Putrajaya, Malaysia, October 2017—TRAFFIC joined forces with several government agencies in Malaysia to review a draft of timber trade guidelines that, once finalised, will help Customs officers across the globe verify legal timber passing through border check points.
TRAFFIC aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
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New Delhi, India, 9th October 2017—young developers, designers, project managers, and subject matter experts came together to create applications, systems, and tools to help detect and deter wildlife trafficking during India’s first “Zoohackathon”, held last week as the culmination of Wildlife Week 2017 celebrations.
New Delhi, India, 28th September 2017—Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), one of India’s Central Armed Police Forces, last week organized a seminar on the Role of Security Forces in Combating Wildlife Crime to highlight the need for interagency co-operation.
Emmen, The Netherlands 23rd September 2017—The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), together with TRAFFIC, BirdLife International and the IUCN Asian Songbird Trade Specialist Group, today launched a collaborative effort to save iconic Asian songbird species from extinction.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 22nd September 2017 (World Rhino Day)—Approximately 70 influential guests gathered today in Hanoi for a World Rhino Day Seminar organized by TRAFFIC on the role of Vietnamese media in promoting the protection of threatened wildlife, including rhino species.
Viet Nam, 21st September 2017—A new study warns that Viet Nam’s sizeable trade in wild birds is going unchecked and could harm wild populations if not managed.
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 13th September 2017–Approximately 300 delegates gathered at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Start-up Forum hosted by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday. The event was held in conjunction with the Small and Medium Enterprise Ministerial Meeting and aimed to inspire entrepreneurship in APEC, stimulate innovative business start-up and enhance business ethics.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11th September 2017—Global experts have begun the development of a conservation plan for the world’s smallest bear, the Sun Bear Helarctos malayanus. This plan marks the first to be initiated for any bear species in the world.