I love listening to Radio 4. As a child, I was raised on Just a Minute and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, and there’s something so comforting and reassuring about the lyrical poetry of the shipping forecast. These days I have very little time to listen but I’m still addicted to my Sunday morning […]
So, the 16th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has concluded. EIA campaigners and friends from range states were at this massive meeting in Bangkok, working hard and calling on Parties to stop stimulating demand for ivory, Asian big cats and rosewood. Campaigner Shruti has […]
Given that the elephant poaching crisis was at the forefront of the minds of all at the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES as never before, what was actually done by CITES to stop the killing of elephants across Africa? The actual outcome was far short of what was expected and, […]
Tiger Tracks, the world’s biggest-ever tiger event, is now under way at St Pancras Railway Station in London until March 21. (Terms & conditions apply) Opened by legendary rock guitarist Brian May and singer Kerry Ellis playing live in the station on March 1, the event organised by the […]
A briefing document prepared for CITES CoP16 urging decision-makers to end the confusion of murky policies, contradictory laws, inconsistent law enforcement, demand-stimulation efforts and grey markets which give environmental criminals incentives and opportunities for mingling illegal goods with legal ones.