Yaounde, Cameroon, 14 June 2010—forty participants from a wide range of conservation, industry and international development agencies met in Libreville, Gabon, this June to formulate ways to integrate wildlife management into logging concessions and into the development of bushmeat policies and strategies.
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Ha Noi, Viet Nam, June 2010—Viet Nam's Environmental Police have launched a 24-hour Wildlife Crime Hotline as a new enforcement measure in the continuing battle against the illegal wildlife trade and other environmental violations and crimes.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, June 2010 – Viet Nam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) partnered with the Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam to launch a U.S.-funded training course to help end wildlife trafficking.
Guatemala City - Forest authorities from eleven countries in Latin America, many of them major timber exporters, met on May 23rd in Guatemala to discuss market control initiatives to prevent illegal timber harvesting and trade in the region. The event on "International Timber Trade and Forest Governance" was hosted by TRAFFIC South America, in collaboration with the European Forest Institute (EFI) and was held in conjunction with the 26th session of United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization Commission on Forestry in Latin America (COFLAC).
Shanghai, China, June 2010—The International TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Development Forum, co-organized by the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies and the Municipality of The Hague, Netherlands, took place this June, at the Dutch Culture Center under a theme of strengthening international exchange & co-operation and promoting TCM development.
Cape Town, South Africa, 04 June 2010— TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, today expressed disappointment at the decision by the South African government to remove its endemic abalone species Haliotis midae from Appendix III of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Under the Appendix III listing, which came into effect on 3 May 2007, all consignments of H. midae in international trade were required to be accompanied by CITES permits from South Africa.
London, UK, May 2010—visitors to London this summer are in for a shock—the sight of herds of colourful life-size baby elephant sculptures in the UK’s capital.
London, UK, 28 May 2010 — visitors from across London flocked to Elephant Parade London 2010 last Saturday for an opportunity to meet those who had helped brighten up the UK’s capital city; the elephant statue artists.
More than 250 life-sized baby elephant sculptures are on display around the city as part of a unique conservation initiative that aims to raise GBP2 million to save Asian Elephants.