TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Kampala, Uganda, August 2016—On 8–9th August 2016, U.S. Mission Uganda partnered with TRAFFIC and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to convene the first Uganda Wildlife Trafficking Stakeholder Workshop. The two-day workshop’s goals were to assess the trends of transnational wildlife crime in Uganda and set priority actions for combating wildlife trafficking at a national level.
Bac Kan, Viet Nam, 8th August 2016—TRAFFIC, in collaboration with experts from the Hanoi University of Pharmacy and Bac Kan Forest Protection Department (FPD), this weekend held a “Training of Trainers” (ToT) workshop as part of a programme to train local harvesters and communal resource management board members in four key sites in Bac Kan province.
Xishaungbanna, Yunnan Province, China, August 2016—In co-operation with TRAFFIC, a training session for frontline Yunnan border enforcement officials on CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) regulations was held last month in Xishuangbanna.
Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province, China, July 2016—A law enforcement and training workshop held last month in Xishuangbanna was attended by 14 enforcement officials from Lao PDR’s CITES Management Authority and Customs and Forest Supervisory Department, as well as 27 Chinese officials, including representatives from China's CITES Management Authority, Forest Police and Customs.
Taipei, Taiwan, 29th July 2016—The threat posed by illegal online trade in wildlife products was a focus of a special event held on World Tiger Day in Taipei, during the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum.
Cambridge, UK, 25th July 2016—A new Tool to support collaborative efforts in influencing purchasing preferences and buyer behaviour was unveiled today, with the launch of the Wildlife Consumer Behaviour Change Toolkit.