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Threat of tiger farms finally comes under closer scrutiny

With tiger farming long pushed to the margins of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), EIA’s Tigers Campaign is pleased to see the issue back in the spotlight and recognised as a serious threat to the future of wild tigers. The 65th Meeting of the Standing Committee (SC65) of CITES took […]

At last! Hong Kong acts to curb Siam rosewood theft

. EIA campaigners at the 65th meeting of the Standing Committee to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Geneva have learnt that a key recommendation directed to the Hong Kong authorities to counter the illicit trade in Siamese rosewood has finally been accepted. In an EIA-hosted event titled The Lucrative and […]

Myanmar rosewood stolen to feed China’s furniture craze

Myanmar in rosewood crisis as precious trees stolen to feed China’s elite furniture craze   LONDON: Myanmar’s precious rosewood tree species are heading for imminent commercial extinction at the hands of China’s multi-billion dollar rosewood furniture boom. The illegal trade in rosewood species is driven by the expanding wealthy elites in China and their desire […]

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 […]

Iceland’s brutal hunting of endangered whales resumes

Conservation groups condemn resumption of Iceland’s brutal hunt of endangered whales   LONDON: Conservation groups are calling on the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and its member governments to condemn Iceland’s commercial whale hunt following confirmation that the Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf has killed yet another endangered fin whale. The whale was killed off Iceland’s […]

EIA & The Black Fish work to end illegal drift netting

. EIA has been working with fellow NGO The Black Fish to focus greater international attention on the destructive practice of illegal drift netting and its impacts on whales, dolphins and porpoises. At their peak in the 1990s, driftnet fisheries were estimated to be killing up to 10,000 cetaceans each year in the Mediterranean alone. […]

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