Campaigners from EIA’s UK and US offices have returned from the 19th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP19) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Panama – and declared it an overall win for wildlife
Our Tiger campaigners are encouraged to see recommendations adopted by tiger range countries (TRCs) at the 3rd Stocktaking Conference on Tiger ConservationPDF included a strong message calling for an end to tiger farming and the closure of domestic markets for tiger parts.
The Anti-Smuggling Bureau of Customs in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, seized two tiger skins, two leopard skins, 17 snow leopard skins and other illegal wildlife parts. Lhasa has long been a key transit and sales hub for illegal trade in Asian big cat parts and derivatives from animals poached in south Asia
Tiger range countries must commit to end tiger farming and all domestic and international trade in parts and derivatives of tigers from captive facilities, many of which are engaged in legal and illegal trade. There are an estimated 7,000 tigers in captivity in so-called tiger farms in South-East Asia and China