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Wednesday
Aug 30 2017

Kinshasa’s ivory market still flourishing, finds TRAFFIC study

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 30th August 2017–a new TRAFFIC report launched today finds Kinshasa’s notorious ivory markets going underground following increased enforcement activity.

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Friday
Aug 18 2017

Wayne Lotter, conservation champion, killed in Dar es Salaam

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. 

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Wednesday
Aug 09 2017

New FairWild certification project brings sustainable and ethical baobab to the market

Zimbabwe, August 2017 One of FairWild’s newest certification scheme entrants, B’Ayoba, is a natural ingredients company that supplies Baobab Adansonia digitata products, ethically and sustainably wild harvested in partnership with rural producer communities around Zimbabwe.

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Thursday
Jul 13 2017

Viet Nam provides rhino horn samples to South Africa for DNA testing

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 12th July 2017—Following a record number of rhino horn seizures in Viet Nam in the first half of 2017, national authorities have provided samples for further intelligence gathering through advanced DNA testing in South Africa.

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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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Monday
Jun 12 2017

China joins Namibia and Zimbabwe in efforts to curb illegal wildlife trade

Windhoek, Namibia, and Harare, Zimbabwe, 12th June 2017—Ministerial level workshops raising awareness against wildlife trafficking amongst Chinese nationals living and working in Namibia and Zimbabwe were jointly hosted by China’s State Forest Administration, China’s CITES[1] Management Authority, TRAFFIC and WWF last weekend, supported by the respective Chinese Embassies.

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Friday
May 19 2017

Timber exploitation: The China-Africa Dialogue for closer collaboration on forestry legality

Douala, Cameroon, May 2017—A meeting between forestry representatives from Cameroun, Congo and China took place last month, aimed at strengthening legality within the forestry sector and in particular the international trade in timber.

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Monday
May 08 2017

Wildlife trade on the Asian-African Legal Consultative (AALCO) agenda

Nairobi, Kenya, May 2017—Wildlife trade was on the agenda during the 56th Annual Session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) held last week in Nairobi.

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