held last week in Guangxi Province, China, to increase their awareness about illegal wildlife trade and enhance their capacity to detect wildlife smuggling in the region. They included 200 police officers from 29 border checkpoints and police stations in Chongzuo who followed the proceedings through a live closed circuit television broadcast.
Palawan, Philippines, 28th April 2012—They travelled from the Philippines to Hong Kong stuffed in a smuggler’s bag with over 60 other reptiles, but on Friday, 18 Philippine Forest Turtles were returned safely home and are doing well in the care of the Katala Foundation.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 27th April, 2012—Local enforcement authorities have seized 304 kilograms (71 individuals) of live Pangolins in Nghe An Province in the north central coast of Vietnam after receiving a tip off that a car was transporting the endangered species on Tuesday.
Budapest, Hungary, 26th April 2012—More than 50 participants met earlier this week in Budapest to share experiences on the use of wildlife detector dogs in tackling wildlife crime.