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CITES CoP18 unpacked – evaluating wins and losses for the environment

The 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) wrapped up today in Geneva, Switzerland.  Campaigners from our UK and US offices were in attendance throughout, pushing for the adoption of strong decisions to combat illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade. Among the hundreds of […]

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CITES Parties must get tough and show resolve in fight against illegal wildlife trade

One of the biggest events on the international conservation calendar gets under way this week and our campaigners will be there to press for robust action to safeguard threatened species from illegal trade. The 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and meetings […]

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Botswana’s elephants poaching crisis is all too real, leaving no room for head-in-the-sand denials

The past few years have seen Botswana hailed as a global leader in conservation, so the Government’s recent response to the 2018 Aerial Survey of Elephants and Wildlife in northern Botswana conducted by Elephants Without Borders – and the subsequent vilification of director/founder Dr Mike Chase – is both baffling and disappointing.

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Hanoi Statement: Political talk worth little without action

THE Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade opened with an inspirational call by the Duke of Cambridge for greater action to end illegal wildlife trade but the statement adopted at the end of the day is a long way from reflecting the urgency of the current situation