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Wednesday
Oct162013

Artist makes a splash with “Vanishing Treasures”

Shanghai, China—Water artist Wang Xieda recently used his skills to highlight the rapid disappearance of rhinos, elephants and tigers to Shanghai residents in a "Vanishing Treasures" event that attracted widespread media attention.

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Wednesday
Oct092013

TRAFFIC welcomes APEC Bali Declaration

Bali, Indonesia, October 2013—Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum issued the Bali Declaration this week, which includes a commitment “to combat wildlife trafficking by enhancing international cooperation through Wildlife Enforcement Networks (WENs) and other existing mechanisms.”

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Monday
Sep302013

TRAFFIC highlights opportunities for conservation collaboration with international zoo community

Edinburgh, UK, 30th September 2013—TRAFFIC shared first-hand knowledge on the threats posed by illegal and or unsustainable trade in wild species to more than 750 participants from 57 countries who met last week in Edinburgh at the annual conference of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) hosted by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.  

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Friday
Sep272013

Drum rolls signal new push against illegal wildlife trade across China

Beijing, China, September 2013—Publicity for China’s annual National Wild Animal Protection Month started in Beijing with an “Eco China, Wild Beauty” awareness campaign jointly organized by the China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA), TRAFFIC and WWF.

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Friday
Sep272013

Heads of state come together in call for UN action to combat wildlife crime

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New York, USA, 27th September 2013—Efforts to combat illicit wildlife crime received a massive boost yesterday as heads of state and a number of ministers outlined the serious impacts of poaching and illicit wildlife trafficking.

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Thursday
Sep262013

United Nations event and Clinton Global Initiative target illegal wildlife trade

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New York, USA, 26th September 2013—The President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, and German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guido Westerwelle, will today raise the issue of wildlife trafficking at a side event during the United Nations general assembly, currently underway in New York.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Pioneering research reveals new insights into the consumers behind rhino poaching

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South Africa, 17th September 2013--The use of rhino horn as a symbol of status among wealthy urban Vietnamese has been identified as a major driver of the current rhino poaching crisis. Findings from consumer research – concluded  earlier this year in Viet Nam – has added significantly to our understanding of why a growing economy and emergence of a middle class with disposable incomes, is pressuring African rhino populations.

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Thursday
Sep122013

United for Wildlife: The Duke of Cambridge brings conservation organisations together to tackle global wildlife crisis

London, UK, 12th September 2013—The Duke of Cambridge has brought together an unprecedented collaboration between seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations and the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

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