Vilm, Germany, March 2012—Key conservation stakeholders from Central Asia agreed to improve co-operation for the trans-boundary management of Argali at a meeting recently concluded on the German island of Vilm.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Cameroon, 29th March 2012—Just weeks after a military offensive against elephant poachers in Bouba N’Djida National Park in the north of Cameroon, 12 suspected poachers have been arrested and 14 elephant tusks confiscated close to protected areas in the southeast of the country.
TRAFFIC Europe is seeking a Timber Trade Programme Officer. The Programme Officer will assist in developing TRAFFIC Europe’s regional timber trade programme and will be responsible for the implementation of timber trade related projects in Europe. S/he will also support TRAFFIC´s Global Timber Trade programme.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10th April 2012
Kuala Lumpur, 21st March 2012—Wildlife authorities arrested two men and seized 18 pangolins from a vehicle near a protected area in the northern state of Perak in Peninsular Malaysia on Saturday.
This position is responsible for ensuring the consistent and efficient administration of an EC funded project (and related projects) on implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan in South America for which TRAFFIC International has financial and reporting responsibilities.
The Project Administration Officer should have written and oral fluency in English and Spanish (Portuguese is also desirable)
Closing date for applications: 30th March 2012
Kuala Lumpur, 15th March 2012—A YouTube sensation and a counterfeit cure for HIV/AIDS are among the new stars of a campaign by The Body Shop® West Malaysia and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia calling for urgent action to stop illegal wildlife trade.
Washington, USA, 2nd March 2012–A taxidermist based in Miami Beach, Florida, has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for his role in trafficking endangered wildlife.