Posts Tagged ‘ Conservation awareness ’

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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Ground-breaking study highlights scale of Africa-Asia wildlife trade

5. März 2018
Ground-breaking study highlights scale of Africa-Asia wildlife trade

Pretoria, South Africa, 5th March 2018—More than 1.3-million live animals and plants, 1.5-million skins and two thousand tonnes of meat from CITES-listed species have been exported from 41 African countries to East and Southeast Asia since 2006, a ground-breaking new TRAFFIC report funded by Arcadia and published today reveals.
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Rhino horn demand reduction project comes to a close, looks to the future

2. März 2018
Rhino horn demand reduction project comes to a close, looks to the future

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 2 March 2018—Representatives of TRAFFIC, WWF, and the French Development Agency (AfD) held a workshop in Hanoi today to reflect on the achievements of their three-year project to curb demand for rhino horn in Viet Nam, and to discuss how the initiative will continue into the future. The event included around...
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ROUTES Partnership and Kenya Airways train transport staff to help curb wildlife trafficking

1. März 2018
ROUTES Partnership and Kenya Airways train transport staff to help curb wildlife trafficking

Nairobi, Kenya, March 1, 2018—To help detect and stop smugglers carrying ivory, rhino horn, and other wildlife products out of Kenya, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership today delivered a training workshop in Nairobi for airline transport staff  on the key role they play in preventing the trafficking...
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EAZA and TRAFFIC sign Memorandum of Understanding

20. Februar 2018
EAZA and TRAFFIC sign Memorandum of Understanding

Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 19th February 2018—The European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) and TRAFFIC today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to intensify collaboration on areas of mutual interest, in particular on furthering the aims of EAZA’s Silent Forest campaign.
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Nearly 6,000 pangolins in illegal wildlife trade in India since 2009

16. Februar 2018
Nearly 6,000 pangolins in illegal wildlife trade in India since 2009

16 February 2018, New Delhi, India—On the eve of World Pangolin Day 2018, a TRAFFIC study has revealed that at least 5,772 pangolins were found in illegal wildlife trade in India during the period 2009–2017; close to 650 pangolins every year since 2009. However, this is a conservative estimate and as only a fraction...
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New study combats consumption of illegal wildlife products in Viet Nam

31. Januar 2018
New study combats consumption of illegal wildlife products in Viet Nam

Cambridge, UK, 31st January 2018—a new study released today summarises the motivations behind the use of endangered wildlife products in Viet Nam, with an ultimate goal of helping behavioural science practicioners develop messages and initiatives to help reduce their consumption.
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Philippine Pangolins lost in the big city

31. Januar 2018
Philippine Pangolins lost in the big city

Manila, Philippines, 30 January 2018—It’s the country’s capital and one of the world’s most densely populated cities, and now, bustling Manila is also the unlikely scene of the rescue for several individual pangolins—a shy scaly mammal more often found in forests.
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China’s ivory trade ban: workshop held on the achievement and challenges

29. Januar 2018
China’s ivory trade ban: workshop held on the achievement and challenges

Beijing, China, 29 January 2018—China’s ivory trade ban was hailed as “a milestone in wildlife conservation worldwide” at a major international workshop co-hosted by WWF, TRAFFIC and the China Wildlife Conservation Association in Beijing today.
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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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