a combination of political instability, government mismanagement, a lack of forest operation controls and a failure to impose punitive penalties on well-known traffickers contributed to what was effectively zero control over the management of precious timber resources in Madagascar between March 2010 to March 2015, according to a new TRAFFIC study released today.
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Brussels, Belgium, 10th February 2017—TRAFFIC is urging the European Union (EU) and its Member States to maximise opportunities to support efforts by African countries to tackle poaching and illegal wildlife trade.
Yokohama, Japan, 9th November 2016—The International Tropical Timber Organization’s (ITTO) fifty-second Council session began this week in Yokohama, during which Madagascar was welcomed as the 73rd member of ITTO.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 1st October 2016—TRAFFIC, the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals, announced today that it has received a new $3m grant from Arcadia, the fund set up by Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin to support charities and scholarly institutions that preserve cultural heritage and the environment.
Garoua, Cameroon, September 2016—A two-day national workshop organized by TRAFFIC and held in Garoua, northern Cameroon, mid-month ended with the participating State agencies committing to enhancing their co-operative efforts to address wildlife crime.
Kampala, Uganda, August 2016—On 8–9th August 2016, U.S. Mission Uganda partnered with TRAFFIC and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to convene the first Uganda Wildlife Trafficking Stakeholder Workshop. The two-day workshop’s goals were to assess the trends of transnational wildlife crime in Uganda and set priority actions for combating wildlife trafficking at a national level.
Nairobi, Kenya, 4th July 2016—East African member states will establish a Secretariat to oversee the effective implementation of the Zanzibar Declaration and Bi-Lateral Timber Trade Agreements, with Zambia also requesting to become a signatory.