One of the biggest events on the international conservation calendar gets under way this week and our campaigners will be there to press for robust action to safeguard threatened species from illegal trade. The 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and meetings […]
To mark Global Tiger Day 2019 (29 July), we have released updated interactive maps of tiger crime incidents and facilities keeping them in captivity, giving insight into the existential crisis currently facing Asian big cats. There are fewer than 4,000 wild tigers on Earth today. While populations may be stable in some parts of their […]
It seems inconceivable that in the 21st century, iconic animals such as elephants and rhinos, animals we love so much, may suddenly be facing the same fate as woolly mammoths and sabre-toothed tigers – extinction! Time is rapidly running out, especially for rhinos. In 2011, the last Javan rhino in Vietnam was killed by a […]
Despite the rapid proliferation of organised Vietnamese wildlife trafficking networks driving illegal wildlife trade globally, the response from the Government of Vietnam has been inadequate and disproportionate to the scale of wildlife trafficking implicating Vietnamese criminal groups.