For International Plastic Bag Free Day, EU member states are reminded they have just four months left to break free from single-use plastic bags. The historic deal agreed in 2015 as a first step in tackling marine plastic pollution should cut the number of bags Europeans use each year by more than 75 per cent by 2025.
On World Oceans Day, we’d like to ask you to do something a little more than celebrate the natural wonders and majesty of these incredible, life-sustaining and unique environment. The ocean faces unprecedented pressures from human activities ranging from fossil fuel exploration and over-fishing to pollution
Scientists have confirmed a ‘catastrophic decline’ in vaquita numbers due to bycatch in illegal fishing nets set to capture the endangered totoaba fish. Only around 60 individuals remain of the world’s smallest and most critically endangered cetacean species, a decline of more than 92 per cent since 1997
Our forest and wildlife campaigners will be in Geneva on Monday for the week-long 66th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
The Autumn 2015 issue of our bi-annual newsletter Investigator, featuring an overview of key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue features: Seemingly chaotic illicit trade in timber from Myanmar to China and lots more
Japanese whaling ships have this morning departed for the Antarctic hunt, the first in the Antarctic since the 2014 ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which found that Japan’s previous whaling programme was not for “purposes of scientific research”