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Thursday
Jul 06 2017

"About" 7.2 tonnes of ivory seized in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 6th July 2017—Customs officers in Hong Kong seized “about” 7.2 tonnes of ivory from a shipping container arriving from Malaysia at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound on Tuesday, 4th July.

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Thursday
Jun 22 2017

Enforcement officials in China trained on wildlife identification technology

Nanjing, China, June 2017—34 law enforcement officials from nine separate provinces attended a wildlife forensics technology training workshop at Nanjing Forest Police College (NFPC). Represented institutions included the Forest Police, Custom’s Anti-smuggling Bureau and the Environmental Police.

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Wednesday
Jun 21 2017

Newly approved Vietnamese Penal Code should enhance efforts to address wildlife trafficking

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 21st June 2017—Some potentially good news to reduce the impact of illegal wildlife trade on threatened species occurred last night when the Vietnamese National Assembly approved the long awaited 2015 Penal Code. The Penal Code will come into force on 1st January 2018.

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Friday
Jun 16 2017

Gabonese authorities expand the AFRICA-TWIX network

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Libreville, Gabon, June—a workshop promoting the use by enforcement agencies of the AFRICA-TWIX platform to address wildlife crime and illicit trafficking of wildlife products took place last week in Libreville.

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Thursday
Jun 15 2017

Vietnamese officers learn how to identify the real deal timber

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 15th June 2017—40 Customs Department and Forest Protection Department (FPD) officers commenced a training programme today to increase their understanding of the requirements for a legal timber trade and how to distinguish regulated and prohibited timber in trade.

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Tuesday
Jun 13 2017

Malaysia makes third major pangolin scale seizure in a month

Update 16th June:On 15th June, Malaysian Customs officers seized a further shipment of 393.5 kg pangolin scales, also arriving by air from Ghana and falsely labelled as oyster shells.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13th June 2017–For the third time in just over a month, Malaysian authorities have seized a large shipment of pangolin scales inbound from Africa. This latest seizure brings the total weight of confiscated scales so far to a tonne.

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Monday
Jun 12 2017

TRAFFIC facilitates training for anti-smuggling personnel in three key Chinese provinces

Guangzhou, China, June 2017–more than 110 anti-smuggling and law enforcement officials from Guangxi, Guangdong and Hainan provinces engaged in a two day CITES[1] enforcement training workshop to help them prevent and detect wildlife trafficking.

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Thursday
Jun 08 2017

Forensic scientists share new strategies to fight wildlife crime

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.

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