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Forestry officers trained in effective prosecution and conviction of wildlife crimes

18. April 2018
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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New Report Helps Uganda Take Aim at Wildlife Trafficking

11. April 2018
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...
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Wildlife sniffer dog training begins in Gwalior, TRAFFIC recruits another 12 dogs

5. April 2018
Wildlife sniffer dog training begins in Gwalior, TRAFFIC recruits another 12 dogs

5th April 2017, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India—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...
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Taiwan announces move to close its domestic ivory market by 2020

4. April 2018
Taiwan announces move to close its domestic ivory market by 2020

Taipei, Taiwan, 4th April 2020–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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China-based internet alliance trained on combating wildlife cybercrime

26. März 2018
China-based internet alliance trained on combating wildlife cybercrime

21st March 2018, Beijing—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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Jakarta’s flourishing trade in threatened turtles and tortoises under the spotlight again

26. März 2018
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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Wildlife forensics: a new weapon for Southern African countries to help bring poachers to book

16. März 2018
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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Philippine bird trade targets Indonesian species

16. März 2018
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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Local authorities and communities celebrate success of wild plant collection initiative

15. März 2018
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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Malaysia busts second elephant poaching gang in just over a year

13. März 2018
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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Outcomes of Cameroon–China timber trade project evaluated

12. März 2018
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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Leading Tech Companies Unite to Stop Wildlife Traffickers

7. März 2018
Leading Tech Companies Unite to Stop Wildlife Traffickers

San Francisco, USA, 7th March, 2018—The world’s leading e-commerce and social media companies are joining forces with Tencent, TRAFFIC, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade in endangered and threatened species.
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