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.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.