State Actors and Civil Society Organizations dialogued about Illicit timber trafficking in Bolivia
On June 2, actors from the public sector and civil society met in a discussion on Illicit Timber Trafficking, which took place in the facilities of the Municipal Autonomous Government of Rurrenabaque, in the Department of Beni, with the aim to address the issue of illicit trafficking and piracy of timber in the Bolivian Amazon, a region called North of La Paz that includes the municipalities of Ixiamas, San Buenaventura, and Rurrenabaque, mainly.
First national meeting of forest oversight, control and indigenous surveillance
The purpose of this activity was to present the progress and generate recommendations regarding forest oversight, control and surveillance, as well as the implementation of the Indigenous Forest Agenda in the Peruvian Amazon. The call to declare the indigenous forests in emergency was one of the conclusions of the minutes signed by the indigenous leaders and technical teams of the regional indigenous organizations who participated on 18 and 19 May.
The Intersectoral Pact for Legal Timber was present at the Interzum Bogota fair
From 10 to 13 May, Colombians were able to learn more about the legal timber trade in the country and have a closer relationship with the companies and community initiatives that extract and process timber of legal origin. In this space, the publication of the second phase of the Pact was launched, announcing the commitments and the route of action in which it seeks to strengthen efforts to promote that the timber extracted, transported, marketed, and used comes exclusively from legal sources.
As an advance in the control and prevention of illegal flora trafficking, Xilotron is a technological tool for rapid identification of timber, which detects the type of species it is and thus helps determine if its origin is legal. This tool was unveiled at the II High-Level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Wildlife Trade.
Training with the community of Mocagua and the Amacayacu National Natural Park in Colombia
This event aimed to strengthen the community team of Prevention, Surveillance, and Control and that of the Amacayacu National Natural Park (PNN Amacayacu) for the implementation of domestic forest exploitation agreements in the area of ​​overlap between the Mocagua Resguardo and the Protected Area ( PA).
Wildlife Conservation Society held on the webinar "Combating illegal wildlife trade, a strategy for its conservation in the Andean-Amazonian countries" to highlight the importance of wildlife for the health of ecosystems, reference the actions in the Andean-Amazonian countries, in which there is a great wealth of biodiversity, but which also face threats such as the illegal wildlife trade.
This workshop provided better knowledge about the differences between wildlife and pets; furthermore, what are the consequences of animal abuse victims of wildlife trafficking, physical abuse, and their behaviors.
National workshop for review and approval of the Guide for Technical Action at the Scene of Crimes related to Wildlife
This workshop was organized by the Technical-Scientific Research Institute of the Police University and Wildlife Conservation Society from December 8 to 10 in La Paz-Bolivia, to present the technical action guide and review the technical protocols to train Forest and Environmental Protection Police (POFOMA) personnel and Institute of Technical-Scientific Research of the Police University (IITCUP) for the attention of acts against wildlife.
The Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (PROMPERU), The Exporters Association of Peru (ADEX), and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), within the framework of the Alliance for Wildlife and Forests, financed by the European Union, invites you to see the "Forum: Timber and finishes to get sustainability in construction".
A national workshop to update knowledge on environmental crimes of the National Police Unit for Environmental Protection (UNPAMB) is carried out with the support of Wildlife Conservation Society Ecuador
During six weeks between July and August, face-to-face training sessions were held in Quito and Galapagos, to update knowledge on environmental issues, police procedures, crimes, and issues related to conservation and wildlife trafficking, aimed at 141 agents of the UNPAMB, with the support of WCS Ecuador.