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WCC 2016 Rec 110 - Activity Report

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Viet Nam
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
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Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessEstablished in 2008, the FairWild Foundation promotes the sustainable use of wild-collected ingredients, with a fair deal for all those involved throughout the supply chain.Hosted by TRAFFIC, the FairWild Foundation is working with comapnies and other partners worldwide to improve the conservation, management and sustainable use of wild plants in trade, as well as the livelihoods of rural harvesters involved in collection. TRAFFIC has also supported the introduction of FairWild as a certification framework. TRAFFIC’s China office facilitated the signature of an MoU between China Standard Conformity Assessment Co. Ltd. (CSCA) and the FairWild Foundation to promote FairWild certification in China.The registration was accepted by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA), thus making the FairWild Standard eligible as a certifiable standard in the country. The registration will allow the Chinese certification body to audit and certify wild collected products against the Standard, subject to formal accreditation by the FairWild Foundation. At the 19th International Botanical Congress (IBC) in July 2017, TRAFFIC introduced a new project financed through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), which aims to conserve biological diversity through applying the FairWild Standard for wild-sourced plant products harvested by local people in the Guangxi Autonomous Region. This initiative will further support the introduction of FairWild as a certification framework, in co-operation wit CSCA. In 2017, TRAFFIC also assisted the FairWild Foundation conduct numerous activities, including an event at the BioFach trade fair in March 2017 on “FairWild Standard – sustainability solutions for wild-collected ingredients”, highlighting how FairWild principles and criteria can be used to support the traceability, quality and safety of certified products, integrated with addressing sustainability concerns and supporting harvesters and their communities.On-going
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessIn March 2017, Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and TRAFFIC launched the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) in Viet Nam, where more than 60 Vietnamese entrepreneurs and businesspeople learned about the benefits of implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies that integrate zero-tolerance towards threatened wildlife consumption. The GEN is a global network that helps people turn their ideas into promising new ventures—creating jobs, accelerating innovation and strengthening economic stability around the world. Through the GEN, TRAFFIC is hoping to target the most prolific consumers of rhino horn and other threatened wildlife: wealthy urban men between the ages of 35 and 55. Many of these consumers are businessmen who use wildlife products such as rhino horn as a display of wealth and to strengthen professional and personal relationships.more than 60 Vietnamese entrepreneurs and businesspeople learned about the benefits of implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies that integrate zero-tolerance towards threatened wildlife consumption.- None -
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessTRAFFIC’s ongoing monitoring work and engagement with online companies in China has revealed a steadily declining though persistent number of advertisements illegally offering wildlife products on e-commerce websites and through social media in China. The results were published May 2017 in "Wildlife Cybercrime in China: E-commerce and social media monitoring in 2016". By routinely searching on 112 different keywords—40 of them for ivory alone—used by dealers to mask the identity of the products illegally peddled, TRAFFIC researchers have charted the decline from more than 2,000 advertisements per month in 2012, to less than 1,000 by December 2016 on some 31 representative websites. Ivory products had the highest share of new monthly advertisements (63.2%), followed by rhino horn products (18.1%), Hawksbill Turtle shells (7.7%), Helmeted Hornbill casques (4.7%), Tiger bones (4.0%), Saiga horns (1.6%), pangolin scales (0.5%), leopard bones (0.2%) and whale products (0.1%). TRAFFIC’s efforts to combat illegal online wildlife trade include collaboration with tech companies such as Baidu.com, who operate the principal search engine in China and who have deleted more than 70,000 pieces of illegal wildlife trade information, and with Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value-added services who, in collaboration with TRAFFIC and other NGOs, have removed more than 300,000 illegal postings from some 700 accounts, dozens of them currently under further investigation by enforcement agencies. With support and encouragement from TRAFFIC, on 22nd November 2017, internet companies based in China announced the formation of a new alliance to combat wildlife cybercrime. The move was initiated by three China-based internet giants—Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent—and supported by an additional 8 Chinese internet companies.On-going
Scientific/technical activitiesIn May 2017, TRAFFIC published a new analysis of global airport wildlife seizure and trafficking data revealing that wildlife traffickers around the world are heavily exploiting the air transport sector to smuggle protected and endangered animals and animal products on commercial flights. The report, “Flying Under the Radar: Wildlife Trafficking in the Air Transport Sector,” produced by C4ADS as part of the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership, analyses airport seizures of ivory, rhino horn, birds and reptiles from January 2009 to August 2016. Flying Under the Radar outlines more than a dozen data-based recommendations for preventing wildlife trafficking through the air transport sector. These include creating awareness among personnel and passengers, training air industry staff, strengthening enforcement seizure protocols and reporting and sharing seizure information.Completed
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Formation of a new alliance to combat wildlife cybercrime, initiated by three China-based internet giants—Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent—and supported by an additional 8 Chinese internet companies.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
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