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Happy Ozone Day! (or why the Montreal Protocol is still vital)

. Today, September 16, is World Ozone Day. Now, I’m the first to complain that the calendar these days is chock-a-block with somewhat questionable occasions to commemorate (Talk Like a Pirate Day, anyone? Check it out, it’s on September 19) but suffice it to say that the international effort to put a halt to the […]

G20 takes landmark step in fight against climate change

LONDON: The 20 biggest world economies today agreed in St Petersburg, Russia to use the resources of the Montreal Protocol to get rid of a significant group of super greenhouse gases (GHG). The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcomes a landmark statement and encourages all countries to join the G20 in supporting a global phase-down of […]

Tiger countries must shut down breeding centres

Credibility of international programme hangs in the balance   DELHI, INDIA: Tiger Range Countries meet in Delhi, India next week to evaluate progress of the Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP) in what will be a true test of their national commitment to end the tiger trade. The GTRP was signed into existence in November 2010 […]

Good news for tigers shows we’re on the right path

It can be a long week/month/year/decade (delete as appropriate) when you’re constantly confronted with bad news and the terrible things that we are doing to life on this planet. It can often seem like a never-ending uphill battle. And, well, that’s what it is, but every now and again you get some news that gives […]

Petition presses China to end all tiger trade

Zero tolerance is the only way to preserve the last wild tigers LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency today endorses a new petition calling on Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on tiger trade. The petition has been organised by TigerTime, an initiative of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation which has garnered mass […]

Tigers and big cats: the good, the bad & the ugly

We’re nearly one year on from the International Tiger Forum in St Petersburg, Russia, where just five leaders of Tiger Range Countries attended in a show of commitment to double the wild tiger population by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger. Can we really say we’ve seen any progress since then? I don’t mean, […]

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