As the world approaches 2020 targets to halt deforestation, the RSPO needs to rapidly implement radical solutions to restore its credibility. We question whether the RSPO is willing and able to rectify its systemic failures – ultimately, voluntary certification is too limited by its voluntary nature.
After over five years of Article XIII proceedings, the CITES Standing Committee should consider finally suspending trade with Laos
Despite the rapid proliferation of organised Vietnamese wildlife trafficking networks driving illegal wildlife trade globally, the response from the Government of Vietnam has been inadequate and disproportionate to the scale of wildlife trafficking implicating Vietnamese criminal groups.
Findings in our report Promises in Practice indicate that although deforestation rates in Indonesia’s Papua and West Papua provinces have fallen to approximately half of what would be anticipated under business-as-usual, deforestation is still happening.
Unchecked demand for tiger parts and products is now threatening all of the world’s big cats. This visual briefing introduces the different ways in which big cat parts are processed and consumed, major trade hubs and routes, and policies that are undermining efforts to reduce demand.
A briefing highlighting serious violations of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) by the Government of Vietnam, as evidenced in a formal submission from the Government of Cambodia