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Blog: Rhino

Wildlife trade an unchangeable Asian tradition? Think again

Last Thursday (October 17) saw a live debate in London organised by EarthWatch Institute as to whether the time was right to consider a legal trade of some endangered wildlife products such as ivory, rhino horn or tiger skins and parts. During the event, one of the pro-trade panelists, Kirsten Conrad, suggested that demand from […]

Pro-trade lobby unaware of demand & scope for growth?

. Is it time to reconsider a legal global trade in tiger, elephant and rhino products? That was the question being debated last Thursday (October 17) at an EarthWatch Institute event held at the Royal Geographical Society in London. EIA Executive Director Mary Rice was on the team arguing against trade, along with elephant scientist […]

Getting graphic to show the scale of environmental crime

 . Most of you will have heard about the poaching of tigers, elephants and rhinos, the trade in the body parts and skins of endangered wildlife, illegal logging, deforestation and oil palm plantations. Such issues are often visualised as individual campaigns, but the true global scale of wildlife and forest crime doesn’t become apparent until […]

SA’s trade plan is ‘reckless endangerment of wild rhinos’

In a special guest blog today, respected author and activist Judith Mills assesses the credibility and likely outcomes of South Africa’s decision to seek a legal trade in rhino horn and so cash in on its stockpiles. . An article posted on July 3 on Times LIVE estimates that South Africa’s proposed legal sale of […]

Greed beats logic: why a legal rhino horn trade won’t work

. It’s nearly three full years until the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) takes place in South Africa. Yet a propaganda battle – or charm offensive, if you’re feeling expansive – is already under way in […]

Royal host for key meeting in fight against wildlife crime

EIA senior campaigners will tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21) be joining a key meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales and Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The meeting marks the beginning of a process to secure greater commitment from Heads of State to combat wildlife crime. Organised criminal […]

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