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Monday
Nov212016

New study highlights significant discrepancies in live animal exports from Indonesia to the Netherlands

Netherlands, 21st November 2016—There’s a thriving trade in live wildlife between the Netherlands and Indonesia, says a new TRAFFIC study, and it’s plagued by large discrepancies in the quantities reported by the two countries.

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Friday
Nov182016

Illegal Wildlife Trade: Time for countries to match international commitments with national level actions

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 18th November 2016—Representatives from more than 40 governments meeting this week in Hanoi for an international conference on illegal wildlife trade have issued a joint statement outlining future plans and support to address global wildlife crime.

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Thursday
Nov172016

Wildlife Justice Commission holds public hearing on wildlife trafficking case in Viet Nam

The Hague, Netherlands, 17th November 2016—A high-level independent panel of criminal justice and corruption experts has published its findings and recommendations following a public hearing held at the Peace Palace in The Hague, where evidence gathered by the Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) into wildlife trafficking activities in Viet Nam was presented.

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Thursday
Nov172016

Viet Nam’s illegal bear trade persisting more than a decade after ban imposed

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 17th November 2016—TRAFFIC’s research finds the illegal market for bears, bear parts and derivatives in Viet Nam is still strong, with only a moderate decline in open availability following the introduction of legislation to ban their sale in 2006.  

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Wednesday
Nov162016

Average of 110 Tigers a year entering the illegal trade chain in Asia over 16 years

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 16th November 2016 – A comprehensive analysis of 16 years of Tiger seizures shows that Asia’s failure to ramp up enforcement, close Tiger farms, strengthen laws and reduce demand are to blame for the persistent illegal trade in Tiger parts.

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Wednesday
Nov162016

TRAFFIC encourages Vietnamese start-ups to adopt zero-tolerance towards threatened wildlife consumption

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 16th November 2016—Dozens of Vietnamese entrepreneurs in the technology sector understand the need to adopt corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies against threatened wildlife consumption following a forum held in Ho Chi Minh City organized by TRAFFIC, the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the Viet Nam e-Commerce Association (VECOM) and VP Bank.

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Tuesday
Nov152016

Regional workshop on moving “Beyond Enforcement” in combating Illegal Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia

Update, 31st March 2017: the workshop proceedings (PDF, 2 MB) and presentations are now available

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 15th November 2016—Conservationists will meet in Hanoi to participate in a regional workshop for Southeast Asia with a focus on the Lower Mekong Region.

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Friday
Nov112016

Viet Nam under scrutiny after remarkable sequence of ivory seizures

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 11th November 2016—A staggering five significant ivory seizures in the weeks leading up to Viet Nam hosting a major intergovernmental event on illegal wildlife trade highlights ongoing concerns about the nation’s role in illicit wildlife trade.

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