‘Loophole’ defies the spirit of big cat conservation pledge LONDON: Despite Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s promise to the world that his country would “vigorously combat poaching, trade and smuggling of tiger products”, China appears to have quietly reopened the trade in tiger and leopard skins. Ahead of next week’s meeting of the United Nations Convention [...]
A briefing by EIA and and the Wildlife Protection Society of India to alert the CITES Standing Committee to concerns that despite the perilous situation facing leopards and their Appendix I listing, only Israel, Thailand and India have provided information on leopards.
China’s Premier Wen Jiabao is coming to town and will be meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron. It’s going to be a regular date – they will meet annually under an existing arrangement over international cooperation on important issues. We think tigers, and everything tigers represent, should be on their annual agenda, so let’s start [...]
“We always need connections…paperwork not important once you have connections, paperwork not important, they are only on paper…they can always be manipulated…” – Singapore ozone-depleting substances (ODS) dealer When it comes to getting insights into what criminals think, EIA and our partners are in a pretty enviable position. Our undercover investigators spend weeks at a [...]
EIA’s personal letter highlights gap between promises and actions The Environmental Investigation Agency has written a personal letter to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to warn him that significant failings within a key state department in China are making a mockery of his pledge to “vigorously combat poaching, trade and smuggling of tiger products”. At last [...]