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China’s tiger farms are a threat to the species

There are now 5,000-6,000 tigers kept in more than 200 facilities across China – many in horrific conditions and exhibiting symptoms of severe mental and physical distress as well as genetic deformities – in an industry which has sustained and stimulated demand for tiger parts and drives the poaching of wild tigers

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Illegal trade still a major risk for endangered rosewoods

Since the listing of Siamese rosewood on Appendix II of CITES virtually all trade has been characterised by crime, fake and illegitimate permits, failures in permit verification and the killings of hundreds of illegal loggers and dozens of forest rangers. Despite this, significant risks of ongoing illicit trade persist

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Another victim of illegal logging and forest crime?

The killing in Myanmar of a journalist who covered issues related to illegal logging in the country must be investigated thoroughly and all findings made public. Soe Moe Tun, based in the Sagaing region, was found with extensive head and facial injuries; local police have begun an investigation into his death

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No time for paper promises at Hanoi wildlife trade meeting

The follow-up to the London and Kasane conferences on illegal trade in wildlife opens in Hanoi, Vietnam. The landmark London Conference brought together heads and representatives of governments to discuss the rise in the illicit trade in wildlife and its negative social, environmental and economic impacts