Cambridge, UK and Hyderabad, India, 11th October 2012—A TRAFFIC document analysing and comparing the different requirements under various regulatory systems for legal importation of timber into the European Union (EU) has been launched today in India.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Hyderabad, India, 11th October 2012—The importance of operationalizing links between conservation and grassroots development in the fields of biodiversity and community health were highlighted during a side event held earlier this week at the meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) currently underway in Hyderabad, India.
Hyderabad, India, 8th October 2012—The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) today launched a beta-version of the Aichi Targets Passport, a new tool that provides concise indicator updates for each of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
The 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets are central to implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) .
Palawan, Philippines, October 2012—Regional Maritime Police have rescued 27 Philippine Forest Turtles stuffed in a bag and abandoned on a pier on Palawan, just two months after another smuggler was jailed for trafficking in this Critically Endangered species.
New Delhi, India, 28th September 2012—At least four Leopards have been poached and their body parts entered into illegal wildlife trade every week for at least 10 years in India, according to TRAFFIC’s latest study “Illuminating the Blind Spot: A study on illegal trade in Leopard parts in India” launched today by Dr Divyabhanusinh Chavda, President, WWF-India.
New York, USA, 25th September 2012—Poaching and the illicit trafficking of wildlife products were raised on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly for the first time this Monday, during discussions on strengthening national and international governance.
World leaders gathering in New York for the global body’s 67th annual meeting highlighted wildlife trafficking along with other severe threats to the rule of law such as corruption and drug running.
Brno, Czech Republic, 25th September 2012—more than 30 participants met last week in Brno to assess their progress in implementing a “Traditional and Wild” project in Central Europe. The project focuses on the use of traditional medicinal plants in the region.
September 2012—the rapid growth in trade in wildlife commodities traded between Africa and China was the focus of a Knowledge Cafe side event hosted by TRAFFIC at last week’s IUCN World Conservation Congress.