Posts Tagged ‘ mdash ’

New documentary sheds light on poaching crisis in Belum-Temengor

29. Juli 2011

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29th July 2011—Malaysia must intensify efforts to stop poaching in the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex of northern Peninsular Malaysia or risk losing one of its most important strongholds for wild tigers and other endangered...
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Viet Nam earns its stripes for Global Tiger Day

29. Juli 2011
Viet Nam earns its stripes for Global Tiger Day

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 29th July 2011—Viet Nam celebrates the second annual Global Tiger Day today with a number of public awareness raising events and workshops aimed to support Tiger conservation and call for an end to the illegal Tiger trade. Only ...
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Malagasy Frontier Police seize Indonesia-bound shipment of ‘world’s rarest’ tortoises

27. Juli 2011
Malagasy Frontier Police seize Indonesia-bound shipment of ‘world’s rarest’ tortoises

Antananarivo, Madagascar, 27th July 2011—Authorities in Madagascar on Monday arrested two men and seized close to 200 of some of the world’s rarest tortoises that they were trying to smuggle out of Antananarivo’s Ivato Airport to Jaka...
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Namibia’s wildlife-ranching industry significant but still below potential

20. Juli 2011
Namibia’s wildlife-ranching industry significant but still below potential

Windhoek, Namibia, 20th July 2011—Ecotourism, together with legal production of game meat and hunting tourism, have the potential to contribute significantly to conservation, food security and to Namibia’s economy, according to a new report...
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Good governance and incentives key to addressing bushmeat trade

15. Juli 2011
Good governance and incentives key to addressing bushmeat trade

Quito, Ecuador, 15th July 2011—Delegates to an Amazonian regional meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will today hear how a TRAFFIC supported project offering economic alternatives to hunter communities and wild meat vendors i...
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Rhino poaching surge continues in 2011

4. Juli 2011
Rhino poaching surge continues in 2011

4th July 2011—Nearly 200 rhinos have been killed in South Africa during the first half of the year, according to statistics from the national parks department.  The rate of poaching if not curbed could exceed 2010 levels when a record 333 rh...
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Malagasy wildlife on sale in Thailand

16. Juni 2011
Malagasy wildlife on sale in Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand, 16th June 2011—Thailand’s pet dealers are supplying large numbers of Madagascar’s most threatened reptiles and amphibians to local and international markets, despite unanswered questions over the legality of the imp...
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Live crocodiles and turtles seized in airport baggage

2. Juni 2011
Live crocodiles and turtles seized in airport baggage

Bangkok, Thailand, 2nd June 2011—Airport and Customs officials at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport have seized close to 500 live protected animals stuffed into four bags, among them hundreds of turtles, tortoises and seven Gharial crocodiles.
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Viet Nam looks to Lao PDR for further collaboration on illegal wildlife trade control

23. Mai 2011
Viet Nam looks to Lao PDR for further collaboration on illegal wildlife trade control

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 23rd May 2011—From 23rd to 27th May, the Viet Nam Administration of Forestry and other relevant authorities are hosting two workshops with government counterparts from Lao PDR to build on recent bilateral efforts to monitor the ...
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Don’t Buy Trouble Campaign, one year on

20. Mai 2011
Don’t Buy Trouble Campaign, one year on

May 2011—As the holiday season gets underway, TRAFFIC is celebrating the first anniversary of the “Don't Buy Trouble” campaign at Viet Nam’s Noi Bai airport.The campaign, which features a permanent display at the airport about w...
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Agreement signed to improve regulation of wildlife trade in Mexico

19. Mai 2011
Agreement signed to improve regulation of wildlife trade in Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico, 19th May 2011—TRAFFIC and the Mexican government’s National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) this week signed an agreement to exchange information on Mexican species traded internationally.
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World Fair Trade Day

13. Mai 2011
World Fair Trade Day

Cambridge, UK, 14th May 2011—today, small producers, artisans, farmers and small-hold manufacturers, Fair Trade producers, traders and consumers worldwide will be celebrating World Fair Trade Day.  
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