Our Lead Campaigner, Debbie Banks, reports on the recent CITES meeting where civil society was voted out of the room in a ploy for China and others to discuss our ivory investigation findings. China's lack of enforcement is alarming and we will continue to challenge it on its CITES commitments to tigers and elephants.
Our Intelligence Analyst, Charlotte Davies, discusses the valuable insights into criminal behaviour that can be gained from engaging illegal traders through covert operations. These insights need to be shared among enforcement agencies to help better understand and combat illegal wildlife trade in a changing world
In 2010, we played a crucial role in ensuring proposals by Tanzania and Zambia to sell 112 tonnes of stockpiled ivory through CITES failed, helped nine leading UK supermarkets reduce their use of climate-changing HFCs and saw 10 years of work pay off when the European Parliament voted to ban imports of stolen timber