Czech Republic, 6th September 2010—A total of 23 enforcement agency officials from eight European countries attended a joint Czech Environmental Inspectorate–TRAFFIC Europe workshop this August in Sedlácký dvůr, Czech Republic, to learn about illegal timber trade and how to identify protected timber species.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26th August 2010—The recent seizure in Kenya of five rhino horns and two tonnes of elephant ivory bound for Malaysia is raising concerns about the country’s role in the illegal trade of these items.
Karnataka, India, 25th August 2010—A new video showcases how village forest communities implementing sustainable harvesting of wild medicinal and aromatic plants benefit local livelihoods and help conserve natural resources that would otherwise be at risk of over-exploitation.
New Delhi, India, 24th August 2010—TRAFFIC India has released four brand new Public Service Announcements (PSAs ) as part of its ongoing “Don’t Buy Trouble” campaign that advises tourists to be careful of what they buy as souvenirs during their travels to India.
Hahare, Zimbabwe, 23rd August 2010—The government of Zimbabwe has revoked the right of licensed domestic ivory traders to issue “Short Export Permits” at the time ivory products are legally purchased as souvenirs.
Seoul, South Korea, 23rd August 2010—Today marks the start of Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment, the 23rd International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress, which runs until Saturday in Seoul, South Korea.