Hue City, Viet Nam, 29th June 2011—A wrap-up workshop takes place today in Hue city at the end of a two-year project aimed at reducing illegal wildlife trade in the biodiversity-rich Central Annamites region of Viet Nam.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Budapest, Hungary, 28th June 2011—More than 2000 visitors attended a “long night of museums” event organized by the Hungarian Customs Museum last Friday to raise awareness about wildlife trade issues in general and CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) in particular.
Blagoveschensk, Russia, June 2011—A specially trained sniffer dog in the Russian city of Blagoveschensk, on the border with China, has led Customs Officers to a haul of more than 1000 Brown Bear paws in the back of an “empty” lorry.
Bangkok, Thailand, 16th June 2011—Thailand’s pet dealers are supplying large numbers of Madagascar’s most threatened reptiles and amphibians to local and international markets, despite unanswered questions over the legality of the imports, a new TRAFFIC report has found.
Mumbai, India, 14th June 2011—A workshop organized by TRAFFIC India in association with the National Academy for Customs, Excise & Narcotics (NACEN), Western region, Bhandup (E), Mumbai on “Strengthening Wildlife Law Enforcement” in Mumbai, Maharashtra began today. Thirty officials from the Customs department and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence of the western region are participating.
Nairobi, Kenya, 10th June 2011—A growing and lucrative illegal international commercial trade in the meat and other parts of wild mammals, birds and reptiles (‘bushmeat’) is causing widespread loss of biodiversity, imperilling the livelihoods of communities around the world, and destabilising fragile tropical forest ecosystems, leading to ‘empty forest syndrome’, concluded international experts who met this week in Nairobi, Kenya.
Nairobi, Kenya, 7th June 2011—This week 20 governments, representatives of indigenous and local communities, and experts of international conservation and development organizations from Africa, Asia, America and Europe are meeting in Nairobi to find solutions to what is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest current biodiversity crisis—the over-exploitation of wild meat, also known as “bushmeat” for food.