The illegal trade in poached skins between India, Nepal and China is the most significant immediate threat to the continued existence of the tiger in the wild. Although the importance of the problem has been recognised and information is readily available, the lucrative illegal trade continues.
A report on the linkages between ozone layer depletion and climate change, and the urgent need to address HCFCs and HFCs These two issues have generally been treated as separate problems with separate solutions, resulting in outdated and uncoordinated policy responses
For the past quarter of a century, Japan’s Dall’s porpoise hunt has been the largest cetacean hunt in the world, with as many as 17,700 animals slaughtered each year. The self-set catch quotas are based on abundance estimates more than 15-years-old while the hunt itself is clearly unsustainable
The US is cementing economic partnerships which could further speed the destruction of South-East Asian and Latin American forests. The list of looming US Free Trade Agreements reads like a who’s who of states involved in the global illegal logging epidemic. We urge the US to ban of the import of illegal timber
A report into how Indonesia’s last rainforests are being felled for flooring. Merbau, a highly valuable hardwood, is being ruthlessly targeted by illegal logging syndicates in Indonesian Papua to supply the booming demand for tropical hardwood flooring
Despite doing so much to help protect and heal Earth’s damaged ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol continues to be undermined by a global illegal trade. The illicit production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the chemical responsible for the hole in the first place, is a recent and growing threat