Posts Tagged ‘ In Asia ’

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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New guidelines for verifying timber legality at the border

19. Oktober 2017
New guidelines for verifying timber legality at the border

Putrajaya, Malaysia, October 2017—TRAFFIC joined forces with several government agencies in Malaysia to review a draft of timber trade guidelines that, once finalised, will help Customs officers across the globe verify legal timber passing through border check points.
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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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SSB seminar highlights the role of interagency co-operation in curbing wildlife crime

28. September 2017
SSB seminar highlights the role of interagency co-operation in curbing wildlife crime

New Delhi, India, 28th September 2017—Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), one of India’s Central Armed Police Forces, last week organized a seminar on the Role of Security Forces in Combating Wildlife Crime to highlight the need for interagency co-operation.
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TRAFFIC joins European zoos and others in two-year drive to save Asian songbirds

23. September 2017
TRAFFIC joins European zoos and others in two-year drive to save Asian songbirds

Emmen, The Netherlands 23rd September 2017—The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), together with TRAFFIC, BirdLife International and the IUCN Asian Songbird Trade Specialist Group, today launched a collaborative effort to save iconic Asian songbird species from extinction. 
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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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New study shows unfettered bird trade in Viet Nam

21. September 2017
New study shows unfettered bird trade in Viet Nam

Viet Nam, 21st September 2017—A new study warns that Viet Nam’s sizeable trade in wild birds is going unchecked and could harm wild populations if not managed.
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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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Malaysian enforcement blazes a sizzling trail with a spate of high profile wildlife seizures

11. September 2017
Malaysian enforcement blazes a sizzling trail with a spate of high profile wildlife seizures

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11th September 2017—Thousands of elephant tusks, pangolin scales, live animals and wildlife parts have been seized across Malaysia in major wildlife crime busts by two enforcement agencies in recent weeks.
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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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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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