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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 […]

Appeal: Help us save forests from palm oil’s bulldozers

. Masrani sits on a tree stump, alongside his father and Muara Tae elder Petrus Asuy, surrounded by dusty ground and bulldozed trees where once thick, lush forest stood. Masrani is sad and afraid – sad at the destruction he sees around him and afraid that the company responsible for felling this area to clear […]

Working to end New Zealand’s role in the blood ivory trade

Far away from Africa where an elephant is killed every 15 minutes, New Zealand’s legal domestic ivory trade is booming and authorities have confiscated more than 700 pieces of illegal ivory since the 1989 global ivory trade ban. Will the New Zealand Government commit to an ivory crush event, a public awareness campaign and a […]

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’s Rosewood Crisis

A briefing documenting how Myanmar’s precious rosewood trees face commercial extinction at the hands of China’s multi-billion dollar ‘hongmu’ reproduction furniture boom, and urging the Government of Myanmar to seek CITES protection for the affected species. . • Download the briefing here. . • Download the Burmese language version of the briefing here.  

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 […]

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