Gandhinagar, India, 11th July 2011—Representatives from seven South Asia countries today begin five-days of training on “Strengthening Wildlife Law Enforcement for Wildlife Protection in South Asia” under the aegis of the newly established South Asian Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN).
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We are looking for a *Tiger Trade Data Specialist*, based in Petaling Jaya,Selangor, Malaysia.
The Tiger Trade Data Specialist will be responsible for compiling, analysing and mapping data on illegal killing of Tigers and trade in their parts and derivatives at a global level, with the aim of increasing the insight in illegal killing of and trade in Tigers from Tiger range countries (TRCs).
4th July 2011—Nearly 200 rhinos have been killed in South Africa during the first half of the year, according to statistics from the national parks department. The rate of poaching if not curbed could exceed 2010 levels when a record 333 rhinos were killed in the country.
Frankfurt, Germany, 1st July 2011—As the summer holiday season gets underway in Europe, WWF Germany in partnership with German Customs has launched a conservation awareness campaign warning travellers to be careful about the souvenirs they bring home.
To help spread the message, more than 72,000 leaflets in six European languages (German, Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian and English) have been produced, featuring a simple ‘traffic light’ system to help tourists decide what items to buy.
Hue City, Viet Nam, 29th June 2011—A wrap-up workshop takes place today in Hue city at the end of a two-year project aimed at reducing illegal wildlife trade in the biodiversity-rich Central Annamites region of Viet Nam.