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SA’s trade plan is ‘reckless endangerment of wild rhinos’

In a special guest blog today, respected author and activist Judith Mills assesses the credibility and likely outcomes of South Africa’s decision to seek a legal trade in rhino horn and so cash in on its stockpiles. . An article posted on July 3 on Times LIVE estimates that South Africa’s proposed legal sale of […]

Greed beats logic: why a legal rhino horn trade won’t work

. It’s nearly three full years until the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) takes place in South Africa. Yet a propaganda battle – or charm offensive, if you’re feeling expansive – is already under way in […]

Royal host for key meeting in fight against wildlife crime

EIA senior campaigners will tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21) be joining a key meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales and Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The meeting marks the beginning of a process to secure greater commitment from Heads of State to combat wildlife crime. Organised criminal […]

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 […]

CITES ivory trade system is flawed and drives poaching

With 2011 acknowledged as the worst year for elephants since the international ivory trade ban of 1989, it should come as no great surprise that there has been considerable interest and a raft of articles in the media featuring dead elephants in recent months. The latest is National Geographic Magazine’s investigative report Blood Ivory, the […]

Ivory trade experts are still avoiding the key issue

Acknowledging the crisis is not enough to stem elephant slaughter   LONDON: The new BBC documentary Ivory Wars: Out of Africa tonight detailed the ongoing tragedy of rampant elephant poaching and the international ivory trade, but something was absent from its broad overview. Leading experts featured in the Panorama special failed to confront the most […]

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