Tag: convention-on-international-trade-in-endangered-species

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Environmental Crime

A report showing the scale and impacts of environmental crime and calling for strong political will to tackle it as a matter of urgency. Environmental crimes broadly include: illegal trade in wildlife, smuggling of ozone- depleting substances, illicit trade in hazardous waste, illegal fishing and illegal logging

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Skin Deep

A briefing for the 57th meeting of CITES Standing Committee, 14-18 July 2008. Undercover work in China in June 2008 found 14 shops offering Asian big cat skins for sale, including nine whole snow leopard skins, 13 whole leopard skins, five pieces of leopard skin trim and a whole tiger skin

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Illegal and Unsustainable Trade in Ramin

Ramin is a tropical hardwood native to the fragile peat swamp forests of Indonesia and Malaysia. But as the most valuable timber species in these countries, the species has been logged out in most of its range

Front cover of our report entitled The Politics of Extinction: The Orangutan Crisis The Destruction of Indonesia's Forests
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The Politics of Extinction

A report on the threat posed to the last remaining populations of orangutans by illegal logging and the conversion of forest land to oil palm plantations. The wild orangutan population has crashed by up to 50 per cent in the past decade, leaving only 15,000 -25,000 surviving

Front cover of our report entitled Under Fire: Elephants in the Front Line
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Under Fire: Elephants in the Front Line

The elephants of southern Africa are under fire in the front line of a conflict that has raged for more than two decades. The Appendix I listing of the African elephant by CITES has proved to be a success in countries which have demonstrated the political will to implement the ban on trade in elephant products

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A System of Extinction: The African Elephant Disaster

A ground-breaking ivory trade report which scrutinises key markets in Asia, the rampant poaching in African countries and exposes some of the international criminals who oversee the trade. The report played a key role in achieving the 1989 international ban on elephant ivory trade at CITES