Tag: asia

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China reopens trade in tiger and leopard skins

Despite Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s promise to the world that his country would “vigorously combat poaching, trade and smuggling of tiger products”, China appears to have quietly reopened the trade in tiger and leopard skins via the implementation of its 2007 Skin Registration Scheme

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Public and private sectors in partnership to face new challenges with trade in ozone-depleting chemicals

Twenty-one international delegates and 14 local experts met at the recently concluded Summit with the Private Sector on Trade in Ozone Depleting Substances (Ulaanbaatar 2.0) organised by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Transparency vital to landmark timber accord

As Asia’s first-ever Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) was today (09.00 GMT, May 4) formally agreed in Jakarta by senior representatives of the European Union and Government of Indonesia, it was warned the historic timber trade agreement would only succeed alongside rigorous efforts to stamp out corruption

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Celebrities earn their stripes at tiger night

Celebrities from the worlds of drama, comedy, conservation, television, sport, fashion and journalism will be burning bright at the year’s most exotic fundraising event for wild tiger conservation, an exclusive Gala Night at London’s prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel

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Stars come out to help Save Wild Tigers

As few as 3,200 tigers survive in the wild today. That’s why wild tigers need all the friends they can get. On March 3, 2011 celebrities, conservation leaders and campaigners will attend an exclusive Gala Night in London to raise funds for this critically endangered species