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UN, Mozambique host first-ever forum to fight trafficking of people with albinism

UN, Mozambique host first-ever forum to fight trafficking of people with albinism

United Nations agencies are joining forces with governments in Southern Africa in a push to strengthen protections for persons with albinism, who often fall victim to a raft of abuses, including maiming, trafficking and even murder, linked to the belief that their parts have magical powers in witchcraft potions. A two-day regional forum on preventing […]

How Giant Rats Could Help End Wildlife Trafficking

How Giant Rats Could Help End Wildlife Trafficking

Wildlife officials in Tanzania are training African giant pouched rats to help identify illegal shipments of pangolins, a heavily trafficked endangered species. Funded through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) as an effort to end wildlife trafficking, this program is currently assessing the rats’ ability to sniff out pangolins in various settings. If the […]

Angola Drafts Action Plan to Fight Against Ivory Trafficking

Angola Drafts Action Plan to Fight Against Ivory Trafficking

Luanda — The Ministry of Environment and partners drafted the National Action Plano n Ivory 2015/2017, which is aimed to fight against the illegal ivory trade in Angola and the reinforcement of the inspection at airport and land borders. The document was drafted under the compliance with the implementation of the Convention on the Convention […]

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