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
It is heart-warming so many people were enraged by the cruel death of Cecil the lion, killed by an American hunter in Zimbabwe, but, as with all social media anger, it doesn’t last very long. Quick wins are great but rare and campaigns should be built on a fact-based footing from which long-lasting solutions are sought.
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It’s World Elephant Day and while it’s not possible to ignore the devastation wrought on elephant populations around the world, perhaps it’s more appropriate to focus on the positive. But to put any glimmers of light in context, let’s consider a cornerstone of our philosophy in its fight to save elephants – trade kills
We visited Kasane, Botswana to attend the international Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade and had a chance to capture some beautiful images of wild elephants in Chobe National Park. When dealing with environmental criminality on a regular basis, images like these are an important reminder of what we're fighting for.
In this guest blog, biochemist, biologist and TV presenter Liz Bonnin discusses the challenges facing tiger conservation and her experiences filming in the Russian Far East. Ultimately, it's up to tiger country governments to put a halt to wildlife trafficking through greater political commitment and law enforcement