I was asked to help with the preparation work for the Tiger Time event A World Without Tigers?, at the Royal Geographical Society on October 7. The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation had invited EIA to talk at the event in order to raise awareness of the precarious plight of wild tigers
Three powerful new films chronicling EIA’s undercover investigations into timber smuggling, the ivory trade and whaling make their world debut in the USA on Nat Geo Wild. Broadcast under the collective banner of Crimes Against Nature, they are Chainsaw Massacre, Blood Ivory and Making a Killing
Our Lead Campaigner, Debbie Banks, reports on the recent CITES meeting where civil society was voted out of the room in a ploy for China and others to discuss our ivory investigation findings. China's lack of enforcement is alarming and we will continue to challenge it on its CITES commitments to tigers and elephants.
The rhino is under siege again. Poaching and the smuggling of their horns has now been acknowledged as out of control. This is evidenced by the flurry of information from the field – particularly from South Africa (SA). Emails and text messages come in pretty much on a weekly basis
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Our Senior Campaigner, Debbie Banks, reflects on the International Tiger Forum held in St Petersburg, Russia. Five Prime Ministers spoke at the meeting and committed to doubling the wild tiger population by 2022. Further actions on law enforcement and zero tolerance on trade in tiger parts are now urgently required.