Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 21st November 2017—The beautiful, melodious song of the Straw-headed Bulbul may very well be its downfall, as trapping for the Indonesian songbird trade is driving populations to critically low levels.
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Traditional medicine producers encouraged to adopt sustainable plant harvesting practices into their corporate social responsibility
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 17th November 2017—Representatives from more than 25 traditional medicine and pharmaceutical producers joined a workshop today in Hanoi, focusing on promoting sustainable harvesting and fair trade practices as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR), in particular through application of the FairWild Standard.
Cambridge, 17th November 2017—the latest update to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ saw Goldenseal classified as “Vulnerable” in a move that highlights concerns about the medicinal plant’s decline.
Helmeted Hornbills, pangolins in Malaysia, online trade in the Philippines & more in the latest TRAFFIC Bulletin
Cambridge, UK, 3rd November 2017—the TRAFFIC Bulletin , published today, features the latest news on current wildlife trade “hot topics” written by leading conservationists and experts in their field.
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.
Building capacity for sustainable wild harvesting of wild plants in and around protected areas of the Danube Region
October 2017—Various workshops have been held under the “Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region” (LENA) project to help promote the implementation of local sustainable wild plant harvesting activities.
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.
USD10m endowment will secure the future of world leading environment conservation initiative at University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK, 25th September 2017—Thanks to a $10 million endowment from Arcadia, the charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, a world-leading initiative in Cambridge is now developing unique new approaches to some of the biggest challenges facing the planet today.