Last week, EIA campaigners were at an international workshop on the conservation of tigers and other wildlife, held in Kunming, China.It was organised by the State Forestry Administration of China (SFA), and attended by all tiger range countries (except Myanmar/Burma) plus several NGOs along with a large delegation of Government representatives from China.
At the upcoming 22nd Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) meeting in Vienna, we have been invited to speak on the issue of wildlife and forest crime together with WWF in a session hosted by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Download our joint briefing with WWF and TRAFFIC to CCPCJ here
So, the 16th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has concluded. EIA campaigners and friends from range states were at this massive meeting in Bangkok, working hard and calling on Parties to stop stimulating demand for ivory, Asian big cats and rosewood
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