While most of this trade is legal, a significant portion of it is not. Over the years illegal wildlife trade has emerged as a form of transnational organised crime that is threatening the existence of many wild species across the globe. Established in , TRAFFIC works closely with National and State Governments and various agencies to help study, monitor and influence action to curb illegal wildlife trade and bring wildlife trade within sustainable levels. There are many elements of nature whose sustainable utilisation is critical to human livelihoods. For example, medicinal plants, marine harvests, food products of wild origin etc. Wild products are also used for fuel and fodder, as building material, to make clothing, handicrafts, ornaments etc.
Establishment of SAWEN
SAARC Countries Launch SAWEN in Bhutan | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD
Summer With great fanfare it was announced last year that the worldwide tigers numbers had increased to By far the most are in South Asia, the sub-species panthera tigris tigris , commonly known as the Bengal tiger: India, Ne pa l- 19 8, B hu ta n- 10 3, and Bangladesh- for a total of Most of the remaining In do -C hi ne se s ub -s pe ci es are in Thailand with There are no viable populations left in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The Siberian tiger is found mostly in remote eastern Russian and the far NE China and thought to have
South Asia: Fighting 'tooth and nail' to address wildlife crime in the region
Assessment of South Asian butterflies for conservation prioritization. South Asia reports about species and subspecies of butterflies for which the status of most of the butterflies is not known. It is an established fact that many of the butterfly habitats are degrading with particular reference to larval host plants. In order to assess the status of butterflies of this region a project Phase I was initiated with the financial support of Mohamed bin Zyed Conservation Fund for one year, which started on July to collate all available species information on butterflies. Species assessment is the first step required for conservation of any species, which is the prerequisite to understand the status of the species in the wild.
SAWEN will work to counter threats to key species from illegal exploitation and trafficking. The SDG Update compiles the news, commentary and upcoming events that are published on the SDG Knowledge Hub each day, delivering information on the implementation of the Agenda for Sustainable Development to your inbox. At the recent, second meeting of the Group, hosted by the Royal Government of Bhutan with technical support from TRAFFIC and WWF, experts continued with the priorities outlined during the Nepal meeting and identified critical points, including: an agreed action-oriented work plan for joint activities, some of which will begin immediately; an agreed governance and operational structure for SAWEN; that the SAWEN Secretariat will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal; and the need for strategic collaboration on communications and fundraising. Life on Land.