Today is the UN International Day of Forests and we’d like to share with you a success story, a success for EIA’s investigators in the forests of Papua but especially, in the long run, a huge win for an indigenous people in gaining control of their ancestral lands
Last September, the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) listed the entire genus of Dalbergia – more commonly known as rosewoods or redwoods – on its Appendix II, granting the species significantly higher protection through limiting trade
Most Chinese were unaware that across the globe in Johannesburg, South Africa, decisions passed at an international convention meeting will have long lasting impact on many industries in China, including the Hongmu furniture industry producing luxury reproductions made from endangered tree species such as rosewood
At the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) we will be campaigning to increase protection of vulnerable rosewood species under the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Demand for tropical rosewood species in China's Hongmu (red wood) furniture industry threatens their survival in the wild.
Estimates suggest that at least one million pangolins have been traded in the past decade. Although there is no population data for any pangolin species, the levels of observed trade and the patterns of exploitation strongly suggest that all pangolin species are in decline and that trade is the primary reason