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While we were all enjoying the sunny Bank Holiday weekend, supporter Keith Dickman completed the South Coast Ultra Challenge for EIA.
All his hard work and training paid off because despite the heat and gruelling terrain, Keith managed to finish the two day, 100km walk from Eastbourne to Arundel in an admirable 29 hours.
You can still sponsor Keith's incredible efforts via his Virgin Money Giving page here ow.ly/czXb303zyWX; and every penny raised will go towards our vital work combating environmental crime.
Everyone at EIA would like to extend a massive thank you to Keith for taking on this challenge for us – you are a superstar!
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13 hours ago ·
Already missing the Olympics? Take on a challenge for EIA.
By taking on a personal challenge for EIA, you’ll be helping us continue our vitally important work fighting environmental crime and protecting some of the world’s most iconic and endangered species.
So, if you’d like to get involved, we have places available for the following events :
• London to Brighton Cycle on September 11, 2016
• Vitality Bath Half Marathon on March 12, 2017
• Brighton Marathon on April 9, 2017
• Virgin Money London Marathon on April 23, 2017
For more information, or to organise your own event, please visit our website here: eia-international.org/get-involved/events
We’ll be there for you every step of the way from providing materials to support your fundraising activities, to sharing your efforts with our supporters and keeping you motivated throughout!
Please get in touch with our Fundraising team for more information via email@example.com or give us a call on 020 7354 7960.
We’d love to have you on Team EIA!
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2 days ago ·
CITES Parties must keep the ‘forgotten’ big cats in mind
The forgotten cats? At the forthcoming Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Conference of the Parties, EIA is calling on world governments to tackle the trade in threatened leopards.
All Asian big cats – that’s not just tigers but leopards, snow leopards, clouded leopards and Asiatic lion – are listed on CITES Appendix I, triggering the highest level of protection under the Convention and meaning that international commercial trade in these species is prohibited.
However, they are all nonetheless threatened by poaching for international illegal trade in their body parts. As with tigers, leopard skins are also sold for luxury home décor and taxidermy purposes, bones are used in traditional Chinese medicine as a substitute for tiger, and tiger bone wine is sold in China as well as online (see map below). The criminals involved along the trade chain, from poaching and processing to trafficking and selling, are often the same people handling tigers, leopards and other wildlife.
Based on Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) and EIA records, leopards constitute the bulk of the Asian big cat trade, representing 73 per cent of the total number of Asian big cat specimens recovered in trade since 2000 (see graph below). Since 2000, at least 6,400 Asian big cats (includes skins, live, carcasses and stuffed specimens) have been recovered in trade.
... EIA urges CITES Parties to address the growing trade in leopards at the forthcoming 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) in Johannesburg (September to October 2016) by adopting the draft Decisions that are on the table and support their implementation.
Read today's blog in full at eia-international.org/cites-parties-must-keep-the-forgotten-big-cats-in-mind
#leopards #tigers #India #China CITES
Image: The famous seizure of illegally poached tiger, leopard and otter skins that took place in Khaga, India, in January 2000 (c) Fatepur Forest Department ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago ·