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The Inside Story

A report urging that the attitudes and perceptions environmental criminals be taken into account by all stakeholders in environmental crime.  

Stop Stimulating Demand!

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.  

CITES missed opportunities for tigers, elephants & rhinos

  Press release jointly issued by the Environmental Investigation Agency, Wildlife Protection Society of India and Freeland   BANGKOK: The global treaty charged with ensuring wildlife is not commercially exploited to extinction[1] fell short of putting the breaks on poaching of elephants, tigers, and rhinos at its biannual meeting that closes today in Bangkok. Poaching […]

Stop Stimulating Demand

A briefing for the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) warning that discussion of ivory trading mechanisms stimulates demand and poaching.  

Vietnam’s Illegal Rhino Horn Trade: Undermining the Effectiveness of CITES

A report urging the US Secretary of Interior to certify Vietnam under the Pelly Amendment for diminishing the effectiveness of CITES, calling on Vietnam to implement and enforce a complete domestic ban on all rhino trade, including live animals, and asking the US to consider trade sanctions against Vietnam for its ongoing failures until it […]

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