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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. […]

Untouchable? Wildlife crime kingpin Vixay Keosavang

EIA is today proud to host a guest blog by Julian Rademeyer, journalist and author of the must-read illegal rhino horn trade exposé Killing for Profit. Visit his website here. . . Vixay Keosavang is one of the most ruthless and prolific wildlife criminals operating in South-East Asia today. Some call him the “Pablo Escobar […]

The right tools – using tech to fight environmental crime

On Wednesday, EIA attended the National Environmental Crime Conference in London, along with a cross-section of civil society, law enforcement, academia and the media. Under discussion was how technology can be used to prevent environmental crime. I’m of the opinion that technology can be simple or complex – but whatever it is, it has to […]

Wildlife trade an unchangeable Asian tradition? Think again

Last Thursday (October 17) saw a live debate in London organised by EarthWatch Institute as to whether the time was right to consider a legal trade of some endangered wildlife products such as ivory, rhino horn or tiger skins and parts. During the event, one of the pro-trade panelists, Kirsten Conrad, suggested that demand from […]

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 […]

Poaching increases as SA pushes legal rhino horn trade

LONDON & WASHINGTON, DC: The poaching of rhinos in South Africa has increased by more than three rhinos a week on average since Environmental Minister Edna Molewa called for a legal international trade in rhino horn, according to analysis by the non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). From January 1 to March 13,2013, an average of […]

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