Jakarta, Indonesia, 4th December 2015–Wildlife authorities in East Java yesterday seized hundreds of plastic baskets crammed with 2,711 live native birds of various species from a passenger ship docked in the port of Tanjung Perak in Surabaya.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Beijing, China, December 2015—30 leaders of artwork collecting businesses pledged to “Refuse illegal wildlife products” and support responsible “Green collecting” during the 7th China Art Handicrafts Expo held last month in Beijing.
Centre for Women and Development and businesswomen take lead on corporate responsibility and wildlife protection
Bac Kan, Viet Nam, 1st December 2015—More than 50 local Forest Protection Department (FPD) staff, forestry officers and village heads in Ngan Son, Na Ri, Cho Don and Ba Be Districts of Bac Kan Province received training in Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) this month.
Viet Nam, November 2015—Wildlife protection was one of the primary topics at a recent Central Propaganda Conference, led in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City by the Central Committee for Propaganda Education (CCPE) of the Vietnamese government.
A historic meeting of African and Chinese leaders will take place next week to examine ways of deepening cooperation between Africa and its largest trading partner. TRAFFIC hopes the meeting will lead to closer collaboration on an issue that has been of mutual concern to both Africa and China in recent years - the growing threat of wildlife crime. The 6th Ministerial Conference of FOCAC will take place from December 2nd-3rd, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa, followed by the Second Summit of FOCAC from December 4th and 5th.