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Friday
Jun152012

TRAFFIC raises awareness of poaching threat in wildlife trade hotspot

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15th June 2012—Over a thousand residents in a poaching hotspot near an important protected area were reached during a three-day exhibition by TRAFFIC aimed at raising awareness of the threats illegal hunting and wildlife trade poses to endangered species.

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Friday
Jun082012

e-Commerce companies declare zero-tolerance towards illegal online wildlife trading

in Chinese l in Japanese

Beijing, China, 8th June 2012—15 of the leading e-commerce sellers operating in China, including Alibaba, Taobao, and Tencent, have signed a declaration stating they have a zero-tolerance policy towards their services being used to conduct illegal wildlife trading.

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Thursday
Jun072012

SAWEN officials prioritize efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade in South Asia

Negombo, Sri Lanka, 7th June 2012—Officials from the countries of South Asia met this week to devise operational plans to combat illegal trade affecting some of the region’s most threatened wildlife species.

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Thursday
Jun072012

Central African countries agree plan to improve law enforcement and combat poaching

in Japanese

N’Djamena, Chad, 7th June 2012—Central African countries yesterday signed a groundbreaking regional plan to strengthen law enforcement and better combat poaching of elephants and other species at risk from illegal wildlife trade.

The plan was adopted by the ten member states of Central African Forest Commission, known as COMIFAC, as escalating rates of wildlife crime plague the region.

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Friday
Jun012012

Sri Lanka seizes 1.5 tonnes of ivory

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, 1 June 2012 — Sri Lanka Customs authorities in the port of Colombo have seized 1.5 tonnes of ivory last Tuesday –which is  the single largest-ever haul of ivory in the country.

Customs officials seized 359 ivory tusks hidden among logs in a container marked as plastic waste. The container had originated from Uganda and shipped from  Kenya and was bound for Dubai.

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Friday
May252012

‘WANTED ALIVE’: Help save our big cats

New Delhi, India, 24 May 2012 - With Asia's big cats increasingly under threat in the wild, TRAFFIC's latest public service advertisement campaign reminds people that these felines are "Wanted Alive” in   their natural habitat!

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Friday
May182012

May18th: A fascinating day for plants

18th May—The European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) has declared May18th 2012 the first international “Fascination of Plants Day”.

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Thursday
May172012

Timber tracking technologies under the spotlight

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17th May 2012—almost 100 timber trade experts from governments, international organizations, industry and non-governmental organizations met this week in Kuala Lumpur to discuss how tracking technologies can improve governance in the forestry sector.

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