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Friday
Dec 01 2017

TRAFFIC helps train China enforcement agencies to combat wildlife crime

Nanjing, China, 1st December 2017—This week 60 enforcement officials from from over 20 provinces received training on combatting wildlife crime on the internet and through courier channels during a workshop co-organized by Nanjing Forest Police College (NFPC) and TRAFFIC. Participants from the Forest Police, Customs, Administration for Industry and Commerce, Procuratorate and Postal Bureau attended.

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Wednesday
Nov 15 2017

Using technology to save the oceans: new tool to detect illegal fishing

Cambridge, UK, 15th November 2017—TRAFFIC, WWF and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have teamed up to develop a new web-based tool to address one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans: illegal fishing.

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Thursday
Oct 19 2017

New guidelines for verifying timber legality at the border

Putrajaya, Malaysia, October 2017—TRAFFIC joined forces with several government agencies in Malaysia to review a draft of timber trade guidelines that, once finalised, will help Customs officers across the globe verify legal timber passing through border check points.

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Thursday
Sep 28 2017

SSB seminar highlights the role of interagency co-operation in curbing wildlife crime

New Delhi, India, 28th September 2017—Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), one of India’s Central Armed Police Forces, last week organized a seminar on the Role of Security Forces in Combating Wildlife Crime to highlight the need for interagency co-operation.

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Thursday
Sep 21 2017

New study shows unfettered bird trade in Viet Nam

Viet Nam, 21st September 2017—A new study warns that Viet Nam’s sizeable trade in wild birds is going unchecked and could harm wild populations if not managed.

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Sunday
Sep 17 2017

Organized criminal gangs behind rhino horn processing in South Africa—new study

Pretoria, South Africa, 18th September 2017—A TRAFFIC report released today reveals disturbing new evidence that some criminal networks of Chinese origin operating in South Africa are now processing rhino horn locally into beads, bracelets, bangles and powder to evade detection and provide ready-made products to consumers in Asia, mainly in Viet Nam and China.

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Thursday
Sep 14 2017

UN reaffirms commitment to address illicit wildlife trafficking through powerful new resolution

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.

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Tuesday
Sep 12 2017

Experts gather to develop a Sun Bear conservation plan – the first ever for bears

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.

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