So, the 16th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has concluded. EIA campaigners and friends from range states were at this massive meeting in Bangkok, working hard and calling on Parties to stop stimulating demand for ivory, Asian big cats and rosewood
We are pleased to welcome the release of a new study Fighting Illicit Wildlife Trafficking. The study has been prepared by Dalberg Global Development Advisors, commissioned by WWF/Traffic, and its findings support the work we have been doing for decades to expose international environmental crime.
We were thrilled to hear remarks of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the need for renewed international efforts to combat wildlife crime. It's been 12 years since the United Nations first recognised wildlife crime as a form of serious transnational organised crime, deserving of a organised enforcement response
Regardless of an international commitment under a UN treaty to phase them out, tiger farms still operate in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. The tigers in these operations play no conservation role – from either a genetic diversity perspective or an educational perspective