“Everyone who makes films has to be an athlete to a certain degree because cinema does not come from abstract academic thinking; it comes from your knees and thighs” – film-maker and documentarian Werner Herzog. On Tuesday, September 6, three powerful new films chronicling EIA’s recent undercover investigations into timber smuggling, the ivory trade and […]
Day 3 at the CITES Standing Committee… I was a bit late into the conference room in the morning, as I’d had a pre-meeting meeting (such is the nature of these events), with a government delegate who had recently visited Vietnam, and was horrified at the open sale of tiger meat and tiger bone products. […]
‘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 […]