With fewer than 30 remaining, the plight of the vaquita porpoise in the Gulf of California is deemed so desperate that an operation has begun to capture the surviving creatures and put them in secure pens – but the Vaquita Conservation, Protection and Recovery effort is a drastic move with a limited chance of success
The Autumn 2016 issue of our bi-annual newsletter Investigator, featuring an overview of key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue features: Conservation congress vote shows the way towards closing all ivory markets and lots more
183 countries at the CITES 17th Conference of the Parties agreed to boost protection for dalbergia rosewoods. The Committee session introduced three separate Dalbergia proposals, all met with overwhelming support by the Parties which demonstrated a greater awareness of the threats posed by illegal logging and trade
At the CITES CoP17 meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, countries pledged to do more to curb poaching and illicit trade in totoaba fish which threatens the survival of the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. This is a positive sign but international cooperation is vital to ensure enforcement actions take place.