Leopards are Asia's most traded big cat, with more than 4,900 seized from illegal trade in Asia since 2000, new evidence indicates the Government of China is issuing permits to trade and use their bones. The trade in leopard bones is primarily to meet demand from Chinese consumers; used in similar ways to tiger bone
Illegal and unsustainable rosewood logging is the major threat to Thailand’s limited remaining forests, particularly in the north-east regions. Unprecedented demand for luxury ‘Hongmu’, or ‘redwood’, furniture in China is driving this logging
Snow leopards are one of the most endangered big cat species, with between 3,290 and 6,390 individuals spread across 12 Asian range states. Snow leopards continue to be threatened by habitat loss, conflict killing, prey loss and poaching for trade. Between 2008 and 2016, 220-450 snow leopards were killed and traded
The extraction of timber from Myanmar’s forests is controlled by the Central Government, with many different actors reaping the profits.
The US Lacey Act and The European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). In this briefing, we explore the previously unrealised fact that both laws can work together, with the Lacey Act prohibiting timber sold in violation of the EUTR, as a ’foreign law‘