Our reports

Japan’s Senseless Slaughter

An investigation into Japan’s Dall’s porpoise hunt, the largest cetacean kill in the world. At least 18,000 Dall’s porpoises are killed in Japan’s coastal waters every year and new evidence has found an increasing proportion of them are mature, lactating females – an indication of severe overhunting

The Politics of Extinction

A report on the threat posed to the last remaining populations of orangutans by illegal logging and the conversion of forest land to oil palm plantations. The wild orangutan population has crashed by up to 50 per cent in the past decade, leaving only 15,000 -25,000 surviving

The Political Wilderness – India’s tiger crisis

India is home to two thirds of the world population of tigers. The immediate threat to their survival is from poaching to supply the Asian markets for tiger bones and body parts. In India the Royal Bengal tiger edges towards extinction because of a complete lack of political will to save it.

Under Fire: Elephants in the Front Line

The elephants of southern Africa are under fire in the front line of a conflict that has raged for more than two decades. The Appendix I listing of the African elephant by CITES has proved to be a success in countries which have demonstrated the political will to implement the ban on trade in elephant products

A System of Extinction: The African Elephant Disaster

A ground-breaking ivory trade report which scrutinises key markets in Asia, the rampant poaching in African countries and exposes some of the international criminals who oversee the trade. The report played a key role in achieving the 1989 international ban on elephant ivory trade at CITES

Pilot Whaling in the Faroe Islands

Our second report examines the background and history of the slaughter of pilot whales. It also assesses claims made by Faroese authorities in support of the kills. It concludes that much-heralded changes in domestic whale hunting regulations amount to nothing more than a public relations exercise