New York, September 2017—the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) concluded its 71st session last week with the 193 Member States adopting a strong new Resolution on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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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 inspire entrepreneurship in APEC, stimulate innovative business start-up and enhance business ethics.
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.
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 31st August–Wildlife crime was recognized as a priority by the 12 range country leaders at the 2nd International Forum on Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Conservation.
Cambridge, UK, 29th August 2017–Today the inaugural “FairWild Week” comes to a close. This digital event championed the vital need to source wild plants sustainably and highlighted their often-overlooked role as components within increasingly globalised supply chains, as resources for meeting the needs of rural communities, and as ingredients in products we use every day.
Cambridge, UK, 21st August 2017–Today marks the launch of the first ever “FairWild Week” - a digital event celebrating the often-overlooked role played by wild plant ingredients in homes, communities and supply-chains across the globe.
It is with immense sadness that TRAFFIC has learned of the killing in Dar es Salaam of Wayne Lotter, the founding co-Director of PAMS Foundation Tanzania. TRAFFIC staff in Africa and beyond came to know Wayne over several years, routinely engaging with him on common issues.
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 as a non-member of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT), the organization that sets annual fishing quotas for the tuna.