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Thursday
Mar152018

Local authorities and communities celebrate success of wild plant collection initiative

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 15th March 2018—Sixty collectors of wild medicinal and aromatic plants met in Bac Kan this week to reflect on their achievements and the challenges overcome during the implementation of a project on “Enhancing Management and Benefit Flows in Viet Nam’s Wild Medicinal Products.”

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Tuesday
Mar132018

Malaysia busts second elephant poaching gang in just over a year

Gerik, Perak, Malaysia, 13th March 2018–Authorities have nabbed four men and busted an elephant poaching gang that they believe has slaughtered 20 pachyderms for their tusks over the last decade.

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Monday
Mar122018

Outcomes of Cameroon–China timber trade project evaluated

Yaoundé, Cameroon, March 2018—More than 30 participants met last week to evaluate the outcomes of a project aimed at reducing the illegal timber in supply chains between Cameroon and China, the world’s largest importer of timber and a key consumer, processor and re-exporter of timber products, increasingly to and from Africa.

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Wednesday
Mar072018

Leading Tech Companies Unite to Stop Wildlife Traffickers

San Francisco, USA, 7th March, 2018—The world’s leading e-commerce and social media companies are joining forces with Tencent, TRAFFIC, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade in endangered and threatened species.

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Monday
Mar052018

Ground-breaking study highlights scale of Africa-Asia wildlife trade

Pretoria, South Africa, 5th March 2018—More than 1.3-million live animals and plants, 1.5-million skins and two thousand tonnes of meat from CITES-listed species have been exported from 41 African countries to East and Southeast Asia since 2006, a ground-breaking new TRAFFIC report funded by Arcadia[1] and published today reveals.

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Friday
Mar022018

Rhino horn demand reduction project comes to a close, looks to the future

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 2 March 2018—Representatives of TRAFFIC, WWF, and the French Development Agency (AfD) held a workshop in Hanoi today to reflect on the achievements of their three-year project to curb demand for rhino horn in Viet Nam, and to discuss how the initiative will continue into the future. The event included around 40 representatives from government, civil society organisations (CSOs), and other parties who contributed to the initiative’s success.

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Thursday
Mar012018

ROUTES Partnership and Kenya Airways train transport staff to help curb wildlife trafficking

Nairobi, Kenya, March 1, 2018—To help detect and stop smugglers carrying ivory, rhino horn, and other wildlife products out of Kenya, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership today delivered a training workshop in Nairobi for airline transport staff  on the key role they play in preventing the trafficking of wildlife. Cabin crew, ground handlers, cargo processors, and staff from regional airports participated in the interactive sessions.

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Tuesday
Feb272018

LAM To Help Curb Wildlife Trafficking in Mozambique

LAM and the USAID ROUTES Partnership trains transport airline staff on how to detect wildlife trafficking at Maputo Airport

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Maputo, Mozambique, 27th February 2018 — Today, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership delivered a training workshop in Maputo for transport staff to learn how they can play a key role in helping prevent the trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products in Mozambique. 

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