If you watched the BBC Panorama documentary Ivory Wars: Out of Africa last night (April 12), you will probably have had one of two kinds of reaction. One might have been shock, enlightenment, disbelief or revulsion at this ‘new’ development. Or perhaps, like me, it was one of frustration and impotence. The programme documents the [...]
Acknowledging the crisis is not enough to stem elephant slaughter LONDON: The new BBC documentary Ivory Wars: Out of Africa tonight detailed the ongoing tragedy of rampant elephant poaching and the international ivory trade, but something was absent from its broad overview. Leading experts featured in the Panorama special failed to confront the most [...]
Films featuring the work of the Environmental Investigation Agency have picked up top awards at the 35th International Wildlife Film Festival in the US. EIA is no stranger to event, held annually in Montana, after taking the award for Best News Programme two years ago with Eco Crime Investigators: Skin and Bones. This year, three [...]
A unique initiative to raise awareness about threatened Bengal tigers and the mangrove forests they inhabit has been touring villages in India’s Sundarban. In today’s guest blog, organisers Joydip and Suchandra Kundu talk about the attention-grabbing roadshow and the success it enjoyed earlier this month. The Society for Heritage and Ecological Researches (SHER), with support [...]
A briefing calling for China’s status as a CITES-approved buyer of ivory to be immediately revoked and urging UK and European Union governments to press for a review of all holders of Approved Buyer status and to halt all one-off auctions of stockpiled ivory.
Governments urged to take responsibility for failure of ‘legal’ trade LONDON: Legal ivory auctions must be stopped and China stripped of its Approved Buyer status if the rising tide of elephant poaching is to be curbed. In a new briefing, Blood Ivory: Exposing the myth of a regulated market, released today, the London-based Environmental Investigation [...]