Jakarta, Indonesiam 31 July 2007—The Supreme Court of Indonesia is this week hosting the country's first national "Judiciary Workshop on Wildlife Crime and Prosecution" as part of the government's commitment to step up its fight against organized poaching and trafficking of wild animals and plants that threatens the biodiversity of Southeast Asia.
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 29 July 2007 -- An African Parliamentarians' Network Against Corruption (APNAC) meeting today will discuss corruption in Tanzania's forestry sector. It will be attended by every Member of Parliament in the Tanzanian Government.
The meeting follows a week of intense debate in the Tanzanian Parliament over the ongoing rampant illegal logging that continues to plague the country's forestry sector.
Cambridge, UK, 22 July 2007—The South Asian Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TRAFFIC, to enlist the wildlife trade network's assistance in building a regional network for ensuring the sustainability of legal wildlife trade and for tackling wildlife crime in South Asia.
New Delhi, India, 19 July 2007—TRAFFIC, WWF-India and other members of the International Tiger Coalition today launched a signature campaign to draw attention to the plight of Tigers, and to help stop the trade in Tiger parts and products from all sources.
Cambridge, UK, 12 July 2007—On 10 July, National Enforcement Day, customs officers in South Africa, at OR Tambo International airport, announced the discovery of four rhinoceros horns weighing around 30 kg inside a suitcase bound for Indochina.
Sydney, Australia, 4 July 2007—TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, is concerned by today’s announcement by Senator Abetz, Australia’s Minister for Fisheries, that 20% of Australian fisheries are overfished and/or subject to overfishing.
Paris, France, 3 July 2007—Plants took centre stage today during the 12th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA), currently taking place in Paris.
SBSTTA comprises government experts who provide reports and make recommendations to meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Cambridge, UK, 29 June 2007—From 1 July 2007 all caviar sold in the UK must display labels approved by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Cambridge, UK, 28 June 2007 - TRACE (Technologies and Resources for Applied Conservation and Enforcement), a new non-profit organisation, has launched an initiative to promote the application of forensic science in combatting wildlife crime, in collaboaration with TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.