Nuremburg, Germany, March 2017— Last month the BioFach trade fair brought customers, suppliers and manufacturers together with a variety of stakeholders from across the organic sector.
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Jakarta, Indonesia, 6th March 2017—A snapshot inventory of Bandung’s notorious bird markets has found more than 3,000 birds for sale, 40% of them species considered as highly threatened by Southeast Asia’s rampant wild bird trade.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3rd March 2017 – Wildlife authorities in Malaysia have arrested five people and seized 209 live wild animals destined for the illegal exotic pet trade, the vast majority of them songbirds, about to be smuggled out of the country by a single trader.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 3rd March 2017—In recognition of World Wildlife Day today, members of the conservation community in Viet Nam are encouraging young Vietnamese to be part of the solution and “speak up” for the protection of endangered wildlife species.
Nanjing, China, 3rd March 2017—World Wildlife Day in China was marked by a public pledge from Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent—the top three internet service providers in China—to create an industry-wide alliance to tackle illegal wildlife trade online.
Sofia, Bulgaria 2nd March 2017—Innovative solutions to support livelihoods and business opportunities for communities with a low economic status were the focus of an international conference on “Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region” (LENA) held last month in Sofia.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 1st March 2017—During the Vietnamese launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and TRAFFIC, more than 60 Vietnamese entrepreneurs and businesspeople learned about the benefits of implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies that integrate zero-tolerance towards threatened wildlife consumption.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 27th February 2017—South Africa today announced the official number of rhinos illegally killed in the country during 2016: 1,054. While this figure represents a slight drop on last year’s 1,175, itself a fall from the 1,215 record total in 2014, rhino poaching figures remain unacceptably high.