Wildlife

Skin Deep

Skin Deep

A briefing for the 57th meeting of CITES Standing Committee, 14-18 July 2008. Undercover work in China in June 2008 found 14 shops offering Asian big cat skins for sale,…

Read article
Skinning The Cat

Skinning The Cat

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…

Read article
Dead End

Dead End

A briefing document on the construction of a game-proof fence around the Makgadikgadi National Park, the largest wetland habitat in Botswana. The fence will extend for 480km and is intended…

Read article
The Tiger Skin Trail

The Tiger Skin Trail

A report released at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP13) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Thailand. The Tiger Skin Trail…

Read article
The Enforcement Imperative

The Enforcement Imperative

A report on how enforcement measures must be strengthened and implemented as a matter of urgency if the illegal trade in ivory is to be tackled effectively. The sophistication and…

Read article
A Line in the Sand

A Line in the Sand

A briefing outlining the responsibility Europe has in the cattle fencing issue by illustrating the link between EU beef subsidies and the Botswana cattle export industry. Botswana’s Department of Animal…

Read article
Back in Business

Back in Business

A report on how demand for ivory products is on the rise, with widespread poaching in elephant range states being driven by resurgent market demand in several Asian countries. A…

Read article