Edinburgh, UK, 8th June 2017—Representatives from more than 30 countries this week attended the Society for Wildlife Forensic Science’s symposium held in Edinburgh to examine the importance of forensic science in detecting and tackling wildlife crime.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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Fujian, China, 7 June 2017—this week staff from leading Chinese courier companies learned how to detect illegal wildlife products in their delivery chains during a workshop held by TRAFFIC.
World Environment Day, 5th June–this year’s UN World Environment Day is themed ‘Connecting people to nature’, aiming to inspire the public to appreciate the beauty and value of nature by getting them outdoors and encouraging them to ‘re-connect’ with their local environment.
Bonn, Germany, 3rd June 2017—This week, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), released the names of the 35 species proposed for protection measures through inclusion in one of the two Appendices under the Convention.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 30th May 2017—100 transport company managers and drivers understand the importance of adopting corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies against threatened wildlife consumption following a training workshop organized by TRAFFIC and the Vietnam Automobile Transport Association (VATA) in Hanoi.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 23rd May 2017—Private sector representatives learned about the impact of wildlife crime on business and the economy and pledged to integrate zero-tolerance of threatened wildlife consumption into their corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies during a meeting held this week in Hanoi.
Chiang Mai, Thailand, 23rd May 2017—TRAFFIC, WWF and Qyer co-hosted a workshop on the theme of “Rejecting Illegal Wildlife Products and Practicing Responsible Travel”, aimed to enable local tourism business operators to influence and dissuade Chinese travellers from buying illegal wildlife products during their trips to Thailand.
WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, 22nd May 2017—A new analysis of global airport wildlife seizure and trafficking data reveals that wildlife traffickers around the world are heavily exploiting the air transport sector to smuggle protected and endangered animals and animal products on commercial flights.