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Thursday
May172018

Saving Species project launched in Viet Nam

Hanoi, Viet Nam, May 2018—Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the USAID Saving Species project this month.

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Wednesday
May022018

The ongoing trade threatening tigers, pangolins, songbirds and sharks revealed in latest TRAFFIC Bulletin

2nd May 2017, Cambridge, UK—declining populations of sharks and rays, the threats posed by the anonymity afforded to traffickers online and the continuing crisis facing Asian songbirds are among the topics covered in the latest issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin.

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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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