Posts Tagged ‘ Conservation awareness ’

Facebook dominates as the main market place for illegal live reptile trade in the Philippines

19. Januar 2018
Facebook dominates as the main market place for illegal live reptile trade in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines, 19th January 2018—A new TRAFFIC study reveals a flourishing trade in reptiles on Facebook in the Philippines with rapidly growing membership in groups offering everything from Critically Endangered crocodiles to rare tortoises.
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Busy end of year for transport sector initiatives to curb wildlife crime

10. Januar 2018
Busy end of year for transport sector initiatives to curb wildlife crime

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 2018—TRAFFIC’s collaboration with the global transport and logistics sector through the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership and Wildlife TRAPS Project has been significantly boosted over recent months.  
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TRAFFIC Study: Japan’s ivory market must close

20. Dezember 2017
TRAFFIC Study: Japan’s ivory market must close

Tokyo, Japan, 20th December 2017—well-organized transnational criminal networks and a poorly regulated domestic market are among the factors making Japan a lucrative target for procuring ivory products for illegal export. In the continued absence of effective regulation and law enforcement, WWF and TRAFFIC are calling for the closure of Japan’s domestic ivory market pursuant...
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Growing attention to sustainable wildlife management in international biodiversity agreements

12. Dezember 2017
Growing attention to sustainable wildlife management in international biodiversity agreements

Montreal, Canada, 12th December 2017—The issue of sustainable wildlife management in all its dimensions—ranging from sustainability tools and engagement of local communities to food security and sustainable livelihoods—is receiving growing attention from biodiversity conventions such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora...
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Instagram users to receive alerts about threatened wildlife

4. Dezember 2017
Instagram users to receive alerts about threatened wildlife

Cambridge, UK, 4th December 2017—TRAFFIC has teamed up with online social media firm Instagram and WWF to raise awareness about the illegal trade of endangered animals online and inappropriate wildlife “selfies.”
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Enforcement officers equipped to combat illegal timber trade in Viet Nam

24. November 2017
Enforcement officers equipped to combat illegal timber trade in Viet Nam

Da Nang, Viet Nam, 24th November 2017—More than 40 Vietnamese Customs officers and Forest Department representatives from the central and highland regions of Viet Nam began a 1.5 day meeting today to learn how to identify commercial wood species that are subject to trade regulations and to receive training on the processing of timber...
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Kuala Lumpur Airport hosts roadshow to raise awareness of wildlife trafficking by air

23. November 2017
Kuala Lumpur Airport hosts roadshow to raise awareness of wildlife trafficking by air

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22nd November 2017—The message that passengers, airports and airlines can play major role in combatting wildlife trafficking was shared with thousands of travellers and flight crew at a recent roadshow at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), which has seen dozens of wildlife seizures in the past year.
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Engaging local communities in conserving a threatened forest landscape

22. November 2017
Engaging local communities in conserving a threatened forest landscape

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21st November 2017—TRAFFIC geared up its engagement with local communities near a critically important forest for wildlife conservation by running programmes for local eco-tourism operators and schools.
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Trade is the straw breaking the Straw-headed Bulbul’s back, says new paper

21. November 2017
Trade is the straw breaking the Straw-headed Bulbul’s back, says new paper

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 21st November 2017—The beautiful, melodious song of the Straw-headed Bulbul may very well be its downfall, as trapping for the Indonesian songbird trade is driving populations to critically low levels.
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Traditional medicine producers encouraged to adopt sustainable plant harvesting practices into their corporate social responsibility

17. November 2017
Traditional medicine producers encouraged to adopt sustainable plant harvesting practices into their corporate social responsibility

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 17th November 2017—Representatives from more than 25 traditional medicine and pharmaceutical producers joined a workshop today in Hanoi, focusing on promoting sustainable harvesting and fair trade practices as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR), in particular through application of the FairWild Standard.
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Unregulated wild collection and habitat loss lead to Vulnerable status for medicinal Goldenseal

17. November 2017
Unregulated wild collection and habitat loss lead to Vulnerable status for medicinal Goldenseal

Cambridge, 17th November 2017—the latest update to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ saw Goldenseal classified as “Vulnerable” in a move that highlights concerns about the medicinal plant’s decline.
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Helmeted Hornbills, pangolins in Malaysia, online trade in the Philippines & more in the latest TRAFFIC Bulletin

2. November 2017
Helmeted Hornbills, pangolins in Malaysia, online trade in the Philippines & more in the latest TRAFFIC Bulletin

Cambridge, UK, 3rd November 2017—the TRAFFIC Bulletin, published today, features the latest news on current wildlife trade “hot topics” written by leading conservationists and experts in their field.
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