The Spring 2015 issue of our bi-annual newsletter Investigator, featuring an overview of key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue features, Botswana showing progress in fighting wildlife crime and lots more
China spurred a flurry of international press reports when it appeared to announce a ban on ivory imports into the country, although the ‘temporary ban’ does not apply to the huge domestic legal ivory market in China which continues to perpetuate the desirability of, and illegal trade in, ivory while stimulating demand
The escalating international criminal trade in ivory and rhino horn is well documented, Significantly less well known a product derived from a critically endangered species, often commanding black market prices up to five times higher than ivory – the carved beaks of helmeted hornbills
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In 2014, we celebrated our 30th anniversary but in other respects it was a typically hectic and successful year as we continued to uncover ongoing problems and expose new ones; here are just a few of the highlights from a busy 12 months
Thousands of captive tigers throughout China and South-East Asia are destined to be butchered for meat and bones, their skins turned into luxury home décor. Licensed trade in the skins of captive-bred tigers in China poses an enforcement nightmare as it masks and stimulates illegal trade.