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Behind the scenes of the world’s biggest tiger event!

When I was offered EIA’s events and fundraising internship, I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to start working with some of the world’s most dedicated environmental campaigners. I was brought in to work on Tiger Tracks – the largest ever event to save wild tigers. I’d recently spent three months volunteering at a wild animal […]

Ronni’s passionate radio appeal for elephants and EIA

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 […]

Crime, corruption & trade: why criminals’ thoughts matter

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 […]

CITES: Rhetoric and tiptoeing around elephant poaching

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, […]

Too little time at CITES CoP16 for threats to tigers

  Well, that’s CITES CoP16 over. It’s been an historic two weeks for marine and timber species. Hard-fought battles that commenced years ago have come to a constructive and logical conclusion in the interests of sharks, manta rays and rosewoods. For Asian big cats, there was a good decision that will direct the CITES Secretariat […]

CITES: ‘Short shrift for the tiger and Asian big cats’

EIA Tiger Campaign head Debbie Banks reports back from the CITES CoP16 meeting in Bangkok on the risible and disappointingly small amount of time allotted to tigers. After the issue of tigers was repeatedly pushed back and delayed, the meeting finally found time to squeeze in just 15 minutes to talk tigers – that works […]

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