Coimbatore, India, 28th November 2014—A TRAFFIC-convened capacity building programme to strengthen wildlife law enforcement in India broke new ground earlier this month when for the first time enforcement officials from three adjoining States in the south-west of the country (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala) met to receive hands-on training in detecting wildlife poaching and controlling scenes of crime.
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Cambridge, UK, 27th November 2014—A new report from TRAFFIC and WWF examines the international trade in walrus parts and derivatives in view of the looming additional threat posed to this Arctic species from climate change and the break up of sea ice.
Laibin Guangxi, China, November 2014—More than 120 Forest Police officers were trained on aspects of wildlife crime and how to counteract it during a workshop on Combatting illegal wildlife trade and CITES implementation held in Laibin, Guangxi province earlier this month.
Bangkok, Thailand, 25th November 2014—Declarations from recent global summits reflect continuing high-level political will to tackle the multi-billion dollar international trade in illegal wild animals and plants, and they need to be followed up by concrete steps on the ground, increased allocation of technical and financial resources, and sustained political commitment, WWF and TRAFFIC said today.
Beijing, 13th November 2014 - Ministers from 21 APEC economies last week pledged to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products that is today driving the surge in poaching and trafficking of many endangered species across the globe. The Joint Ministerial Statement from the 2014 APEC Ministerial Meeting in Beijing, China, on 8th November included a commitment to “strengthening our efforts to combat wildlife trafficking in the APEC region and reduce the supply of and demand for illegally traded wildlife”.
Cambridge, UK, 4th November 2014—Brazil, Ghana and Indonesia have all made progress towards reducing illegal logging and improving forest governance, but challenges remain. Meanwhile, Lao PDR, has recently begun to prioritise this issue, but its efforts are yet to bear fruit. In all four countries, agriculture, mining and infrastructure development are driving increased deforestation and illegal logging, according to a series of reports launched last week by Chatham House.
Cambridge, UK, 30th October 2014—The October 2014 issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin launched today is packed full of fascinating insights into wildlife trade, including features on the orchid trade in Iran, regional economic integration organizations, and wildlife trade in Morocco.