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Thursday
Mar232017

Access and Benefit-sharing policies to be implemented in Viet Nam

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 23rd March 2017—Just under 60 representatives from government agencies, research centres, businesses, and NGOs gathered in Hanoi to discuss polices that facilitate the fair and equitable sharing of benefits for people who earn income from the cultivation or collection of medicinal and aromatic plant (MAP) resources.

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Wednesday
Mar222017

Responsible travel promoted through “Wild Africa” salon

Beijing, China, March 2017—Last week, TRAFFIC, WWF and Qyer co-hosted a “Wild Africa” salon on the theme of “Being a Responsible Traveller”, aimed at Chinese citizens interested in visiting destinations in Africa.

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Wednesday
Mar222017

Scene-of-crime evidence gathering: TRAFFIC helps deliver training in Tanzania and Kenya

Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 2017—Inadequate investigative capacity for wildlife crimes has proved to be a major drawback in the fight against poaching and illegal wildlife trade.

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Monday
Mar132017

Good Agricultural and Collection Practices integrated with guidelines on collection of wild medicinal plants

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 13th March 2017—30 participants from government agencies and the business sector last week joined a TRAFFIC-facilitated workshop to develop a plan of action to integrate sustainable collection practices for wild medicinal plants into the certification requirements for Good Agricultural and Collection Practices.

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Monday
Mar132017

AFRICA-TWIX: enhancing collaboration in the fight against illegal wildlife trade in Central Africa

Douala, Cameroon, March 2017—one year after its launch, a meeting to evaluate the effectiveness of AFRICA-TWIX finds there has been significant progress towards fostering collaboration among law enforcement officials in Central Africa to address illegal trade in wildlife.

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Tuesday
Mar072017

FairWild sustainability solutions on show at BioFach 2017

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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Monday
Mar062017

New study highlights Bandung market’s contribution to Asian songbird crisis

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.

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Friday
Mar032017

Malaysia clamps down on wildlife smuggling: five operations in a fortnight

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.

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