Tag Archives: China

Chinese Students help Launch Protect Elephants, Respect Life Exhibit

On September 15, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) organized a public event to launch the “Protect Elephants, Respect Life” campaign at the Kunming Natural History Museum in Yunnan, China. Yunnan is China’s last stronghold for China’s remaining 300 wild … Continue reading

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Illegal Wildlife Trade Showcased at World Famous Chinese Photo Exhibition

From September 19 through 25, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) showcased the “Loss of Nature: Wildlife Threatened by Trade” exhibit at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China. The festival is of the world’s largest with 427 exhibitors displaying … Continue reading

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Scientists from ASEAN and China Train at World’s Top Wildlife Forensics Laboratory

With support from the USAID-funded Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking Program (ARREST), participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and the People’s Republic of China completed a comprehensive forensics training course at the National Fish and Wildlife Forensic … Continue reading

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Philippines Destroys Remains of 850 African Elephants and Says No to Ivory Trade

The Philippine Government crushed over five tons of confiscated ivory tusks from approximately 850 elephants worth an estimated US$10 million to show its support against illegal ivory trade. This is the first known mass destruction of elephant ivory outside of … Continue reading

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Cambodian Airports Join Wildlife Trafficking Stops Here Campaign

Wildlife Alliance, a non-governmental organization fighting wildlife trafficking in Cambodia, joined Cambodia government agencies and a private company to launch the “Wildlife Trafficking Stops Here” awareness campaign at Cambodia’s Phnom Penh and Siem Riep international airports. The goal of the … Continue reading

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UN Supports Fight against Asia’s Hazardous Illegal Loggers

UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Rapid Response Facility (RRF) has committed support in confronting a surge of rosewood poaching in Thailand’s Dong Phayayen Khao Yai Forest Complex, a World Heritage Site. The rapidly growing Asian market, particularly … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Chinese Secondment to ASEAN-WEN Bolsters Regional Cooperation.

In a first-of-its-kind event, a Chinese government official concluded a three-month secondment to the ASEAN-WEN secretariat. Ms. Shi Ronghong, Deputy Chief of Convention Affairs of the CITES Management Authority of China, was based in Bangkok from January 6 through April … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Bear Farmers Receive Colorful Warning

USAID funded ARREST program partner ENV (Education for Nature-Vietnam) sent out 547 colorful postcards to bear farmers throughout Vietnam warning them of the penalties for illegally exploiting captive bears. The postcard, which was illustrated by a child, depicts farmers being … Continue reading

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Chinese Trading Ban Sees Huge Decrease in Endangered Species Auction Sales

ARREST Program partner IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) was given credit in a Chinese newspaper for influencing the Chinese government to issue a ban removing tiger bone, rhino horn and elephant ivory from art auctions. The ban had an … Continue reading

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ARREST Debuts iTHINK Awareness Campaign

Thailand became the first country to launch the new, innovative wildlife public awareness campaign, “iTHINK”. The interactive campaign is driven on one side by key opinion-leaders with the public joining on the other. Campaign materials help inform the public about … Continue reading

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