A report revealing that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade which has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past five years
Despite international recognition that trade in captive-source tigers poses a serious threat to the species’ survival in the wild, international and domestic commercial trade continues in Asia. The trade involves serious and organised criminality, fosters corruption and stimulates demand for tiger parts and products
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The U.S. Pelly Amendment to the Fisherman’s Protective Act of 1967 provides for the President to prohibit imports of any product from a country which is certified by the Secretary of the Interior as engaging in trade which “diminishes the effectiveness of any international program for endangered or threatened species”.
A report exposing Japanese retail giant Rakuten as the world’s biggest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products. Blood e-Commerce reveals the company’s Japanese website carries more than 28,000 ads for elephant ivory products and some 1,200 whale meat products ads
Just days before the UK’s landmark Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, our report sets out the key actions we believe essential to tackle the international organised criminal networks plundering the environment