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‘No surprise’ over huge rhino horn theft in South Africa

PRETORIA: Speakers at the recent Pretoria conference on rhino horn trade, where experts from around the world warned that South Africa would fail to control a legalised trade in rhino horn, have reacted with dismay, but no surprise, at the news that 40-70 rhino horns have been stolen from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency. […]

Pro-trade lobby unaware of demand & scope for growth?

. Is it time to reconsider a legal global trade in tiger, elephant and rhino products? That was the question being debated last Thursday (October 17) at an EarthWatch Institute event held at the Royal Geographical Society in London. EIA Executive Director Mary Rice was on the team arguing against trade, along with elephant scientist […]

Illegal ivory trade issue is aired in the House of Lords

Following the declaration of 2011 as the worst year for elephants since the international trade in ivory was banned in 1989, the issue is to be raised in the UK’s House of Lords today (July 4, 2012) at 3pm. Lord St John of Bletso will “ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures to address the increase […]

New trailer for EIA film Blood Ivory Smugglers

With its UK premiere this Thursday (December 29) on Nat Geo Wild at 8pm, we’re pleased to share this new trailer for Blood Ivory Smugglers. Made by London production company Red Earth Studio for National Geographic, the documentary follows EIA investigators as they assess the state of elephant poaching in Kenya and go undercover, posing […]

Misinformation and the curse of the ivory ‘experts’

The new documentary Blood Ivory Smugglers, following EIA undercover investigators in Hong Kong, China and Kenya, makes its UK premiere on Nat Geo Wild on Thursday, December 29, at 8pm; EIA co-founder Dave Currey was one of the team being filmed and here reflects on his experiences of campaigning against the ivory trade.   Unfortunately, […]

UK minister backs call for zero tolerance of tiger trade

  Tiger campaigners from TigerTime have met with British Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne MP as part of their on going fight to see the trade on tiger parts banned. The meeting at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on Wednesday, December 21 took place as the supporter signature count on the www.bantigertrade.com petition soared above […]

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