A deadly game of cat and mouse In the run up to the Year of the Tiger, China is failing in its duty to protect endangered species, with tiger skins and bones being illegally bought and sold across the country, and many enforcement agencies turning a blind eye.
Tiger farming is extremely risky and could have severe consequences for remaining wild tiger populations, according to a recent review by the Environmental Investigation Agency. The new document, which looks at many of the arguments put forward by supporters of tiger farming, highlights the false assumptions used by pro-trade advocates, and shows that the complexity […]
A briefing outlined significant flaws in the proposed EU Timber Regulation, warning that in its present form it will not prohibit the import and sale of illegally logged timber, and would result in wood products made from stolen timber remaining on the market.
An investigation into merbau wood flooring sales in the UK. This briefing is the findings of detailed research carried out in August & September 2008 to uncover whether merbau flooring on sale in the UK could be proven to have come from legal sources. It also looks at whether adequate information was available to consumers. […]
Organised environmental crime poses a growing threat, yet remains a low priority for the enforcement community. This report shows the scale and impacts of environmental crime and calls for strong political will to tackle it as a matter of urgency.