Our reports

Down to the bone: China’s alarming trade in leopard bones

Leopards are Asia's most traded big cat, with more than 4,900 seized from illegal trade in Asia since 2000, new evidence indicates the Government of China is issuing permits to trade and use their bones. The trade in leopard bones is primarily to meet demand from Chinese consumers; used in similar ways to tiger bone

All Eyes on London

Ahead of the 2018 London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, we lay out our recommendations for participants.Our analysis indicates the basic legislation and institutional framework to combat wildlife crime already exists, but there remain critical gaps in the response of key source, transit and destination governments

Out in the cold – The ongoing threat of snow leopard trade

Snow leopards are one of the most endangered big cat species, with between 3,290 and 6,390 individuals spread across 12 Asian range states. Snow leopards continue to be threatened by habitat loss, conflict killing, prey loss and poaching for trade. Between 2008 and 2016, 220-450 snow leopards were killed and traded

Cultivating Demand – The Growing Threat of Tiger Farms

Asia’s big cats continue to be threatened by a growing, unchallenged demand for their body parts. There are fewer than 4,000 wild tigers and anywhere between 3,920-6,390 snow leopards, while leopards remain one of the most traded of Asia’s big cats. Since 2000, the parts of over 1,700 tigers have been seized

EIA Briefing Document on CITES National Ivory Action Plans (NIAPs)

Assessing progress made by NIAP countries, China, Kenya, Laos, Mozambique and Vietnam, selected for the important role they play in the ivory trade. We urge CITES Parties to employ International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime indicators to evaluate the impact of their governments’ responses to wildlife crime