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Press Releases: Illegal Wildlife Trade

Yahoo! profits from the killing of whales and dolphins

Internet giant urged to ban all sales of whale and dolphin products   LONDON, UK: Hundreds of whale products are being offered for sale on the Japanese website of internet search engine company Yahoo!, according to a new report. Killing for Commerce, released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), in conjunction with Humane Society […]

Whaling report calls Danish EU presidency into question

LONDON: Prior to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in July 2012, conservation groups have released a report calling for a change in Denmark’s policy on whaling which has caused conflict with fellow European Union members in recent years.  There are serious questions about how the Danish presidency of the EU can be maintained, given […]

Threat to rare tigers’ home as Indian minister visits UK

LONDON: As Naveen Pattnaik, Chief Minister of the Indian State of Odisha, continues his nine-day visit to the UK, campaigners say urgent action is required to stop the destruction of his State’s precious environment and protect the rare tigers living in it. Located in Eastern India, Odisha is home to Simlipal National Park, the only […]

Tiger countries must shut down breeding centres

Credibility of international programme hangs in the balance   DELHI, INDIA: Tiger Range Countries meet in Delhi, India next week to evaluate progress of the Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP) in what will be a true test of their national commitment to end the tiger trade. The GTRP was signed into existence in November 2010 […]

Iceland to resume hunt of endangered fin whales

Conservationists urge EU and US governments to intervene   London/Washington DC: Conservation and animal welfare groups expressed concern today over news that Iceland’s hunt of endangered fin whales will resume this summer. The Icelandic newspaper Skessuhorn reported yesterday that it had “reliable evidence” fin whaling will begin again, after being shut down last summer due […]

Ivory trade experts are still avoiding the key issue

Acknowledging the crisis is not enough to stem elephant slaughter   LONDON: The new BBC documentary Ivory Wars: Out of Africa tonight detailed the ongoing tragedy of rampant elephant poaching and the international ivory trade, but something was absent from its broad overview. Leading experts featured in the Panorama special failed to confront the most […]

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