A key recommendation directed to the Hong Kong authorities to counter the illicit trade in Siamese rosewood has finally been accepted. In an EIA-hosted event at CITES, the Hong Kong Management Authority announced that enactment of the legislation has been scheduled for November
The 65th Meeting of the Standing Committee (SC65) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will take place in Geneva. Our campaigners will attend and urge Parties to stop stimulating demand in wildlife products focusing on Asian big cats (tigers), elephants and tropical forests.
On the eve of Hong Kong’s formal destruction of about three tonnes of ivory – 10 per cent of its stockpile, the remaining 27 tonnes of which are due to be destroyed in a further dozen incinerations – EIA joined a coalition of 61 organisations to call on the Government of Hong Kong to ban all ivory sales
Speakers at the recent Pretoria conference on rhino horn trade, where experts from around the world warned that South Africa would fail to control a legalised trade in rhino horn, have reacted with dismay, but no surprise, at the news that 40-70 rhino horns have been stolen from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency.
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