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STAGGERING NUMBER OF SNARES EMPTYING FORESTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

These rudimentary traps, often made from wire or cable, increase close contact between humans and wildlife and the likelihood of zoonotic disease spillover. In fact, researchers have identified many of the animals targeted by snaring, including wild pig, palm civets, and pangolins, as among the highest risk for zoonotic disease transmission.  “‘Indiscriminately killing and maiming,…

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GOOD NEWS: CARLOS MANUEL RODRIGUEZ NAMED NEW CEO OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

Who is he? Costa Rican Environment and Energy Minister Carlos Manuel Rodriguez has been selected as the next CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility, the largest multilateral trust fund supporting environmental action in developing countries and the main financing mechanism for multiple United Nations environmental conventions. The GEF Council, meeting virtually, selected Rodriguez…

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MAN GETS FIVE YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR TRANSPORTING RHINO HORNS

On June 1st, 2020, the Hanoi People’s Court opened the first-instance court to judge Nguyen Van Pho (born in 1989, Thach Dieu commune, Thach Ha district, Ha Tinh province) and sentence him to five years in prison for “illegally transporting rare and endangered animals”. According to the first-instance decisions, on November 7th, 2019, Pho arrived…

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CHINA OFFICIALLY BANNED USING PANGOLINS IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

China has removed pangolin parts from its official Chinese Pharmacopoeia. According to reports of state media on 9 June 2020, products from pangolin are officially prohibited for use in traditional Chinese medicine. The decision was made a few days after China announced to strengthen its legal protection on the endangered animal. Pangolin, the world’s most…

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VIETNAM NATIONAL ASSEMBLY APPROVES EVFTA AGREEMENT – A NEW ERA IN INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION ON ANIMAL WELFARE AND WILDLIFE PROTECTION

Earlier this year, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have ratified the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. Humane Society International (HSI) believes that, should resources be appropriately provided, this Agreement will greatly catalyze wildlife protection and enhance cooperation when it comes to animals’ welfare.

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Back in business: Chinese wet markets that unleashed coronavirus on globe have reopened – and they’re still selling bats

‘The markets have gone back to operating in exactly the same way as they did before coronavirus’ As the coronavirus pandemic ravages the world, China has reportedly reopened its infamous wet markets. Wet markets are distinguished from dry markets by the selling of fresh meat, produce, and other perishable items. However, China’s wet markets are…

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Stop destroying the environment or face deadlier pandemics, scientists warn

Environmentalists and scientists issued dire warnings this week: Stop environmental destruction and the illegal wildlife trade now — or face another pandemic that could wipe out civilization. On Monday, Professors Josef Settele, Sandra Díaz and Eduardo Brondizio, along with Dr. Peter Daszak, wrote an article for The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services…

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This pandemic will devastate Africa’s wildlife unless we rally right now

Now, with the world in lockdown, African parks are hurting. The savannahs, grasslands, mountains, and other wild landscapes that are home to rare rhinos, herds of elephants, threatened cheetahs, mountain gorillas, and other threatened species are now empty of tourists. What’s happening now The effects of the loss of international travelers are deep and potentially…

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