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Saturday
Sep232017

TRAFFIC joins European zoos and others in two-year drive to save Asian songbirds

Emmen, The Netherlands 23rd September 2017—The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), together with TRAFFIC, BirdLife International and the IUCN Asian Songbird Trade Specialist Group, today launched a collaborative effort to save iconic Asian songbird species from extinction. 

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Thursday
Sep212017

Vietnamese media encouraged to become “agents of change” in efforts to deter wildlife crime

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 22nd September 2017 (World Rhino Day)—Approximately 70 influential guests gathered today in Hanoi for a World Rhino Day Seminar organized by TRAFFIC on the role of Vietnamese media in promoting the protection of threatened wildlife, including rhino species.

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Thursday
Sep212017

New study shows unfettered bird trade in Viet Nam

Viet Nam, 21st September 2017—A new study warns that Viet Nam’s sizeable trade in wild birds is going unchecked and could harm wild populations if not managed.

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Sunday
Sep172017

Organized criminal gangs behind rhino horn processing in South Africa—new study

Pretoria, South Africa, 18th September 2017—A TRAFFIC report released today reveals disturbing new evidence that some criminal networks of Chinese origin operating in South Africa are now processing rhino horn locally into beads, bracelets, bangles and powder to evade detection and provide ready-made products to consumers in Asia, mainly in Viet Nam and China.

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Thursday
Sep142017

UN reaffirms commitment to address illicit wildlife trafficking through powerful new resolution

New York, September 2017—the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) concluded its 71st session last week with the 193 Member States adopting a strong new Resolution on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife.

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Wednesday
Sep132017

Corporate social responsibility key to success for start-up companies in Viet Nam

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 13th September 2017–Approximately 300 delegates gathered at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Start-up Forum hosted by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday. The event was held in conjunction with the Small and Medium Enterprise Ministerial Meeting and aimed to inspire entrepreneurship in APEC, stimulate innovative business start-up and enhance business ethics.

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Tuesday
Sep122017

Experts gather to develop a Sun Bear conservation plan – the first ever for bears

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11th September 2017—Global experts have begun the development of a conservation plan for the world’s smallest bear, the Sun Bear Helarctos malayanus. This plan marks the first to be initiated for any bear species in the world.

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Monday
Sep112017

Malaysian enforcement blazes a sizzling trail with a spate of high profile wildlife seizures

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11th September 2017—Thousands of elephant tusks, pangolin scales, live animals and wildlife parts have been seized across Malaysia in major wildlife crime busts by two enforcement agencies in recent weeks.

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