The huge variation in sentencing across the African continent is concerning – in Nigeria, sentencing is so lenient that it implies impunity while, for the general public in Uganda, two years for four tonnes of ivory in Kenya and life for possession of 10kg makes no sense at all
The latest data on rhino populations, poaching and rhino horn trafficking are in and, while there are some bright spots of good news, the dramatic reduction in white rhino numbers puts Africa’s rhino poaching crisis in stark perspective
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On the 13 September 2022 the EU Parliament voted to agree on the EU Commission’s 2021 long awaited proposal for a new law that aims to stop commodities such as palm oil, beef, leather, soy, cocoa, coffee or wood produced through deforestation or human rights abuses being placed on the EU markets.
Whether you call it Global Tiger Day or International Tiger Day, 29 July has been designated an annual opportunity to celebrate the tiger and all it represents and to raise awareness of what we have to do to reverse decades of decline. There are an estimated 4,500* endangered wild tigers remaining across Asia, with seizures […]
Forty years ago tomorrow (23 July), contracting governments to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting at Brighton’s Metropole Hotel voted by 25 to seven for a global ban on commercial whaling, commonly known as ‘the moratorium’. This was one of the most important conservation and welfare decisions of the 20th century and is as important […]