New research by EIA has shown that the volume of trade of some of the most widely trafficked wildlife commodities – raw ivory, pangolin scales, rhino horn and tigers – is now resurging after being temporarily suppressed by the coronavirus pandemic
The Tanzanian Government, after pushing to inscribe the Selous on the World Heritage List in recognition of its outstanding universal value, singlehandedly decided to greenlight a massive hydropower dam in the middle of the reserve, a decision which experts agree is pushing the area irreversibly close to an environmental catastrophe
For years EIA has been campaigning for strong action to prevent the trade in commodities from causing deforestation and now some big steps are being taken in Europe towards this goal. We have the chance to create a new “due diligence” law that will require companies to ensure their products have not been grown on recently deforested land.
I will never forget the smell and all the little paws left on the floor of the skinning room …
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