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Wednesday
Apr252018

Study calls for scrutiny of bear farms in Lao PDR

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26th April 2018—A study of Lao PDR’s bear farms suggests that foreign business ventures and tourism may be propping up the bear bile industry in the Economic Zone on the country’s border with China where bear farming facilities have tripled in size between 2012 and 2017, finds a new TRAFFIC study published in Global Ecology and Conservation

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Wednesday
Apr182018

Forestry officers trained in effective prosecution and conviction of wildlife crimes

Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India, April 2018—earlier this month, frontline staff of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh (UP) Forest Departments including range officers and forest guards underwent two days of rigorous training to strengthen their legal capacity for effective wildlife crime prosecution and conviction.

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Wednesday
Apr112018

New Report Helps Uganda Take Aim at Wildlife Trafficking

Kampala, Uganda, 11 April 2018—A new TRAFFIC report identifies Uganda as one of the common transit points for the trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products in the Central and East Africa region. Criminal organizations in Uganda are mainly associated with the smuggling of ivory, but in recent years have also been heavily linked to pangolin trafficking.

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Thursday
Apr052018

Wildlife sniffer dog training begins in Gwalior, TRAFFIC recruits another 12 dogs

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India, 5th April 2018—12 wildlife sniffer dogs and their handlers began training early this week at the National Training Centre for Dogs (NTCD), in Tekanpur Gwalior. On completion of their nine-month long training, they will join existing squads already deployed across the country, taking the total strength of India’s wildlife sniffer dogs to 68.

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Wednesday
Apr042018

Taiwan announces move to close its domestic ivory market by 2020

Taiwan, 4th April 2018–Taiwan is the latest territory to announce plans to close its domestic ivory market pursuant to CITES1 Resolution 10.10 in what is a global move towards shutting down ivory markets worldwide.

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Monday
Mar262018

China-based internet alliance trained on combating wildlife cybercrime 

Beijing, China, 26th March 2018—Representatives of the alliance of Chinese internet companies committed to combatting wildlife cybercrime were trained by experts in Beijing last week.

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Monday
Mar262018

Jakarta’s flourishing trade in threatened turtles and tortoises under the spotlight again

Jakarta, Indonesia, 26th March 2018—They are shy creatures, but for the thousands of threatened tortoises and freshwater turtles found on sale in Jakarta’s shops and markets, there’s no shelter from the glare of the illegal trade spotlight, finds a new TRAFFIC report.

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Friday
Mar162018

Wildlife forensics: a new weapon for Southern African countries to help bring poachers to book

Cambridge, UK, 16th March 2018—wildlife officials in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe are set to receive specialist training for carrying out wildlife forensic investigations thanks to generous support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery in the United Kingdom.

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Friday
Mar162018

Philippine bird trade targets Indonesian species

Manila, Philippines, 16th March 2018—The thriving illegal wildlife trade from Indonesia to the Philippines has come into the limelight once again with the discovery of hundreds of threatened Indonesian wildlife in a Philippine home.

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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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