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Role of women in sustainable conservation and local economic development celebrated in Bac Kan, Viet Nam

20. Oktober 2017
Role of women in sustainable conservation and local economic development celebrated in Bac Kan, Viet Nam

Bac Kan, Viet Nam, 20th October 2017—National Women’s Day is an important date on the Vietnamese calendar when the contributions of women to their families and the local community are celebrated.
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New guidelines for verifying timber legality at the border

19. Oktober 2017
New guidelines for verifying timber legality at the border

Putrajaya, Malaysia, October 2017—TRAFFIC joined forces with several government agencies in Malaysia to review a draft of timber trade guidelines that, once finalised, will help Customs officers across the globe verify legal timber passing through border check points.
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Building capacity for sustainable wild harvesting of wild plants in and around protected areas of the Danube Region

11. Oktober 2017
Building capacity for sustainable wild harvesting of wild plants in and around protected areas of the Danube Region

October 2017—Various workshops have been held under the “Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region” (LENA) project to help promote the implementation of local sustainable wild plant harvesting activities.
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Coding to end wildlife trafficking: India holds Zoohackathon

9. Oktober 2017
Coding to end wildlife trafficking: India holds Zoohackathon

New Delhi, India, 9th October 2017—young developers, designers, project managers, and subject matter experts came together to create applications, systems, and tools to help detect and deter wildlife trafficking during India’s first “Zoohackathon”, held last week as the culmination of Wildlife Week 2017 celebrations.
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New CITES shark listings welcomed; „Now the Real Work Begins“

4. Oktober 2017
New CITES shark listings welcomed; „Now the Real Work Begins“

Hong Kong, 4th October 2017—Four additional shark species, including all species of thresher sharks and the silky shark, today became officially protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), although WWF and TRAFFIC caution that progress in protecting such threatened species will only be meaningful if...
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SSB seminar highlights the role of interagency co-operation in curbing wildlife crime

28. September 2017
SSB seminar highlights the role of interagency co-operation in curbing wildlife crime

New Delhi, India, 28th September 2017—Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), one of India’s Central Armed Police Forces, last week organized a seminar on the Role of Security Forces in Combating Wildlife Crime to highlight the need for interagency co-operation.
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New governance structure for TRAFFIC: revised board to guide future action on wildlife trade

27. September 2017

Cambridge, UK, 27th September 2017—TRAFFIC today announced a revised board structure and trustees appointed to guide its work to combat wildlife crime and promote sustainable wildlife trade. The new board will be chaired by Mark Halle, who has a diverse background in environment and sustainable development and wide experience of institutional development in this...
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USD10m endowment will secure the future of world leading environment conservation initiative at University of Cambridge

25. September 2017
USD10m endowment will secure the future of world leading environment conservation initiative at University of Cambridge

Cambridge, UK, 25th September 2017—Thanks to a $10 million endowment from Arcadia, the charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, a world-leading initiative in Cambridge is now developing unique new approaches to some of the biggest challenges facing the planet today. 
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TRAFFIC joins European zoos and others in two-year drive to save Asian songbirds

23. September 2017
TRAFFIC joins European zoos and others in two-year drive to save Asian songbirds

Emmen, The Netherlands 23rd September 2017—The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), together with TRAFFIC, BirdLife International and the IUCN Asian Songbird Trade Specialist Group, today launched a collaborative effort to save iconic Asian songbird species from extinction. 
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Vietnamese media encouraged to become “agents of change” in efforts to deter wildlife crime

21. September 2017
Vietnamese media encouraged to become “agents of change” in efforts to deter wildlife crime

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 22nd September 2017 (World Rhino Day)—Approximately 70 influential guests gathered today in Hanoi for a World Rhino Day Seminar organized by TRAFFIC on the role of Vietnamese media in promoting the protection of threatened wildlife, including rhino species.
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New study shows unfettered bird trade in Viet Nam

21. September 2017
New study shows unfettered bird trade in Viet Nam

Viet Nam, 21st September 2017—A new study warns that Viet Nam’s sizeable trade in wild birds is going unchecked and could harm wild populations if not managed.
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Organized criminal gangs behind rhino horn processing in South Africa—new study

17. September 2017
Organized criminal gangs behind rhino horn processing in South Africa—new study

Pretoria, South Africa, 18th September 2017—A TRAFFIC report released today reveals disturbing new evidence that some criminal networks of Chinese origin operating in South Africa are now processing rhino horn locally into beads, bracelets, bangles and powder to evade detection and provide ready-made products to consumers in Asia, mainly in Viet Nam and China.
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