Blue Planet II offered a much-needed reminder of our powerful connections to the ocean. The sea provides us with oxygen and food vital for human life, acts as an enormous carbon sink and generates income for billions around the world. Yet our relationship with the ocean is, for the most part, one-sided and exploitative
A packed agenda saw a wide range of issues raised, from tiger farms and domestic ivory markets to management of seized timber stocks and guidance for demand reduction programmes. We were busy preparing and making interventions coordinating with other NGOs in preventing over-exploitation of wildlife worldwide
Five years ago we secured what is probably the fastest campaign win in our history when we sought to pressure Amazon to end all sales of whale products. Amazon had previously been unresponsive, we anticipated the likelihood of a fairly lengthy process as we engaged the company to persuade it to do the right thing
Despite commitments and international attention, work to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal are proving inadequate – without urgent coordinated action from Mexico, the US and China, the extinction of the vaquita seems inevitable as, despite efforts by the Mexican Government, illegal fishing still continues
TODAY (December 2) is the 70th anniversary of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW), signed in Washington DC in 1946 and entering into force on November 10, 1948. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) was set up to undertake the business of the Convention, from offices in Cambridge, UK
Next week marks the opening of the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17), a regular meeting of the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, more commonly known as CITES. We give an overview of CITES, CoP17 and the listing of vulnerable species on CITES Appendices.