Tag: environmental-crime

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Alarm at secret meetings on ivory trade

Conservation groups reacted with dismay and disgust after being forced out of a crucial session on elephants and the ivory trade at the UN CITES Convention in Geneva. The move comes as China faces criticism for failing to clamp down on its illegal ivory trade, raising suspicions it may have been behind the exclusion

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China reopens trade in tiger and leopard skins

Despite Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s promise to the world that his country would “vigorously combat poaching, trade and smuggling of tiger products”, China appears to have quietly reopened the trade in tiger and leopard skins via the implementation of its 2007 Skin Registration Scheme

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Giving a voice to Tanzanian communities

Steve Shikuku, of Tanzania’s Pastoralists Indigenous NGOs Forum (PINGOs), stands up for the rights of nomadic Maasai communities – and thanks to a unique project run by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), he and scores like him now have many new and effective campaigning tools at their fingertips