The Anti-Smuggling Bureau of Customs in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, seized two tiger skins, two leopard skins, 17 snow leopard skins and other illegal wildlife parts. Lhasa has long been a key transit and sales hub for illegal trade in Asian big cat parts and derivatives from animals poached in south Asia
EIA continues to use its often-unique investigations and documentation to build evidence-based campaigns for change. It has a well-respected reputation around the world as an organisation that plays an important role in achieve effective protection for threatened species and habitats
Botswana made a clear statement against ivory trade at the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species when it announced it would voluntarily relinquish Appendix II status for its own elephants to support up-listing all African elephants to the much tougher Appendix I
During discussions at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to CITES, several member states including Lao PDR overruled a proposal from China to delete a Decision to end tiger farming. This is a powerful message that shows the rest of the world can see that tiger farming has no place in tiger conservation.
On International Tiger Day, EIA and 44 other NGOs raised the alarm of increasing tiger poaching and called for an end to all tiger farming and trade. Instead of complying with a 2007 CITES decision to stop tiger farming, China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam have allowed tiger farming and trade to spiral out of control
Wednesday’s event on tiger trade in the European Parliament, hosted by Neena Gill MEP, was a great success and a valuable opportunity for MEPs, the European Commission and other stakeholders in the European Union to obtain first-hand information from the NGOs on the ground about the tiger trade