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Tuesday
Feb 14 2017

New study finds timber harvesting in Madagascar out of control

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Antananarivo, Madagascar, 14th February 2017—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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Friday
Feb 10 2017

EU-Africa collaboration essential for effective implementation of anti-trafficking plan

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.

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Wednesday
Nov 09 2016

Madagascar joins International Tropical Timber Organization

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.

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Saturday
Oct 01 2016

Arcadia provides $3m to TRAFFIC to help protect Africa’s threatened wildlife

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.

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Tuesday
Sep 20 2016

Workshop held to build capacity to address wildlife crime in Central Africa

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.

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Wednesday
Aug 10 2016

U.S. Mission Uganda Hosts Wildlife Trafficking Stakeholder Workshop

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.

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Monday
Jul 11 2016

New report explores role of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in combating illegal wildlife trade

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Limbe, Cameroon, July 2016—The often neglected role of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs)—the people often most heavily impacted by wildlife poaching and associated crime—was the focus of a meeting held in Limbe this February.

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Monday
Jul 04 2016

Countries agree measures for implementation of Zanzibar Declaration on timber trade

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.

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