Posts Tagged ‘ Conservation awareness ’

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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DNA tests confirm Southern Bluefin Tuna on menu in mainland China

18. August 2017
DNA tests confirm Southern Bluefin Tuna on menu in mainland China

Beijing, China, 18th August 2017—The Southern Bluefin Tuna market in China, a new study published today, has found Southern Bluefin Tuna is served in restaurants in mainland China, particularly Shanghai. This is a significant finding not only because of the threatened status of the tuna, but as it also provides insights into China’s role...
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New FairWild certification project brings sustainable and ethical baobab to the market

9. August 2017
New FairWild certification project brings sustainable and ethical baobab to the market

Zimbabwe, August 2017—One of FairWild’s newest certification scheme entrants, B’Ayoba, is a natural ingredients company that supplies Baobab Adansonia digitata products, ethically and sustainably wild harvested in partnership with rural producer communities around Zimbabwe.
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“FairWild Week” to champion sustainable wild plant harvesting

2. August 2017
“FairWild Week” to champion sustainable wild plant harvesting

The FairWild Foundation will launch the first ever “FairWild Week” to champion the vital need to harvest wild plant ingredients sustainably. The inaugural event will take place between 21–27th August, with the support of FairWild partners such as TRAFFIC, and involvement of FairWild certification scheme participants including Pukka Herbs, Traditional Medicinals, Neal’s Yard Remedies,...
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TRAFFIC initiative in India warns against buying illegal wildlife products

28. Juli 2017
TRAFFIC initiative in India warns against buying illegal wildlife products

New Delhi, India, 26th July 2017–Four new posters under the “Don’t Buy Trouble” banner have been released by TRAFFIC and WWF-India in an effort to help curb illegal wildlife trade in some of the most traded wildlife species in India.
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Top ranking for Wildlife Behaviour Change Toolkit

13. Juli 2017
Top ranking for Wildlife Behaviour Change Toolkit

The website hosted by TRAFFIC to support behaviour change initiatives has hit top ranking for searches on “behaviour change toolkit and “demand reduction toolkit” on popular search engine Google.
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G20 leaders commit to intensify fight against corruption related to illegal wildlife trade

11. Juli 2017
G20 leaders commit to intensify fight against corruption related to illegal wildlife trade

Hamburg, Germany, 11th July 2017—Heads of the world’s 20 major economies, the so-called “G20 leaders”, have ended meetings last week in Hamburg with a Declaration that includes a strong pledge to address the corruption that facilitates wildlife trafficking.
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Malaysia’s traditional Chinese medicine practitioners support use of alternatives to threatened wildlife

10. Juli 2017
Malaysia’s traditional Chinese medicine practitioners support use of alternatives to threatened wildlife

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9th July 2017–Malaysia’s traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, have come together to find solutions to reduce the use of threatened wildlife in traditional medicines.
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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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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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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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