Unprecedented global attention on super greenhouse gases – hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – resulted in agreement on a way forward under the Montreal Protocol when, at the five-day meeting in Bangkok, the African group emerged as a strong voice in support of tackling HFCs, overcoming resistance by a minority of countries
Eighteen international environmental and conservation organisations are calling on EU governments to halt all exports of raw ivory when the EU’s Committee on Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora meets on April 10 in Brussels. Ivory trade has expanded in the EU, now the world’s largest exporter of pre-Convention or ‘old’ ivory
Whale meat shipped from Norway to Japan contains levels of harmful pesticides – including aldrin, dieldrin and chlordane – that violate human health standards established by the Japanese Government, according to tests conducted by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
Our new report, Vanishing Point - Criminality, Corruption and the Devastation of Tanzania's Elephants, reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officals to traffic huge amunts of ivory. This illegal trade has caused half of Tanzania's elephants to be poached in the past five years.
A formal diplomatic protest was delivered to the Icelandic Government in Reykjavik. Signed by 28 EU Member States, USA, Australia, Brazil, Israel, Mexico and New Zealand. Monaco associated with the statement.“respect the IWC’s global moratorium and end its commercial whaling and international trade in whale products”