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Monday
Oct292012

Central African Republic Begins Independent Ivory Audit

en Français

Bangui, Central African Republic, 26th October 2012—The Central African Republic’s decision this week to undergo an independent audit of its ivory stocks is a sign the country is serious about addressing rampant elephant poaching and related illegal wildlife crimes. WWF and TRAFFIC congratulate the government of the Central African Republic for this bold move and strongly urges the country to completely destroy these stocks once the audit is completed.

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Friday
Oct262012

TRAFFIC and Alibaba.com work together to prevent illegal exports of young eels from the Philippines

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Beijing, China, 26th October 2012—TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, and global online B2B e-commerce platform, Alibaba.com, are working together to try and combat illegal exports of young eels from the Philippines following concerns over the threat to the country’s wild eel population caused by overharvesting.

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Thursday
Oct252012

Asia fuels illegal wildlife trade and Singaporeans have a role in it

Conservation organisations call for governmental and public support against illegal wildlife trade in Singapore

Singapore, 25th October 2012 – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore and TRAFFIC in Southeast Asia are calling for the Singapore public to make a pledge on WWF Singapore’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/wwfsg) and website (www.wwf.sg) not to purchase or consume illegal wildlife products.

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Monday
Oct222012

Illicit wildlife trafficking recognized as a new form of transnational organized crime

Vienna, Austria, 22nd October 2012 - Governments gathering last week for a meeting of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime have recognized environmental crime, such as illicit trafficking in wildlife, as a new form of transnational organized crime in need a greater response. The meeting passed by consensus a resolution encouraging governments to further strengthen their domestic laws to prevent and combat these crimes.

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Monday
Oct222012

Focus on sustainable use of biodiversity at CBD CoP11

Hyderabad, India, 19th October 2012—The eleventh Conference Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) concluded today with several agreements of relevance to the use of wild biodiversity.

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Thursday
Oct182012

Are you FairWild ?

in Japanese

Hyderabad, India, 17 October 2012 – The use of the FairWild Standard as a tool to help government policy-makers to engage the private sector in ensuring sustainable use of wild plants was explored at a side event held earlier this week at the meeting of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) currently under way in Hyderabad, India.

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Thursday
Oct182012

WWF and TRAFFIC respond to wildlife crime report

Cambridge UK, 18 October 2012 - A new report on wildlife crime published today by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) says improvements have been made since previous findings in 2004, but that wildlife law needs 'fixing' and police need greater support. The report suggests that enforcement of wildlife crime in the UK is suffering due to the short term availability of funds, a lack of proper training and guidance over prosecutions, and unnecessarily complex legislation.

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Tuesday
Oct162012

Asian initiative helps tackle challenge of species identification

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Hyderabad, India, 16 October 2012—“If they could recognize half the animals we carry, we’ll be in real trouble”. These words, uttered by “Kenny”, a Malaysian wildlife trafficker, sum up one of the challenges to Southeast Asia’s efforts to prevent loss of biodiversity via illegal wildlife trade.

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