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Too little time at CITES CoP16 for threats to tigers

  Well, that’s CITES CoP16 over. It’s been an historic two weeks for marine and timber species. Hard-fought battles that commenced years ago have come to a constructive and logical conclusion in the interests of sharks, manta rays and rosewoods. For Asian big cats, there was a good decision that will direct the CITES Secretariat […]

CITES: ‘Short shrift for the tiger and Asian big cats’

EIA Tiger Campaign head Debbie Banks reports back from the CITES CoP16 meeting in Bangkok on the risible and disappointingly small amount of time allotted to tigers. After the issue of tigers was repeatedly pushed back and delayed, the meeting finally found time to squeeze in just 15 minutes to talk tigers – that works […]

Latest from CITES CoP16 on tigers, ivory & rosewood

EIA’s team at the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok working flat out and around the clock. Here, Tiger Campaign head Debbie Banks sends home a brief videoblog on all things tiger, talking about EIA’s tiger farming side event earlier in the week […]

Act now to safeguard the UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit

Do you want to take meaningful action to help end wildlife crime? Here’s a simple thing you can do right now in the UK – write to your MP and ask them to sign this Early Day Motion in Parliament calling on the UK Government to finance the country’s National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU). The […]

The news we’ve helped to make and break in 2012!

“For a tiny charity, it packs an almighty punch.” As descriptions of EIA go, they don’t get much pithier that this one from The Guardian in 2008. And if 2012 has shown anything, it’s that we’re still small and that our concise reports anchored in hard documentary evidence – often obtained undercover in potentially dangerous […]

Undercover and on the trail of China’s stolen timber

  Most of the Forest Team from London are in Beijing this week to launch our new report Appetite for Destruction: China’s trade in illegal timber. Are you aware of how big China’s need for logs and timber actually is?  Last year China imported at least 18.5 million cubic metres of illegal logs and sawn […]

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