Traffic: Responsible travel promoted through “Wild Africa” salon

 

 

Beijing, China, March 2017—Last week, TRAFFIC, WWF and Qyer co-hosted a “Wild Africa” salon on the theme of “Being a Responsible Traveller”, aimed at Chinese citizens interested in visiting destinations in Africa.

 



The 200 studio participants were joined by more than 120,000 others following online via live streaming. Qyer is a popular online travel service supplier of outbound tourism. This joint event was initiated by Qyer and was the first in a series of four workshops to be delivered by the three organizations throughout 2017.

 

During the event, TRAFFIC’s Li Chenyang spoke about how to be a responsible traveller by not buying illegal wildlife products. She talked about the current poaching and illegal trade in parts of rhinos, elephants and pangolins in Africa as a result of consumer demand and highlighted the efforts underway to save these species in the field. She warned any would-be travellers about the legal risk of trafficking wildlife products and encouraged those visiting Africa to seek out environmentally friendly gifts and souvenirs.

 

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2017

Infosylva 09/2017
Sixth SGTAPFS meeting
EU Forest Watch April 2017
What is World Water Day?
GCF- Get accredited
IAF and the 2030 Agenda