China Timber & Wood Products Distribution Association (CTWPDA) was critical of EIA’s report, questioning the data and approaches used in reaching our findings. It further expressed its opposition to the adoption of any of EIA’s recommendations by the Chinese Government. We have in turn responded to the allegations
We are pleased to welcome the release of a new study Fighting Illicit Wildlife Trafficking. The study has been prepared by Dalberg Global Development Advisors, commissioned by WWF/Traffic, and its findings support the work we have been doing for decades to expose international environmental crime.
We were thrilled to hear remarks of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the need for renewed international efforts to combat wildlife crime. It's been 12 years since the United Nations first recognised wildlife crime as a form of serious transnational organised crime, deserving of a organised enforcement response
Australia’s Parliament has voted in new laws banning stolen timber which require all importers to carry out mandatory due diligence on timber and timber products sourced from overseas in a move which sees Australia join the US and European Union as major timber marketplaces closing their doors to stolen wood
Regardless of an international commitment under a UN treaty to phase them out, tiger farms still operate in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. The tigers in these operations play no conservation role – from either a genetic diversity perspective or an educational perspective