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CITES in Geneva – time to tackle surge in wildlife crime

From July 7-11, the 65th Meeting of the Standing Committee (SC65) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will meet in Geneva to discuss the current work and implementation of the Convention. The meeting takes place against the backdrop of a troubling surge in wildlife crime, threatening the survival of a host […]

South Africa’s first poached elephant in over a decade

South African National Parks (SANParks) has confirmed the first elephant poaching incident in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in more than 10 years. The incident occurred in the Pafuri region, in the northern part of the KNP. According to SANParks Rangers Corp Officer Commanding, Major General (Ret) Johan Jooste, on Thursday, forensic evidence suggests the […]

EIA joins the call for Hong Kong to ban all ivory sales

On the eve of Hong Kong’s formal destruction today (Thursday) of about three tonnes of ivory – 10 per cent of its stockpile, the remaining 27 tonnes of which are due to be destroyed in a further dozen incinerations – EIA joined a coalition of 61 organisations to call on the Government of Hong Kong […]

Action alert: Tell Rakuten to end elephant ivory sales

Internet retail giant Rakuten did the right thing last week by banning ads for whales and dolphin products shortly after the release of our report, albeit seeking to save face by claiming the move was due to the unrelated UN court ruling against fraudulent Japanese ‘scientific’ whaling in the Antarctic. But the company is still […]

Internet giant Rakuten pulls the plug on whale meat sales

Internet giant Rakuten pulls the plug on whale meat but elephant ivory sales continue   LONDON: Internet retail giant Rakuten has announced it is terminating sales of whale products through its Japanese marketplace Rakuten Ichiba and has given merchants 30 days to remove them. The move came after the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), in conjunction […]

Action alert: Tell Rakuten to end elephant & whale sales

Internet retailing giant Rakuten is selling elephant and whale products and we need your help to urge it to stop. Here are five easy but important ways in which you can play a vital role in telling Rakuten and its co-founder/CEO Hiroshi Mikitani that profiting from the slaughter of elephants and whales is unacceptable:   […]

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