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Illegal Wildlife Trade

Tanzania seeks to sell 101 tonnes of stockpiled ivory

Campaign group calls auction & trade plans ‘untimely and ludicrous’   LONDON: Tanzania has formally applied to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) for permission to hold a one-off sale of 101 tonnes of stockpiled ivory and to reduce protection for its elephant population. If the CITES […]

Sharks being pushed towards extinction by Mankind’s fears

Elissa Sursara is an Australia-based conservationist and correspondent using environmental biology to connect humans and the environment. Working with some of the world’s top environmental advocacy organisations, she builds political, scientific and social support for threatened species and habitats. Elissa is also a major champion of EIA’s work, helping us to spread word of our […]

UN members heed call to get tough on environmental crime

The international community is finally recognising that environmental crime is not some small-scale criminal activity taking place deep in the jungles of Africa or Asia but is serious, growing, transnational and, shockingly, highly organised through the involvement of notorious criminal syndicates and terrorist groups. This week, during the ongoing 67th session of the UN General […]

World Rhino Day: facts and fiction about rhino horn trade

The use of rhino horn as a recreational drug or cancer treatment in Asia is based on myths, but has escalated exponentially over the last few years. As a result, rhino in Africa and Asia are brutally slaughtered in huge numbers for their horns. With prices able to fetch more than cocaine or gold, the […]

A powerful new animated film for World Rhino Day

  It’s World Rhino Day on Saturday (September 22, 2012) and EIA is proud to lend its support to this excellent and poignant new animation to raise awareness of the plight of rhinos. We need your help to share this short film as widely as possible, to get across the message that rhino horn has […]

CITES ivory trade system is flawed and drives poaching

With 2011 acknowledged as the worst year for elephants since the international ivory trade ban of 1989, it should come as no great surprise that there has been considerable interest and a raft of articles in the media featuring dead elephants in recent months. The latest is National Geographic Magazine’s investigative report Blood Ivory, the […]

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