Posts Tagged ‘ Conservation awareness ’

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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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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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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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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UN reaffirms commitment to address illicit wildlife trafficking through powerful new resolution

14. September 2017
UN reaffirms commitment to address illicit wildlife trafficking through powerful new resolution

New York, September 2017—the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) concluded its 71st session last week with the 193 Member States adopting a strong new Resolution on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife.
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Corporate social responsibility key to success for start-up companies in Viet Nam

13. September 2017
Corporate social responsibility key to success for start-up companies in Viet Nam

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 13th September 2017–Approximately 300 delegates gathered at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Start-up Forum hosted by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday. The event was held in conjunction with the Small and Medium Enterprise Ministerial Meeting and aimed to...
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Experts gather to develop a Sun Bear conservation plan – the first ever for bears

12. September 2017
Experts gather to develop a Sun Bear conservation plan – the first ever for bears

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11th September 2017—Global experts have begun the development of a conservation plan for the world’s smallest bear, the Sun Bear Helarctos malayanus. This plan marks the first to be initiated for any bear species in the world.
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Snow leopard summit marks halfway point for saving the guardian of Asia’s high mountain ecosystems

31. August 2017
Snow leopard summit marks halfway point for saving the guardian of Asia’s high mountain ecosystems

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 26th August–Wildlife crime was recognized as a priority by 12 range country leaders the 2nd International Forum on Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Conservation.
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Wild plants hit the headlines during “FairWild Week”

29. August 2017
Wild plants hit the headlines during “FairWild Week”

Cambridge, UK, 28th August 2017–Today the inaugural “FairWild Week” comes to a close. This digital event championed the vital need to source wild plants sustainably and highlighted their often-overlooked role as components within increasingly globalised supply chains, as resources for meeting the needs of rural communities, and as ingredients in products we use every...
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Champions of sustainability for wild plant harvesting unite during first ever “FairWild Week”

21. August 2017
Champions of sustainability for wild plant harvesting unite during first ever “FairWild Week”

Cambridge, UK, 21st August 2017–Today marks the launch of the first ever “FairWild Week” – a digital event celebrating the often-overlooked role played by wild plant ingredients in homes, communities and supply-chains across the globe.
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Wayne Lotter, conservation champion, killed in Dar es Salaam

18. August 2017
Wayne Lotter, conservation champion, killed in Dar es Salaam

It is with immense sadness that TRAFFIC has learned of the killing in Dar es Salaam of Wayne Lotter, the founding co-Director of PAMS Foundation Tanzania. TRAFFIC staff in Africa and beyond came to know Wayne over several years, routinely engaging with him on common issues. 
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