An EIA and Wildlife Protection Society of India briefing document for the 61st Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee. We make a number of recommendations to Parties, including greater coordination between CITES Management Authorities and national enforcement agencies
A briefing by EIA and and the Wildlife Protection Society of India to alert the CITES Standing Committee to concerns that despite the perilous situation facing leopards and their Appendix I listing, only Israel, Thailand and India have provided information on leopards
A briefing to CITES Standing Committee arguing that one-off sales of stockpiled ivory have actually stimulated the illegal black market trade and poaching, rather than stem them. Among our recommendations, we urge the Standing Committee to withdraw China’s status as an ivory trading partner with immediate effect
A report exposing the pivotal role played by the Vietnamese military in a multi-million dollar operation smuggling threatened timber over the border from the shrinking forests of neighbouring Laos. Laos has some of the Mekong region’s last intact tropical forests and has in place an export ban on raw timber
This report exposes how Iceland is defying international treaties to hunt endangered fin whales in a bid to create a new consumer market in Japan. it identifies wealthy Icelandic businessman Kristján Loftsson and his firm Hvalur hf as the driving force behind the bloody trade
On the day Indonesia’s landmark moratorium on forest conversion was signed and celebrated in Jakarta, it was being actively broken in a crime-riddled Pilot Province.This report by us and Indonesian partner Telapak documents peat forest in Central Kalimantan’s moratorium zone being illegally razed by a palm oil firm.