When I was offered EIA’s events and fundraising internship, I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to start working with some of the world’s most dedicated environmental campaigners. I was brought in to work on Tiger Tracks – the largest ever event to save wild tigers. I’d recently spent three months volunteering at a wild animal […]
So, the 16th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has concluded. EIA campaigners and friends from range states were at this massive meeting in Bangkok, working hard and calling on Parties to stop stimulating demand for ivory, Asian big cats and rosewood. Campaigner Shruti has […]
Tiger Tracks, the world’s biggest-ever tiger event, is now under way at St Pancras Railway Station in London until March 21. (Terms & conditions apply) Opened by legendary rock guitarist Brian May and singer Kerry Ellis playing live in the station on March 1, the event organised by the […]
Well, that’s CITES CoP16 over. It’s been an historic two weeks for marine and timber species. Hard-fought battles that commenced years ago have come to a constructive and logical conclusion in the interests of sharks, manta rays and rosewoods. For Asian big cats, there was a good decision that will direct the CITES Secretariat […]
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.