At EIA, we were thrilled to hear the remarks of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the need for renewed international efforts to combat wildlife crime. It has been 12 years since the United Nations first recognised wildlife crime as a form of serious transnational organised crime, deserving of a commensurate organised enforcement [...]
For ages I’ve been talking about doing a Tango for Tigers, raising awareness and funds for tigers via the dance floor. This week, however, the tango has taken place from the floor of a conference hall in Geneva, where Parties to the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) have been talking tigers. [...]
China & others urged to take action to help wild Asian big cats LONDON: Countries with operations farming tigers and other Asian big cats must shut down such facilities and destroy stockpiled body parts and derivatives. And China – which has the world’s greatest number of tiger farms – must terminate its ‘legal’ domestic [...]
We’re nearly one year on from the International Tiger Forum in St Petersburg, Russia, where just five leaders of Tiger Range Countries attended in a show of commitment to double the wild tiger population by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger. Can we really say we’ve seen any progress since then? I don’t mean, [...]
LONDON: Campaigners at the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcome the news that INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organisation, has joined the fight to end the tiger trade. An international law enforcement operation coordinated by INTERPOL against the illegal trade in tigers has led to the arrest of 25 individuals suspected of taking part [...]
That’s why last month EIA went to the 7th INTERPOL Environmental Crime Conference in Lyon. We were invited to present on what we thought the international police network could do to combat environmental crime. With the tiger summit looming, one of the things we proposed they could do (if they had the money!!) is establish “Tiger Desks”.