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Friday
Apr272012

Large pangolin seizure highlights timeliness of re-forming IUCN-SSC Pangolin Specialist Group

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 27th April, 2012—Local enforcement authorities have seized 304 kilograms (71 individuals) of live Pangolins in Nghe An Province in the north central coast of Vietnam after receiving a tip off that a car was transporting the endangered species on Tuesday.

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Thursday
Apr262012

Meeting sparks international interest in wildlife detector dog programmes

Budapest, Hungary, 26th April 2012—More than 50 participants met earlier this week in Budapest to share experiences on the use of wildlife detector dogs in tackling wildlife crime.

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Tuesday
Apr242012

Training to boost wildlife crime investigation in Belum-Temengor, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24th April 2012—Enforcement officers from 11 agencies working across one of Peninsular Malaysia’s most important wildlife landscapes took part in a two-day intensive training session to boost wildlife crime investigation in the area.

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Wednesday
Apr182012

A sweet step towards protection of Sugar Gliders in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18th April 2012—Sweet-faced and wide-eyed, the Sugar Glider has become such a popular exotic pet in Malaysia that the country’s authorities want to put it on the protected animal list, to track the burgeoning trade better.

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Tuesday
Apr172012

Transport companies in China urged to be on the lookout for illegal wildlife trade

Beijing, China, 17th April 2012—Representatives from logistical and transport companies, including airlines, delivery and postal services, met last week in Beijing to examine ways to counter wildlife trafficking.

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Friday
Apr132012

Fish in bags among wildlife menagerie seized at Bangkok airport

Bangkok, 13th April 2012—Ever since their stunning discovery of a tiger cub hidden in a smuggler’s bag in 2010, wildlife authorities at Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport have been on the lookout for others attempting such crazy schemes.

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Monday
Apr092012

TRAFFIC launches sustainable wild harvested medicinal plant project in Viet Nam

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Ha Noi , Viet Nam, 9th April 2012—TRAFFIC in co-ordination with the Bac Kan Forest Protection Department (FPD), has launched its first project in Viet Nam to protect plants that rural communities rely upon for traditional medicine. The plants targeted by the project are threatened by unsustainable harvesting and habitat destruction.

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Thursday
Apr052012

Gabon to incinerate audited ivory stockpiles

Libreville, Gabon, 5th April 2012—As a symbol of its commitment to tackling illegal wildlife trade, Gabon will burn its entire ivory stockpile in the coming months, at a date to be announced shortly.

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