Czech Republic authorities raided premises in Prague and other locations, revealing a nightmarish tiger slaughterhouse at the centre of an international criminal trade ring. Dubbed Operation Trophy, the raids were the culmination of two-and-a-half years of work
As we mark Save Vaquita Day, it’s a terrible truth that with each passing day the clock counts down ever-closer to the extinction of the world’s most threatened marine mammal – estimates vary but the credible consensus is that fewer than 30 of these tiny porpoises may remain in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico
Leopards are Asia’s most trafficked big cat, with more than 4,900 seized from illegal trade in Asia since 2000 – but despite this, new evidence indicates the Government of China is issuing permits to trade and use their bones to produce health tonics and used to produce traditional ‘medicines’
The Chinese Government has permitted a commercial trade in 1,230.5 kg of leopard bone between pharmaceutical companies which represents the bones of more than 100 leopards. Widespread trade in leopard bone wine in China is concerning as it drives poaching and decimates wild populations of leopards and other big cats.
The UK Government has published its Bill on the ivory trade today, only seven weeks after announcing the results of its consultation on the issue. The Bill will now start its progress through Parliament and we will be encouraging MPs to give it their full support so it can become law as soon as possible