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Saturday
Oct 18 2014

Inaugural meeting of Latin American stakeholders to develop equitable forestry management practices

Quito, Ecuador, October 2014—As a part of an EC-funded South America timber project, TRAFFIC and partners hosted a forum on “Governance, Legality Verification Systems, and Competitiveness in the Latin American Forest Sector”, in Quito, Ecuador that concluded earlier this month.

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Thursday
Jun 05 2014

AMWAE/TRAFFIC project wins prestigious UNDP award

Quito, Ecuador, 5th June 2014 World Environment Day : A project working with local communities in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforests is one of the winners in this year's prestigious Equator Prize 2014.

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Thursday
May 29 2014

Rhino horn smuggling ringleader receives 70 month jail sentence

Washington DC, USA, 28th May 2014—Zhifei Li, the owner of an antique business in China has received a 70 month prison term—one of the longest sentences to be imposed in the United States for a wildlife smuggling offence—for his role in trafficking 30 rhinoceros horns and numerous rhino horn and elephant ivory artifacts from the US to China.

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Friday
Sep 27 2013

Heads of state come together in call for UN action to combat wildlife crime

en Français

New York, USA, 27th September 2013—Efforts to combat illicit wildlife crime received a massive boost yesterday as heads of state and a number of ministers outlined the serious impacts of poaching and illicit wildlife trafficking.

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Thursday
Sep 26 2013

United Nations event and Clinton Global Initiative target illegal wildlife trade

En Français

New York, USA, 26th September 2013—The President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, and German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guido Westerwelle, will today raise the issue of wildlife trafficking at a side event during the United Nations general assembly, currently underway in New York.

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Thursday
May 30 2013

Peru: indigenous people take control of their forest resources

Lima, Peru, 29th May 2013—Two indigenous communities within the Peruvian Amazon have formed a “Veeduría Forestal” or Forestry Oversight in a bid to curb the pillage of their forests by outsiders, to secure fair prices for their timber resources and to increase transparency in the management of incomes derived from it.

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Wednesday
Jan 09 2013

Producers at centre of Vicuña Convention meeting

La Paz, Bolivia—A crucial technical meeting of the Vicuña Convention took place in mid November, which for the first time brought together Vicuña producers with official delegations from each of the Convention’s five Member countries. TRAFFIC helped support and co-finance the meeting.

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Monday
Nov 19 2012

Boost for sustainable use of plants in Central America and Caribbean

in Japanese

Mexico City, Mexico, 19th November 2012—Representatives from seven Spanish speaking countries in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean met last week to discuss implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) in the region.

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