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Thursday
May232013

UK hands down custodial sentence for coral smuggling

Manchester, UK, 23rd May 2013—A man has been jailed for attempting to smuggle more than 750 kg of rare and endangered corals and clams through the UK’s Manchester Airport from Ho Chi Minh City in Viet Nam.

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Thursday
May232013

Traditional and Wild in Poland

Rzeszów, Poland, May 2013—The religious and superstitious aspects of wild plant utilization, including the use of Black Elder to ward off evils spirits, was highlighted at an exhibition held as part of a Traditional and Wild project focusing on the use of medicinal plants in Central Europe.

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Wednesday
May222013

Water puppet theatre spreads the message to protect Viet Nam’s biodiversity

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 22nd May 2013—In support of International Biodiversity Day today, the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, in collaboration with TRAFFIC and the Biodiversity Conservation Association (BCA) under the Ministry of Natural and Environmental Resources (MONRE), is holding a series of shows for schoolchildren in Ha Noi to raise awareness about the threats facing biodiversity in Viet Nam.

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Tuesday
May212013

Royal event to tackle illegal wildlife trade

in Japanese

London, UK, 21st May 2013—His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and the UK Government are today hosting a conference calling for action at the highest level to end the trade in illegal wildlife—a trade that presents a grave threat not only to the natural world, but also to national and regional security.

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Monday
May132013

Operation Skynet: Forest Police crack-down on illegal wildlife trade in Beijing

Beijing, China, May 2013—Around 200 kg of ivory products were seized last month in Beijing’s markets as part of a strategic crack-down on illegal wildlife trade in China.

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Friday
May102013

Nailing the rhino horn trade in Viet Nam

Vietnam,10 May 2013 - In support of TRAFFIC and WWF’s campaign to tackle the illegal trade of rhino horn to and within Viet Nam, a Public Service Announcement (PSA) has been developed that will run on State-owned television channels and cinemas in Viet Nam, and will be prominently displayed on local and international social media platforms.

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Friday
May032013

NGO call for action to save the elephants of Central Africa

F Langenkamp2@WWF CARPOBrazzaville, Republic of Congo, 26 April 2013 - A recent study  shows forest elephant populations in the Congo Basin fell by almost two-thirds - or 62% -over the past decade as a result of extensive ivory poaching.

Without action, it is likely that the elephant, the largest land mammal on earth, will follow in the footsteps of the rhinoceroses in Central Africa, which have been hunted to extinction for their horns.

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Friday
Apr192013

Japan and Russia increase penalties for wildlife crimes

in Japanese

19th April 2013—Japan’s announcement that it intends to raise the penalties for those convicted of wildlife trafficking from one to five years in jail came just after Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted a law to parliament that would make smuggling of endangered species a criminal offence, meaning those convicted would spend time behind bars.

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