Posts Tagged ‘ Conservation awareness ’

China joins Tanzania and Malawi in efforts to curb illegal wildlife trade

8. Juni 2018
China joins Tanzania and Malawi in efforts to curb illegal wildlife trade

Lilongwe, Malawi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 7th June 2018—Two advocacy workshops raising awareness on wildlife trafficking amongst Chinese nationals living and working in Malawi and Tanzania were jointly hosted by China’s State Forestry and Grassland Administration(SFGA), China’s CITES Management Authority(CITES MA), TRAFFIC and WWF, supported by the Chinese Embassies in Lilongwe and Dar...
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Lao PDR Prime Ministerial Order raises hope for clean-up of country’s illegal wildlife trade hubs

4. Juni 2018
Lao PDR Prime Ministerial Order raises hope for clean-up of country’s illegal wildlife trade hubs

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5th June 2018—TRAFFIC has welcomed a new Order issued by the Lao PDR Prime Minister to tighten regulations against hunting and trade of protected wildlife in the country.
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“China’s Champions of Change” initiative launched

31. Mai 2018
“China’s Champions of Change” initiative launched

Beijing, China, 31st May 2018—With support from the European Union (EU), “China’s Champions of Change” initiative to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products and promote responsible consumption for those that can be sustainably traded, was officially launched in Beijing this week.
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New study calls for enforcement co-operation to stem Red Panda trade in China

22. Mai 2018
New study calls for enforcement co-operation to stem Red Panda trade in China

Beijing, China, 22nd May 2018–a new TRAFFIC study into Red Panda Ailurus fulgens trade in China has documented persisting low-level demand for Red Pandas as pets, for pelts and for breeding purposes.
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Saving Species project launched in Viet Nam

17. Mai 2018
Saving Species project launched in Viet Nam

Hanoi, Viet Nam, May 2018—Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the USAID Saving Species project this month.
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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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