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 [...]
Tanzania’s hardly been out of the headlines since quietly slipping in an application earlier this month to reduce international protection for its elephant populations and auction off 101 tonnes of stockpiled ivory. EIA was quick off the mark to condemn the country’s proposals to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna [...]
The scourge of tiger farming and the trade in parts and derivatives of captive-bred tigers continues, despite UN agreements and a commitment by the leaders of tiger range countries to end the tiger trade. Regardless of an international commitment under a UN treaty to phase them out, tiger farms still operate in China, Thailand, [...]
Campaign group calls auction & trade plans ‘untimely and ludicrous’ LONDON: Tanzania has formally applied to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) for permission to hold a one-off sale of 101 tonnes of stockpiled ivory and to reduce protection for its elephant population. If the CITES [...]
With 2011 acknowledged as the worst year for elephants since the international ivory trade ban of 1989, it should come as no great surprise that there has been considerable interest and a raft of articles in the media featuring dead elephants in recent months. The latest is National Geographic Magazine’s investigative report Blood Ivory, the [...]
A report into how Thailand has shown itself to be woefully inadequate in implementing domestic legislation to stamp out the tiger trade and in enforcing international agreements to which it is a signatory.