In a global events diary increasingly busy with international days of observance both official and unofficial, you may not have been aware that today (November 30) is Remembrance Day for Lost Species
Next week marks the opening of the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17), a regular meeting of the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, more commonly known as CITES. We give an overview of CITES, CoP17 and the listing of vulnerable species on CITES Appendices.
Estimates suggest that at least one million pangolins have been traded in the past decade. Although there is no population data for any pangolin species, the levels of observed trade and the patterns of exploitation strongly suggest that all pangolin species are in decline and that trade is the primary reason
The map is intended as a regularly updated resource for use by anybody working in pangolin conservation as well as for general interest and is based on a subset of poaching and seizure incidents from 2000-15, derived from publicly available records, from primarily English and Chinese language sources
EIA campaigners participated in an important meeting of the Standing Committee of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Geneva and addressed a range of issues involving wildlife and timber trade