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Ivory seizure exposes Japan’s lax domestic ivory trade controls

23. Juni 2017
Ivory seizure exposes Japan’s lax domestic ivory trade controls

Tokyo, Japan, 23rd June 2017—Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department announced on 20th June the seizure of 18 ivory tusks believed to be in illegal trade in violation of LCES, the Japanese legislation that regulates trade in threatened species.
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Enforcement officials in China trained on wildlife identification technology

22. Juni 2017
Enforcement officials in China trained on wildlife identification technology

Nanjing, China, June 2017—34 law enforcement officials from nine separate provinces attended a wildlife forensics technology training workshop at Nanjing Forest Police College (NFPC). Represented institutions included the Forest Police, Custom’s Anti-smuggling Bureau and the Environmental Police.
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Newly approved Vietnamese Penal Code should enhance efforts to address wildlife trafficking

21. Juni 2017
Newly approved Vietnamese Penal Code should enhance efforts to address wildlife trafficking

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 21st June 2017—Some potentially good news to reduce the impact of illegal wildlife trade on threatened species occurred last night when the Vietnamese National Assembly approved the long awaited 2015 Penal Code. The Penal Code will come into force on 1st January 2018.
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Gabonese authorities expand the AFRICA-TWIX network

16. Juni 2017
Gabonese authorities expand the AFRICA-TWIX network

Libreville, Gabon, 7-8th June–a national workshop promoting the use of the AFRICA-TWIX1 platform in the fight against wildlife crime and illicit trafficking of wildlife products was held at the Hibiscus Louis Hotel.
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Vietnamese officers learn how to identify the real deal timber

15. Juni 2017
Vietnamese officers learn how to identify the real deal timber

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 15th June 2017—40 Customs Department and Forest Protection Department (FPD) officers commenced a training programme today to increase their understanding of the requirements for a legal timber trade and how to distinguish regulated and prohibited timber in trade.
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Malaysia makes third major pangolin scale seizure in a month

13. Juni 2017
Malaysia makes third major pangolin scale seizure in a month

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13th June 2017–For the third time in just over a month, Malaysian authorities have seized a large shipment of pangolin scales inbound from Africa. This latest seizure brings the total weight of confiscated scales so far to a tonne.
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TRAFFIC facilitates training for anti-smuggling personnel in three key Chinese provinces

12. Juni 2017
TRAFFIC facilitates training for anti-smuggling personnel in three key Chinese provinces

Guangzhou, China, June 2017–more than 110 anti-smuggling and law enforcement officials from Guangxi, Guangdong and Hainan provinces engaged in a two day CITES enforcement training workshop to help them prevent and detect wildlife trafficking.
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China joins Namibia and Zimbabwe in efforts to curb illegal wildlife trade

12. Juni 2017
China joins Namibia and Zimbabwe in efforts to curb illegal wildlife trade

Windhoek, Namibia, and Harare, Zimbabwe, 12th June 2017—Ministerial level workshops raising awareness against wildlife trafficking amongst Chinese nationals living and working in Namibia and Zimbabwe were jointly hosted by China’s State Forest Administration, China’s CITES Management Authority, TRAFFIC and WWF last weekend, supported by the respective Chinese Embassies.
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Japan tightens wildlife trade regulations

9. Juni 2017
Japan tightens wildlife trade regulations

Tokyo, Japan, June 2017–Late last month, Japan’s Diet (Parliament) passed revised legislation tightening regulations on domestic wildlife trade, including those governing ivory trade.
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Viet Nam’s transport sector adopts a zero tolerance to wildlife crime in “hotspot” area

9. Juni 2017
Viet Nam’s transport sector adopts a zero tolerance to wildlife crime in “hotspot” area

Hai Phong, Viet Nam, 9th June 2017—160 local drivers and managers from the transport industry met today in Hai Phong province at a specialist workshop to learn more about the important role the transport sector can play in mitigating illegal wildlife trade and consumption in Viet Nam and abroad. The workshop was organized by...
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Forensic scientists share new strategies to fight wildlife crime

8. Juni 2017
Forensic scientists share new strategies to fight wildlife crime

Edinburgh, UK, 8th June 2017—Representatives from more than 30 countries this week attended the Society for Wildlife Forensic Science’s symposium held in Edinburgh to examine the importance of forensic science in detecting and tackling wildlife crime.
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TRAFFIC trains leading Chinese courier companies to detect illegal wildlife products

7. Juni 2017
TRAFFIC trains leading Chinese courier companies to detect illegal wildlife products

Fujian, China, 7 June 2017—this week staff from leading Chinese courier companies learned how to detect illegal wildlife products in their delivery chains during a workshop held by TRAFFIC.
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