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Thursday
Jul182013

“Crocodile farm” seizure signals implementation of strengthened Russian legislation

Moscow, Russia, 17th July 2013—Acting on a tip-off, Russian authorities closed down a “crocodile farm” on 10th July and seized more than 130 crocodiles plus other reptiles on suspicion they may have been smuggled into the country, according to a statement issued by Moscow’s Environment Conservation Department.

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Monday
Jul152013

World experts: all pangolin species at risk from illegal trade

Singapore, 15th July 2013—A recent gathering of global pangolin experts has concluded the scaly mammals are more threatened now than ever, with all eight species threatened by illegal trade for their meat and medicinal use of their scales.

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Thursday
Jul112013

Consumer campaign marketing FairWild product wins sustainability award

London, UK, 11th July 2013—A consumer campaign promoting the first product with FairWild-certified ingredients on the UK market, Pukka Herbs’ peppermint and licorice tea, has won the inaugural 2degrees Sustainability Champions Awards.

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Monday
Jul082013

Logistics companies learn how to avoid transporting illegal wildlife goods

Pingxiang, China, July 2013—More than 60 logistics companies from Pingxiang city in Guangxi Province, China, have learned about the potential risks of being drawn into transportation of illegal wildlife goods during a meeting with the Guangxi Provincial Inter-agency CITES Enforcement Coordination Group (PICE-CG) and TRAFFIC.

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Friday
Jul052013

South Asia steps up investigative efforts against wildlife crime and illicit trade in Tigers

New Delhi, India, 5th July 2013—Senior delegates from various enforcement and intelligence agencies of eight South Asian countries met this week to work on scaling up law enforcement action to curb the growing menace of illegal wildlife trade in the region.

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Tuesday
Jul022013

President Obama commits US$10 million to tackling wildlife crime

in Japanese

Tanzania, 2nd July 2013—US President Barack Obama yesterday during a state visit to Tanzania announced major new steps to combat wildlife trafficking and the global crime syndicates that are driving the illicit trade, including the development of a presidential task force on wildlife trafficking and a pledge of US$10 million in critical new support for regional and bilateral training and technical assistance in Africa to combat wildlife trafficking.

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Tuesday
Jul022013

FairWild-certified Frankincense makes its debut

London, UK, 2nd July 2013—Frankincense resin from Merille, Kenya, forms the basis for the first cosmetics product to be retailed in the UK containing FairWild-certified ingredients.

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Friday
Jun282013

Medicinal plant trade highlighted at Organic Marketing Forum

Warsaw, Poland, June 2013—Participants at the Organic Marketing Forum (OMF) European East-West Organic Trade Exhibition held earlier this month in Warsaw, Poland, learned about use of the FairWild Standard for sustainable collection and fair trade in wild plant ingredients and heard some recent highlights from the Traditional and Wild project focusing on the use of medicinal plants in Central Europe.

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