India, 26th July 2011—The Gauhati High Court - Imphal Bench, in association with TRAFFIC India and WWF-India last weekend organized an orientation programme in wildlife conservation for the judiciary in Manipur, Imphal.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Windhoek, Namibia, 20th July 2011—Ecotourism, together with legal production of game meat and hunting tourism, have the potential to contribute significantly to conservation, food security and to Namibia’s economy, according to a new report launched today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.
Jakarta, Indonesia, 18th July 2011—Customs officers at Jakarta’s Sukarno-Hatta Airport seized 1,732 kg of pangolin meat and a further 380 kg of pangolin scales on 10th July.
The de-scaled pangolins were packed in boxes labelled as fresh fish and destined for Singapore.
Quito, Ecuador, 15th July 2011—Delegates to an Amazonian regional meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will today hear how a TRAFFIC supported project offering economic alternatives to hunter communities and wild meat vendors is aiming to restore populations of wildlife depleted through over-harvesting for the illegal bushmeat trade.
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).
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.