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Stop Stimulating Demand!

A briefing document prepared for CITES CoP16 urging decision-makers to end the confusion of murky policies, contradictory laws, inconsistent law enforcement, demand-stimulation efforts and grey markets which give environmental criminals incentives and opportunities for mingling illegal goods with legal ones.  

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 […]

Tiger Tracks is roaring into London tonight!

Tiger Tracks, the world’s biggest-ever tiger event, is launched today (March 1, 2013) at St Pancras Railway Station in London. Opened by legendary rock guitarist Brian May and singer Kelly Ellis playing live in the station at 6pm, the event organised by the Save Wild Tigers initiative will span three weeks of activities to raise […]

China puts the ‘con’ in tiger conservation

New report exposes the double standard which stimulates demand   LONDON: Despite signing up to global initiatives seeking to protect wild tigers and double their number by 2022, Government departments in China have quietly set about stimulating domestic markets for tiger skins and body parts. As few as 3,500 tigers survive in the wild, yet […]

History repeating: The illegal trade in rhino horn

Rhino populations are being hammered by poachers, steeping Africa in blood and pushing the species ever-closer to extinction to satisfy the demand for rhino horn in Vietnam and other countries – a demand largely based on the myth of the non-existent medicinal properties of rhino horn. For the record, rhino horn is entirely composed of […]

Welcome to the fight against the illegal wildlife trade

Arriving on the heels of what appears to be yet another record haul of smuggled ivory, this time in Malaysia, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency is pleased to welcome today the release of the new study Fighting Illicit Wildlife Trafficking. The study has been prepared by Dalberg Global Development Advisors, commissioned by WWF/Traffic, and its […]

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