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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.