Posts Tagged ‘ In Asia ’

Forestry officers trained in effective prosecution and conviction of wildlife crimes

18. April 2018
Forestry officers trained in effective prosecution and conviction of wildlife crimes

Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India, April 2018—earlier this month, frontline staff of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh (UP) Forest Departments including range officers and forest guards underwent two days of rigorous training to strengthen their legal capacity for effective wildlife crime prosecution and conviction.
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Wildlife sniffer dog training begins in Gwalior, TRAFFIC recruits another 12 dogs

5. April 2018
Wildlife sniffer dog training begins in Gwalior, TRAFFIC recruits another 12 dogs

5th April 2017, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India—12 wildlife sniffer dogs and their handlers began training early this week at the National Training Centre for Dogs (NTCD), in Tekanpur Gwalior. On completion of their nine-month long training, they will join existing squads already deployed across the country, taking the total strength of India’s wildlife sniffer...
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Taiwan announces move to close its domestic ivory market by 2020

4. April 2018
Taiwan announces move to close its domestic ivory market by 2020

Taipei, Taiwan, 4th April 2020–Taiwan is the latest territory to announce plans to close its domestic ivory market pursuant to CITES1 Resolution 10.10 in what is a global move towards shutting down ivory markets worldwide.
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China-based internet alliance trained on combating wildlife cybercrime

26. März 2018
China-based internet alliance trained on combating wildlife cybercrime

21st March 2018, Beijing—Representatives of the alliance of Chinese internet companies committed to combatting wildlife cybercrime were trained by experts in Beijing last week.
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Jakarta’s flourishing trade in threatened turtles and tortoises under the spotlight again

26. März 2018
Jakarta’s flourishing trade in threatened turtles and tortoises under the spotlight again

Jakarta, Indonesia, 26th March 2018—They are shy creatures, but for the thousands of threatened tortoises and freshwater turtles found on sale in Jakarta’s shops and markets, there’s no shelter from the glare of the illegal trade spotlight, finds a new TRAFFIC report.
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Philippine bird trade targets Indonesian species

16. März 2018
Philippine bird trade targets Indonesian species

Manila, Philippines, 16th March 2018—The thriving illegal wildlife trade from Indonesia to the Philippines has come into the limelight once again with the discovery of hundreds of threatened Indonesian wildlife in a Philippine home.
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Local authorities and communities celebrate success of wild plant collection initiative

15. März 2018
Local authorities and communities celebrate success of wild plant collection initiative

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 15th March 2018—Sixty collectors of wild medicinal and aromatic plants met in Bac Kan this week to reflect on their achievements and the challenges overcome during the implementation of a project on “Enhancing Management and Benefit Flows in Viet Nam’s Wild Medicinal Products.”
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Malaysia busts second elephant poaching gang in just over a year

13. März 2018
Malaysia busts second elephant poaching gang in just over a year

Gerik, Perak, Malaysia, 13th March 2018–Authorities have nabbed four men and busted an elephant poaching gang that they believe has slaughtered 20 pachyderms for their tusks over the last decade.
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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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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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Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolins finally receives the highest protection it deserves

13. Februar 2018
Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolins finally receives the highest protection it deserves

Sabah, Malaysia, 13th February 2018—There’s a little good news for the world’s most traffciked mammal ahead of World Pangolin Day this year.
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