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Illegal trade is still pushing the vaquita to extinction

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

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Whaling Commission is marking its 70th anniversary

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

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CITES CoP17 opens next week … but what is CITES?

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.

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EIA co-founder visits the Palace to receive her OBE

I received a letter from the Cabinet Office notifying me that I had been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List and swearing me to secrecy until the evening. After recovering from the shock, I was filled with pride and humbled to be recognised for over 30 years of work as a founding director of EIA