Enforcement and Asian big cats

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.

The future of endangered species, and the future viability of CITES, depends on more effective enforcement and on shifting the balance of the ‘high profit / low risk’ wildlife crime equation.