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Wednesday
Oct 25 2017

New analyses reveal elephant poaching and global ivory trafficking continue at high unsustainable levels in 2016

Geneva, Switzerland, 25th October 2017—new analyses find the elephant poaching situation in Africa and levels of global ivory trafficking remain as critical threats to the survival of Africa’s iconic pachyderms.

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Friday
Oct 20 2017

Role of women in sustainable conservation and local economic development celebrated in Bac Kan, Viet Nam

Bac Kan, Viet Nam, 20th October 2017—National Women’s Day is an important date on the Vietnamese calendar when the contributions of women to their families and the local community are celebrated.

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Thursday
Oct 19 2017

New guidelines for verifying timber legality at the border

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.

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Wednesday
Oct 11 2017

Building capacity for sustainable wild harvesting of wild plants in and around protected areas of the Danube Region

October 2017—Various workshops have been held under the “Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region” (LENA) project to help promote the implementation of local sustainable wild plant harvesting activities.

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Monday
Oct 09 2017

Coding to end wildlife trafficking: India holds Zoohackathon

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.

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Wednesday
Oct 04 2017

New CITES shark listings welcomed; "Now the Real Work Begins"

Hong Kong, 4th October 2017—Four additional shark species, including all species of thresher sharks and the silky shark, today became officially protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), although WWF and TRAFFIC caution that progress in protecting such threatened species will only be meaningful if previous and current measures are implemented effectively.

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Thursday
Sep 28 2017

SSB seminar highlights the role of interagency co-operation in curbing wildlife crime

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.

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Wednesday
Sep 27 2017

New governance structure for TRAFFIC: revised board to guide future action on wildlife trade

Cambridge, UK, 27th September 2017—TRAFFIC today announced a revised board structure and trustees appointed to guide its work to combat wildlife crime and promote sustainable wildlife trade. The new board will be chaired by Mark Halle, who has a diverse background in environment and sustainable development and wide experience of institutional development in this field.

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